Take in city life, visit incredible vineyards and immerse yourself in the natural world on one of our Africa cruises departing in 2024 or 2025.
Africa has become an increasingly popular choice of cruise destination in recent years. Gone are the days when only South Africa and calls to places such as Cape Town were in the spotlight; the country has much more to offer. The diversity between the north and south provides an abundance of enriching travel experiences.
Africa Cruise Itineraries
Africa cruises which include a safari are still a huge attraction, particularly itineraries that offer extended pre or post-cruise tour options. South Africa is still the most common country featured on a cruise that visits Africa, with the majority including stops in Cape Town, Richard’s Bay and Walvis Bay.
Further north, you will find Morocco included on several Mediterranean sailings, with ports such as Casablanca offering Middle Eastern vibrancy and sun-drenched beaches. Finally, for the kind of African authenticity that is too vast to grasp by looking at photos and travel guide, choose an Africa cruise itinerary that features Namibia, or for stunning architecture and cultural richness, select a cruise that visits the Mombasa in Kenya.
The best time to cruise Africa
The best time to cruise the southern countries of Africa is in the early months of the year, between January and late March. The continents size means the weather can be variable, but temperatures often remain high, though not unpleasant, throughout this period. Destinations in North Africa – such as Morocco and Egypt – are warmer during the summer months but are also enjoyable choices in late autumn, especially if they feature on a late-season Mediterranean itinerary or a repositioning cruise.
Cruise lines that visit Africa
While most cruise lines visit Africa, the continent most commonly hosts ships that pass through as they head towards other destinations in India, Australasia and the Pacific Islands. However, you will find dedicated Africa-only itineraries featured in many cruise lines winter seasons, with operators including Azamara, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas offering a series of 10 or 12-night itineraries from Cape Town.
Cruise lines that boast stops in North Africa as part of a Mediterranean voyage will visit the region during the summer months, while transatlantic sailings that stop in Morocco with the likes of Princess Cruises are also available in the early spring and late autumn.
Africa Cruise Deals
If cruising Africa is on your bucket list, we recommend browsing our latest Africa cruise deals. Choose from a range of itineraries and take advantage of special offers that include everything from free flights and beverage packages to onboard spending money and complimentary land programmes. In addition, we can offer exclusive fares and pricing on select sailings, many of which aren’t available with other agents.
Book Africa cruises with us
For more information regarding Africa cruises or to receive a quote for a voyage departing in 2024 or 2025, please call us on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please make an online enquiry for one of the itineraries featured below.