Stunning South African Cruise

Cruise the beautiful coastline of South Africa from Cape Town aboard Boudicca and step ashore at a string of incredible destinations Including Durban, Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay to go in search of the country’s most iconic wildlife and unspoilt natural landscapes.

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DESTINATION Capetown, South Africa
FROM Dublin / Capetown
DATE 09th & 23rd January 2018
DURATION 16 Nights
PRICE From €2,999 pp

Cruise the beautiful coastline of South Africa from Cape Town aboard Boudicca and step ashore at a string of incredible destinations including Durban, Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay to go in search of the country’s most iconic wildlife and unspoilt natural landscapes.

A day at sea will ensure a relaxing start to your exotic holiday, allowing you time to familiarise yourself with the ship and get to know your fellow guests as you sail to Port Elizabeth. Once docked, you’ll have two-full days to indulge in an ultimate safari experience. You could spot the ‘Big Five’ at the Kariega or Lalibela Game Reserves; or perhaps watch hundreds of elephants, Cape buffalo and much more in their natural habitat on a 4×4 adventure through Addo Elephant Park. An overnight in Richards Bay follows, with the chance to encounter even more African wildlife, such as rare white rhinos, at Hluhluwe Game Reserve. For a unique cultural experience, join a tour to DumaZulu for a fascinating insight into the Zulu Kingdom’s way of life.

The next two days will be spent docked in Durban, the gateway to the traditional Zulu villages and spectacular landscapes of the famous Valley of a Thousand Hills. The city is also perfectly placed for those wishing to visit Tala Game Reserve or the UNESCO-listed iSimangaliso Wetland Park – home to a diverse range of wildlife including crocodiles, African elephants, turtles and even humpback whales. An abundance of South Africa’s lesser-known fauna await you from Mossel Bay, the next port of call. See over 2,500 Cape fur seals on a boat trip to nearby Seal Island; or tour to Oudtshoorn, ‘the ostrich capital of the world’. Your exotic cruise then concludes back in Cape Town, where there’s plenty to tick-off your ‘must-see’ list before heading home. From the stunning scenery at Cape Point and the penguins of Boulders Beach to iconic Table Mountain, there’s much to discover during almost three days in the ‘Mother City’. Spending one of your evenings watching the sunset over delicious oysters and fine wines at the top of Signal Hill is highly recommended.

Day to Day Itinerary:

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Day 1: Dublin, Ireland – Capetown, South Africa:

Fly from Dublin on an overnight flight to Capetown

Day 2: Capetown, South Africa:

Known for its lively waterfront and harbour, serene vineyards and impressive Cape Point National Park, Cape Town is a fascinating, must-visit destination with a deep history. Located on the shore of Table Bay, this picturesque city is best seen from the top of Table Mountain – accessible via cable car – where incredible views of the ‘City Bowl’ are found. Spend the night at a 4* Hotel in Capetown.

Day 3: Depart Capetown, South Africa: Depart Late Night 

Boudicca awaits your arrival, where you will be welcomed on board by the excellent crew. You will have plenty of time to settle in and explore the ship, as she leaves port late at night.

Day 4: At Sea:

Crusie from Capetown towards Port Elizabeth

Day 5: Port Elizabeth, South Africa: Arrive Early AM

Known for its incredible weather and deep history, Port Elizabeth provides the total South African Experience. Founded in 1820, much of the city’s history is evident today in the architecture of Fort Frederick and the Campanile Bell Tower – both part of the Donkin Heritage Trail that allows visitors to follow in the footsteps of Port Elizabeth’s original settlers.

Day 6: Port Elizabeth, South Africa: Depart Late PM

Port Elizabeth is steeped in history, evident in the architecture of Fort Frederick and the Campanile Bell Tower – both part of the Donkin Heritage Trail which allows the visitor to follow in the footsteps of the 1820 Settlers on their journey of discovery and settlement.

Nearby, the Addo Elephant Park offers the chance to encounter the rare Addo Elephant, among a variety of other game; a safari experience at the Kariega Game Reserve takes guests in search of the ‘Big Five’ .

Port Elizabeth offers many historic attractions, one of the most interesting being the 54 hectare Settler’s Park in the city centre, a nature lover’s paradise, as it boasts beautiful flora and fauna.

Day7: At Sea:

Day 8: Richards Bay, South Africa: Arrive  Early AM

Set within Zululand, Richards Bay is surrounded by vast expanses of untouched indigenous scenery, natural lakes and marshes, making it one of the most picturesque tourist destinations in South Africa. The unspoilt wetlands are teeming with wildlife including hippos, crocodiles and over 300 species of bird.

Day 9: Richards Bay, South Africa: Depart Late Night

Set within Zululand, Richards Bay is surrounded by vast expanses of untouched indigenous scenery, natural lakes and marshes, making it one of the most picturesque tourist destinations in South Africa. The unspoilt wetlands are teeming with wildlife including hippos, crocodiles and over 300 species of bird.

Day 10: Durban, South Africa:  Arrive Early AM

Durban is a true paradise blessed with balmy weather all year round and an incredible stretch of beach called the Golden Mile that boasts wonderful views of the idyllic Indian Ocean and many restaurants and bars to enjoy. The largest port city in South Africa, Durban is always busy and vibrant and is one of the continent’s most popular tourist destinations.

