Cruises to Africa 2017

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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South African Trance
South African Trance
23 Nights with the Queen Elizabeth
 31.03.2018
p.p.from AU$ 6957
Romantic Views from Southampton to Sydney
Romantic Views from Southampton to Sydney
45 Nights with the Queen Mary 2
 10.01.2018
p.p.from AU$ 11073
Antiquity to Innovation from Rome
Antiquity to Innovation from Rome
18 Nights with the Seven Seas Voyager
 27.10.2017
p.p.from AU$ 11800
Palazzos and Pagodas from Rome to Singapore
Palazzos and Pagodas from Rome to Singapore
39 Nights with the Seven Seas Voyager
 27.10.2017
p.p.from AU$ 27160
British Pursuits from Cape Town to Southampton
British Pursuits from Cape Town to Southampton
17 Nights with the Queen Elizabeth
 23.04.2018
p.p.from AU$ 5144
  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$ 679
A Journey from Southampton to Cape Town
A Journey from Southampton to Cape Town
17 Nights with the Queen Mary 2
 10.01.2018
p.p.from AU$ 5124
South African Trance
South African Trance
23 Nights with the Queen Elizabeth
 31.03.2018
p.p.from AU$ 6957
South African Dreams from Singapore
South African Dreams from Singapore
19 Nights with the Queen Elizabeth
 04.04.2018
p.p.from AU$ 6535
Explore South Africa Cape Town Return
Explore South Africa Cape Town Return
15 Nights with the Nautica
 December 2017 - January 2019
p.p.from AU$ 5230
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Mahe to Cape Town
Mahe to Cape Town
18 Nights with the Silver Shadow
 November 2018 - December 2018
p.p.from AU$ 5150
The Islands of the Indian Ocean Port Louis Return
The Islands of the Indian Ocean Port Louis Return
14 Nights with the Boudicca
 November 2018 - December 2018
p.p.from AU$ 2913
Charming Cape Town to Mahe
Charming Cape Town to Mahe
18 Nights with the Silver Spirit
 15.01.2018
p.p.from AU$ 13050
A Scenic Sail From Cape Town to Singapore
A Scenic Sail From Cape Town to Singapore
30 Nights with the Nautica
 20.01.2019
p.p.from AU$ 12190
Dazzling Dubai to Cape Town
Dazzling Dubai to Cape Town
30 Nights with the Nautica
 06.11.2017
p.p.from On Request
Ports in AfricaTop African Ports
Suez Canal Passage, Egyptfrom
AU$ 1699
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$ 1011
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$ 2069
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$ 2741
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$ 679
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

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.