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Colorful African pirogue canoes on the beach in Dakar

Cape Town to Lisbon

Africa & Indian Ocean Voyage - Example 24 Day Cruise aboard Silver Whisper
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At the confluence of the Atlantic and Indian oceans, the scenery turns a lush Mediterranean green, with long white beaches and that most perfect harbor, Cape Town, gateway to beautiful Winelands and amazing game preserves. Follow the coast up to Namibia to explore a desert landscape of colossal dunes colored in a mesmerizing palette of pink, orange and red sand.

Day-by-Day Summary

Days 1-2 : Cape Town, South Africa | Embark
Day 3 : At Sea
Days 4-5 : Walvis Bay
Days 6-8 : At Sea
Day 9 : São Tomé
Day 10 : At Sea
Day 11 : Lomé
Day 12 : Tema
Days 13-15 : At Sea
Day 16 : Banjul
Day 17 : Dakar
Days 18-20 : At Sea
Day 21 : Casa Blanca
Day 22 : Seville
Day 23 : At Sea
Day 24 : Lisbon, Portugal | Disembark

Highlights

  • Admire Cape Town's Victorian architecture and imposing British monuments
  • Discover Walvis Bay one of Southern Africa's most important harbor towns
  • Enjoy wonderful beaches and delicious coffee at Lome
  • Explore the beautiful Casablanca, Morocco's most modern city

Ship

Silver Whisper

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Bridge of Plaza de Espana, Seville Colorful African pirogue canoes on the beach in Dakar An aerial view of Table Mountain, Cape Town The beautiful interior of the Hassan II Mosque The colorful streets of Spain Commerce Square in Lisbon at Night Sunset over Century City, Capetown

Day 1-2 Cape Town, South Africa | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
If you visit only one place in South Africa, make it Cape Town. Whether you're partaking of the Capetonian inclination for alfresco fine dining (the so-called "Mother City" is home to many of the country's best restaurants) or sipping wine atop Table Mountain, you sense—correctly—that this is South Africa's most urbane, civilized city. Here elegant Cape Dutch buildings abut ornate Victorian architecture and imposing British monuments.

Day 3 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Day 4-5 Walvis Bay

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
One of Southern Africa's most important harbor towns, the once industrial Walvis Bay has recently developed into a seaside holiday destination with a number of pleasant lagoon-front guesthouses and several good restaurants—including one of Namibia's best, Lyon des Sables. The majority of water activities advertised in Swakopmund actually depart from Walvis's small waterfront area, and there's an amazing flamingo colony residing in the Bay's 3,000-year-old lagoon.

Day 6-8 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Day 9 São Tomé

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
São Tomé seems to embody a kind of lush tropical paradise usually associated with the South Pacific. The atmosphere here is palpably luxury and it is an intoxicating blend of sunlight, sea, air and fantastically abundant vegetation. São Tomé and Príncipe is a Portuguese-speaking island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Africa. It consists of two islands: São Tomé and Príncipe, located about 87 miles (140 kilometers) apart and about 155 and 140 miles (250 and 225 kilometers), respectively, off the northwestern coast of Gabon.

Day 10 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Day 11 Lomé

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
If you're sick of the usual beach resorts, then zesty Lomé welcomes you to a coastal destination that oozes with inimitable character. The former 'Jewel of West Africa' offers some wonderful beaches, and exports its delicious bounty of cocoa, coffee, and pine kernels far and wide. A disorientating place, where stuttering engines and whizzing motorbikes add a chaotic essence to the city's streets, you see vendors strolling with supplies balanced improbably on their heads, along with a healthy supply of intrigue, adventure, and buzzing markets.

Day 12 Tema

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
From a modest fishing port to the biggest in Ghana, Tema’s industrial activity has all but tarnished the charming, postcard scenery of the region. The neighboring white-sanded beaches remain immaculate, still serving as a testimony of the rich variety of fishing birds that can be found in the area. In the way Mother Nature intended it, gannets, boobies, and kingfishers amongst other species fish in and around the cerulean waters of the coast. A light breeze tickles the inflamed, iron-filled soil of the mainland on which the railway linking Tema to Accra lures hundreds of visitors each day.

Day 13-15 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Day 16 Banjul

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A British Army captain created Gambia’s capital city in 1816 as a means to stop the European and American slave trade in the area. Barracks were the first residences, but the post grew quickly. Today, the King Fahad Mosque’s twin minarets mark the large city’s skyline. Shopping at the public market is the main attraction. Banjul is also a popular base from which to head out for tropical bird watching trips. Daily life is colorful here. Expect beggars, hagglers and lots of unsolicited hellos from "bumsters," young men who hang around tourists a little too much.

Day 17 Dakar

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Big, crowded and chaotic, Dakar can seem like a dirty mess not worth the effort, but relax and dig in—this is emerging, Africa. The city is progressing quickly as the country develops, and already Dakar is home to many worthy restaurants and thumping nightlife. Historic sights are here, as well as nice beaches.

Day 18-20 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Day 21 Casa Blanca

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Casablanca is Morocco's most modern city, and various groups of people call it home: hardworking Berbers who came north from the Souss Valley to make their fortune; older folks raised on French customs during the protectorate; devoted Muslims; wealthy business executives in the prestigious neighborhoods of California and Anfa; new and poor arrivals from the countryside, living in conspicuous shantytowns; and thousands of others from all over the kingdom who have found jobs here. There is also a fair-size expat population, including many French people.

Day 22 Seville

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Whether you pronounce it Seville or Sevilla, this gorgeous Spanish town is most certainly the stuff of dreams. Over 2,200 years old, Seville has a multi-layered personality; home to Flamenco, high temperatures, and three UNESCO-World Heritage Sites, there is a noble ancestry to the southern Spanish town. Not forgetting that it is the birthplace of painter Diego Velazquez, the resting place of Christopher Columbus, the inspiration for Bizet’s Carmen and a location for Game of Thrones filming, Seville is truly more than just a sum of its parts.

Day 23 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Day 24 Lisbon, Portugal | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Spread over a string of seven hills north of the Tagus River estuary, Lisbon presents an intriguing variety of faces to those who negotiate its switchback streets. In the oldest neighborhoods, stepped alleys whose street pattern dates back to Moorish times are lined with pastel-color houses decked with laundry; here and there, miradouros (vantage points) afford spectacular river or city views. In the grand 18th-century center, calçada à Portuguesa (black-and-white mosaic cobblestone) sidewalks border wide boulevards.

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Notes

Please note: Fares are capacity controlled, and subject to change at any time without notice. All prices are in US dollars, cruise-only per person based on double occupancy.

Included in your cruise fare:
  • Spacious suites – over 85% with private verandas
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • 24-hour dining service
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Onboard gratuities
Not included in your cruise fare:
  • Airfare
  • Optional hotel accommodation,
  • Transfers and luggage handling,
  • Fuel surcharges
  • Optional shore excursions 
  • Meals ashore
  • Accommodation while ashore
  • Security surcharges 
  • Any item or service of a personal nature such as casino gaming, laundry or valet services, purchases from the ship boutiques, childcare services aboard ship, massages, spa treatments, private fitness instruction, hair styling and manicures.
  • Some champagne, premium wine and spirit selections, caviar, cigarettes and cigars are not included in your fare.
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