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14 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Walvis Bay, Walvis Bay ... see more
Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 3
    Walvis Bay
  • Day 4
    Walvis Bay
  • Day 5
    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 6
    Cape of Good Hope
  • Day 7
    Port Elizabeth
  • Day 8
    East London (South Africa)
  • Day 9
    Durban
  • Day 10
    Richards Bay
  • Day 11
    Maputo
  • Day 12
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 13
    Cape of Good Hope
  • Day 14
    Cape Town
  • Day 15
    Cape Town
Ship Details

Nautica - Oceania Cruises

Pros

Oceania has best food at sea, with no-fee specialty restaurants and vast menu choices.

Cons

Popular itineraries sell out quickly, and longer sailings may not appeal to time-constrained travelers.

Bottom line

Nautica offers plenty of amenities in the more intimate setting of a mid-sized ship.

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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10 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara Club Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Port Elizabeth
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Richards Bay
  • Day 6
    Durham (England)
  • Day 7
    East London (South Africa)
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cape Town
  • Day 10
    Cape Town
  • Day 11
    Cape Town
Ship Details

Azamara Quest - Azamara Club Cruises

Pro: Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

Con: Standard cabins are small with tiny bathrooms, despite a high price tag

Bottom Line: Destination-immersive, upscale cruising, with not a lot of nickel and diming

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Azamara Quest Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value3.5

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  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
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  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
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  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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12 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Port Elizabeth, East London ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara Club Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Port Elizabeth
  • Day 4
    East London (South Africa)
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Maputo
  • Day 7
    Richards Bay
  • Day 8
    Durham (England)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cape Town
  • Day 12
    Cape Town
  • Day 13
    Cape Town
Ship Details

Azamara Journey - Azamara Club Cruises

Pros

Unique programming, friendly service and impressive commitment to destination cruising

Cons

Limited entertainment options, including a too-small casino, and hit-or-miss theater offerings

Bottom Line

Great choice for a truly grown-up getaway with more time in port

Reviews

Azamara Journey Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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14 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Walvis Bay, Walvis Bay ... see more
Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 3
    Walvis Bay
  • Day 4
    Walvis Bay
  • Day 5
    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 6
    Cape of Good Hope
  • Day 7
    Port Elizabeth
  • Day 8
    Durban
  • Day 9
    Durban
  • Day 10
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 11
    Maputo
  • Day 12
    Richards Bay
  • Day 13
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 14
    Mossel Bay
  • Day 15
    Cape Town
Ship Details

Nautica - Oceania Cruises

Pros

Oceania has best food at sea, with no-fee specialty restaurants and vast menu choices.

Cons

Popular itineraries sell out quickly, and longer sailings may not appeal to time-constrained travelers.

Bottom line

Nautica offers plenty of amenities in the more intimate setting of a mid-sized ship.

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

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21 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Walvis Bay, Walvis Bay ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara Club Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Walvis Bay
  • Day 4
    Walvis Bay
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Luanda
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Takoradi
  • Day 12
    Abidjan
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Banjul
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Gran Canaria
  • Day 19
    Tenerife
  • Day 20
    Madeira (Funchal)
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Lisbon
Ship Details

Azamara Journey - Azamara Club Cruises

Pros

Unique programming, friendly service and impressive commitment to destination cruising

Cons

Limited entertainment options, including a too-small casino, and hit-or-miss theater offerings

Bottom Line

Great choice for a truly grown-up getaway with more time in port

Reviews

Azamara Journey Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

17 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Cape Town, Walvis Bay ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cunard Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Cape Town
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Walvis Bay
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Tenerife
  • Day 14
    Madeira (Funchal)
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Southampton
Ship Details

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) - Cunard Line

Pros

Phenomenal enrichment, excellent specialty dining and only kennels at sea

Cons

Poor food quality in dining room, abysmally slow internet and mediocre nighttime entertainment

Bottom Line

QM2 retains its unique sense of occasion, melding tradition with fresh touches

Reviews

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.5

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  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

12 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Port Elizabeth, East London ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara Club Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Port Elizabeth
  • Day 4
    East London (South Africa)
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Maputo
  • Day 7
    Richards Bay
  • Day 8
    Durham (England)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cape Town
  • Day 12
    Cape Town
  • Day 13
    Cape Town
Ship Details

Azamara Pursuit - Azamara Club Cruises

Pro: Beautifully renovated ship that offers intimate spaces and lively atmosphere.

Con: Most cabins, especially the bathrooms, are small and feel tight.

Bottom Line: Perfectly sized to sail into more remote ports; the shore experience is integrated onboard.

