Cruises to 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 continent.

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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14 day expedition to Barcelona from Dubai
14 day expedition to Barcelona from Dubai
13 Nights with the Explorer of the Seas
 24.04.2019
p.p.from AU$ 1428
18 day cruise with the Azamara Pursuit to Rio de Janeiro
18 day cruise with the Azamara Pursuit to Rio de Janeiro
17 Nights with the Azamara Pursuit
 13.11.2019
p.p.from AU$ 3780
African Sights to European Delights
African Sights to European Delights
16 Nights with the Queen Victoria
 12.04.2019
p.p.from AU$ 3619
19 day cruise from Athens to Dubai
19 day cruise from Athens to Dubai
18 Nights with the Azamara Quest
 13.10.2018
p.p.from AU$ 7359
The Indian Ocean Islands
The Indian Ocean Islands
14 Nights with the Boudicca
 13.12.2018
p.p.from AU$ 3015
  Cruises to Cape Town
17 Night Southampton to Cape Town World Cruise 2020
17 Night Southampton to Cape Town World Cruise 2020
16 Nights with the Queen Elizabeth
 03.11.2019
p.p.from AU$ 3249
11 day cruise with the Azamara Journey to Cape Town
11 day cruise with the Azamara Journey to Cape Town
10 Nights with the Azamara Journey
 December 2020 - December 2020
p.p.from AU$ 3615
Expedition with Azamara Club Cruises from Cape Town
Expedition with Azamara Club Cruises from Cape Town
10 Nights with the Azamara Quest
 January 2020 - February 2020
p.p.from AU$ 4395
Sailing with the Azamara Quest to Cape Town from Mumbai
Sailing with the Azamara Quest to Cape Town from Mumbai
24 Nights with the Azamara Quest
 28.12.2019
p.p.from AU$ 9115
5 day cruise with the MSC Musica to Cape Town
5 day cruise with the MSC Musica to Cape Town
4 Nights with the MSC Musica
 20.01.2019
p.p.from AU$ 559
  Cruises in Madagascar
Dazzling Dubai to Cape Town
Dazzling Dubai to Cape Town
30 Nights with the Nautica
 07.12.2019
p.p.from AU$ 11350
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$ 13480
Priceless Port Louis to Zanzibar
Priceless Port Louis to Zanzibar
11 Nights with the Silver Discoverer
 16.11.2018
p.p.from AU$ 15100
Grand Voyage from Maputo to Mahe
Grand Voyage from Maputo to Mahe
17 Nights with the Silver Discoverer
 19.12.2018
p.p.from AU$ 18400
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$ 3015
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Gail
South Africa and the Skeleton Coast
12 nights aboard the luxurious Seabourn Seajourn, setting out from Cape Town, visiting other South African Ports including Port Elizabeth, continuing on to Nambia, before heading back to disembark in Cape Town.
Our advice:
Treat yourself to an all-inclusive 12-night stay in a magnificent suite on board a Seabourn vessel in February 2019, where you will be attended to by highly skilled, well trained staff who will ensure your every need is fully catered to.

  • Cape Town - Cape Town
  • Africa
  • 21.02.2019

from AU$ 7499
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Kerryn
Tranquil Savannas and Sunsets
On this All Inclusive 24 day voyage you'll see hot spots in the Mediterranean before visiting ports in Africa that will be sure to delight.
Our advice:
Make sure to take advantage of the numerous tours and excursions offered, especially in Walvis Bay, Namibia if you're a nature lover - the 5,000 year old southern lagoon is a must-see!

  • Lisbon - Cape Town
  • Africa
  • 28.11.2018

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Ports in AfricaTop African Ports
Suez Canal Passage, Egyptfrom
AU$ 1399
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$ 329
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$ 856
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$ 2039
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.
Durban, South Africafrom
AU$ 319
Durban is situated on the Indian Ocean on the east coast of South Africa. Durban is South Africa's second biggest city, with slightly more than 3 million inhabitants, and is one of the most important industrial cities in the country. The beaches and the subtropical climate make Durban a popular spot for vacationers from around the world. Watersport enthusiasts will be extremely impressed by the activities on offer and the cultural side of the city boasts many museums, theatres and botanical gardens.
Walvis Bay, Namibiafrom
AU$ 559
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.