Western Africa Voyage
4th March 2023 FOR 21 NIGHTS | Azamara Journey
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WHY WE RECOMMEND Canaries CRUISES
Set sail on the journey of a lifetime to the vast and beautiful continent of Africa and discover why this spectacular – but often overlooked – part of the world offers an exciting escape for the intrepid traveller.
There’s no limit to what you can discover on an enchanting cruise to this stunning corner of the globe. With a plethora of fascinating ports across many diverse nations, cruisers will find a wealth of once-in-a-lifetime experiences along the scenic African coastline.
From the intriguing and unspoilt tribal villages scattered across the continent to the array of majestic wildlife that roams the expansive African Savannah, breathtaking natural beauty and captivating culture is waiting in each new destination. You could embark on an unforgettable safari adventure to observe the wild animals that roam the plains of Africa in their natural habitat, or how about a South African wine tour to see the vineyards and winelands of Stellenbosch and beyond, and perhap even sample a fine vintage or two.
The best cruises to Africa will call in a diverse range of ports across the continent, so guests can truly appreciate this vast and fascinating region. Experience an exciting African safari in South Africa, observe the unique endemic wildlife of Madagascar and spend time in remote and beautiful locations across Tanzania, Namibia and more – all on one amazing cruise holiday.
You'll find a fantastic range of unforgettable cruises to Africa at SixStarCruises.co.uk with all of the world's finest luxury cruise lines, travelling along the scenic shores of this beautiful and fascinating continent. Some of these six-star voyages will also incorprate other regions including Europe, Asia and the islands of the Indian Ocean, offering the chance to embark on a truly epic escape.
Just take a look at some of amazing Africa cruises available to book now for the upcoming years and start looking forward to an incredible holiday aboard one of the world's most elegant and opulent cruise ships.
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Tucked beneath the storied Cape of Good Hope, South Africa’s capital is awash in contrasts. Mountains meet oceans. Warm trade winds intermingle with icy waters. A decidedly European climate in Africa’s most southernmost city. A world-focus during the 20th century, South Africa’s struggles with colonialism and apartheid have defined Cape Town. A global, multicultural metropolis with a thriving LGBTQ community, today the port city has emerged as a beacon of change. Get a local perspective as you learn about Cape Town’s segregation-era at the District Six Museum. See its past history of artistic censorship at the South African National Gallery. Understand the remaining effects of Apartheid with a township tour.
04 Mar 2023
05 Mar 2023
Under crystal clear skies and surrounded by huge, golden dunes, discover an adventurous culture in Walvis Bay. Perched across from Pelican Point, the city is sheltered from the rugged surf that stretches north up Namibia’s rocky, fog-bound Skeleton Coast. Venture inland to the rolling sands of the vast Namib Desert for an exotic African safari to spot lions, elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, rhinos, and more, or kayak in the calm waters of the city’s huge natural lagoon.
06 Mar 2023
07 Mar 2023 - 09 Mar 2023
Our African cruises take you to the continent's western coast. Here, bordered by half a moon-shaped bay shaded by baobab trees, Luanda shines like a beacon. The capital city of Angola, Luanda is a metropolis that connects the region’s colonial past with its bright future. Once ashore, explore Baixa de Luanda (The Old City), where narrow streets lined with classic colonial buildings paint a picture of the Portuguese influence on the city. Then make your way to the Fortress of São Miguel, a UNESCO World Heritage site built in 1576, where embellished wall tiles and artifacts detail the history of the city.
10 Mar 2023
11 Mar 2023 - 13 Mar 2023
Once a sleepy fishing village, Takoradi has prospered since becoming Ghana’s first deepwater seaport in 1928. Along the shore in the south of the city, laid-back beach vibes abound, but explore deeper into the heart of Takoradi (called Taadi by locals), and you’ll uncover a hub of activity that embraces traditional African life and modern commerce.
