Africa Cruises

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

A cruise in Africa offers you the opportunity to explore many different unique cultures and landscapes. There are a wide range of destinations to choose from, whether your looking for a trek through the desert in Morocco or to catch some waves in Durban, Africa can offer you the trip of a lifetime. Some shorter North African 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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  MSC Cruises to Africa
Travelling from Durban via Port Louis
Travelling from Durban via Port Louis
11 Nights with the MSC Orchestra
 28.12.2019
p.p.from $1,789
Ancient Cities to Paradise Islands
Ancient Cities to Paradise Islands
29 Nights with the MSC Orchestra
 16.10.2019
p.p.from $5,599
119 day voyage on board the MSC Poesia from Genoa
119 day voyage on board the MSC Poesia from Genoa
118 Nights with the MSC Poesia
 05.01.2021
p.p.from $23,249
Trip from Durban with the MSC Orchestra
Trip from Durban with the MSC Orchestra
25 Nights with the MSC Orchestra
 18.04.2020
p.p.from $2,609
Glorious Venice to spectacular Dubai
Glorious Venice to spectacular Dubai
16 Nights with the MSC Lirica
 30.10.2020
p.p.from $1,499
  Cruises to Cape Town
Expedition with Cunard from Perth
Expedition with Cunard from Perth
18 Nights with the Queen Mary 2
 14.03.2020
p.p.from $4,399
Journey to Cape Town from Singapore
Journey to Cape Town from Singapore
33 Nights India and Indian Ocean, ...
 Columbus
 10.03.2021
p.p.from $8,199
Voyage with the Pacific Princess to Cape Town from Los Angeles
Voyage with the Pacific Princess to Cape Town from Los Angeles
74 Nights with the Pacific Princess
 20.01.2020
p.p.from $30,179
Cruising from Sydney with the Queen Mary 2
Cruising from Sydney with the Queen Mary 2
26 Nights with the Queen Mary 2
 06.03.2020
p.p.from $7,139
Journey from Tilbury (London) with the Columbus
Journey from Tilbury (London) with the Columbus
90 Nights with the Columbus
 06.01.2021
p.p.from $13,165
  Cruises in Madagascar
Expedition with Princess Cruises from Los Angeles
Expedition with Princess Cruises from Los Angeles
111 Nights with the Pacific Princess
 20.01.2020
p.p.from $31,269
112 day cruise with the Pacific Princess to Fort Lauderdale
112 day cruise with the Pacific Princess to Fort Lauderdale
111 Nights with the Pacific Princess
 05.01.2020
p.p.from $33,589
Expedition from Miami to San Francisco via Zanzibar
Expedition from Miami to San Francisco via Zanzibar
146 Nights with the Seabourn Sojourn
 04.01.2020
p.p.from $92,999
Sail with the Pacific Princess to Fort Lauderdale from Los Angeles
Sail with the Pacific Princess to Fort Lauderdale from Los Angeles
96 Nights with the Pacific Princess
 20.01.2020
p.p.from $27,649
Journey with the Sun Princess from Perth
Journey with the Sun Princess from Perth
46 Nights with the Sun Princess
 24.01.2020
p.p.from $11,429
Our Recommendations
Teresa
6 day cruise with the MSC Orchestra to Durban
Have you been considering visiting Africa? This MSC cruise is a perfect option to get a little taste of what Africa has to offer by visiting popular South African ports.
Our advice:
Portuguese Island is an uninhabited gem! It's just 6km long so you can explore quite easily on foot across its almost deserted sandy beach and be sure to try a refreshing beverage from a kiosk along the way!

  • Durban - Durban
  • India and Indian Ocean,Africa
  • November 2019 - April 2020

from $699
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Gail
Voyage from Cape Town with the Seabourn Sojourn
39 nights on board the luxurious Seabourn Sojourn, setting out from Cape Town, visiting other South African Ports including Durban, continuing on to Kenya, before heading to Singapore for disembarkment.
Our advice:
Treat yourself to an all-inclusive stay in a magnificent Suite on board a Seabourn vessel, where you will be attended to by highly skilled, well trained staff who will ensure your every need is fully catered to.

  • Cape Town - Singapore
  • India and Indian Ocean,Asia,Africa
  • 12.02.2020

from $28,998
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Kerryn
Trip from Lisbon to Cape Town via Walvis Bay
On this All Inclusive 25 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
  • Southern Europe,Western Europe,Canary Islands,Africa
  • 14.11.2020

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Top African Ports
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.