The RMS St Helena visits many places en route to St Helena Island. Click on the photos below to find out more about each destination.
Geologically, it is an island of contrasts. In part, a desert with multi-hued ridges and 1,000 ft-high cliffs of bronze-coloured volcanic rock; part green pastures and lush, vegetation filled valleys. There are also a number of unique, endemic plants and wildlife.
Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful ports, with the grandeur of flat-topped Table Mountain as a background to the famous and picturesque V&A waterfront.
Ascension is peaceful, tranquil and pretty unspoilt. There are no big hotels or nightclubs, but there is magnificent bird and marine life, beautiful beaches, fascinating countryside (there are 44 distinctive volcanic craters, for example – all very dormant) and some of the best sports fishing available.