Reviews

Azamara Pursuit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
0.0/5
Cabins
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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20 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Mossel Bay
  • Day 3
    Port Elizabeth
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Richards Bay
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Pointe des Galets
  • Day 10
    Port Louis
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Seychelles
  • Day 14
    Seychelles
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Muscat
  • Day 19
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 20
    Dubai
  • Day 21
    Dubai
Ship Details

Norwegian Dawn - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Tons of dining, bars and activities keep everyone entertained; refurb is modern, not tacky

Cons

Less-than-perfect ship has confusing layout and occasional maintenance issues

Bottom Line

Enthusiastic crowd has a fun time onboard, despite upcharges and an older ship

Reviews

Norwegian Dawn Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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24 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Mossel Bay
  • Day 3
    Port Elizabeth
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Richards Bay
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Pointe des Galets
  • Day 10
    Port Louis
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Seychelles
  • Day 14
    Seychelles
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Maldives
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Phuket
  • Day 22
    Langkawi
  • Day 23
    Penang
  • Day 24
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 25
    Singapore
Ship Details

Norwegian Spirit - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Lively ship that's been continually updated and refreshed.

Cons

Activities on smaller ship more limited than on line's larger vessels.

Bottom Line

Excellent value for the high quality of food, service and itineraries

Reviews

Norwegian Spirit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value4.5

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

24 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Cape Town, Walvis Bay ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cunard Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Cape Town
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Walvis Bay
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Tenerife
  • Day 14
    Madeira (Funchal)
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Southampton
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
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Queen Mary 2 (QM2) - Cunard Line

Pros

Phenomenal enrichment, excellent specialty dining and only kennels at sea

Cons

Poor food quality in dining room, abysmally slow internet and mediocre nighttime entertainment

Bottom Line

QM2 retains its unique sense of occasion, melding tradition with fresh touches

Reviews

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.5

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2019 Best Overall

37 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
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Luderitz, Walvis Bay ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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    Natal
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    Puerto Quepos
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    Puerto Chiapas
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    Cabo San Lucas
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    Los Angeles
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Pacific Princess - Princess Cruises

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Pacific Princess Reviews

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0.0/5

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2019 Best for Entertainment

14 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Luderitz, Walvis Bay ... see more
Cruise Line:
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
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    Luderitz
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    Walvis Bay
  • Day 5
    Walvis Bay
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    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
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    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
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    Jamestown
  • Day 9
    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 10
    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
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    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 12
    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
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    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 14
    Rio de Janeiro
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    Rio de Janeiro
Ship Details

Seven Seas Voyager - Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Pros

All-suite, all-balcony luxury ship with contemporary look and inclusive fares

Cons

Fares are quite high, especially if you don't take advantage of included drinks and tours

Bottom Line

Once you're onboard, it's a luxurious, carefree vacation

Reviews

Seven Seas Voyager Reviews

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4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value4.5

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3 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Durban,
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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MSC Orchestra - MSC Cruises

Captivating port-intensive itineraries

Wine Bar has a terrific antipasto

Supersized pool-side movie screen

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MSC Orchestra Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best for Cabins

8 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Cape Town, Port Elizabeth ... see more
Cruise Line:
Ponant
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    Port Elizabeth
  • Day 6
    Cruising
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    Richards Bay
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    Durban
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    Durban
Ship Details

Le Lyrial (Ponant) - Ponant

Pros

Elegantly appointed ship with excellent service and relaxed vibe

Cons

Unless you're in a suite, cabins are too small; strange bathroom layout

Bottom line

A beautiful small ship sailing destination-rich itineraries

Reviews

Le Lyrial (Ponant) Reviews

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0.0/5
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2019 Best for Embarkation

26 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

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Cape Town
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Port Elizabeth, Durham ... see more
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Azamara Club Cruises
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    Durham (England)
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    Richards Bay
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Taolagnaro
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    Cruising
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    Pointe des Galets
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    Port Louis
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Colombo
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    Colombo
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    Kochi (Cochin)
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    Kochi (Cochin)
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    Cruising
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    Mumbai (Bombay)
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    Dubai
Ship Details

Azamara Quest - Azamara Club Cruises

Pro: Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

Con: Standard cabins are small with tiny bathrooms, despite a high price tag

Bottom Line: Destination-immersive, upscale cruising, with not a lot of nickel and diming

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Azamara Quest Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value3.5

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2019 Best for Service

10 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
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Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara Club Cruises
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    East London (South Africa)
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    Cruising
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    Cape Town
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    Cape Town
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    Cape Town
Ship Details

Azamara Journey - Azamara Club Cruises

Pros

Unique programming, friendly service and impressive commitment to destination cruising

Cons

Limited entertainment options, including a too-small casino, and hit-or-miss theater offerings

Bottom Line

Great choice for a truly grown-up getaway with more time in port

Reviews

Azamara Journey Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.5/5
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Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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30 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
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Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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    Richards Bay
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    Maputo
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    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
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    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
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    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
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    Pointe des Galets
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    Port Louis
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    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
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    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
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    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
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    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
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    Maldives
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    Cruising
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    Kochi
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    Colombo
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    Bay of Bengal
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    Bay of Bengal
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    Cruising
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    Yangon (Rangoon)
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    Yangon (Rangoon)
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    Yangon (Rangoon)
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    Cruising
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    Phuket
  • Day 28
    Penang
  • Day 29
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 30
    Singapore
  • Day 31
    Singapore
Ship Details

Insignia - Oceania Cruises

Pros

Excellent food and attentive service accompany an intimate and mature atmosphere onboard.

Cons

Activities are few, which can prove either relaxing or slightly dull.

Bottom Line

Insignia is a small, quiet and comfortable ship oriented toward adults.