14 Mar 2023
The economic and cultural crossroads of West Africa, Abidjan is the second-largest French speaking city in the world. As you sail along the Ebrie lagoon into port, you’ll be greeted by a cityscape of gleaming skyscrapers, but beyond the surface, local life pulses to a unique rhythm. The city is divided into ten districts, each with their own distinct feel and tropical soul, and all yours to discover Azamara® on voyages to West Africa. Start in the central district of Le Plateau. The beating heart and business hub of the city, it’s home to some striking examples of modern African architecture, like the towering La Pyramide, and iconic St. Paul Cathedral. The glamorous Cocody district is where you’ll find foreign embassies along wide boulevards, green garden squares, and palm-lined beaches.
15 Mar 2023
16 Mar 2023 - 17 Mar 2023
A tiny slice of Africa surrounded by Senegal, the country’s borders hug the shores of The Gambia River, and the capital city of Banjul is perched right at the river’s mouth on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The city is often overlooked by tourists to Africa—and that’s just fine with us, because it gives you ample opportunity to explore beyond the surface.
18 Mar 2023
19 Mar 2023 - 20 Mar 2023
Located in the Atlantic Ocean about 800 miles off the coast of Europe, Gran Canaria is like a little slice of Spanish paradise. In fact, even though it’s just 29 miles across, with its variety of landscapes, climates, and attractions, Gran Canaria is sometimes referred to as a “Miniature Continent”, and a third of the island under protection as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The south features sunny resort communities, the bird sanctuary of Palmisos Park, and Maspalomas (renowned for its beaches, sand dunes, and lighthouse), while the east has the fishing village of Puerto de Mogan, otherwise known as “Little Venice” due to its many canals.
21 Mar 2023
A notoriously festive destination, Tenerife is the biggest, most well-known of Spain's Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. The volcanic island is characterized by rugged, steep coastline and miles of beaches, popular for kite surfing and swimming. Teide-Pico Viejo, Spain’s tallest peak, towers over the island, and its national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
22 Mar 2023
Madeira has its share of captivating squares, picturesque villages, idyllic landscapes, and stunning views; it also offers some unexpected pleasures. There are numerous parks and gardens – wild and natural, manicured, Oriental in sensibility, and one attached to the villa of an erstwhile prince.
23 Mar 2023
24 Mar 2023
Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world. Its magnificent harbor made it a logical trading port as far back as the Phoenicians, as well as a departure point for 15th century voyages sponsored by Prince Henry the Navigator, patron of Portuguese explorers. The city is rich in architecture, from Romanesque and Gothic to Post Modern, and criss-crossed by monument-studded grand boulevards. Today it is seeking a place on the world stage by hosting, in addition to its own active cultural calendar, film festivals, art, fashion, and design shows, book fairs, marathons, and rock concerts.
25 Mar 2023
(This holiday is generally suitable for persons with reduced mobility. For customers with reduced mobility or any medical condition that may require special assistance or arrangements to be made, please notify your Cruise Concierge at the time of your enquiry, so that we can provide specific information as to the suitability of the holiday, as well as make suitable arrangements with the Holiday Provider on your behalf).
A luxurious boutique hotel at sea, the Azamara Journey® is a mid-sized ship with a deck plan that’s intimate but never crowded, and offers everything modern voyagers are looking for—plus some unexpected extras.
Re-imagined staterooms include modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. Plus the ship features a large number of staterooms and suites with verandas, perfect for starting your day with fresh sea air and stunning views.
Across the fleet, our authentic service goes beyond the expectations of even the most well-traveled cruisers. Friendly and approachable, our staff are attentive, and happy to offer everything from poolside service to recommendations for your on-shore exploration. After all, we love sailing the world just as much as you do!
Add to all of that world-class dining options, spa experiences to relax and refresh, and all-new entertainment offerings, you’ve got an onboard experience that’s matched only by the immersive cultural encounters we’ve got in store on shore.
Alternative sailing dates
Flexible with departure dates? Alternative sailing dates for this itinerary are available in the list below