Pitcairn Islands Tourism Announces 2020-2021 Shipping Schedule
Following the announcement earlier in the year of a new ship, the MV Silver Supporter, Pitcairn Islands Tourism announced its 2020-2021 passenger sailing schedule today.
Making the announcement, Pitcairn Travel Coordinator, Heather Menzies said, “We have seen unprecedented demand in 2019, following an increase in capacity of 75% over previous years. Most sailings have been booked-out and this looks to continue through 2020 and beyond. For the first time we will have sailings spread across the year from January to December, providing our visitors with more choice of travel periods throughout the year than ever before”.
“Pitcairn’s recent accreditation as the world’s 8th International Dark Sky Sanctuary, including nomination by TIME Magazine in its 2019 top 100 places to visit and growing interest in scientific and nature tourism has opened up new opportunities for Pitcairn. This expanded shipping schedule for 2020-2021 has been designed to support this ever growing interest” Menzies added.
Located halfway between New Zealand and Peru, Pitcairn has been home to the descendants of the HMAV Bounty mutineers since 1790 and remains one of the most remote and undiscovered tourism destinations in the world.
Access to Pitcairn’s shipping service is via Mangareva in French Polynesia, a 4-hour flight from the capital, Papeete. The services are timed to meet the weekly Tuesday flight at Mangareva.
For more information on the new shipping schedule visit www.visitpitcairn.pn
About The Pitcairn Islands
The Pitcairn Islands are a group of four islands in the southern Pacific Ocean that comprise the last remaining British Overseas Territory in the Pacific. Only Pitcairn Island, the second largest, is inhabited. Located halfway between New Zealand and Peru, with a lush and fertile climate, Pitcairn has a colourful history. In 1789 Fletcher Christian led a mutiny on the English vessel, HMAV Bounty and, several months later, together with 8 fellow mutineers and 19 Polynesians, sailed the ship to Pitcairn Island, one of the most remote and isolated islands in the world. By 1808, when the tiny colony was rediscovered, all but one of the mutineers and all the Polynesian men had died. The surviving mutineer, John Adams, eleven Polynesian women and twenty-five children remained. Today, almost all of the 50 or so inhabitants of Pitcairn are direct descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Polynesian consorts.
For more information visit: www.visitpitcairn.pn
Source = Pitcairn Islands Tourism