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Insignia Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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30 Night
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    Cape Town
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    Mossel Bay
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    Port Elizabeth
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    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
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    Durban
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    Richards Bay
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    Maputo
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    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
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    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
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    Taolagnaro
  • Day 11
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 12
    Pointe des Galets
  • Day 13
    Port Louis
  • Day 14
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 15
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 16
    Seychelles
  • Day 16
    Seychelles
  • Day 17
    Seychelles
  • Day 18
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 19
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 20
    Maldives
  • Day 21
    Maldives
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Colombo
  • Day 24
    Galle
  • Day 25
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Phuket
  • Day 28
    Penang
  • Day 29
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 30
    Singapore
  • Day 31
    Singapore
Ship Details

Nautica - Oceania Cruises

Pros

Oceania has best food at sea, with no-fee specialty restaurants and vast menu choices.

Cons

Popular itineraries sell out quickly, and longer sailings may not appeal to time-constrained travelers.

Bottom line

Nautica offers plenty of amenities in the more intimate setting of a mid-sized ship.

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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16 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
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Port Elizabeth, Reunion Island ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cunard Line
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Reunion Island
  • Day 9
    Port Louis
  • Day 10
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Perth (Fremantle)
Ship Details

Queen Elizabeth - Cunard Line

Elegant with plenty of opportunities for formal dressing

Varied enrichment program

Sense of occasion on every cruise

Reviews

Queen Elizabeth Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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12 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Port Elizabeth, Durham ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara Club Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Port Elizabeth
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Durham (England)
  • Day 6
    Richards Bay
  • Day 7
    Maputo
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    East London (South Africa)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cape Town
  • Day 12
    Cape Town
  • Day 13
    Cape Town
Ship Details

Azamara Pursuit - Azamara Club Cruises

Pro: Beautifully renovated ship that offers intimate spaces and lively atmosphere.

Con: Most cabins, especially the bathrooms, are small and feel tight.

Bottom Line: Perfectly sized to sail into more remote ports; the shore experience is integrated onboard.

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Azamara Pursuit Reviews

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30 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Cape Town, Mossel Bay ... see more
Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Cape Town
  • Day 3
    Mossel Bay
  • Day 4
    Port Elizabeth
  • Day 5
    East London (South Africa)
  • Day 6
    Durban
  • Day 7
    Richards Bay
  • Day 8
    Maputo
  • Day 9
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 10
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 11
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 12
    Pointe des Galets
  • Day 13
    Port Louis
  • Day 14
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 15
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 16
    Luanda
  • Day 16
    Seychelles
  • Day 17
    Seychelles
  • Day 18
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 19
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 20
    Maldives
  • Day 21
    Maldives
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Colombo
  • Day 24
    Galle
  • Day 25
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Phuket
  • Day 28
    Langkawi
  • Day 29
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 30
    Singapore
  • Day 31
    Singapore
Ship Details

Nautica - Oceania Cruises

Pros

Oceania has best food at sea, with no-fee specialty restaurants and vast menu choices.

Cons

Popular itineraries sell out quickly, and longer sailings may not appeal to time-constrained travelers.

Bottom line

Nautica offers plenty of amenities in the more intimate setting of a mid-sized ship.

Reviews
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Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

15 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

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Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara Club Cruises
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  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Port Elizabeth
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Richards Bay
  • Day 6
    Durham (England)
  • Day 7
    Durham (England)
  • Day 8
    East London (South Africa)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cape Town
  • Day 11
    Cape Town
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Walvis Bay
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cape Town
Ship Details

Azamara Journey - Azamara Club Cruises

Pros

Unique programming, friendly service and impressive commitment to destination cruising

Cons

Limited entertainment options, including a too-small casino, and hit-or-miss theater offerings

Bottom Line

Great choice for a truly grown-up getaway with more time in port

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Azamara Journey Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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4 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Walvis Bay, Cape Town ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Walvis Bay
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cape Town
Ship Details

MSC Orchestra - MSC Cruises

Captivating port-intensive itineraries

Wine Bar has a terrific antipasto

Supersized pool-side movie screen

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MSC Orchestra Reviews

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4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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    Still water, cofee, and tea
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13 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Port Elizabeth, East London ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara Club Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Port Elizabeth
  • Day 4
    East London (South Africa)
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Maputo
  • Day 7
    Richards Bay
  • Day 8
    Durham (England)
  • Day 9
    Durham (England)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cape Town
  • Day 12
    Cape Town
  • Day 13
    Cape Town
  • Day 14
    Cape Town
Ship Details

Azamara Pursuit - Azamara Club Cruises

Pro: Beautifully renovated ship that offers intimate spaces and lively atmosphere.

Con: Most cabins, especially the bathrooms, are small and feel tight.

Bottom Line: Perfectly sized to sail into more remote ports; the shore experience is integrated onboard.

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2019 Best Overall

22 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Luderitz, Walvis Bay ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Luderitz
  • Day 4
    Walvis Bay
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    St. Helena
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Natal
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Devil's Island
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Martinique
  • Day 20
    St. Barts
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Pacific Princess - Princess Cruises

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