One lucky cruise ship visitor – Elaine Williams from Stourbridge in the West Midlands – has won a three-night break to the New Inn on Tresco for two, and return tickets on the Scillonian III, after entering our “Return to Scilly” competition.
The competition was offered to all cruise ship passengers to Scilly last season, of which there were 18,000, who simply had to go online to visitislesofscilly.com and enter a few details before submitting the form. Everyone who entered is eligible for a discount code to travel to Scilly this year on the Scillonian III, courtesy of Isles of Scilly Travel.
Elaine visited Scilly on the cruise ship Adonia on her first cruise. “I had never been to the Isles of Scilly before, but I instantly fell in love,” she says. “It was a really beautiful day and, even though I only made it to St. Mary’s, it was obvious that Scilly is special – so peaceful and quiet; a throwback to the 1940s. I walked to the Garrison as well as through Hugh Town to the beaches.”
Elaine is planning to come back to Scilly this September. “It will be a perfect celebration on my 60th birthday,” she says. “I am looking forward to visiting the Tresco Abbey Garden and to walk the beautiful beaches.”
“The cruise ship market is very important to Scilly, giving these day visitors a lovely taste of the islands,” says Executive Director David Jackson. “It’s in our interest to look after them really well when they are here to encourage them to want to come back for a longer holiday or short break.”