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  • 2019 Best for Embarkation

    10-night
    South Africa Intensive Voyage

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Azamara
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    10 Night Gay & Lesbian Cruise from Cape Town Route (Azamara)
    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Port Elizabeth
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Richards Bay
    • Day 6
      Durham (England)
    • Day 7
      East London (South Africa)
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cape Town
    • Day 10
      Cape Town
    • Day 11
      Cape Town
    Ship Details

    Azamara Quest - Azamara

    Pros

    Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

    Cons

    Standard cabins are small with tiny bathrooms, despite a high price tag

    Bottom Line

    Destination-immersive, upscale cruising, with not a lot of nickel and diming

    Reviews

    Azamara Quest Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value3.5

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 2019 Best for Service

    26-night
    Indian Ocean Adventure Voyage

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Port Elizabeth, Durham ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Azamara
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    26 Night Gay & Lesbian Cruise from Cape Town Route (Azamara)
    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Port Elizabeth
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Durham (England)
    • Day 6
      Richards Bay
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Taolagnaro
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Pointe des Galets
    • Day 12
      Port Louis
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Colombo
    • Day 19
      Colombo
    • Day 20
      Kochi (Cochin)
    • Day 21
      Kochi (Cochin)
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Cruising
    • Day 26
      Dubai
    • Day 27
      Dubai
    Ship Details

    Azamara Quest - Azamara

    Pros

    Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

    Cons

    Standard cabins are small with tiny bathrooms, despite a high price tag

    Bottom Line

    Destination-immersive, upscale cruising, with not a lot of nickel and diming

    Reviews

    Azamara Quest Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value3.5

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 2019 Best for Service

    12-night
    South Africa Intensive Voyage

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Port Elizabeth, East London ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Azamara
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    12 Night Gay & Lesbian Cruise from Cape Town Route (Azamara)
    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Port Elizabeth
    • Day 4
      East London (South Africa)
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Maputo
    • Day 7
      Richards Bay
    • Day 8
      Durham (England)
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cape Town
    • Day 12
      Cape Town
    • Day 13
      Cape Town
    Ship Details

    Azamara Journey - Azamara

    Pros

    Unique programming, friendly service and impressive commitment to destination cruising

    Cons

    Limited entertainment options, including a too-small casino, and hit-or-miss theater offerings

    Bottom Line

    Great choice for a truly grown-up getaway with more time in port

    Reviews

    Azamara Journey Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    For destination-intensive itineraries, excellent food, a comfortable onboard experience that le...

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 2019 Best for Dining

    22 Night
    World Cruise

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Luderitz, Walvis Bay ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    22 Night Gay & Lesbian Cruise from Cape Town Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Luderitz
    • Day 4
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      St. Helena (Jamestown)
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Natal
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Devil's Island
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Martinique
    • Day 20
      St. Barts
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Pacific Princess - Princess Cruises

    Reviews

    Pacific Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    0.0/5

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 2019 Best for Dining

    10-night
    South Africa Intensive Voyage

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Azamara
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    10 Night Gay & Lesbian Cruise from Cape Town Route (Azamara)
    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Port Elizabeth
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Richards Bay
    • Day 6
      Durham (England)
    • Day 7
      East London (South Africa)
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cape Town
    • Day 10
      Cape Town
    • Day 11
      Cape Town
    Ship Details

    Azamara Journey - Azamara

    Pros

    Unique programming, friendly service and impressive commitment to destination cruising

    Cons

    Limited entertainment options, including a too-small casino, and hit-or-miss theater offerings

    Bottom Line

    Great choice for a truly grown-up getaway with more time in port

    Reviews

    Azamara Journey Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    For destination-intensive itineraries, excellent food, a comfortable onboard experience that le...

