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Africa & Middle East Cruise Deals and Tours

On a cruise to Africa and the Middle East, get ready to immerse yourself in new cultures and explore divine landscapes. Whether you’re after a trek across the Moroccan desert or you’re eager to catch some waves in Durban, the African continent has plenty to offer, delivering you a holiday of a lifetime. Alternatively, a trip to the Middle East will reward you with luxurious metropolises as well as quaint villages in the desert. No matter which region you choose to explore, you’re bound to have an unforgettable holiday!

When you think of cruising, Africa and the Middle East probably aren’t the first two destinations that come to mind. For this reason, a cruise to Africa or a cruise to the Middle East will make for unique holiday experiences! Practically untouched by mainstream tourism, Africa and the Middle East hold on to authenticity that cannot be found in other parts of the world. Prepared to be wowed by the stunning vistas, centuries-old cultures, and picturesque landscapes.


Top Cruise Deals to Africa and the Middle East


VENICE, GREECE, INDIAN OCEAN & KRUGER SAFARI

VENICE, GREECE, INDIAN OCEAN & KRUGER SAFARI

  • BRAND NEW CRUISE AND TOUR - SAVE UP TO $1400PP!
  • Cruise1st Exclusive 34 night Fly/Stay/Cruise/Tour package from $6299pp
  • MSC Musica, departing 22 October 2020, includes a 4-day (3-night) escorted tour of Kruger National Park
  • Onboard MSC Musica, experience a magical world of warmth and music as you cruise across the Mediterranean into South Africa transiting the Suez Canal in between
  • Cap off your holiday in South Africa with a 4-day Kruger Safari tour including the chance to catch a glimpse of Africa’s Big Five game animals - the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo!
  • Package includes return flights from Australia as well as Durban to Johannesburg, plus hotel stays in Venice, Durban, Johannesburg, Hazyview and Kruger Park
SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

  • 13 night Fly/Stay/Cruise package from $4499pp
  • Explore the singularly beautiful city Cape Town, crowned by the magnificent Table Mountain National Park
  • Embark on Azamara Journey and sail around South Africa visiting Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay, Durban and East London
  • Onboard explore the luxurious boutique hotel at sea where re-imagined staterooms, authentic service and world-class dining options are prominent throughout the entire ship
  • FREE beverage package included
  • Package includes return flights from Australia and a hotel stay in Cape Town
SOUTH AFRICA, MADAGASCAR & THE SYCHELLES

SOUTH AFRICA, MADAGASCAR & THE SYCHELLES

  • 21 night Fly/Cruise holiday from $4999pp
  • Spend Christmas and New Years onboard MSC Musica in Mozambique, Madagascar and Seychelles 
  • Step aboard MSC Musica and experience a magical world of warmth and music that makes every minute of your cruise an unforgettable moment to savour
  • Cruise from Durban to Maputo, Portuguese Island, Pomene, Nosy Be, Port Victoria (Overnight) and Port Louis 
  • Package includes return flights from Australia and a hotel stay in Durban

