The RMS St Helena will be open to visitors at the Port of London cruise terminal in Tilbury on Saturday 11 June 2016.

In anticipation of a significant demand from people in the UK to visit on this day, timed slots will be allocated. Application for a timed slot can be made through the website

The website will accept applications from 10 am UK time on Monday 16 May 2016. A maximum number of four tickets can be requested by one applicant and applicants will need to complete the application form on the website for each person, providing contact and photo ID details. The RMS has to comply with International Ship & Port Security regulations and therefore everyone boarding the vessel will be required to have photographic ID in the form of a Passport or Driving Licence.

The timed slots will be at 09.00hrs, 10.30hrs, 12noon, 13.30hrs, 15.00hrs and 16.30hrs and visitors will be asked to arrive half an hour before their allocated time slot. At 19.00hrs the RMS will move to the cargo terminal to begin freight operations.

Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis and all applicants will be advised by no later than Wednesday 25 May 2016 if they have been successful, when they will be provided with further details.

The nearest train station is Tilbury Town – regularly served direct from Liverpool Street Station – and a shuttle bus service will operate between Tilbury Town railway station and the cruise terminal on that day.


10 May 2016




    • Dear Paul thank you for your email. On the 11 June trains will also run direct from Liverpool Street

    • Dear Lisa, the link is now working but please note you can only book from the 16th

  1. Dear Sir, can we board the RMS when it dock’s on the Thames?
    Tilbury would be quite a journey for us living in the west of England.
    Many thanks

    • Dear Ivy, unfortunately the RMS will only be open to visitors in Tilbury

  2. Hi – Can I book my grandparents and mother on for a visit, if they don’t have a passport nor a driving license? Will my booking be accepted?
    Many thanks, Lisa

    • Dear Lisa – please be advised that the St Helena Government website is not managing bookings. Please can you book via the specified link given. If any problems arise then please let us know.

    • Dear Molly – the RMS will depart from Tilbury today en route to Tenerife. Therefore the opportunity to visit the RMS has now passed.

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