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About Durban

Durban is a beachside city in South Africa that boasts the busiest port in Africa. The Indian Ocean fringes the city limits, and the port has a Golden Mile of beachfront. Yet Durban remains more dynamic than your average beachside town.

Durban is renowned for being one of the most cosmopolitan cities in South Africa, and the term melting pot is not used lightly. Zulu, Indian and European Africans merge in this subtropical city; 60 percent of Durbanites are Zulu, the largest ethnic group in South Africa. Along the main precinct of Victoria Road, a mosque minaret meets a Catholic church spire above the bustling auspice of an Indian market.

The Zulu people originate from this province and changed the course of South African colonialism at the end of the 19th century under the reign of famed warrior King Shaka.

Durban feels like a more African city than any other in South Africa, particularly if cruise passengers have been to the more European city of Cape Town. It is also the gateway to some of South Africa's scenic wonders, from the Drakensberg mountain range to the Valley of 1,000 Hills and the safari drives of Phinda Game Reserve.


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  • 14 Night
    Cruise to Durban

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Walvis Bay, Cape of Good Hope ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Oceania Cruises
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    14 Night Cruise to Durban Route (Oceania Cruises)
    • 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

    Imagine yourself in a floating country club, and you'll have a good feel for Nautica's onboard ...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    SusanelizabethP
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Poor service , poor food , poor staff
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    Rutman
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    A Solid Upscale Cruising Experience
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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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  • 30 Night
    Cruise to Durban

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Abu Dhabi, Fujairah ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Oceania Cruises
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    30 Night Cruise to Durban Route (Oceania Cruises)
    • 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
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • 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

    Imagine yourself in a floating country club, and you'll have a good feel for Nautica's onboard ...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    gilpier
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Ok cruise but...
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    mauriceMm
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Not Up To Expectations NOR Oceania’s Longstanding Reputation!
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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
    Cruise to Durban

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Mossel Bay, Durban ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Oceania Cruises
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    30 Night Cruise to Durban Route (Oceania Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Mossel Bay
    • Day 3
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 4
      Durban
    • Day 5
      Richards Bay
    • Day 6
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 7
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 8
      Taolagnaro
    • 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
      Seychelles
    • Day 15
      Seychelles
    • Day 16
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 17
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 18
      Maldives
    • Day 19
      Maldives
    • Day 20
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 21
      Mangalore
    • Day 22
      Kochi
    • Day 23
      Colombo
    • Day 24
      Galle
    • Day 25
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 26
      Cruising
    • Day 27
      Phuket
    • Day 28
      Penang
    • 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

    Imagine yourself in a floating country club, and you'll have a good feel for Nautica's onboard ...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    solosport
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Great Itinerary, a few unnecessary ports, small ship needing overhall
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    Dourobert
    Sail Date Jun 2019
    Great trip to Arctic Russia
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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
    Cruise to Durban

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

    30 Night Cruise to Durban Route (Oceania Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Cape Town
    • Day 2
      Mossel Bay
    • Day 3
      Port Elizabeth
    • Day 4
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 5
      Durban
    • Day 6
      Richards Bay
    • Day 7
      Maputo
    • Day 8
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 9
      Indian Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 10
      Taolagnaro
    • 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
      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
      Penang
    • 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

    Imagine yourself in a floating country club, and you'll have a good feel for Nautica's onboard ...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    fishr
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Very rough start and sailing, but in the end but in the end excellent
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    GMaCarolK
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    BUCKET LIST MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE
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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
    Cruise to Durban

    Leaving:
    Cape Town
    Visiting:
    Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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    14 Night Cruise to Durban 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)
    • Day 12
      Walvis Bay
    • Day 13
      Luderitz
    • Day 14
      Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
    • 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

    Regent lays claim to be the most inclusive experience among the major luxury cruise lines. Of c...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    ELBLPeters
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Disappointed from Day One
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    cehanlon
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Regent Seven Seas Cruises Goes the Extra Mile for its Passengers
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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.

  • 113 Night
    Cruise to Durban

    Leaving:
    New York
    Visiting:
    Southampton, Tenerife ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Cunard Line
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    113 Night Cruise to Durban Route (Cunard Line)
    • Day 1
      New York (Manhattan)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Southampton
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Tenerife
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Cape Town
    • Day 22
      Cape Town
    • Day 23
      Cape Town
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Port Elizabeth
    • Day 26
      Cruising
    • Day 27
      Durban
    • Day 28
      Cruising
    • Day 29
      Cruising
    • Day 30
      Cruising
    • Day 31
      Port Louis
    • Day 32
      Reunion Island
    • Day 33
      Cruising
    • Day 34
      Cruising
    • Day 35
      Cruising
    • Day 36
      Cruising
    • Day 37
      Cruising
    • Day 38
      Cruising
    • Day 39
      Cruising
    • Day 40
      Perth (Fremantle)
    • Day 41
      Busselton
    • Day 42
      Cruising
    • Day 43
      Cruising
    • Day 44
      Cruising
    • Day 45
      Adelaide
    • Day 46
      Cruising
    • Day 47
      Melbourne
    • Day 48
      Cruising
    • Day 49
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 50
      Sydney (Australia)
    • Day 51
      Cruising
    • Day 52
      Brisbane
    • Day 53
      Cruising
    • Day 54
      Cruising
    • Day 55
      Cairns
    • Day 56
      Cruising
    • Day 57
      Cruising
    • Day 58
      Cruising
    • Day 59
      Darwin
    • Day 60
      Cruising
    • Day 61
      Cruising
    • Day 62
      Bitung
    • Day 63
      Cruising
    • Day 64
      Cruising
    • Day 65
      Cruising
    • Day 66
      Hong Kong
    • Day 67
      Hong Kong
    • Day 68
      Cruising
    • Day 69
      Da Nang
    • Day 70
      Cruising
    • Day 71
      Phu My
    • Day 72
      Cruising
    • Day 73
      Singapore
    • Day 74
      Singapore
    • Day 75
      Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
    • Day 76
      Penang
    • Day 77
      Cruising
    • Day 78
      Cruising
    • Day 79
      Colombo
    • Day 80
      Cruising
    • Day 81
      Cruising
    • Day 82
      Cruising
    • Day 83
      Cruising
    • Day 84
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 85