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Freighter Cruises Promotes Voyages to Legendary Pitcairn Island

October 12, 2013 Cruise No Comments Email Email

It’s just after dawn and a dark rocky silhouette appears over the horizon.  More than 220 years ago this same rock was not supposed to be there.  But for a miscalculation in longitude and latitude, the story may end here.

When Fletcher Christian and his fellow “Bounty” mutineers first saw this same silhouette in early 1790, the fact it was wrongly marked on the chart, was their saving grace!  They knew the chance of anyone finding them was greatly reduced. More than 2 centuries later their descendants still call the rock, Pitcairn Island, home.  Although made famous through legends and Hollywood blockbusters, Pitcairn remains one of the world’s remote outposts.

Around 10 times a year Pitcairn’s supply ship, Claymore II, meets the weekly Tuesday flight from Tahiti at Managreva in far flung Eastern French Polynesia.  This is the nearest airport and Pitcairn which lies some 490 kms by sea further to the south-east.

Claymore II is a 485 tonne cargo/passenger vessel that once plied the waters of the Baltic Sea laying buoys. She is well equipped for remote voyaging and with a crew of 8 and capacity for 12 passengers, provides for an idyllic, if not rustic and unforgettable, 32 hour sea voyage on the journey to Pitcairn Island.

Freighter Expeditions are offering Claymore II return passage and stay on Pitcairn start from A$ 4970 per person twin share ex Mangareva for 7 nights including 4 nights aboard Claymore II and 3 nights home stay on Pitcairn, including transfers and all meals aboard ship and on Pitcairn

Call Freighter Expeditions on 02 8270 4899. or visit

For further information about Pitcairn, visit Pitcairn Islands Tourism website

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