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Africa & Indian Ocean

Cruise Africa & the Indian Ocean

Set on age-old trade routes, centuries of influences meet around Africa, Arabia and the Indian Ocean, creating a fascinating tapestry of cultures, cuisines and traditions for you to explore.

Discover dazzling African cities and wildlife as your journey touches the diverse African continent and Indian Ocean islands, home to some of the most beautiful and luxurious destinations. Sailing these waters, you can explore diverse ports of call. For even more convenience, start or end your cruise in Cape Town as part of an annual world cruise.

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Ports you might visit

Cairo (Port Said), Egypt
Cape Town
Durban
Jamestown
Luxor
Mindelo
Port Elizabeth
Port Louis, Mauritius
Réunion
Walvis Bay
Cairo (Port Said), Egypt

Cairo (Port Said), Egypt

The exhilarating exploration of Egypt begins at Port Said on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast where you will see the iconic landmark lighthouse before heading to the spectacular and instantly recognisable Pyramids at Giza together with the sphinx – the world’s oldest known statue and an enduring emblem of Egypt. Witness the impressive sight of an abundance of ships waiting to enter the Suez Canal as you cruise lazily along the fabled Nile. Visit the fascinating National Museum to investigate the dazzling collection of archaeological, prehistoric, and pharaonic pieces. A walk-through Cairo’s exotic Khan el-Khalili bazaar is more than just a shopping trip— it’s a journey back in time.
Cape Town

Cape Town

Not only is Cape Town one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it is also surrounded by magnificent beaches, rugged mountains and bucolic vineyards. On a fine day savour an awe inspiring cable car ride up Table Mountain. Perhaps make the poignant tour of Robben Island or take a cultural trip to Stellenbosch and its surrounding wine lands.
Durban

Durban

Durban is an attractive city, whose long beach front and glass buildings look out onto the Indian Ocean. Inland, spectacular landscapes and Africa’s unique wildlife are waiting to captivate you. Durban resides on the edge of the KwaZulu-Natal province, and it could be the springboard for an adventure inland to experience the stunning scenery and rich local customs. One excursion could whisk you into the evocatively named Valley of a Thousand Hills, with its rippled ridges and green slopes in the heart of Zulu country. There you can pay a visit to a cultural village for traditional demonstrations of beadwork, spear making, drumming and dancing. Durban can be thought of as South Africa’s Riviera, basking as it does in a pleasant subtropical climate. Its enticing beachfront, known as the ‘Golden Mile,’ actually offers over three and a half miles of sandy shore where surfers and swimmers flock to waters warmed by the Mozambique Current.

Jamestown

Jamestown, located on the island of St Helena is a sight of historical significance as it was home to Napoleon after he was famously exiled. A remote setting to be exiled to, St Helena is 700 hundred miles away from any other island.
Luxor

Luxor

Luxor remains one of Egypt’s touristic gems with dozens of pharaonic monuments, including a number of the world’s oldest and intact temples. It’s also home to the ‘Valley of the Kings’, the main resting place to dozens of kings and queens from the New Kingdom.

Mindelo

Bustling Mindelo is a picturesque port-city consisting of a mixture of cobbled streets and brightly coloured colonial buildings, with the majestic Mount Verde overseeing all. Home to nearly the entirety of the island's population the city is hailed as the cultural hub of Cape Verde. You might even be lucky enough to experience one of the City's celebrated and numerous vibrant carnivals.
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth

Vast, vibrant Port Elizabeth stretches along Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape. Discover the city's rich architectural heritage in Market Square, enjoy the beautiful local beaches, or look for the 'Big Five' (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros) at Shamwari Game Reserve.
Port Louis, Mauritius

Port Louis, Mauritius

The beating heart of Mauritius is Port Louis, its capital city. Combining a rich array of cultures, languages and influences, Port Louis is a truly fascinating place to sit and watch the world go by. Port Louis offers shopping bargains at the old-fashioned central market. Go bird watching at Casela Bird Park. Or set out on a catamaran to admire the sun-drenched beauty of the island, landing on dazzling white beaches and snorkeling amongst shoals brimming with kaleidoscopic fish.
Réunion

Réunion

Réunion offers a little taste of French culture on a tropical island whose setting has more in common with Hawaii than Paris. Officially an overseas French department the island is full of cultural Creole buildings as well as an incredible range geographical diversity, from beaches to flourishing forests. Réunion's rugged scenic roads and dusty plains could lead you up to see the incredible 'Piton de la Fournaise' or 'Peak of the Furnace', one of the most active volcanoes in the world today.
Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay

The 'Diamond of Africa' is a country of stark beauty and contrasting landscapes. It is home to the world’s oldest desert, the world’s highest sand dunes, and a diversity of people that have created an intriguing blend of cultures and traditions. Found between the sand dunes of the Namib Desert and the Atlantic Ocean, the large natural lagoon of Walvis Bays is home to prolific birdlife.