About Port Said
Take any cruise with Egypt on the schedule and you are guaranteed a fascinating time, for this North African country is the portal to wonders dating from the dawn of civilisation as you will discover on one of our Port Said cruises.
Cruises to Port Said, at the head of the Suez Canal, take you one step closer to Cairo. Egypt’s largest city is a maelstrom of traffic, glorious mosques and palaces and bazaars, where shopping is excellent - as long as you bargain, haggle and then haggle again!
Cairo also offers a fascinating selection of museums - the most famous being the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which holds more than 100,000 relics and the Archaeological Museum, where you can gaze upon the face of Tutankhamun, the boy king.
Just outside the city is one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world - the Pyramids at Giza. Their sheer size, scale and age will amaze you, as will the enigmatic glance of their nearby guardian – the 65 ft high Sphinx.View typical shore excursions for this port
Located in the Indian Ocean just east of Madagascar is the island of Reunion – this cruise destination reveals a haven of French culture and home to a wildly mountainous countryside. Discovered by the Portuguese, today the population is an interesting mix of ethnic and religious variety – from the French to the Africans, Malays and Indians.
Born of volcanic origin the island is popular for an abundance of natural attractions. On our cruises to Reunion highlights include the peaks of the still-active Piton de la Fournaise, and Piton des Neiges, the islands highest point. Southwest of the mountains you will find the collapsed calderas of Cirque de Salazie, Cirque de Cilaos and Cirque de Mafate.
On Reunion cruises you can visit the capital Saint-Denis and enjoy its brassieres, bistros and continental café culture or swim in the lagoons of St-Gilles-les Bains. Garden lovers will delight in the Domaine du Grand Hazier, an 18th century sugar planters residence displaying a variety of tropical flowers and fruit trees.View typical shore excursions for this port
The sprawling, Moroccan city of Casablanca, sits on the north-west coast of Africa. Modern, vibrant and boasting a fascinating history and heritage, it offers some incredible contrasts. Racing traffic whizzes by a backdrop of wide boulevards, parks and streets lined with a unique blend of French-Colonian and Moroccan style architecture, all of which can be explored on our Casablanca cruises.
Part of Casablanca lies within the walls of the Ancienne Medina – built in the 19th century – which contains narrow lanes crammed with piled-high stalls as well as the last remains of the city’s 18th century fortifications.
On our cruises to Casablanca you can also see rising above the ocean on a rocky outcrop the Hassan ll Mosque – the landmark of the city. Designed by French architect Michel Pinseau and built to commemorate the former King’s birthday, it is the world’s largest mosque, boasting a soaring 700ft high minaret. In addition, Casablanca cruise itineraries include a short drive up the coast to visit Rabat, Morocco’s capital and home of the country’s royal family.View typical shore excursions for this port
About Walvis Bay
Pretty Walvis Bay only returned to Namibia’s control in 1995, after years spent as part of the South African Union. It was a welcome return for the Namibians due it being the only deep-water harbour on their coast, and also a major fishing town and prime production area for sea salt – its 3,500 hectares of salt flats produce 400,000 tons every year.
Though the town is well-endowed with restaurants, bars and shops, nature is the big attraction of Walvis Bay; this cruise destination’s lagoon, salt flats and sand dunes are home to a fabulous array of bird life including pelicans and flamingoes. On our cruises to Walvis Bay you can see the region at its best from the top of Dune Seven – the highest in the region making Walvis Bay cruises a must see.View typical shore excursions for this port
About Cape Town
Few cities are blessed with a setting as spectacular as Cape Town, nestling as it does in the foothills of the 3,000ft flat-topped Table Mountain, just a few miles from the southern tip of Africa - the Cape of Good Hope.
On our cruises to Cape Town you will see straightaway why it is called the ‘Garden City’ of South Africa, as there is so much greenery in the many parks and botanical gardens mixed in among some well-preserved historical buildings. But you will be most impressed first of all by the Victoria and Alfred waterfront development right by Cape Town’s cruise port.
Imaginatively landscaped and linked by a series of bridges, the V&A has a mouth-watering array of classy shops, quirky boutiques and handicraft stores, as well as tasty cafés and restaurants, most with superb ocean views. Do not linger too long here on our Cape Town cruises as there is much to explore while further afield in the vineyards there are nature reserves and beaches around the city.View typical shore excursions for this port
About Port Elizabeth
Embark on a Port Elizabeth cruise and you will discover one of the largest cities in South Africa. With the warmth of your welcome, you’ll immediately understand why it’s called ‘the friendly city’.
Cruises to Port Elizabeth will take you close to one of the city's game reserves, Addo Elephant Park. Here you will find more than 300 Cape Elephants – so relaxed you can really get up close and personal. There are ostriches, antelope, 200 species of birds, and a few shy rhino too. Port Elizabeth also boasts a wonderful city museum, a must-see oceanarium with a very scary snake park, and some of the countries finest beaches.View typical shore excursions for this port