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  • 14 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Walvis Bay, Walvis Bay ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Oceania Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 3
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 4
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 5
      Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 6
      Cape of Good Hope
    • Day 7
      Port Elizabeth
    • Day 8
      East London (South Africa)
    • Day 9
      Durban
    • Day 10
      Richards Bay
    • Day 11
      Maputo
    • Day 12
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 13
      Cape of Good Hope
    • Day 14
      Cape Town
    • Day 15
      Cape Town
    Ship Details

    Nautica - Oceania Cruises

    Pros

    Oceania has best food at sea, with no-fee specialty restaurants and vast menu choices.

    Cons

    Popular itineraries sell out quickly, and longer sailings may not appeal to time-constrained travelers.

    Bottom line

    Nautica offers plenty of amenities in the more intimate setting of a mid-sized ship.

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.0
    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.

  • 30 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Cape Town, Mossel Bay ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Oceania Cruises
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    Cruise Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Cape Town
    • Day 3
      Mossel Bay
    • Day 4
      Port Elizabeth
    • Day 5
      East London (South Africa)
    • Day 6
      Durban
    • Day 7
      Richards Bay
    • Day 8
      Maputo
    • Day 9
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 10
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 11
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 12
      Pointe des Galets
    • Day 13
      Port Louis
    • Day 14
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 15
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 16
      Luanda
    • Day 16
      Seychelles
    • Day 17
      Seychelles
    • Day 18
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 19
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 20
      Maldives
    • Day 21
      Maldives
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Colombo
    • Day 24
      Galle
    • Day 25
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 26
      Cruising
    • Day 27
      Phuket
    • Day 28
      Langkawi
    • Day 29
      Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
    • Day 30
      Singapore
    • Day 31
      Singapore
    Ship Details

    Nautica - Oceania Cruises

    Pros

    Oceania has best food at sea, with no-fee specialty restaurants and vast menu choices.

    Cons

    Popular itineraries sell out quickly, and longer sailings may not appeal to time-constrained travelers.

    Bottom line

    Nautica offers plenty of amenities in the more intimate setting of a mid-sized ship.

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.0
    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.

  • 2019 Best for Shore Excursions

    16 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Khasab, Muscat ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Silversea Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Khasab
    • Day 3
      Muscat
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Salalah
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Aqaba
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Suez Canal
    • Day 13
      Jerusalem (Ashdod)
    • Day 14
      Haifa
    • Day 15
      Haifa
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Athens (Piraeus)
    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.

  • 14 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Walvis Bay, Walvis Bay ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Oceania Cruises
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    Cruise Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 3
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 4
      Walvis Bay
    • 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

    Nautica - Oceania Cruises

    Pros

    Oceania has best food at sea, with no-fee specialty restaurants and vast menu choices.

    Cons

    Popular itineraries sell out quickly, and longer sailings may not appeal to time-constrained travelers.

    Bottom line

    Nautica offers plenty of amenities in the more intimate setting of a mid-sized ship.

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.0
    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.

  • 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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    Cruise Itinerary

    • 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

    ** 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.

  • 30 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Abu Dhabi, Fujairah ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Oceania Cruises
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    Cruise Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 3
      Fujairah
    • Day 4
      Muscat
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 8
      Goa
    • Day 9
      Mangalore
    • Day 10
      Kochi
    • Day 11
      Maldives
    • Day 12
      Maldives
    • Day 13
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 14
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 15
      Luanda
    • Day 15
      Seychelles
    • Day 16
      Seychelles
    • Day 17
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 18
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 19
      Mombasa
    • Day 20
      Zanzibar
    • Day 21
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 22
      Mayotte
    • Day 23
      Cruising (Mozambique Channel)
    • Day 24
      Cruising (Mozambique Channel)
    • Day 25
      Maputo
    • Day 26
      Richards Bay
    • Day 27
      Durban
    • Day 28
      Cape of Good Hope
    • Day 29
      Mossel Bay
    • Day 30
      Cape Town
    • Day 31
      Cape Town
    Ship Details

    Nautica - Oceania Cruises

    Pros

    Oceania has best food at sea, with no-fee specialty restaurants and vast menu choices.

