News of cruises, ships and yachts visiting Tristan da Cunha.

Sail Ho! As Bark Europa and yacht Madam call at Tristan

Report and photos from Kelly Green

Saturday 26th March 2022 was a relatively busy day at Tristan as two sailing vessels were spotted.

The Bark Europa, which is a regular visitor, sailed past the settlement on her way to Cape Town. Alas, Covid precautions prevented her from stopping to land passengers. Fingers crossed for next year.

On the same day, the catamaran Madam anchored off the settlement for respite and she waited a couple of days for the southerly wind to pass.

Right: Bark Europa sails past the settlement

Bark Europa sails past the settlement
Yacht Madam at anchor off Tristan Yacht Madam at anchor off Tristan
Two views of the yacht Madam at anchor off the settlement

If you were on either of these vessels, we'd appreciate your feedback using our Visitors' Feedback Form.

Cruise ship Silver Explorer visits the islands, March 2022

Report and Photo from Kelly Green

The cruise ship MV Silver Explorer visited Tristan on the 22nd March 2022. This was the second cruise ship visit of 2022. Unfortunately again no one was able to land in the settlement because of Covid restrictions, but passengers did enjoy zodiac tours at Gough and Nightingale islands. We hear they had a wonderful time and saw an abundant amount of wildlife.

Before continuing on her way to Cape Town, a RIB went off to the ship so that passengers' passports could be endorsed with the sought-after Tristan da Cunha immigration stamp.

Cruise ship MV Silver Explorer off the settlement, Tristan da Cunha on 22nd March 2022.

An immigration RIB visits the MV Silver Explorer off the settlement on 22nd March 2022.

The Silver Explorer last visited Tristan in 2016 in more normal times (which we hope will resume in 2023). Under her former name of MV Prince Albert II, the ship assisted in the rescue of crew from bulk carrier MV Oliva, which ran aground on Nightingale Island in 2011, causing an environmental disaster. See our MS Oliva Shipwreck page.

If you were on the Silver Explorer, we'd appreciate your feedback using our Visitors' Feedback Form.

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Island Council takes steps to protect island from coronavirus

Visitor ban announced until further notice
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