Welcome return to the Silversea cruise ship

Silver Cloud's March 2019 Visit

Report and photos from Shirley Squibb
with additional photos from Sean Burns

Silver Cloud rounds Hottentot Point at about 0830 GMT on Tuesday 19th March

The Silver Cloud arrived at Tristan on Tuesday 19th March 2019. Because there was a bit of a breeze she had to make lee for the Zodiacs and so there was a bit of a slow start landing passengers. At 9:45am the first group were ashore and heading out on their tour of the Edinburgh Village. This was closely followed by tours of the 1961 Volcano, Potato Patches and Fishing Factory.

Souvenirs and Philatelic material were bought at the Post and Tourism Centre and the Tristan lobster sandwiches were very popular. This was washed down with a cup of tea or locally brewed beer, Albatross Ale. The guests also visited the Island Store and Prince Philip Hall stalls where local crafts were also on sale, stopping off at the Albatross Bar on their way.

After boarding all her passengers that evening, the Silver Cloud headed off to the Outer Islands where she planned to make Zodiac tours.

Silver Cloud anchored close off the village at 09:40 GMT One of the ship's 18 Zodiacs preparing to load
Welcome and exchange of plaques:
The Captain of Silver Cloud with Tristan Chief Islander Ian Lavarello,
Administrator Sean Burns and Immigration Officers Paula Swain and Samantha Swain.
Head of Tourism Dawn Repetto welcomes visitors ashore. Silver Cloud guests start out on tours of the village.
Close-up of the beautiful cruise ship from a Zodiac returning to Calshot Harbour around noon.
Above: Visitors return to Zodiacs
Right: Zodiac leaving Calshot Harbour to return to the ship
Zodiac returning passengers to the Silver Cloud.
Silversea map of the South Atlantic Cruise via Tristan da Cunha

Silver Cloud takes last guests back on board and prepares to sail.
The above cruise is already advertised for 2020 and we wish the vessel many happy returns!
The Silver Cloud's visit is the final planned cruise ship visit to Tristan da Cunha for the 2018/19 season.

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