Cruises in Africa

Experience the culture, customs, hospitality, and scenery of Africa on an unforgettable journey. From city sights, to secluded safari's, you will be captivated by the diversity of this content.

Africa

Africa cruises offer the opportunity to explore stunning, diverse land and cityscapes of all durations. In the world’s second largest continent, there is a huge number of destinations and cultures to be discovered in a range of climactic conditions. Some shorter Africa cruises sail from the Mediterranean to Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, and allow the cruiser to experience the colourful continent in all its beauty. Heading East, Egypt opens up the doors to the mystical and mysterious Arab world.


If you ache for adventure, head to South Africa’s Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities on Earth. Here, many Africa cruises depart against the backdrop of the awesome Table Mountain. Also on the East coast of the country is Durban, a city which never fails to impress even the most seasoned cruisers.


But there is more! For a dose of tropical sunshine, look no further than Mauritius, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Thanks to its stunning port, St. Louis, Mauritius is one of the most exclusive resort islands on Earth – and what better way to discover its paradise than on an Africa cruise?

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Half Way Around the World from Southampton to Melbourne
Half Way Around the World from Southampton to Melbourne
39 Nights with the Queen Mary 2
 10.01.2018
p.p.from AU$ 10896
South Africa to South Europe Voyage
South Africa to South Europe Voyage
21 Nights with the MSC Sinfonia
 05.05.2017
p.p.from AU$ 2223
Peruse from Southampton to Cape Town
Peruse from Southampton to Cape Town
17 Nights with the Queen Mary 2
 January 2017 - January 2018
p.p.from AU$ 5124
Durban to Ilha dos Portugueses
Durban to Ilha dos Portugueses
3 Nights with the MSC Sinfonia
 December 2016 - April 2017
p.p.from AU$ 921
Beautiful Africa from/to Durban
Beautiful Africa from/to Durban
4 Nights with the MSC Sinfonia
 February 2017 - April 2017
p.p.from AU$ 960
  Cruises to Cape Town
Walvis Bay from Cape Town
Walvis Bay from Cape Town
4 Nights with the MSC Sinfonia
 January 2018 - January 2018
p.p.from AU$ 639
Tracks of South Africa
Tracks of South Africa
22 Nights with the Nautica
 01.12.2017
p.p.from AU$ 11385
Mahe to Cape Town
Mahe to Cape Town
18 Nights with the Silver Shadow
 03.12.2018
p.p.from AU$ 9150
Colorful Cape Town
Colorful Cape Town
10 Nights with the Silver Spirit
 05.01.2018
p.p.from AU$ 5550
Peruse from Southampton to Cape Town
Peruse from Southampton to Cape Town
17 Nights with the Queen Mary 2
 January 2017 - January 2018
p.p.from AU$ 5124
  Cruises in Madagascar
Mahe to Cape Town
Mahe to Cape Town
18 Nights with the Silver Shadow
 03.12.2018
p.p.from AU$ 9150
Charming Cape Town to Mahe
Charming Cape Town to Mahe
18 Nights with the Silver Spirit
 15.01.2018
p.p.from AU$ 10450
From the Seychelles to Cape Town
From the Seychelles to Cape Town
18 Nights with the Silver Spirit
 18.12.2017
p.p.from AU$ 10450
Dazzling Dubai to Cape Town
Dazzling Dubai to Cape Town
30 Nights with the Nautica
 06.11.2017
p.p.from AU$ 11090
From Cape Town to the Seychelles
From Cape Town to the Seychelles
18 Nights with the Silver Cloud
 27.02.2017
p.p.from AU$ 10150
Ports in AfricaTop African Ports
Suez Canal Passage, Egyptfrom
AU$ 1182
The Suez Canal is arguably one of the most spectacular waterways in the world. It leads directly from the Mediterranean through the dunes and desert to the Red Sea. The passage is a real experience and boasts spectacular views at every turn.
Cape Town, South Africafrom
AU$ 459
Cape Town is the third largest city of South Africa with a population of almost 3.5 million and has been the city of the South African Parliament since 2004. Between October and march, Cape Town is a popular attraction for many tourism which is shown by their growing numbers in recent years. This in turn has made Cape town an important economic sector for the country. One of the favourite sites of tourists is the Table Mountain but the city has plenty more to offer. Museums, historic buildings, Castles and the oldest surviving building in South Africa are all options worth considering.
Casablanca, Moroccofrom
AU$ 969
Casablanca is Morocco's largest city and major commercial and industrial center. The main attraction of the city is the Hassan II Mosque, which was opened in the 90s. In the markets, there are vegetables, fish, footwear and handicrafts for sale. From the cafes, observe the street life and immerse yourself in another culture.
Port Louis, Mauritiusfrom
AU$ 2027
Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius and is located in the Indian Ocean. With a population of around 170 000, the city is the largest as well as the cultural and economic center of the country. There are many attractions that you will be able to discover on a trip to the city. Visit the Meenakshi Hindu temple or the UNESCO World Heritage Immigration Depot, the remains of which used to be a camp for Indian laborers in the 19th century and should be on top of your to-visit list.
Port Elizabeth, South Africafrom
AU$ 697
With around 737 600 inhabitants, the city of Port Elizabeth is the fifth largest city in South Africa and is situated directly on the Indian Ocean. Visit the large leisure complex 'The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World' and the many museums that can be found there or go shopping in the huge shopping center of Greenacres.
Walvis Bay, Namibiafrom
AU$ 639
Walvis Bay, 'Whale Bay' in English, is a city and bay on the west coast of Namibia. The city is home to the main sea port in Namibia and is the third largest city in the country. 67,000 people live in Walvis Bay on the Atlantic coast. In the city there is the Rhenish Mission Church, which is a National Monument in Namibia. Outside the city numerous tours and excursions are offered. Besides seals and dolphin tours, a trip to the southern lagoon is recommended. The 5,000-year-old lagoon is Namibia's oldest and largest.
Africa