    Cons

    Popular itineraries sell out quickly, and longer sailings may not appeal to time-constrained travelers.

    Bottom line

    Nautica offers plenty of amenities in the more intimate setting of a mid-sized ship.

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.0
    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.

  • 30 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Abu Dhabi, Fujairah ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Oceania Cruises
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    Itinerary

    Cruise Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 3
      Fujairah
    • Day 4
      Muscat
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 8
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 9
      Goa
    • Day 10
      Mangalore
    • Day 11
      Kochi
    • Day 12
      Maldives
    • Day 13
      Maldives
    • Day 14
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 15
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 16
      Luanda
    • Day 16
      Seychelles
    • Day 17
      Seychelles
    • Day 18
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 19
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 20
      Port Louis
    • Day 21
      Pointe des Galets
    • Day 22
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 23
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 24
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 25
      Maputo
    • Day 26
      Richards Bay
    • Day 27
      Durban
    • Day 28
      Cape of Good Hope
    • Day 29
      Mossel Bay
    • Day 30
      Cape Town
    • Day 31
      Cape Town
    Ship Details

    Nautica - Oceania Cruises

    Pros

    Oceania has best food at sea, with no-fee specialty restaurants and vast menu choices.

    Cons

    Popular itineraries sell out quickly, and longer sailings may not appeal to time-constrained travelers.

    Bottom line

    Nautica offers plenty of amenities in the more intimate setting of a mid-sized ship.

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.0
    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

    ** 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 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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    Cruise Itinerary

    • 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

    Pro: Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

    Con: 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

    Editor's Note: A March 2019 dry dock saw the ship's casino converted into ...

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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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    Cruise Itinerary

    • 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

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  • 2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

    24-night
    Indian Ocean Adventure Voyage

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Mumbai
    Visiting:
    Kochi, Kochi ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Azamara
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      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Kochi (Cochin)
    • Day 4
      Kochi (Cochin)
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Seychelles
    • Day 10
      Seychelles
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Mombasa
    • Day 14
      Mombasa
    • Day 15
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Maputo
    • Day 20
      Richards Bay
    • Day 21
      Durham (England)
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Port Elizabeth
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Cape Town
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    Azamara Quest - Azamara

    Pro: Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

    Con: 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

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    Azamara Quest Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    4.5/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.5
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    Value3.5

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  • 2019 Best for Service

    21-night
    Western Africa Journey Voyage

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Walvis Bay, Walvis Bay ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Azamara
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      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 4
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Luanda
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Takoradi
    • Day 12
      Abidjan
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Banjul
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Gran Canaria
    • Day 19
      Tenerife
    • Day 20
      Madeira (Funchal)
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Lisbon
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    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
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    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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  • 2019 Best for Shore Excursions

    16 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Athens
    Visiting:
    Haifa, Jerusalem ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Silversea Cruises
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      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Haifa
    • Day 4
      Jerusalem (Ashdod)
    • Day 5
      Jerusalem (Ashdod)
    • Day 6
      Suez Canal
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Aqaba
    • Day 9
      Safaga
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Salalah
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Dubai
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    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

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    Silver Spirit Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    5.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
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  • 2019 Best for Shore Excursions

    18 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Mumbai
    Visiting:
    Mormugao, Mangalore ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Silversea Cruises
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      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 2
      Mormugao (Goa)
    • Day 3
      Mangalore
    • Day 4
      Kochi (Cochin)
    • Day 5
      Kochi (Cochin)
    • Day 6
      Colombo
    • Day 7
      Colombo
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Yangon (Rangoon)
    • Day 12
      Yangon (Rangoon)
    • Day 13
      Yangon (Rangoon)
    • Day 14
      Yangon (Rangoon)
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Phuket
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Singapore
    • Day 19
      Singapore
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    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
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    5.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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  • 2019 Best for Shore Excursions

