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Africa Cruises

Lion in Kwazulu Natal - South Africa (Photo: Diriye Amey/Shutterstock)

About Africa Cruises

Surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea, Africa has a ring of prime ports that help cruisers discover this exciting continent. Visit Africa's Gold Coast on the Atlantic Ocean, including Ghana and Senegal, and make a stop at the tropical Cape Verde islands. In southwest Africa, the plains and plateaus of Namibia are found between the Kalahari Desert, often visited on cruises that embark in South Africa's major ports of Cape Town and Durban. To the east, visitors can go snorkeling off the coast of Madagascar or sail up to the glorious Seychelles.

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Norwegian Jade
Norwegian Jade

18 Night
Africa-asia Details

1,931 Reviews
Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Jan 26, 2022
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Norwegian Jade
Norwegian Jade

19 Night
Africa-south Africa Details

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Dec 2, 2022
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Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)

16 Night
Africa CruiseDetails

Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Apr 7, 2023
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Norwegian Jade
Norwegian Jade

18 Night
Africa-south Africa Details

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Dec 3, 2021
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14 Night
Africa CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Nov 19, 2022
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12 Night
Africa-south Africa Details

Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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21 Night
Western Africa VoyageDetails

784 Reviews
Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Azamara
Nov 29, 2022
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12 Night
South Africa Intensive VoyageDetails

Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Azamara
Jan 27, 2022
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21 Night
Western Africa VoyageDetails

Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Azamara
Mar 4, 2022
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12 Night
Africa CruiseDetails

Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jan 6, 2023
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18 Night
Africa-south Africa Details

Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Jan 26, 2023
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12 Night
South Africa Intensive VoyageDetails

Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Azamara
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12 Night
South Africa Golf VoyageDetails

Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Azamara
Jan 15, 2022
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12 Night
South Africa Intensive VoyageDetails

Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Azamara
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21 Night
Western Africa VoyageDetails

Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Azamara
Mar 4, 2023
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11 Night
Splendors Of Egypt & The Nile Details

Leaving:Cairo
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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8 Night
África Austral A Bordo Del African Dream: Experien...Details

Leaving:Sur
Cruise Line:CroisiEurope
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10 Night
Africa CruiseDetails

2 Reviews
Leaving:Aqaba
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
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19 Night
Cape Verde CruiseDetails

227 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Jan 19, 2022
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23 Night
Africa CruiseDetails

Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Apr 7, 2023
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11 Night
Splendors Of Egypt & The Nile Details

Leaving:Cairo
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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17 Night
Africa CruiseDetails

Leaving:Mumbai
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Mar 20, 2024
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9 Night
Africa CruiseDetails

Leaving:Liverpool
Cruise Line:Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Dec 5, 2022
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14 Night
Africa CruiseDetails

Leaving:Liverpool
Cruise Line:Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Nov 2, 2021
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12 Night
África Austral A Bordo Del African Dream: Una Expe...Details

Leaving:Cabo
Cruise Line:CroisiEurope
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Do you need a passport to take a cruise to Africa?

What is the best time to cruise to Africa?

Most Africa cruises run from mid-autumn to mid-spring -- roughly October through May -- with the most popular months being December and January. Africa cruises with port stops in the Indian Ocean, however, run year-round. For more: Africa Cruise Tips.

Which cruise lines go to Africa?

Africa is undoubtedly an exotic destination; in the past, cruisers were mostly limited to the luxury and expedition cruise lines like Cunard, Silversea and Hapag-Lloyd. These days, more mainstream lines including Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Costa and Holland America -- among others -- all sail to ports in Africa. For more: Top Africa Cruise Ships.

What are some things to do in Africa?

There is an endless amount of things to do throughout the 54 countries located in Africa, especially for adventurous and nature-loving cruisers. Enjoy sightseeing at significant cultural and historic sites, classic safari excursions, beach-hopping in Cape Town and ATVing in the Namib Desert.

What should I pack for a cruise to Africa?

Comfort is key, especially when it comes to footwear. Waterproof hiking sandals are a must for outdoor adventures and comfortable walking shoes should be worn for city sightseeing. Additionally, lightweight, breathable clothing and a hat for sun protection are important.

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