Africa

Cruises to Africa are among the most varied in the world due to the diversity of the continent.

The bustling Arabian cities in the north contrast starkly with the arid deserts and dense rainforests which dominate elsewhere. This beautiful continent is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean which has given rise to assortment of natural landscapes, all equally stunning and unique. There is truly something for everyone on a cruise to Africa as the shore excursions and destinations are as varied as the natural landscapes and cultures. So whether you’d like to go on an exciting safari to catch a glimpse of one of the ‘big five’, explore the splendour of ancient Egyptian temples or just sunbathe on top deck, the choice is yours.

Africa is not the first destination that springs to mind when one considers cruising but that is precisely why it is such a memorable experience. The mainstream tourist industry has not yet invaded this region and so it maintains a refreshing authenticity which converts to a memorable holiday experience. The dramatic vistas, ancient cultures and indigenous wildlife you will encounter will impress you to no end. Popular destinations include the fabled Casablanca in Morocco, the affluent Cape Town in the South and the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean’, Alexandria in Egypt. At CruiseAway we believe that a cruise is the absolute best way to see Africa as its size and diversity would otherwise make it difficult for travellers to have a comprehensive experience of the region. Cruises allow you to take part in carefully selected shore excursions with the bonus of being able to come back to your luxurious vessel at the end of the day for some R&R.

Cruises to South Africa

Located at the southernmost tip of the vast continent of Africa, this eclectic country has diverse people, cultures, and customs which make for an equally diverse and interesting cruise destination. South Africa is becoming a more popular cruise destination year after year and this reputation is merited. This unique country escapes the searing heat that scorches the rest of Africa due to its position on the coast and offers an extensive array of onshore activities for passengers to choose from. South Africa’s success as a cruise destination stems from its universal appeal, with natural attractions such as beaches and also adventure trails.