There are not many places left in this world which you can only get to by sea!  St Helena Island is one of those places.  Your adventure begins with the RMS St Helena as she is the last commercially operating Royal Mail Ship in operation today  This unique cargo-passenger ship explores new horizons as she sails to the stunning South Atlantic island of St Helena, the world’s best-kept travel secret.



The latest sailing schedule for the RMS is available on the RMS website.

For comprehensive information on bookings and travel options, and to learn more about the RMS St Helena including virtual tours of cabins and deck plans, visit the RMS St Helena website.  Alternatively, contact the RMS shipping agents, Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd, managers of the RMS St Helena.  Their full contact details are:

United Kingdom:
St Helena Line Limited Managing Agents
Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd
Dexter House
2 Royal Mint Court
Tel No: + 44 (0) 207 575 6480
Fax No: + 44 (0) 207 575 6200

Cape Town:
Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd
24th Floor
No 1 Thibault Square
Cape Town
Tel No: + 27 (21) 425 1165
Fax No: + 27 (21) 421 7485

St. Helena:
Solomon and Co. (St. Helena) plc
Tel No: +290 22380
Fax No:  +290 22423

RAF Flights
Ascension Island Travel Agency
The Ascension Island Government
The PierheadGeorgetown
Ascension Island
Tel No (+247) 6500
Fax No (+247) 6827



About the RMS St Helena

Built for the purpose in Aberdeen by Hall, Russell and Company, costing £32.42million to build, against the original contract price of £19.5 million.  Launched on 31st October 1989 by Prince Andrew and entered service in 1990.

Was scheduled for retirement in or around 2012, the original proposed opening date of the St. Helena Airport; the project was then ‘paused’ and later restarted so it is now assumed that the RMS St. Helena will be kept running until at least the new scheduled Airport Opening date (some time in 2016).  Rumoured to be the last ocean going passenger ship built in a British shipyard, with a is British registered, 6,767 gross tonnes and originally had berths for a maximum of 128 passengers plus 56 officers and crew, this capacity being extended in 2012 by the addition of 24 extra cabin berths and a new gym.  Is 105m long and has a cargo-carrying capacity of 1,800 tonnes.


Some videos about onboard the RMS St Helena and arriving into James Bay