    15 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Mumbai
    Visiting:
    Mormugao, Mangalore ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Silversea Cruises
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      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 2
      Mormugao (Goa)
    • Day 3
      Mangalore
    • Day 4
      Kochi (Cochin)
    • Day 5
      Kochi (Cochin)
    • Day 6
      Colombo
    • Day 7
      Colombo
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Yangon (Rangoon)
    • Day 12
      Yangon (Rangoon)
    • Day 13
      Yangon (Rangoon)
    • Day 14
      Yangon (Rangoon)
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Phuket
    • Day 16
      Phuket
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    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
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    5.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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  • 2019 Best for Dining

    22-night
    Western Africa Journey

    Leaving:
    Lisbon
    Visiting:
    Portimao, Casablanca ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Azamara
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    • Day 1
      Lisbon
    • Day 2
      Portimao
    • Day 3
      Casablanca
    • Day 4
      Agadir
    • Day 5
      Lanzarote
    • Day 6
      Gran Canaria
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Banjul
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Abidjan
    • Day 13
      Takoradi
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Luanda
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 21
      Luderitz
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Cape Town
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    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
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    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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  • 21-night
    Western Africa Voyage

    Leaving:
    Lisbon
    Visiting:
    Madeira, Tenerife ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Azamara
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    • Day 1
      Lisbon
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Madeira (Funchal)
    • Day 4
      Tenerife
    • Day 5
      Gran Canaria
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Banjul
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Accra
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Luanda
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 20
      Luderitz
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Cape Town
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    Azamara Pursuit - Azamara

    Pro: Beautifully renovated ship that offers intimate spaces and lively atmosphere.

    Con: Most cabins, especially the bathrooms, are small and feel tight.

    Bottom Line: Perfectly sized to sail into more remote ports; the shore experience is integrated onboard.

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    0.0/5
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  • 11 Night
    Splendors Of Egypt & The Nile

    Leaving:
    Cairo
    Visiting:
    Cairo, Luxor ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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    • Day 1
      Cairo (Port Said)
    • Day 2
      Cairo (Port Said)
    • Day 3
      Luxor
    • Day 4
      Luxor
    • Day 5
      Luxor
    • Day 6
      Kawm Umbu
    • Day 7
      Aswan
    • Day 8
      Aswan
    • Day 9
      Isna
    • Day 10
      Luxor
    • Day 11
      Cairo (Port Said)
    • Day 12
      Cairo (Port Said)
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    River Tosca - Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

    Pros

    Big cabins, plus knowledgable Egyptologists and gorgeous decor

    Cons

    Food, while tasty, not as good as that on line's European ships

    Bottom Line

    A luxurious way to see the Nile's highlights, on a singularly gorgeous ship

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    River Tosca Reviews

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    4.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

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  • 14 Night
    Dubai To Singapore Cruise

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Muscat ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Cunard Line
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      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Muscat
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Colombo
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Phuket
    • Day 12
      Penang
    • Day 13
      Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
    • Day 14
      Singapore
    • Day 15
      Singapore
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    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

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    Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Reviews

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

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  • 49 Night
    Southampton To Melbourne Cruise

    Leaving:
    Southampton
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    Lisbon, Tenerife ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Cunard Line
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      Southampton
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      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
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      Lisbon
    • Day 5
      Cruising
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      Tenerife
    • Day 7
      Cruising
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      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cape Town
    • Day 18
      Cape Town
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Port Elizabeth
    • Day 21
      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Reunion Island
    • Day 26
      Port Louis
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      Cruising
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      Perth (Fremantle)
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      Cruising
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      Albany (Australia)
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      Esperance
    • Day 38
      Cruising
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      Adelaide
    • Day 41
      Cruising
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      Melbourne
    • Day 43
      Burnie
    • Day 44
      Cruising
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      Hobart
    • Day 46
      Cruising
    • Day 47
      Kangaroo Island
    • Day 48
      Adelaide
    • Day 49
      Cruising
    • Day 50
      Melbourne
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    Queen Elizabeth - Cunard Line

