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Grand Africa Voyage - U353B MS Zuiderdam departing 25 Nov 2023

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MS Zuiderdam
Ship
Cruise Line
Embark
25 Nov 2023
Duration
27 Nights
From / To
Cape Town / Fort Lauderdale
Ports of call
Cape Town - Cape Town - Luderitz - Walvis Bay - Angola

Inside from £3,633pp

Outside from £3,913pp

Balcony from £5,611pp

Suite from £8,242pp

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Itinerary

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Date Date
Location Location
 
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Out Out
Date 25/11/2023
Location Cape Town
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Cape Town’s spectacular setting on Table Bay, beneath the 1,082-meter (3,550-foot) Table Mountain and Lion’s Head, seldom fails to take one’s breath away, whether you are a local or a visitor. If Johannesburg is South Africa’s New York, this port city of four million, settled by traders from the Dutch East India Company in 1652, is its San Francisco. With a rich array of restaurants, galleries, vineyards and countless beaches, as well as a Mediterranean climate, life on the Cape Peninsula, which stretches for some 70 kilometers (43 miles) from downtown to the most southerly point, Cape Point, is genteel and all about good, healthy living and staying outdoors as much as possible. The Table Bay side of the city, known for its luxurious seaview properties and bustling nightlife, is countered by equally intriguing False Bay, which lies behind Table Mountain and is home to quaint, cobblestoned fishing villages like Kalk Bay, as well as the city’s famous penguin colony. There, too, you’ll find the oldest (and some of the best) vineyards in Africa, such as Constantia Uitsig and Buitenverwachting. If you visit, though, be warned: Once might not be enough.

Date 26/11/2023
Location Cape Town
In
Out 23:00

Cape Town’s spectacular setting on Table Bay, beneath the 1,082-meter (3,550-foot) Table Mountain and Lion’s Head, seldom fails to take one’s breath away, whether you are a local or a visitor. If Johannesburg is South Africa’s New York, this port city of four million, settled by traders from the Dutch East India Company in 1652, is its San Francisco. With a rich array of restaurants, galleries, vineyards and countless beaches, as well as a Mediterranean climate, life on the Cape Peninsula, which stretches for some 70 kilometers (43 miles) from downtown to the most southerly point, Cape Point, is genteel and all about good, healthy living and staying outdoors as much as possible. The Table Bay side of the city, known for its luxurious seaview properties and bustling nightlife, is countered by equally intriguing False Bay, which lies behind Table Mountain and is home to quaint, cobblestoned fishing villages like Kalk Bay, as well as the city’s famous penguin colony. There, too, you’ll find the oldest (and some of the best) vineyards in Africa, such as Constantia Uitsig and Buitenverwachting. If you visit, though, be warned: Once might not be enough.

Date 27/11/2023
Location At Sea
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Out
Date 28/11/2023
Location Luderitz
In 08:00
Out 17:00

Lüderitz is a coastal town in southwestern Namibia. It’s known for its German colonial buildings, including the art nouveau Goerke Haus, built into the rock face on Diamond Hill. Nearby, Felsenkirche is a hilltop church with panoramic bay views stretching around to Robert Harbor.

Date 29/11/2023
Location Walvis Bay
In 10:00
Out 23:00

Sitting between the Namib Desert and the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia’s Walvis Bay sparkles in colors both vivid and varied, from its golden beaches, blue waters and deep-pink flamingos on the coast to the red-and-tan dunes of the nearby desert and the brightly painted colonial buildings of Swakopmund, just over 40 kilometers, or 24 miles, to the north. Its unique biological diversity includes abundant marine life, particularly seals, sea turtles, dolphins and whales—in fact, the bay’s name comes from the Afrikaans word for whale. To take in the scope of this paradise for birders and photographers, the area around Walvis Bay is best explored on the move: on a sightseeing flight above the massive Sossusvlei clay and salt pan, in an off-road vehicle across the shifting desert landscape, or aboard a catamaran or kayak to meet the curious wildlife. As one of the few deepwater ports on the southwest African coast, the bay has been coveted by Britain, Germany and South Africa, and it has changed hands many times. Most visitors, however, come for its timeless and natural sights: the desert sands and tranquil wildlife-filled lagoons.