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 2019 Best for Shore Excursions

    37 Night
    Panama Canal Cruise

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Luderitz, Walvis Bay ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    37 Night Gay & Lesbian Cruise from Cape Town Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Luderitz
    • Day 4
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      St. Helena (Jamestown)
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Natal
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Devil's Island
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Martinique
    • Day 20
      St. Barts
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Cruising
    • Day 26
      Aruba
    • Day 27
      Cruising
    • Day 28
      Panama Canal
    • Day 29
      Cruising
    • Day 30
      Puerto Quepos
    • Day 31
      Cruising
    • Day 32
      Puerto Chiapas
    • Day 33
      Cruising
    • Day 34
      Cruising
    • Day 35
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 36
      Cruising
    • Day 37
      Cruising
    • Day 38
      Los Angeles
    Ship Details

    Pacific Princess - Princess Cruises

    Reviews

    Pacific Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    0.0/5

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 17 Night
    Cape Town To Southampton Cruise

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Cape Town, Walvis Bay ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Cunard Line
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    17 Night Gay & Lesbian Cruise from Cape Town Route (Cunard Line)
    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Cape Town
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Tenerife
    • Day 14
      Madeira (Funchal)
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Southampton
    Ship Details

    Queen Mary 2 (QM2) - Cunard Line

    Pros

    Phenomenal enrichment, excellent specialty dining and only kennels at sea

    Cons

    Poor food quality in dining room, abysmally slow internet and mediocre nighttime entertainment

    Bottom Line

    QM2 retains its unique sense of occasion, melding tradition with fresh touches

    Reviews

    Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value3.5

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 24 Night
    Cape Town To New York Cruise

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Cape Town, Walvis Bay ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Cunard Line
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    24 Night Gay & Lesbian Cruise from Cape Town Route (Cunard Line)
    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Cape Town
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Tenerife
    • Day 14
      Madeira (Funchal)
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Southampton
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Cruising
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      New York (Manhattan)
    Ship Details

    Queen Mary 2 (QM2) - Cunard Line

    Pros

    Phenomenal enrichment, excellent specialty dining and only kennels at sea

    Cons

    Poor food quality in dining room, abysmally slow internet and mediocre nighttime entertainment

    Bottom Line

    QM2 retains its unique sense of occasion, melding tradition with fresh touches

    Reviews

    Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value3.5

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 24 Night
    Cape Town To Melbourne Cruise

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Port Elizabeth, Reunion Island ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Cunard Line
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    24 Night Gay & Lesbian Cruise from Cape Town Route (Cunard Line)
    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Port Elizabeth
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Reunion Island
    • Day 9
      Port Louis
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Perth (Fremantle)
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Albany (Australia)
    • Day 20
      Esperance
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Adelaide
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Melbourne
    Ship Details

    Queen Elizabeth - Cunard Line

    Pros

    Excellent dining and beautiful decor.

    Cons

    Service is under par, which doesn't match the rest of the atmosphere.

    Bottom Line

    Queen Elizabeth charms with traditional elegance, Old World-style and modern touches.

    Reviews

    Queen Elizabeth Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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  • 2019 Best for Shore Excursions

    14 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Walvis Bay, Luderitz ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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    14 Night Gay & Lesbian Cruise from Cape Town Route (Regent Seven Seas Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 3
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 4
      Luderitz
    • Day 5
      Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 6
      Cape of Good Hope
    • Day 7
      Port Elizabeth
    • Day 8
      Durban
    • Day 9
      Durban
    • Day 10
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 11
      Maputo
    • Day 12
      Richards Bay
    • Day 13
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 14
      Mossel Bay
    • Day 15
      Cape Town
    Ship Details

    Seven Seas Voyager - Regent Seven Seas Cruises

    Pros

    All-suite, all-balcony luxury ship with contemporary look and inclusive fares

    Cons

    Fares are quite high, especially if you don't take advantage of included drinks and tours

    Bottom Line

    Once you're onboard, it's a luxurious, carefree vacation

    Reviews

    Seven Seas Voyager Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

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      Still water, coffee, and tea
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  • 2019 Best for Dining

    15-night
    South Africa Intensive Holiday

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Azamara
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    15 Night Gay & Lesbian Cruise from Cape Town Route (Azamara)
    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Port Elizabeth
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Richards Bay
    • Day 6
      Durham (England)
    • Day 7
      Durham (England)
    • Day 8
      East London (South Africa)
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cape Town
    • Day 11
      Cape Town
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cape Town
    Ship Details

    Azamara Journey - Azamara

    Pros

    Unique programming, friendly service and impressive commitment to destination cruising

    Cons

    Limited entertainment options, including a too-small casino, and hit-or-miss theater offerings

    Bottom Line

    Great choice for a truly grown-up getaway with more time in port

    Reviews

    Azamara Journey Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    For destination-intensive itineraries, excellent food, a comfortable onboard experience that le...

