Africa Cruises

Male lion in South Africa
Male Lion in the grass, Africa
The Sphinx and Pyramids in Egypt

Cruising Africa offers a unique and captivating way to explore the diverse and enchanting continent, allowing travellers to encounter the rich cultural heritage, remarkable landscapes, incredible wildlife and lively cities.

Witness the continent's natural wonders, engage with local communities, and create unforgettable memories on a cruise to Africa. Whether you're exploring the bustling markets of Morocco, embarking on a safari adventure in Kenya, or visiting the ancient ruins of Egypt, experience an extraordinary journey filled with discovery and awe-inspiring views.

SUN, SAND AND SCENERY

Sail across the Indian Ocean and discover captivating islands like the Seychelles and Madagascar. Idyllic destinations for relaxation, widlife spotting and discovering local flora. Cruise South Africa's coastline for breathtaking panoramas and the opportunity to visit charming coastal towns with a stop at Mossel Bay cruise port.[ReadMoreDesk][ReadMoreMob]

The continent has a bewildering range of breathtaking scenery, from the rippling dunes of the Namib Desert to the jagged mountains and deep canyons of the Great Rift Valley. Marvel at the savannahs of the Serengeti and the snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro watching majestically over the valleys below. Don't forget Table Mountain awaits when we stop at Cape Town's cruise terminal.

WILDLIFE AND HISTORY

At every turn, ancient rites and traditions can be found. From the Great Pyramids of Giza and Bedouin treks to the Kasbah of Algiers, a UNESCO World Heritage site, interaction with the illuminating historical sites is unavoidable when you cruise North Africa.

Visit wildlife game reserves that will reduce you to complete astonishment. Watch wild beasts in action in the Masai Mara or a battle of wits between predator and prey in the Kruger National Park.

The breadth of experiences that awaits this mysterious, majestic continent demands many journeys. Fred. Olsen has made it more convenient to cruise Africa from the UK thanks to our no-fly cruises, calling at Southampton.

Cruises to Africa

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Colourful & Cosmopolitan Mediterranean with the Amalfi Coast • T2410

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 Liverpool
Bolette
Wed 08 May 2024
17 nights
  • Enjoy views of the picturesque Amalfi Coast from the decks of Bolette
  • From Salerno, delve into Roman history in Cartagena and Pompeii 
  • Tour from Sorrento to the active volcano of Mount Vesuvius
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Cultural Adriatic Discovery • S2412

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 Southampton
Borealis
Thu 30 May 2024
20 nights
  • Marvel at waterfalls in Croatia's Krka National Park
  • Cruise the fjord-like waters of the Bay of Kotor
  • Immerse yourself in the local way of life
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Exploring the Colourful Adriatic • T2423

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 Liverpool
Bolette
Mon 30 Sep 2024
20 nights
  • Enjoy two days in Croatia and explore Diocletian's Palace
  • Cruise along the fjord-like Bay of Kotor aboard Bolette
  • Visit Sicily, home to the still active volcano Mount Etna
Beach in Santa Cruz, Tenerife Beach in Santa Cruz, Tenerife Beach in Santa Cruz, Tenerife
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Winter Warmth in the Canaries • T2426

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 Liverpool
Bolette
Sun 10 Nov 2024
14 nights
  • Visit a multitude of UNESCO natural and cultural sites
  • Enjoy a rare visit to Fuerteventura
  • Wander the 'garden island' of Madeira
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Winter Warmth in the Canaries & Cape Verde • T2427

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 Liverpool
Bolette
Sun 24 Nov 2024
18 nights
  • Explore the cultural islands of the Cape Verdes
  • Discover the volcanic landscapes of La Palma and Tenerife
  • Learn of the world's most famous explorers in Lisbon
View of Sydney bridge at night, Australia View of Sydney bridge at night, Australia View of Sydney harbour with Opera house, Australia

A Voyage of Exploration Around the World - Liverpool • T250106

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 Liverpool
Bolette
Sat 04 Jan 2025
110 nights
  • Witness the mysterious Maoi statues on Easter Island
  • Learn about the inspirational life of Nelson Mandela
  • See the iconic Sydney skyline from Bolette's decks
Statues on Easter Island, Chile. Statues on Easter Island, Chile. Statues on Easter Island, Chile.

