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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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Africa's a big place. Find out what other cruisers have to say about sailing the continent.
Port Spotlight: Cape Town Port Spotlight: Cape Town
A must stop on South Africa cruises, this cosmopolitan city has lots to see and do.
Port Spotlight: Durban Port Spotlight: Durban
South Africa's liveliest port has become a major cruise stop. Read why you should go.

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Alexandria
It wasn't Rome or Athens that intellectually dominated the ancient ...
Cairo (Port Said)
Pick up just about any travel guide on Cairo, and you'll read about ...
Cape Town
Beautiful, sophisticated, socially progressive, democratic, engaging, ...
Durban
Durban is a beachside city in South Africa that boasts the busiest ...
Safaga
Safaga, a working port on the coast of the Red Sea, brings you close ...
Tangier
Expect a heady blend of Middle Eastern magic, Berber tradition and ...
Tunis (La Goulette)
A terrorist attack on March 18th, 2015, in the capital Tunis has led ...
My husband and I are world travelers and have cruised many times on both ocean going ships and river boats. We love both equally, but for different reasons. When this most exciting itinerary came up with the potential for unique learning experiences ... Read more
My husband and I are world travelers and have cruised many times on both ocean going ships and river boats. We love both equally, but for different reasons. When this most exciting itinerary came up with the potential for unique learning experiences ... Read more
We departed from Perth, Australia for one of the segments of Crystal's 2015 World Cruise. This was our 15th cruise, and we have sailed on 10 different lines. We chose based upon itinerary, and chose this one since it transported us to Africa where ... Read more
First time cruisers. denisevanwyk
02/15
It was our first experience of cruising and my husband and I, together with another couple, boarded the MSC Opera on Monday the 16th February, for a four night cruise to the Portuguese Islands in Mozambique. We were very excited and our boarding ... Read more
Cape Town - Hong Kong Timbuktu123
12/14
What sold us on this cruise: The two features that sold us on this cruise was the itinerary and the all visas would be included. Getting visas to some of the more exotic places is a real challenge, so having that as part of the trip's inclusivity ... Read more
Cruising Mattie3
11/14
My review is my experience on the Oceania Cruise Line. This 30 day cruise was my wish trip. My mother who had been to many of the ports was kind enough to go with me. We both have been on many cruises, but not the cruise line Oceania. My mother ... Read more
The ship was ready for its passengers. It was clean and tidy. The embarking procedure was understandably slow, but then rather slow and thorough that anything else. I did not make use of any excursions The cabin and the whole ship, as far as I ... Read more
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