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  • 2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

    22 Nights
    Untamed Coastlines & Curiosities

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Cape Town, Luderitz ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    22 Night Gay & Lesbian Cruise from Cape Town Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Cape Town
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Luderitz
    • Day 5
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Jamestown
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Ascension Island
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Dakar
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Porto Novo
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      La Palma
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Lisbon
    • Day 23
      Lisbon
    Ship Details

    Crystal Symphony - Crystal Cruises

    Pros

    More options for dining and entertainment than on other luxury ships

    Cons

    Entry-level cabins are small compared to those of competitors

    Bottom Line

    A successful blend of luxurious amenities with big-ship choice

    Reviews

    Crystal Symphony Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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      Still water, coffee, and tea
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  • 2019 Best for Dining

    15 Night
    Cape Town To Southampton Cruise

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Walvis Bay, Gran Canaria ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Cunard Line
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    15 Night Gay & Lesbian Cruise from Cape Town Route (Cunard Line)
    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Gran Canaria
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Southampton
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    Queen Victoria - Cunard Line

    Pros

    Stylish and sophisticated, offering world-wide itineraries

    Cons

    Passengers who don't like to dress up will feel out of place

    Bottom line

    Queen Victoria is more traditional and formal than most ships, with an elegant atmosphere

    Reviews

    Queen Victoria Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Queen Victoria enjoyed a $40 million refurbishment in 2017, which involved slicing off the back...

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    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

    50 Nights
    Grand Journey: Africa, The Med & Greece

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Cape Town, Luderitz ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    50 Night Gay & Lesbian Cruise from Cape Town Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Cape Town
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Luderitz
    • Day 5
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Jamestown
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Ascension Island
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Dakar
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Porto Novo
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      La Palma
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Lisbon
    • Day 23
      Lisbon
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Madeira (Funchal)
    • Day 26
      Madeira (Funchal)
    • Day 27
      Tenerife
    • Day 28
      Lanzarote
    • Day 29
      Agadir
    • Day 30
      Casablanca
    • Day 31
      Seville
    • Day 32
      Malaga
    • Day 33
      Cruising
    • Day 34
      Barcelona
    • Day 35
      Barcelona
    • Day 36
      Marseille
    • Day 37
      Cannes
    • Day 38
      Monaco (Monte Carlo)
    • Day 39
      Portofino
    • Day 40
      Florence (Livorno)
    • Day 41
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    • Day 42
      Sorrento
    • Day 43
      Sorrento
    • Day 44
      Taormina (Messina)
    • Day 45
      Cruising
    • Day 46
      Santorini
    • Day 47
      Aghios Nikolaos
    • Day 48
      Rhodes
    • Day 49
      Kusadasi
    • Day 50
      Mykonos
    • Day 51
      Athens (Piraeus)
    Ship Details

    Crystal Symphony - Crystal Cruises

    Pros

    More options for dining and entertainment than on other luxury ships

    Cons

    Entry-level cabins are small compared to those of competitors

    Bottom Line

    A successful blend of luxurious amenities with big-ship choice

    Reviews

    Crystal Symphony Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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      Still water, coffee, and tea
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  • 2019 Best for Public Rooms

    14 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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    14 Night Gay & Lesbian Cruise from Cape Town Route (Regent Seven Seas Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Mossel Bay
    • Day 3
      Port Elizabeth
    • Day 4
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 5
      Maputo
    • Day 6
      Richards Bay
    • Day 7
      Durban
    • Day 8
      Durban
    • Day 9
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 10
      Cape of Good Hope
    • Day 11
      Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)