The owners of the cruise ship MV Arcadia continue to ignore complaints about the captain’s refusal to allow its passengers to go ashore at St Helena in April 2012.
St Helena Tourism Association has written to P&O Cruises to point out the heavy losses suffered by islanders for the baffling failure, given the tranquil sea conditions on the day. It has received no response.
St Helena Online also received no acknowledgement of the Saint’s disappointment, despite several requests.
Passengers who were stranded on board for the otherwise “tedious” journey north from Walvis Bay have also vented their frustration in letters to the St Helena Independent and complaints to the company.
Johnny Clingham’s St Helena Community Portal now has links to an online forum that charts continuing dissatisfaction. Read it here.