Date 30/11/2023
Location At Sea
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Out
Date 01/12/2023
Location At Sea
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Out
Date 02/12/2023
Location Angola
In 07:00
Out 17:00

Luanda, the capital of Angola, is a port city on the west coast of Southern Africa. A seafront promenade known as the Marginal runs alongside Luanda Bay. Nearby is the well-preserved 16th-century Fortress of São Miguel, which now contains the Museum of the Armed Forces.

Date 03/12/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 04/12/2023
Location At Sea
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Out
Date 05/12/2023
Location At Sea
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Out
Date 06/12/2023
Location Takoradi
In 08:00
Out 17:00

Once a modest fishing village, Takoradi is today a major port city. Explore its colonial past with a visit to the ruins of the Dutch Orange Fort. Takoradi has wonderful restaurants, be sure to sample the local cuisine at any of the beachside resorts.

Date 07/12/2023
Location Abidjan
In 08:00
Out 17:00

Known as “the Manhattan of the tropics,”Abiijian is one of the Côte d’Ivoire’s two capitals. This populous city boasts one of Africa’s liveliest music scenes, picturesque lagoons lined with swaying palm trees, as well as coffee and cocoa plantations.

Date 08/12/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 09/12/2023
Location At Sea
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Out
Date 10/12/2023
Location Banjul
In 08:00
Out 17:00

The Gambia is defined by a river, the one that gives the nation its name. The long, narrow country stretches from the Atlantic into Africa for some 475 kilometers (295 miles), and consists of the Gambia River and its banks—spanning only 48 kilometers (30 miles) at its widest point. This smallest country on the African mainland is also home to the continent’s smallest capital, Banjul, with fewer than 35,000 residents. Sitting on an island where the river enters the ocean, Banjul is decidedly laid-back, without the bustling city center—or traffic jams—of Africa’s larger metropolises.The Gambia also has the distinction of having enjoyed a relatively stable government since independence. That, combined with a warm tropical climate and miles of beautiful beaches along its Atlantic coastline, has attracted a thriving expat community. For most visitors to Banjul, the nearby beaches and quiet pace of life here are its main draws. Among the popular sights are The Gambia National Museum, which recounts the history of the country as well as daily life for the nation’s residents, and the Abuko Nature Reserve, the country’s first national park, which provides an excellent introduction to Africa’s flora and fauna.

Date 11/12/2023
Location Dakar
In 08:00
Out 17:00

Alluring and frenetic, Senegal’s capital, Dakar, was long a tiny settlement on the southern part of the Cape Verde peninsula. It now encompasses former colonial towns (it was once a French commune) and a handful of other villages. The hub is the Place de l’Indépendance, a buzzing square lined with both concrete-block and colonial buildings and from which streets with restaurants, shops and theaters radiate. Roads are often congested with buses, taxis and horse-drawn carriages, and the Medina quarter, home to the Grand Mosque and markets, is an explosion of color and commotion. The food scene has a lot of flavor, too, with influences from Senegal’s many ethnic groups, European past, and a large Lebanese expat community. Alongside trendy restaurants, you’ll find beachside night markets and traditional spots serving thieboudienne (seasoned fish served with rice and vegetables). Music makes up much of the pulse of Dakar—you’ll hear the drumbeats of the local mbalax music emanating from the city’s dance clubs—but there are more serene parts of Dakar, too. The streets of Île de Gorée, once a depot for the slave trade, can be hauntingly quiet, and an hour away, the pink-tinted Lake Retba offers a respite from Dakar’s never-ending sights and sounds.

Date 12/12/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 13/12/2023
Location Mindelo
In 08:00
Out 17:00

Nearly 400 miles off the coast of Africa, lies a handful of islands known as Cape Verde. The islands of Cape Verde range from steep and rocky, to flat and sandy. Enjoy harbor-side bars and shops of Mindelo. Although traces of the Portuguese culture are woven throughout, Mindelo’s unique atmosphere is all its own

Date 14/12/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 15/12/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 16/12/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 17/12/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 18/12/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 19/12/2023
Location San Juan
In 08:00
Out 23:00

Massive El Morro Fortress guards Old San Juan, while the benevolent Indian spirit Yuquiyu keeps watch over the entire island from the highest peak in the rain forest. By night there are roulette wheels to spin and fiery flamenco shows to catch. Sample shore excursions: Old San Juan Historic Walking Tour; El Yunque Rain Forest Drive; World Heritage Fortress & Art Museum.

Date 20/12/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 21/12/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 22/12/2023
Location Fort Lauderdale
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There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

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