Exploring the Islands of the Atlantic

Departed 3rd Oct 2019 28 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D192425
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You’ll uncover distant destinations galore as you head south on this epic journey about Boudicca. After stopping-off at a stylish La Coruña, visits to a string of Atlantic Ocean islands will present beautifully unspoilt scenery and natural wonders, before an African adventure brings you captivating wildlife, vast desert dunes and the landscapes and landmarks of an iconic city.

Kicking off your Atlantic island exploration in Macaronesia offers you the chance to delight in the soothing sunshine, spectacular scenes and cultural highlights of Madeira, Portugal’s gorgeous ‘Garden Island’; Tenerife and Gran Canaria – renowned for its year-round warmth and inviting beaches – in the Canaries; and Cape Verde, with calls at Mindelo and Praia. In the South Atlantic, two hard-to-reach, rarely visited islands appear on your horizon. Circumnavigating Ascension and visiting Jamestown offers you chances to admire natural delights, such as the glorious Green Mountain and gorgeous beaches, and explore St Helena’s historic links to Napoleon. On St Helena you can also capture breathtaking views from atop Ladder Hill; and even meet Jonathan the Tortoise – St Helena’s oldest and most famous inhabitant – during a day in Jamestown, too. [ReadMore]

When you finally reach African shores, Walvis Bay will welcome you to Namibia. A haven for wildlife, Walvis Bay’s beautiful natural lagoon is often dotted with flush pink flamingos and various seabird species including pelicans and cape cormorants. Also within reach of Walvis Bay is the world’s oldest desert, The Namib, home to colossal sand dunes and endemic wildlife such as wild horses and springboks. The vast, unforgiving landscapes of the Namib can also be explored from Lüderitz, although you might be tempted to take a short trip from here to Kolmanskop, with its eerie sand-engulfed ‘ghost town’. Bringing a perfect conclusion to this unforgettable cruise is an overnight stay in Cape Town, South Africa’s magnificent ‘Mother City’. You can take your pick of a collection of world-famous attractions here before you head for home, from the incredible scenery at Cape Point and the penguins at Boulders Beach, to iconic landmarks such as Table Mountain and Signal Hill. Whatever you choose to see and do, you’re sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Your Itinerary

  • Boudicca will take you on an epic journey south to discover distant destinations galore, including a string of stunning islands in Macaronesia and the South Atlantic, and captivating towns and cities in Namibia and South Africa.
  • You’ll visit Madeira, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and two islands in Cape Verde, before taking in two rarely visited South Atlantic Islands. You can admire Ascension’s verdant lands and gorgeous beaches as you circumnavigate the island; and explore St Helena’s links to Napoleon during a day in Jamestown.
  • When you finally reach African shores, visits to Walvis Bay and Lüderitz offer chances to see pink flamingos in their natural habitat; tour to the world’s largest desert; and explore a fascinating ‘ghost town’. You’ll enjoy an overnight stay in Cape Town, the South Africa’s iconic ‘Mother City’, too.
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