Day 11: Durban, South Africa: Depart Late PM

The sweeping beaches of Durban make a perfect holiday paradise with its idyllic views of the glistening Indian Ocean. Durban boasts a beautiful contrast of busy city life and its heritage and close proximity to the Valley of a Thousand Hills, where the Zulu drum still beats.

Durban is a major gateway to Africa and is also the largest and busiest port city on the continent. It is also seen as one of the major centres of tourism because of the city’s balmy subtropical climate and vast beaches, also known as the Golden Mile. You can walk along this stretch of coastline as there are many piers that separate the Golden Mile, offering restaurants and bars.

Day 12: At Sea:

Day 13: Mossel Bay, South Africa: Arrive Early AM – Depart Late PM

There’s a full-size reproduction of his ship in the local Maritime Museum. However, it was a Dutch navigator who named it Mossel Bay after the plentiful supply of mussels found here. With a rich history, it’s hardly surprising that there are several important museums here. Apart from the Maritime Museum, there are others devoted to the wild flowers of the area, to seashells and to local cultural history. The town itself has lots of interest, including the 800-year-old milkwood tree outside the Post Office: following a tradition established in 1500, letters are posted here in a seaman’s boot! More active visitors have a choice of water-sports or to relax – there are over 24km of white-sand beaches.

Day 14 -16: Capetown, South Africa: Arrive Early PM

Nestled beneath Table Mountain, Cape Town is home to the lively Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, serene vineyards and the impressive Cape Point National Park, which altogether make for a fascinating destination.

Learn more of the Nelson Mandela’s inspirational life and legacy at Robben Island, or perhaps spend a memorable evening watching the sunset at Signal Hill, while enjoying fresh oysters and champagne. Nearby is the dramatic coastal scenery of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. 

Day 17: Capetown, South Africa – Dublin, Ireland:

Today you will disembark the ship and will be transferred to the airport for your flights back to Dublin.

14 Nights accommodation aboard the 4 Star Boudicca, operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on MS Boudicca)

Boudicca

Adored by its staff and guests alike, the beautiful Boudicca is originally designed for world cruises. The vessel’s interior is stylish, elegant and very modern, and large windows in public rooms create a very light and airy ambience.as per usual with Fred. Olsen ships, the emphasis is on providing an intimate and more traditional cruise experience, ensuring all 880 guests disembark as friends, not just customers.

The Secret Garden Restaurant, decorated in an oriental style, is available for informal dining, while the ship’s main formal restaurants are the Tintagel, Four seasons and the Heligan Room. In fine weather a poolside buffet is available on the lounge deck, alongside the large swimming pools, two jacuzzis and exercise pool.

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Marina Deck 3

Cabin Categories:

  • I Inside
  • F Oceanview
  • E Oceanview

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Atlantic Deck 4

Cabin Categories:

  • H Inside
  • N Single Inside
  • E Oceanview
  • D Oceanview
  • L Single Oceanview
  • K Single Oceanview

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Main Deck 5

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  • M Single Inside
  • K Single Oceanview
  • C Superior Oceanview
  • B Superior Oceanview
  • JS Junior Suite
  • DS Deluxe Suite

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Lounge Deck 6

Restaurant, Lounge, Bars & Pool

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Lido Deck 7

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  • B Superior Oceanview
  • A Superior Oceanview
  • JS Junior Suite
  • DS Deluxe Suite

Library, Card rooms & Bar

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Bridge Deck 8

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  • J Superior Single Balcony
  • BC Balcony
  • JB Single Balcony Suite
  • BS Balcony Suite
  • SS Superior Suite

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Marquee Deck 9

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  • SS Superior Suite
  • MS Marquee Suite
  • PS Premier Suite

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Sun Deck 10

Fitness Centre, Golf Nets & Sun Deck

Details valid as of February 2012. Subject to Change.

Dates & Prices

09 January 2018 €2.999 Inside Book Now
09 January 2018 €3,269 Oceanview Book Now
09 January 2018 €3,659 Superior Ocean View Book Now
09 January 2018 €4,489 Balcony Book Now
09 January 2018 €4,429 Single Inside Book Now
23 January 2018 €2.999 Inside Book Now
23 January 2018 €3,269 Oceanview Book Now
23 January 2018 €3,659 Superior Ocean View Book Now
23 January 2018 €4,489 Balcony Book Now
23 January 2018 €4,429 Single Inside Book Now

 

Price inclusions

  • Return Flights Dublin – Capetown
  • Return Transfers Airport/Port/Hotel
  • 1 night Pre -Cruise stay in a 4* Hotel in Capetown – Breakfast Included
  • 14 nights accommodation aboard 4* Boudicca based on 2 sharing
  • Fine Dining on a Full Board basis
  • All on board entertainment
  • One Check in Baggage of 20kg and hand luggage of 10kg per person
  • Taxes and charges

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
  • Optional Insurance available (Call for details)
  • Gratuities from €5 per person per night payable at the end of your cruise onboard M.S. Boudicca
  • Incredible drinks package available to pre book – only €18 per person per night
  • Prices are correct at time of going to press, flight & fuel supplements may apply depending on availability of negotiated airfares.
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