    Elegant with plenty of opportunities for formal dressing

    Varied enrichment program

    Sense of occasion on every cruise

    Reviews

    Queen Elizabeth Reviews

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

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  • 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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      Cape Town
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      Cape Town
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      Cruising
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      Walvis Bay
    • Day 5
      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Tenerife
    • Day 14
      Madeira (Funchal)
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Southampton
    • Day 19
      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Cruising
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      New York (Manhattan)
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    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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  • 2019 Best Overall

    21 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Barcelona
    Visiting:
    Malta, Rhodes ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Barcelona
    • Day 2
      Mediterranean Sea (Cruising)
    • Day 3
      Malta (Valletta)
    • Day 4
      Mediterranean Sea (Cruising)
    • Day 5
      Rhodes
    • Day 6
      Limassol
    • Day 7
      Haifa
    • Day 8
      Suez Canal
    • Day 9
      Suez Canal
    • Day 10
      Sharm-el-Sheikh
    • Day 11
      Safaga
    • Day 12
      Safaga
    • Day 13
      Aqaba
    • Day 14
      Red Sea (Cruising)
    • Day 15
      Red Sea (Cruising)
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Salalah
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Muscat
    • Day 21
      Dubai
    • Day 22
      Dubai
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    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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  • 30 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Mossel Bay, Durban ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Oceania Cruises
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      Cape Town
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      Mossel Bay
    • Day 3
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
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      Durban
    • Day 5
      Richards Bay
    • Day 6
      Maputo
    • Day 7
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
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      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 9
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 10
      Pointe des Galets
    • Day 11
      Port Louis
    • Day 12
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 13
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 14
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 15
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 16
      Maldives
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Kochi
    • Day 19
      Colombo
    • Day 20
      Bay of Bengal
    • Day 21
      Bay of Bengal
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Yangon (Rangoon)
    • Day 24
      Yangon (Rangoon)
    • Day 25
      Yangon (Rangoon)
    • Day 26
      Cruising
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      Phuket
    • Day 28
      Penang
    • Day 29
      Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
    • Day 30
      Singapore
    • Day 31
      Singapore
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    Insignia - Oceania Cruises

    Pros

    Excellent food and attentive service accompany an intimate and mature atmosphere onboard.

    Cons

    Activities are few, which can prove either relaxing or slightly dull.

    Bottom Line

    Insignia is a small, quiet and comfortable ship oriented toward adults.

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    Insignia Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

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  • 2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

    26-night
    Indian Ocean Adventure Voyage

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
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    Port Elizabeth, Durham ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Azamara
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      Cape Town
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      Cruising
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      Port Elizabeth
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      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Durham (England)
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      Richards Bay
    • Day 7
      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Taolagnaro
    • Day 10
      Cruising
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      Pointe des Galets
    • Day 12
      Port Louis
    • Day 13
      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      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
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      Cruising
    • Day 26
      Dubai
    • Day 27
      Dubai
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    Azamara Quest - Azamara

    Pro: Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

    Con: 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

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    Azamara Quest Reviews

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    4.5/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value3.5

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  • 2019 Best for Entertainment

    14 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Walvis Bay, Luderitz ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
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      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
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    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

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    Seven Seas Voyager Reviews

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

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  • 2019 Best for Shore Excursions

    10 Night
    Africa Cruise

    Leaving:
    Mumbai
    Visiting:
    Muscat, Muscat ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Silversea Cruises
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      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Muscat
    • Day 5
      Muscat
    • Day 6
      Fujairah
    • Day 7
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 8
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 9
      Manama
    • Day 10
      Doha
    • Day 11
      Dubai
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    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

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    Silver Spirit Reviews

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

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