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Northwest Africa and its Islands

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05.03.25-05.12.25
SH Diana
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From Dakar's lively markets to Funchal's subtropical gardens, this voyage navigates the rugged and windswept Atlantic coasts of Northwest Africa and its islands. Absorb the rich cultural blend of colonial European and traditional African influences. Experience desert in Dakhla and lush forests of Madeira as the trade winds propel you from port to port. This exotic yet accessible route promises adventures as boundless as the ocean horizon.

Itinerary

Dakar
Day 1
Fabulous museums, a thriving art scene and elegant seaside dining showcase Dakar's rich culture and forward outlook. The bustling traditional Medina quarter with its mosques, tea shops and street markets contrasts with the Senegalese capital's French-influenced architecture and cuisine. Mbalax music dominates the vibrant nightlife. Traditional crafts like woodcarvings and paintings sell at Soumbédioune market, making it the perfect souvenir stop.
Day at sea
Day 2
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.
Dakhla
Day 3-4
The city of Dakhla's position on a peninsula along Morocco's Atlantic coast where the desert meets the sea makes it a unique gateway to Western Sahara's landscapes. The region is a haven for birdwatching enthusiasts, with its vibrant flamingo population attracting numerous visitors. Kitesurfing and desert safaris are also popular activities, offering chances to see mammals like sand cats and reptiles including spiny-tailed lizards.
Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura Island
Day 5
Fuerteventura, the oldest Canary Island, has some of the Canaries' best beaches with miles of white and golden sand beaches, interrupted only by cliffs and sheltered coves. With year-round sunshine and refreshing breezes, it's a paradise for beach enthusiasts, attracting surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers. The Mirador Astronómico de Sicasumbre viewpoint provides a Martian-like landscape with volcanic and otherworldly rock formations.
Selvagem Islands
Day 6
The Selvagens Islands Nature Reserve (also known as the Salvage Island), Portugal's southernmost territory, lies approximately 250 km south of Madeira. It plays a crucial role as a bird sanctuary, safeguarding nesting marine birdlife, such as Cory's shearwater. Designated as a nature reserve in 1971, it is a remarkable, globally unique example of well-preserved and pristine Macaronesian biota, complemented by significant geological features.
Funchal, Madeira Island
Day 7
Madeira is famous for lush gardens with subtropical plants, but Funchal, the capital of the Garden Island, has more to offer. Rua de Santa Maria's colourful Old Town street is brightened with 200 painted doors. Madeira wine cellars' tasting rooms are scattered throughout the town. Taking a cable car ride to Monte provides a scenic experience, then from the top, carreiros, straw-boatered drivers, guide wicker-basket sleds down the steep streets.
Porto Santo, Porto Santo Island
Day 8
Porto Santo has been dubbed ‘the golden island’ for its 9-km-stretch of silky sands. This is also where Christopher Columbus stayed en route to ‘discovering’ America The 15th-century Columbus House Museum. Along the palm tree- and bougainvillaea-lined streets of the island’s capital, Vila Baleira, many of the island’s restaurants make the local dish of bolo do caco (bread baked on a piece of tile), yam bread served with garlic butter.
Day at sea
Day 9
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.
Lisbon
Day 10
Spread over seven hills with São Jorge Castle views, bustling Lisbon is one of the world's oldest cities. Elegant Baixa, hilltop Alfama with its yellow tram, and scenic Graça overviewing pastel buildings, are top areas. The Jerónimos Monastery in Belém is a World Heritage Gothic site. The classic Portuguese pastel de nata custard tarts are a local treat. Europe’s longest suspension bridge, the Ponte 25 de Abril, crosses the river Tagus.
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Oceanview D4

18 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms feature two single beds or a double bed, a bedroom with a living room area, and a luxurious bathroom. Amenities include TV service, minibar with soft drinks & beer; Illy Espresso coffee machine with pods, kettle, and Kusmi tea bags; towels for cabin, pool, and gym; bathrobe; bedroom slippers; and toiletries by Lajatica.

Oceanview M4

18 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms feature two single beds or a double bed, a bedroom with a living room area, and a luxurious bathroom. Amenities include TV service, minibar with soft drinks & beer; Illy Espresso coffee machine with pods, kettle, and Kusmi tea bags; towels for cabin, pool, and gym; bathrobe; bedroom slippers; and toiletries by Lajatica.

Balcony D5

18 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms feature two single beds or a double bed, a bedroom with a living room area, a luxurious bathroom, and a 6m2 (65ft2) private balcony. Amenities include TV service, stocked minibar with soft drinks & beer; Illy Espresso coffee machine with pods, kettle, and Kusmi tea bags; towels for cabin, pool, and gym; bathrobe; bedroom slippers; and toiletries by Lajatica.

Balcony M5

18 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms feature two single beds or a double bed, a bedroom with a living room area, a luxurious bathroom, and a 6m2 (65ft2) private balcony. Amenities include TV service, stocked minibar with soft drinks & beer; Illy Espresso coffee machine with pods, kettle, and Kusmi tea bags; towels for cabin, pool, and gym; bathrobe; bedroom slippers; and toiletries by Lajatica.

Balcony D6

18 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms feature two single beds or a double bed, a bedroom with a living room area, a luxurious bathroom, and a 6m2 (65ft2) private balcony. Amenities include TV service, stocked minibar with soft drinks & beer; Illy Espresso coffee machine with pods, kettle, and Kusmi tea bags; towels for cabin, pool, and gym; bathrobe; bedroom slippers; and toiletries by Lajatica.

Junior Suite

24 m2
2
Junior Suites are only available on SH Diana and feature a king-size bed, a separate living room area with a flame-effect fireplace, a private kitchen, a luxurious en-suite bathroom, and a 7mq private balcony. Amenities include TV service, minibar with soft drinks & beer; Illy Espresso coffee machine with pods, kettle, and Kusmi tea bags; towels for the cabin, pool, and gym; bathrobe; bedroom slippers; and toiletries by Lajatica.

Suite

30 m2
2
Suites feature a king-size bed, a separate living room, and a flame-effect fireplace. A luxurious ensuite bathroom with a separate bathtub, walk-in shower, and a 5mq private balcony. Amenities include TV service, stocked minibar with soft drinks & beer; Illy Espresso coffee machine with pods, kettle, and Kusmi tea bags; towels for cabin, pool, and gym; bathrobe; bedroom slippers; and toiletries by Lajatica.

Premium Suite

30 m2
2
Premium Suites have a king-size bed, a separate living room, and a flame-effect fireplace. A luxurious ensuite bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower, walk–in wardrobe, and a 9mq private balcony. Amenities include TV service, minibar with soft drinks & beer; Illy Espresso coffee machine with pods, kettle, and Kusmi tea bags; towels for cabin, pool, and gym; bathrobe; bedroom slippers; Lajatica toiletries.