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  • 2019 Best for Shore Excursions

    9 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Abu Dhabi, Fujairah ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Silversea Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Fujairah
    • Day 5
      Muscat
    • Day 6
      Muscat
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 10
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    Ship Details

    Silver Spirit - Silversea Cruises

    Pros

    All-suite cabins with butlers, plus variety in bars and restaurants

    Cons

    Needs a bigger gym

    Bottom Line

    A fairly flawless luxury ship with stellar service, impressive cuisine and ample amenities

    Reviews

    Silver Spirit Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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    Fare Includes

    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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  • 7 Night
    Indian Ocean Cruise

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Maldives
    Visiting:
    Maldives, Colombo ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Costa Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Maldives
    • Day 2
      Maldives
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Colombo
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Mormugao (Goa)
    • Day 7
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 8
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 8
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 8
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 8
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 8
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    Ship Details

    Costa Victoria - Costa Cruises

    Stylish Northern Italian decor & modern facilities

    Romantic, candle-light dining on formal nights

    Planetarium bar great for quiet cocktails

    Reviews

    Costa Victoria Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.5/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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  • 7 Night
    Indian Ocean Cruise

    Leaving:
    Mumbai
    Visiting:
    Mumbai, Mangalore ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Costa Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 2
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Mangalore
    • Day 5
      Kochi (Cochin)
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Maldives
    • Day 8
      Maldives
    • Day 8
      Maldives
    • Day 8
      Maldives
    • Day 8
      Maldives
    • Day 8
      Maldives
    Ship Details

    Costa Victoria - Costa Cruises

    Stylish Northern Italian decor & modern facilities

    Romantic, candle-light dining on formal nights

    Planetarium bar great for quiet cocktails

    Reviews

    Costa Victoria Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.5/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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  • 7 Night
    Indian Ocean Cruise - Air

    Leaving:
    Maldives
    Visiting:
    Maldives, Colombo ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Costa Cruises
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    Cruise Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Maldives
    • Day 2
      Maldives
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Colombo
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Mormugao (Goa)
    • Day 7
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 8
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    Ship Details

    Costa Victoria - Costa Cruises

    Stylish Northern Italian decor & modern facilities

    Romantic, candle-light dining on formal nights

    Planetarium bar great for quiet cocktails

    Reviews

    Costa Victoria Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.5/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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  • 2019 Best for Cabins

    8 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Cape Town, Port Elizabeth ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Ponant
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    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Cape Town
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Port Elizabeth
    • Day 5
      Port Elizabeth
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Richards Bay
    • Day 8
      Durban
    • Day 9
      Durban
    Ship Details

    Le Lyrial (Ponant) - Ponant

    Pros

    Elegantly appointed ship with excellent service and relaxed vibe

    Cons

    Unless you're in a suite, cabins are too small; strange bathroom layout

    Bottom line

    A beautiful small ship sailing destination-rich itineraries

    Reviews

    Le Lyrial (Ponant) Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    0.0/5
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  • 9 Night
    African Flair And Canarian Charm

    Leaving:
    Lisbon
    Visiting:
    Malaga, Gibraltar ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Lisbon
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Malaga
    • Day 4
      Gibraltar
    • Day 5
      Casablanca
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Agadir
    • Day 8
      Lanzarote
    • Day 9
      Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
    • Day 10
      Tenerife
    Ship Details

    Europa 2 - Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

    Pros

    Gorgeously designed small ship, with stellar service and dining options

    Cons

    Programs aimed at German clientele; pricy fares don't cover alcohol

    Bottom Line

    One of the more beautiful ships at sea, suited to sophisticated tastes

    Reviews

    Europa 2 Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

    No question, 500-passenger Europa 2 is one of the most lovely and well-designed ships afloat. I...

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  • 2019 Best for Cabins

    8 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Durban
    Visiting:
    Port Elizabeth, Cape Town ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Ponant
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    • Day 1
      Durban
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Port Elizabeth
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cape Town
    • Day 6
      Cape Town
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Luderitz
    • Day 9
      Walvis Bay
    Ship Details

    Le Lyrial (Ponant) - Ponant

    Pros

    Elegantly appointed ship with excellent service and relaxed vibe

    Cons

    Unless you're in a suite, cabins are too small; strange bathroom layout

    Bottom line

    A beautiful small ship sailing destination-rich itineraries

    Reviews

    Le Lyrial (Ponant) Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    0.0/5
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  • 8 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Dakar
    Visiting:
    Maio Island, Caravela ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Ponant
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    • Day 1
      Dakar
    • Day 2
      Maio Island
    • Day 3
      Caravela
    • Day 4
      Carache Island
    • Day 5
      Orango Island
    • Day 6
      Orango Island
    • Day 7
      Carache Island
    • Day 8
      Caravela
    • Day 9
      Dakar
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    Le Dumont d'Urville - Ponant

    Reviews

    Le Dumont d'Urville Reviews

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    0.0/5

    Le Dumont d'Urville will be the fourth in Ponant's six-ship Explorer-class of expedition vessel...

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  • 2019 Best for Shore Excursions

    9 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Abu Dhabi, Doha ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Silversea Cruises
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    Cruise Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 3
      Doha
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Muscat
    • Day 6
      Muscat
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 10
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    Ship Details

    Silver Spirit - Silversea Cruises

    Pros

    All-suite cabins with butlers, plus variety in bars and restaurants

    Cons

    Needs a bigger gym

    Bottom Line

    A fairly flawless luxury ship with stellar service, impressive cuisine and ample amenities

    Reviews

    Silver Spirit Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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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.

  • 7 Night
    Indian Ocean Cruise - Air

    Leaving:
    Mumbai
    Visiting:
    Mumbai, Mangalore ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Costa Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 2
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Mangalore
    • Day 5
      Kochi (Cochin)
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Maldives
    • Day 8
      Maldives
    • Day 8
      Maldives
    • Day 8
      Maldives
    • Day 8
      Maldives
    Ship Details

    Costa Victoria - Costa Cruises

    Stylish Northern Italian decor & modern facilities

    Romantic, candle-light dining on formal nights

    Planetarium bar great for quiet cocktails

    Reviews

    Costa Victoria Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.5/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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