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Visiting on a Cruise Ship

Visiting on a Cruise Ship

Cruise ship St Helena
Cruise ship

St Helena is ideally located as a midway port on cruises between Cape Town or Walvis Bay, the Falkland Islands and South America and the Caribbean.
Cruising on St Helena dates back to Union Castle days, and since then has remained small-scale, however interest in cruise visits to St Helena is growing. Our cruise ship season starts from October and ends in April.

When permitted by the cruise company, our St Helena tourism representatives go on board each cruise ship to provide a ‘meet and greet’ welcome and information to passengers. In addition a St Helena tourism information point is located at the seafront to welcome and provide an information service to all visiting cruise ships.

Marina Cruise ship
Marina Cruise

There is no breakwater in James Bay, all visiting cruise ships drop anchor in the bay and passengers are tendered ashore via the ships lifeboats to the landing steps.  A unique experience for all!

The largest ship to ever call at St Helena was the Queen Mary 2, in 2010.

For all information on visiting cruise ships to St Helena, please contact Solomon’s Shipping Office, St Helena:

Download the latest cruise ship schedule

Fly-Cruise holidays are especially good for cruises that cover long distances, such as transatlantic cruises. Why not take the opportunity to visit St Helena by air and depart our shores via a scheduled cruise ship stopover or vice-versa.  For further information please download the Fly-cruise to St Helena Flyer