Travel from Cape Town

Information for passengers embarking and disembarking in Cape Town

The meeting point for passengers is the Passenger Terminal which is situated at E Berth in Duncan Dock.  Due to strict security regulations, entry into the other port areas is no longer permitted.

Embarkation usually takes place between 2pm and 2.30pm. Please check with AW Ship Management Ltd Cape Town for further information.

Arrival time in Cape Town is subject to change, therefore any local/international flights departing Cape Town should be arranged for the following day.

Passports & Visas

Passports must have at least six months validity and minimum two adjoining blank pages for entry into South Africa. No visas are required for St Helena.


The currency onboard the RMS ‘St Helena’ and St Helena Island is UK Sterling. Visa and Master Card are accepted and are subject to an administrative charge. Only UK Sterling, St Helena Pound, South African Rand and Euros can be exchanged or accepted.

Medical insurance

Medical insurance is compulsory.

Fitness to Travel Certificate

Passengers aged 70 years and over require a Fitness to Travel Certificate completed by their Doctor.


Smoking is only permitted on the outside decks.


B Deck

Ports from/to Cabin T4S Cabin T2HS Cabin T2S Cabin T1S
Cape Town – Ascension – Cape Town 45,468 73,080 84,024 124,272
Cape Town – St Helena – Cape Town 22,788 43,812 51,048 74,484

A Deck

Ports from/to Cabin T4 Cabin T3 Cabin T2H Cabin T2 Cabin T1
Cape Town – Ascension – Cape Town 44,532 49,932 62,748 78,912 106,704
Cape Town – St Helena – Cape Town 21,888 27,288 40,104 47,376 68,220

C Deck

Ports from/to Cabin 4BO Cabin 2BI Cabin 2BO Cabin 2BOS Cabin 2BIW
Cape Town – Ascension – Cape Town 28,008 30,024 31,644 33,048 35,280
Cape Town – St Helena – Cape Town 15,444 16,632 17,460 18,288 19,260

Please note: All prices are in South African Rand and are per person. All fares are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and fuel surcharge.