Coastal Treasures of Southwest Africa

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Board your voyage exploring the west coast of the Southern Region of Africa in Cape Town. Sail from the Atlantic coastline of Namibia, the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa, to the unspoiled coast of Angola, a post-colonial country slowly emerging from the ravages of war. Watch out for flamingos, pelicans, whales and dolphins as you discover exquisite landscapes, with your journey ending in the charming, Portuguese-influenced city of Luanda.

Trip Highlights

Explore the Kolmanskop ghost town in the barren Namib Desert near Luderitz
Spot flamingos and pelicans in their thousands at Pelican Point
Look for the rare (and weird) tree lumbo or Welwitchia mirabilis in Namibe Partial Reserve
Learn more about Angola’s colonial and military history at the Portuguese-built Fortress of São Miguel

Itinerary

Cape Town
Day 1-2
Between mountains and the ocean, Cape Town is a vibrant, multicultural city with a lively waterfront featuring seafood restaurants, shopping and attractions. A cable car transports visitors to distinctive Table Mountain with sweeping views. Boats head to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. Nearby Boulders Beach is home to African penguins, and world-class Stellenbosch vineyards offer wine tastings amid Cape Dutch architecture.
Day at sea
Day 3
Sea days are rarely dull. Take the time to sit back and let the world go by. The ship’s observation decks provide stunning views of the passing ocean. A day at sea gives you the opportunity to mingle with other passengers and share your experiences of this incredible trip or head to our library which is stocked full of reference books. Get an expert’s view in one of our on-board lectures or perhaps perfect your photography skills with invaluable advice from our onboard professional photographers.
Luderitz
Day 4
Lüderitz, with a unique West African-German culture, graces Namibia's coast on a windswept, rocky hillside beside the bay. Formerly a German colony, the town preserves colonial buildings in German Art Nouveau style, including Goerke Haus mansion and the Felsenkirche Lutheran Church built into the rocks. Beyond town, the desolate Namib Desert extends along the coast, home to Kolmanskop ghost town, wild horses and tales of remarkable survival.
Walvis Bay
Day 5-7
Walvis Bay offers shelter to thousands of flamingos in its natural tidal lagoon and protected wetlands. At the remote Pelican Point sand spit, a Cape fur seal colony hauls out, and marine wildlife like whales and dolphins swim by. Locally caught fish and German dishes are available in the harbour. Optional tours include desert dinners, dune jeep safaris, meeting the locals in Mondesa township, and flights or hot air balloons over the desert.
Day at sea
Day 8
Days at sea are the perfect chance to relax, unwind and do whatever takes your fancy. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, trying to spot a whale from the deck, reading a chapter or two, or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to the green days spent exploring on land.
Ilha Baia dos Tigre
Day 9
Far from the crowds, the abandoned Ilha Baía dos Tigres, or Tiger Island, in Angola off Namibe Province's coast offers a deserted island setting. Originally a peninsula, it became an island overnight when the ocean breached the isthmus and residents abandoned their homes. Nestled in clear blue waters, the island is a pristine oasis surrounded by secluded beaches, and vast dunes, renowned for desolate landscapes and eerie ghost towns.
Namibe
Day 10
Now known as Moçâmedes, the port of Namibe was settled by the Portuguese in the 19th century. This early slave trading town is the entrance to the arid Namib desert, with towering sand dunes and home to the ancient welwitschia mirabilis trees, each over 2,000 years old and threatened by climate change. Near the port, the old town has colourful colonial architecture, beaches and historic buildings, including an abandoned spaceship-like cinema.
Day at sea
Day 11
Today as you sail, you’ll bask in the endless comforts of your ship. From the deck, marvel at the dramatic sea views. Relax with a nurturing facial treatment or massage in the spa or delve into the ship’s learning resources. Or, simply take refuge in your cabin and enjoy the opportunity to rest.
Luanda
Day 12
As Angola emerges from colonial rule and a long Civil War, its capital, Luanda, is evolving into a forward-looking city with a rich heritage. Landmarks include Gustave Eiffel's Iron Palace and the 16th-century São Miguel Fortress. Luanda's historic upper town, Cidade Alta, features pink colonial buildings, the Presidential Palace and ministerial houses. Ilha do Cabo shows Luanda's modern side with trendy seaside restaurants and bars.
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Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommodate two guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, a bedroom with living room area, and a luxurious bathroom.

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Balcony D5

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Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, bedroom with living room area, and a luxurious bathroom.

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Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, bedroom with living room area, and a luxurious bathroom.

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Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, bedroom with living room area, and a luxurious bathroom.

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32 m2
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Junior Suites measure 32-36m2 (344-388ft2) – including a 6m2 (65ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two guests. They feature a king size bed, have a separate living room area, and luxurious en-suite bathroom.

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41 m2
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Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature a king size bed, and have a separate living room, with a flame-effect fireplace. There’s also a luxurious ensuite bathroom with separate bath tub and a walk-in shower.

Premium Suite

41 m2
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Premium Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including 8m2 (86ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two guests. They feature a king size bed, separate living room, and flame-effect fireplace. There’s also a luxurious ensuite bathroom – with separate bath tub and shower – and a walk-in wardrobe.

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Oceanview D4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommo...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 9,415
Double
$ 5,380

Adult Fare

Single

$ 9,415

Double

$ 5,380

Oceanview M4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommo...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 9,940
Double
$ 5,680

Adult Fare

Single

$ 9,940

Double

$ 5,680

Deck  5

Balcony D5

25 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 12,215
Double
$ 6,980

Adult Fare

Single

$ 12,215

Double

$ 6,980

Balcony M5

25 m2
3
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 12,915
Double
$ 7,380
Triple
$ 3,690

Adult Fare

Single

$ 12,915

Double

$ 7,380

Junior Suite

32 m2
4
Junior Suites measure 32-36m2 (344-388ft2) – including a 6...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 19,560
Double
$ 9,780
Triple
$ 4,890
Quad
$ 4,890

Adult Fare

Single

$ 19,560

Double

$ 9,780

Suite

41 m2
4
Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including a 5m2 ...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 20,560
Double
$ 10,280
Triple
$ 5,140
Quad
$ 5,140

Adult Fare

Single

$ 20,560

Double

$ 10,280

Deck  6

Balcony D6

25 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 13,440
Double
$ 7,680

Adult Fare

Single

$ 13,440

Double

$ 7,680

Junior Suite

32 m2
4
Junior Suites measure 32-36m2 (344-388ft2) – including a 6...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 19,560
Double
$ 9,780
Triple
$ 4,890
Quad
$ 4,890

Adult Fare

Single

$ 19,560

Double

$ 9,780

Suite

41 m2
4
Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including a 5m2 ...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 20,560
Double
$ 10,280
Triple
$ 5,140
Quad
$ 5,140

Adult Fare

Single

$ 20,560

Double

$ 10,280

Premium Suite

41 m2
4
Premium Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including 8m2<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 22,560
Double
$ 11,280
Triple
$ 5,640
Quad
$ 5,640

Adult Fare

Single

$ 22,560

Double

$ 11,280

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