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Flanked by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and topped off by the Mediterranean Sea, the African continent lends itself perfectly to a cruise.
Find ships cruising into ports in Namibia, South Africa, and Mozambique as well as sailings across to Madagascar and Seychelles, or sail down from Mediterranean Europe to some of North Africa’s jewels.
From serious voyages to short breaks, this multifaceted continent has a little something for everybody.
Africa is vast, and choosing the best type of cruise for your personal wants and needs can be a tricky business. That’s why we’ve narrowed down the top cruise liners sailing to the continent and categorized them by what they can offer you.
Despite their differences, we made sure that each of the cruise liners on this list offers a well-rounded itinerary that allows passengers enough time to explore onshore and to relax onboard. We also considered facilities on the ships including staterooms, dining and daily entertainment and compared this to the price point to make sure you’re getting value for money.
Africa is a huge continent and the climate varies from country to country. Cruising season generally starts from October and ends in May, with December and January considered to be the busiest months.
If you’re hopping on a cruise for two weeks or less, you’ll need to decide which part of the continent you want to see. Here are a few common itineraries and when’s best to cruise them.
Africa’s huge variety of shore excursions give you plenty of opportunities to tick off some of those bucket-list items.
Full of wildlife, unique cultures and mesmerizing landscapes, a cruise to Africa is the place to let your intrepid urges run wild. Make sure to check out these cruise deals, to ensure you’re getting the best rates on your booking.
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