Cruise Holiday Travel Guide: Africa


As the second largest continent on the planet, Africa offers a truly diverse array of cultures and landmarks that are sure to make an Africa cruise one to remember. All the more so when you take advantage of one of the great Africa cruise deals we currently have to offer.

But read on to find out more about what you’ll be able to see and do on your cruise.

Why you should go on an Africa Cruise

An Africa cruise is a great opportunity to see South Africa and many other destinations that make Africa a fantastic place to visit.

Depending on the cruise you choose, you’ll have a chance to visit the world-famous Kruger National Park, where you’ll see elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos and rhinos in their natural habitat.

Another highlight is Table Mountain, which provides stunning views across Africa from its summit (you can take the cable car, or walk it if you’re feeling adventurous).

Other places you can visit on an Africa cruise include Senegal, Namibia, Mozambique and many destinations outside Africa such as Italy, Malta and Spain.

Cruise lines currently providing Africa cruise deals include Holland America Line, Cunard Cruises and MSC Cruises. Cruises operate all year round and range from short 4-day trips to lengthy 6-week adventures.

Book an Africa cruise

Below is a list of some of the best Africa cruise deals we currently have to offer. Remember to take a look at our Africa cruise deals page for the full list, and feel free to use the search tool to see what other deals are in your price range.

South Africa and Mozambique
Cruising on MSC Opera
17th November 2014 for 4 nights

This short cruise sets off from Durban and stops at Maputo, Portuguese Islands (Mozambique) and then heads back to Durban.

South Africa, Namibia, Senegal, Spain, Malta, Italy
Cruising on MSC Opera
28th March 2015 for 19 nights

Starting at Cape Town, this cruise visits a number of destinations around Africa and Europe including Walvis Bay, Dakar (Senegal), Cadiz (Spain), Valletta (Malta), Corfu (Greece), Dubrovnik (Croatia) and Venice.

Dubai to Cape Town (fly/stay/safari)
Cruising on MS Rotterdam
24th October 2014 for 25 nights

After flying from Australia, you’ll embark on a cruise from Dubai which stops at Mahe, Port Louis, La Possession (Reunion), Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. This trip includes a full day safari at Aquila Game Reserve.

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