Passengers will have the chance to encounter lemurs in Madagascar, hang out with a Dabbawala in Mumbai or walk through the dunes of the Namib Desert.
Included are overnight stays in Victoria, Seychelles and Mombasa, Kenya, a two-night stay in Port Louis, Mauritius, as well as an extended three-night stay in Cape Town, South Africa, where historic sites such that Signal Hill and Robben Island are waiting for you.
“A real adventure”
“This sailing is a real adventure, and in close collaboration with Mr. Olsen Jnr himself, we have curated this itinerary to allow passengers to have truly immersive experiences ashore,” said Martin Lister, Head of Planning routes and destination experience, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.
‘Whether it’s touring the spice plantations or helping the Dabawallas deliver boxes of tiffin to the people of Mumbai, walking the colossal dunes of the world’s oldest desert in the Namib, or discovering the cultures and traditions of destinations off the beaten track, including Mozambique, Ghana, Mayotte and Senegal.’
Lister added: “There will also be plenty of opportunities to encounter wildlife in their natural habitat, from searching for the ‘Big Five’ in Kenya and South Africa or discovering endemic species such as the giant tortoise in the Seychelles and lemurs and chameleons in Madagascar”.
“This is a cruise that offers countless highlights, and we look forward to sharing those experiences with our guests.”
The voyage “The fearless beauty of Africa and the Indian Ocean” departs Southampton on November 19, 2023 with stopovers: Tangier, Morocco; Valletta, Malta; Alexandria, Egypt; Port Said, Egypt; Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt; Safaga, Egypt; Jeddah. Saudi Arabia; Salalah, Oman; Mumbai, India; Mormugao, India; Mangalore, India; Kochi, Kerala, India; Uligamu, Maldives; Hithadhoo, Maldives; Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles (one night stay); the island of Praslin, in the Seychelles; La Digue, Seychelles; Mombasa, Kenya (one night stay); Zanzibar, Tanzania; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Mamoudzou, Mayotte; Andoany, Nosy Be, Madagascar; Antsiranana, Madagascar; Port Reunion, Reunion Island; Port Louis, Mauritius (two night stay); Toamasina (Tamatave), Madagascar; Port of Ehoala, Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar; Maputo, Mozambique; Richards Bay, South Africa; Durban, South Africa; East London, South Africa; Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), South Africa; Mossel Bay, South Africa; Cape Town, South Africa (three night stay); Walvis Bay, Namibia; São Tomé, São Tomé & Príncipe; Cotonou, Benin; Lome, Togo; Takoradi, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; Santa Cruz, Tenerife; Funchal, Madeira.
Onboard expenses and free transfers
Prices start from £9,999 per person. Passengers will receive up to £500 per person to spend on board Boletewhile those who book by June 30, 2022 will also receive complimentary door-to-door transfers covering up to 200 miles from the mainland to port.