A Voyage of Exploration Around the World • T250102

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 Liverpool
Bolette
Sat 04 Jan 2025
108 nights
  • Discover some of the world's most remote islands 
  • Experience life in South America and Australia
  • Go in search of impressive wildlife in South Africa
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Discovering Spain and North Africa • L2501

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 Southampton
Balmoral
Sun 05 Jan 2025
13 nights
  • Delve into thousands of years of history in Cartagena
  • See impressive mosques and explore bustling souks in Tangier
  • See caves used in World War II as Balmoral cruises past Gibraltar
View of the Mont Otemanu mountain reflecting in water in Bora Bora, French Polynesia, South Pacific View of the Mont Otemanu mountain reflecting in water in Bora Bora, French Polynesia, South Pacific View of the Mont Otemanu mountain reflecting in water in Bora Bora, French Polynesia, South Pacific

A Voyage of Exploration Around the World • T2502

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 Southampton
Bolette
Mon 06 Jan 2025
106 nights
  • Explore the untouched landscapes of Robinson Crusoe Island
  • See the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
  • Go in search of the Big Five in Africa 
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A Voyage of Exploration Around the World • T250206

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 Southampton
Bolette
Mon 06 Jan 2025
108 nights
  • Explore the untouched landscapes of Robinson Crusoe Island
  • See the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
  • Go in search of the Big Five in Africa 
James Bond island and famous Khao Phing Kan Phi stone in Thailand James Bond island and famous Khao Phing Kan Phi stone in Thailand James Bond island and famous Khao Phing Kan Phi stone in Thailand
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Idyllic Islands & Captivating Cultures of Asia • L2502

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 Southampton
Balmoral
Sat 18 Jan 2025
82 nights
  • Experience the colourful Holi Festival in Mumbai
  • Visit the outsanding sites of Siem Reap and Angkor Wat 
  • Explore a multitude of idyllic Asian islands 
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Discovering Spain & Morocco • S2503

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 Portsmouth
Borealis
Sat 15 Feb 2025
12 nights
  • See the Belém Tower in Lisbon as Borealis sails past
  • Bake pastéis de nata with a local pastry chef in Lisbon
  • Sample tapas and learn flamenco in Cádiz
Morning view of Amalfi cityscape on coast line of mediterranean sea, Italy Morning view of Amalfi cityscape on coast line of mediterranean sea, Italy Morning view of Amalfi cityscape on coast line of mediterranean sea, Italy

Colourful & Cosmopolitan Mediterranean with the Amalfi Coast • T2509

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 Liverpool
Bolette
Wed 07 May 2025
17 nights
  • Sail past Cape Bernat, timed to see the Ibizan sunset
  • Explore the picturesque Amalfi Coast 
  • Visit active volcano Mount Vesuvius from Salerno
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Scenic Gems of the Dalmatian Coast • S2516

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 Dover
Borealis
Thu 05 Jun 2025
22 nights
  • Enjoy cruising along the Dalmatian Coast and into the Bay of Kotor
  • Experience the traditions and cultures of this exciting region
  • Explore the ancient cities of Dubrovnik and Split
Sydney harbor with Opera house, Australia Sydney harbor with Opera house, Australia Sydney harbor with Opera house, Australia
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Discovering the World's Idyllic Islands & Iconic Cities • T260107

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 Liverpool
Bolette
Mon 05 Jan 2026
99 nights
  • Discover an abundance of paradise islands
  • Explore some of the world's most awe-inspiring cities
  • Encounter diverse cultures, rich wildlife and marine life
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Discovering the World's Idyllic Islands & Iconic Cities • T260102

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 Liverpool
Bolette
Mon 05 Jan 2026
97 nights
  • Uncover a treasure trove of picture-perfect islands
  • Explore some of the world's most iconic cities
  • Embark on a cruise packed with diverse wildife
Evening view of Sydney Harbor with bridge and opera house, Australia Evening view of Sydney Harbor with bridge and opera house, Australia Evening view of Sydney Harbor with bridge and opera house, Australia

Discovering the World's Idyllic Islands & Iconic Cities • T2602

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 Southampton
Bolette
Wed 07 Jan 2026
95 nights
  • Explore some of the world's most idyllic islands
  • Discover iconic cities such as Sydney and Kuala Lumpur
  • Experience native wildlife, flora and fauna
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Exploration of South America and the Antarctic • S2603

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 Southampton
Borealis
Wed 28 Jan 2026
76 nights
  • Witness the dramatic landscapes of Antarctica
  • Experience the electric atmosphere of the Rio Carnival
  • Visit remarkable sites such as Machu Picchu