THE END OF AN ERA- RMS ST HELENA SET TO SAIL FROM CAPE TOWN FOR A FINAL TIME TOMORROW

The RMS St Helena is preparing for her final journey from Cape Town- she will leave the Cape Town pilot station at 17.30 local SA time tomorrow Wednesday.

The ship will host a cocktail party onboard for invited guests in Cape Town before sailing on her last voyage tomorrow Wednesday, 24 January. The RMS will sail from ‘F Berth’ where the Cape Town Caledonian Pipe Band, dignitaries and others will be able to wave goodbye to the vessel. Director of St Helena Line, Mrs Kedell Worboys MBE, will also present Captain Adam Williams with a 27ft ‘paying off’ pennant, to mark the 27 years’ service of the RMS St Helena – the pennant will be flown from the RMS mast as she sets sail from Cape Town.

A reminder to those on island- The RMS St Helena will hold an Open Day on Friday, 9 February 2018. This is a last chance for members of the public to see the RMS in action before she departs on her final voyage from St Helena the following day.

People taking advantage of the Open Day will be able to visit The Bridge, from where they will get a birds-eye view of the cargo decks and open deck spaces. The lifeboats will also be open so visitors can see what they look like from the inside.

Visitors will see the Sun Deck and Pool area, Sun Lounge, Main Lounge, Dining Saloon, Hospital and a selection of cabins on all three decks.

If this sounds like something you would like to do, then book now with the St Helena Tourist Office.

There are a limited number of tickets available so check out this week’s newspapers for further details including available time slots.

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