Mindelo Cruises

Panoramic view of Cape Verde
Panoramic view of Cape Verde
Street view of Mindelo in Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde

The port city of Mindelo in the volcanic archipelago of Cape Verde, retains many features of its colonial past, and is known for its music, carnival atmosphere and blend of Portuguese traditions and Brazilian style.

Situated in Porto Grande Bay, Mindelo is surrounded by low mountains and boasts some of the best sea views and scenery in the region. The coastline is awash with natural points of interest, while the man-made Fortim d'El Rei – an abandoned fort that sits on top of a hill above Mindelo port – is well worth a visit.[ReadMoreMob]

The Municipal Market, with its vast fish market, is fascinating, as are the well-preserved Governor’s Palace and City Hall – both attractive examples of Portuguese-style architecture. The Torre de Belém is a scaled-down replica of the ancient tower in Lisbon. The fine, wide esplanades around the harbour offer a host of interesting little cafés and tiny shops.

Cruises to Mindelo

Islands of Cape Verde, Madeira & the Canaries

Islands of Cape Verde, Madeira & the Canaries

Departs: Southampton • Wed 19 Jan 2022
19 nights • Balmoral • L2202

  • Experience the colourful history, culture and spectacular beauty of glorious islands; the feel of soothing winter warmth on your skin; and the magic of Atlantic Ocean cruising.
  • Enjoy an authentic taste of Cape Verde; get amongst the bustle of African markets, move to the beats of traditional dance, marvel at spectacular landscapes, and much more.
  • Discover three beautiful Canary Islands on your Atlantic exploration, for volcanic landscapes and natural wonders; and indulge in the sweet scents and flavours of Madeira.

From £2,099pp

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Moroccan Discovery with Cape Verde

Moroccan Discovery with Cape Verde

Departs: Southampton • Sat 20 Nov 2021
16 nights • Bolette • T2128

  • Enjoy an adventurous, enriching and immersive experience, as destinations in Cape Verde and Morocco provide chances to embrace authentic cultures, fascinating history and the local way of life.
  • Sample the lifestyle of Cape Verdeans in Praia, Mindelo and Porto Novo, with time to browse busy markets, learn of the native music, sample local produce and revel in the archipelago’s beauty.
  • Behold the buzz of day-to-day Moroccan life amongst the souks, streets and squares of Agadir, Tangier and Casablanca, and seek-out iconic, world-famous landmarks too.

From £1,799pp

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Latin America with the Chilean Fjords

Latin America with the Chilean Fjords

Departs: Southampton • Tue 04 Jan 2022
79 nights • Bolette • T2201

  • Immerse yourself in an intoxicating blend of history, culture and beauty as you discover iconic destinations and unforgettable highlights on an epic, in-depth exploration of Latin America.
  • You can have a private mass at Rio’s legendary Christ the Redeemer; dance the tango in Buenos Aires; tour to magnificent Machu Picchu; and much more.
  • Scenic cruising by Cape Horn; through the Chilean Fjords spectacular mountains and glaciers; and navigating the Panama Canal will create everlasting memories.

From £8,299pp

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Atlantic Islands & Brazilian Icons

Atlantic Islands & Brazilian Icons

Departs: Southampton • Tue 04 Jan 2022
25 nights • Bolette • T2202

  • Seek out some of Brazil’s most iconic attractions, from the world famous landmarks of Rio de Janeiro to legendary rainforests, on this epic voyage.
  • You can revel in unrivalled views from Sugarloaf Mountain, watch the sunset from Copacabana Beach, have a private mass at mighty Christ the Redeemer, and much more.
  • Explore historic Salvador and uncover gorgeous natural treasures at Ilhabela, plus visit attraction-packed Montevideo in Uruguay and a trio of beautiful Atlantic Ocean islands – Tenerife, Madeira and São Vicente.

From £3,599pp

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South America with the Chilean Fjords

South America with the Chilean Fjords

Departs: Southampton • Tue 04 Jan 2022
49 nights • Bolette • T220203

  • Experience the very best that one of the world’s most intoxication regions has to offer, on this extensive, in-depth exploration of South America packed with countless highlights throughout.
  • After crossing the Atlantic, discover authentic Brazil, from the iconic sights and sounds of Rio de Janeiro to golden beaches and Atlantic rainforests within reach of Ilhabela.
  • Experience the contrasts of Patagonia in Argentina and Chile; discover arid frontiers and wonderlands of snow-capped peaks, plus experience scenic cruising of astonishing Chilean Fjords.

From £6,699pp

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