Sunday, 11 October 2009

In The Footsteps of Napoleon - Cultural Voyage to St Helena

Good news for all those who are interested in Napoleon and wish to learn more about his final years on St. Helena.

The R.M.S. St Helena has just announced a 21-day cultural voyage from Cape Town on 21st October 2010.

There will be a programme of lectures on board given by Christopher Danziger of Oxford University. After the 5 day voyage from Cape Town, participants will then spend 12 days on St Helena, before returning on the R.M.S. to Cape Town. Whilst on St Helena a full programme of tours to the Napoleonic sites and other places of interest on the island has been organised.

Prices quoted vary greatly depending on the type of cabin selected. They range from £1768 per person for a very basic cabin shared by 4 people, up to £4519 for the best single cabin accommodation. The prices include:

      - return sea passage Cape Town/St Helena/Cape Town including all meals on board;

      - 2 nights accommodation in Cape Town;

      - bed and breakfast accommodation on St Helena;

      - programme of tours and events on St Helena;

      - activities and talks on board the RMS St Helena.

The RMS St Helena website has further information

As anyone who has ploughed through my early blogs will know, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the island, and were very sad to leave. It is a very special place - but not Paradise!

We also found the R.M.S. St Helena a delightful ship, and particularly enjoyed the food and the friendly informal atmosphere. Please note though that it is not a cruise liner - it is a working mail ship, the life line to the island, and therefore carries all manner of goods and indeed all manner of people.

This particular trip seems to me to offer the added advantage of grouping together people who share a similar interest. This was not the case when we visited!

Some Images of St Helena

The Company has issued some images of St Helena to whet your appetite. They are all subject to copyright.

1 comment:

Carmi Cimicata said...

I love the sunset and the trees photo! perhaps it is a view Napoleon had too!