Embarking on a journey of exploration and wonder, cruises to Africa offer a gateway to a world of diverse cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and unforgettable experiences.
Among the myriad options, a Morocco cruise stands out as an enticing choice for those eager to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of North African beauty. As the ship sets sail, passengers are transported to the vibrant streets of Marrakech, where the scent of spices mingles with the bustling markets, a true feast for the senses on this remarkable Morocco cruise.
For those seeking a more comprehensive adventure, cruises to South Africa present an opportunity to discover the captivating blend of history and natural splendour that this nation has to offer. South African cruises combine the thrill of spotting the “Big Five” on a safari with the urban allure of cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg. The journey is a seamless fusion of the wild landscapes and modern civilisation, creating an experience that’s both exhilarating and enlightening.
Some of the most popular cruise destinations in Africa are:
Discover a captivating mix of natural wonders and cultural gems. Table Mountain’s summit, vibrant V&A Waterfront, penguins at Boulders Beach, and the Cape of Good Hope’s dramatic coastline are must-see attractions.
Boasting a diverse array of attractions. The awe-inspiring Hassan II Mosque, with its towering minaret, is a must-visit. The historic Royal Palace, Mohammed V Square, and bustling Central Market showcase the city’s rich cultural heritage.
The Red Sea
Sail through crystal-clear waters, exploring vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life. Ports of call like Sharm El-Sheikh, Aqaba, and Hurghada offer cultural encounters and thrilling adventures.
When is the best time to visit Africa?
The best time to take a cruise holiday to Africa depends on the region you want to explore and the specific experiences you’re seeking.
For Northern Africa, particularly the Mediterranean coast that includes countries like Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco, the spring months from April to June and the autumn months from September to October are optimal. These periods offer milder temperatures and fewer crowds, allowing for more comfortable sightseeing.
For Southern Africa, including South Africa, Namibia, and Mozambique, the Southern Hemisphere’s summer, from November to March, is warmer but can be wetter in some parts. The winter months from May to September are cooler and are especially popular for wildlife viewing in places like the Kruger National Park.
It’s also essential to consider factors like local holidays, festivals and peak tourist seasons. It’s always a good idea to consult with one of our cruise agents who will give you the best advice!
Which cruise lines sail to Africa?
Ambassador Cruise Line, Azamara, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard, Emerald Cruises, Explora Journeys, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, Holland America, Hurtigruten, MSC Cruises, Marella Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Scenic Ocean Cruises, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea Cruises, Star Clippers, Viking Ocean Cruises & Windstar Cruises.
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