Praia Cruises

Ariel view of Praia city in Cape Verde
Ariel view of Praia city in Cape Verde
Long tail boat in tropical sea of Praia in Cape Verde

Praia is the capital of Cape Verde, the amazing volcanic archipelago of ten islands and five islets remotely located some 400 miles off the coast of West Africa. This unique, unspoilt destination was a Portuguese territory until independence in 1975, and Praia sits on the southern tip of Santiago Island.

The attractive old town centre, called the ‘Plateau’ by locals, is on a raised area overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and has a traditional Portuguese feel.[ReadMoreMob] A number of museums and the neoclassical town hall and cathedral are all worth visiting. Smart shops and restaurants cluster in the Achada de Santo António quarter.

This beautiful island settlement benefits from excellent weather all year round, and around the bay, many fabulous beaches can be enjoyed including Quebra, Canela and Praínha.

Cruises to Praia

Four Fred's in Funchal with Cape Verde

Four Fred's in Funchal with Cape Verde

Departs: Dover • Sun 29 Mar 2020
19 nights • Boudicca • D2008

  • The enchanting towns and volcanic sites of two captivating Cape Verde islands combine with the natural wonders of the Canaries, and Madeira’s beautifully floral landscapes, to present a plethora of diverse sights and experiences.
  • Boudicca will guide you to São Vicente and Santiago Island in Cape Verde, for chances to explore colonial Mindelo, charming Praia and stunning volcanic landscapes; and to Tenerife, where you can visit the mysterious Pyramids of Güímar and Mount Teide, or relax at Playa de Las Americas.
  • What’s more, in Madeira, you’ll also be part of the very special ‘Four Fred.’s in Funchal’ event. Dock alongside Braemar, Balmoral and Black Watch and experience a memorable day of celebration shared with crew and fellow guests from all four ocean-going ships in the Fred. Olsen fleet.

Adult Only Sailing

From £2,799pp

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Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Departs: Southampton • Thu 05 Nov 2020
140 nights • Boudicca • D20GV

  • A holiday beyond your wildest dreams, this 140-night voyage to some of the world’s most iconic and intoxicating destinations offers authentic cultures and traditions, amazing wildlife, spectacular scenery and much more.
  • Experience an exhilarating Asian exploration, to learn of samurais and geishas in Japan; explore the war-torn history of Vietnam; sample India’s engrossing hustle and bustle; and even celebrate New Year’s Eve in stunning Singapore.
  • African adventures include chances to seek-out South Africa’s ‘Big Five’ game and Madagascar’s iconic flora and fauna; explore the colossal Namib Desert; marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza; and sail the impressive Suez Canal.

From £13,999pp

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Island Discovery with South Africa & the Namib

Island Discovery with South Africa & the Namib

Departs: Southampton • Thu 05 Nov 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D202728

  • Discover distant destinations galore on this epic journey, from a string of stunning Macaronesian and South Atlantic islands, to captivating towns and cities in Namibia and South Africa.
  • Visit Madeira, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and two Cape Verde islands, then enjoy the rare chance to admire Ascension Island’s verdant landscapes and explore St. Helena’s links to Napoleon.
  • Finally, during visits to Walvis Bay and Lüderitz, you could go in search of pink flamingos in their natural habitat and tour to the world’s largest desert, before stopping overnight in iconic Cape Town.

From £3,999pp

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Atlantic Islands & Desert Dunes

Atlantic Islands & Desert Dunes

Departs: Santa Cruz de Tenerife • Thu 12 Nov 2020
21 nights • Boudicca • D2028

  • Discover distant destinations galore on this epic journey, from a string of stunning Macaronesian and South Atlantic islands, to captivating towns and cities in Namibia and South Africa.
  • Visit Tenerife, Gran Canaria and two Cape Verde islands, then enjoy the rare chance to admire Ascension Island’s verdant landscapes and explore St. Helena’s links to Napoleon.
  • Finally, during visits to Walvis Bay and Lüderitz, you could go in search of pink flamingos in their natural habitat and tour to the world’s largest desert, before stopping overnight in iconic Cape Town.

From £3,599pp

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Remote Islands & African Wildlife

Remote Islands & African Wildlife

Departs: Santa Cruz de Tenerife • Thu 12 Nov 2020
35 nights • Boudicca • D202829

  • Seek-out the world’s largest desert, iconic landmarks and legendary wildlife in Africa; and sample paradise at a collection of idyllic Indian Ocean islands – all in just over a month – on this incredible holiday.
  • You can experience an ultimate South African safari; encounter Madagascar’s famous fauna and flora; explore the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon at Mayotte; and see the Seychelles giant land tortoises.
  • You’ll also visit the sun-kissed Canaries and verdant Cape Verde; take in rarely-visited Ascension and St Helena; visit Namibia for the Namib Desert; and stop overnight in captivating Cape Town.

From £5,299pp

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Exploring Cape Verde & the Canaries

Exploring Cape Verde & the Canaries

Departs: Southampton • Fri 29 Jan 2021
18 nights • Balmoral • L2103

  • Immerse yourself in the colourful history and culture of Cape Verde; discover the iconic attractions of sun-kissed Canary Islands; and enjoy time to explore picturesque Portugal, on this epic 18-night adventure.
  • Be captivated by the African and Portuguese influences of Praia and Mindelo, where you can unearth fascinating archaeology, browse bustling authentic markets, indulge in traditional music, and much more.
  • In the Canaries, a smorgasbord of highlights await with calls to Tenerife and Lanzarote, including mighty Mount Teide and Timanfaya National Park; while there are chances to explore Madeira, Lisbon and Oporto too.

From £1,999pp

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