A Taste of Cruises to Africa and the Middle East


Latest Special Offers
14nt - *Southern Africa*
MSC Opera, 26th Feb 21, 14 nights
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A$2699pp
14nt - *Southern Africa, Namibia & Mozambique*
MSC Musica, 24th Jan 21, 14 nights
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A$2899pp
15nt - *South Africa - Fly/Stay/Cruise*
MSC Opera, 5th Dec 20, 15 nights
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A$3799pp
15nt - *South Africa - Fly/Stay/Cruise*
Azamara Quest, 19th Jan 20, 15 nights
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A$3999pp
21nt - *Fremantle to Cape Town - Cruise/Stay/Fly*
Queen Mary 2, 14th Mar 20, 21 nights
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A$4199pp
13nt - *South Africa - Fly/Stay/Cruise*
Azamara Quest, 29th Jan 20, 13 nights
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A$4499pp
21nt - *Fremantle to Cape Town*
Queen Mary 2, 13th Mar 20, 21 nights
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A$4499pp
17nt - *Southern Africa & Kruger - Fly/Stay/Cruise*
MSC Orchestra, 25th Mar 20, 17 nights
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A$4599pp
14nt - *South Africa - Fly/Stay/Cruise*
Azamara Quest, 8th Feb 20, 14 nights
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A$4599pp
14nt - *Western Africa Journey - Fly/Stay/Cruise*
Azamara Journey, 30th Nov 20, 14 nights
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A$5299pp
38nt - *Southern Africa & Indian Ocean to Venice*
MSC Opera, 26th Feb 21, 38 nights
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A$5399pp
31nt - *Durban to Venice & 4 Day Kruger Safari*
MSC Opera, 5th Mar 21, 31 nights
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A$5999pp
29nt - *Sydney to Capetown - Fly/Stay/Cruise*
Queen Mary 2, 6th Mar 20, 29 nights
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A$5999pp
34nt - *Venice, Greece, Indian Ocean & Kruger Safari*
MSC Musica, 22nd Oct 20, 34 nights
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A$6299pp
17nt - *South Africa - Fly/Stay/Cruise/Safari*
Azamara Quest, 29th Jan 20, 17 nights
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A$6399pp
37nt - *Venice to Durban & 4 Day Safari*
MSC Opera, 5th Nov 20, 37 nights
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A$6499pp
48nt - *Southern Africa, Indian Ocean & The Greek Isles*
MSC Orchestra, 7th Apr 20, 48 nights
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A$7399pp
32nt - *Durban to Venice With Big 5 African Safari*
MSC Orchestra, 13th Apr 20, 32 nights
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A$7699pp

Cruises to Africa


The African continent boasts incredible diversity in terms of cultures, languages, religions, and landscapes. Cruises to Africa are among the most varied in the industry thanks to this diversity. From the bustling cities in the north radiating with Arabic flair to the arid deserts and lush rainforests that dominate other parts of the continent, there is something for everyone on a cruise to Africa.

The unique assortment of stunning landscapes is enclosed by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and the Atlantic to the west. And just like the natural landscapes and African cultures, the ports of call and shore excursions are varied, too! Whether you’re after an adrenaline-pumping safari trip to observe the big five game animals or a journey to the past on a tour of the ancient Egyptian temples, Africa has everything you’d need for an unforgettable holiday!


Destination Highlight - Africa


Considering the continent’s sheer size and diversity, we believe the best way to explore Africa is on a cruise. A comprehensive experience of the continent would be difficult to achieve otherwise. A benefit of going on a cruise is being able to enjoy carefully curated shore excursions while still having the opportunity of returning to a luxurious cruise ship after a day of authentic experiences and adventure.

Some cruises to North Africa start in the Mediterranean. These shorter cruises, sailing to destinations like Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria, give travellers a colourful taste of the beautiful continent. Make sure you make a stop in the fabled Casablanca when you’re in North Africa. Egypt, to the east, is the gateway to the mystical Arab realm. Alexandria, Egypt, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean’, is a city of history and knowledge.

If you’re on the lookout for breathtaking sights, Cape Town, South Africa is where you need to be. Africa cruises departing from Cape Town sail passed the stunning Table Mountain. Durban, on Africa’s south-eastern coast, never fails to impress both first-time cruisers and seasoned sailors alike!

Just off the south-eastern coast of Madagascar, the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius will give you that dose of tropical sunshine you’ve been craving. The island nation’s capital St. Louis is well known for its gorgeous port and exclusive resorts.


Cruises to the Middle East


A breathtaking tapestry of authentic experiences, the Middle East is a patchwork of Arab culture, golden history, stately architecture, and state-of-the-art technology. The Middle East is home to welcoming cultures and friendly locals, making cruises feel at home in a world away. Despite having endured several wars, the Middle East boasts a colourful past that can’t be seen elsewhere in the world. The region is a fascinating travel destination for those who are interested in the world, then and now.

The mouth-watering fare and intriguing cultural practices can be found throughout the region from the skyscraper-showcasing metropolises to the sleepy villages. The bustling city of Dubai is Middle East’s treasured gem, shining with affluence and luxury. The city never fails to impress travellers from around the world on the lookout for lavishness and high culture. If you’re looking for some peace and tranquillity, make way to the treasured, quiet villages dotting the arid Arabian desert. A Middle East cruise will transport you to the most exciting destinations in the Arab realm, introducing you to the region’s diversity and ways of life.


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