Seabourn, the leader in ultra-luxury voyages and expedition travel, is inviting travellers to explore the lands of Africa with its 90-day Grand Africa Voyage, featuring a newly modified itinerary that will take travellers to the East, South, and West Coasts of the continent.

Changes were made to the original itinerary to prioritise the safety of guests and to avoid the Red Sea while designing a new extraordinary itinerary that keeps the original length of the cruise with in-depth exploration of the African continent with only one repeat port.

Seabourn Sojourn will still sail roundtrip from Barcelona departing on 30 November 2024. The new itinerary includes visits to 42 marquee and off-the-beaten-path destinations and cities in 20 countries, with seven overnight stays.

Seabourn Sojourn
Seabourn Sojourn

On sale now, the full revised itinerary and additional details are available on Seabourn’s website.

‘I am so delighted for our guests, as I feel our deployment team did an amazing job crafting this modified Grand Africa Voyage that provides ample opportunities for our guests to discover Africa’s stunning natural wonders and diverse cultures’, said Natalya Leahy, President of Seabourn. ‘This 90-day itinerary with 42 ports is Seabourn’s most in-depth Africa experience that I know so many guests are looking forward to’.

The Grand Africa Voyage will provide a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience, where guests can explore Africa’s natural beauty via safari, hikes, scuba, snorkelling and other enriching cultural experiences, such as a visit to a camel milk farm, botanical gardens, living archaeological museums, and more.

Seychelles
Seychelles

In addition, several optional multi-day Seabourn Journeys will be available at various destinations, offering in-depth opportunities to explore treasured sites on land that cannot be accessed on single-day excursions from the ship, including a gorilla sanctuary, Victoria Falls, and more.

Seabourn Sojourn will visit a blend of historically profound destinations on its Grand Africa Voyage. Highlights include luscious, tropical paradises such as the Seychelles; lands with breathtaking, diverse landscapes and wildlife such as Madagascar and Zanzibar; and culturally rich destinations such as Cape Town, Morocco and Mozambique.

Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa

Featured Destinations

  • Mindelo, Ilha De São Vicente, Cape Verde – Set along the harbour on Mindelo Bay’s famous beachfront road, Rua de Praia brims with traditional shops and monuments. Keep an eye out for the statue of Diogo Afonso, the Torre de Belem, and the streetscapes of pastel-coloured colonial architecture.
  • Maputo, Mozambique – This capital city is a vibrant and cosmopolitan metropolis located on the shores of the Indian Ocean. With its blend of African, Portuguese, and Arab cultures, it offers visitors a wealth of sights, sounds, and experiences to explore, from its lively markets to its stunning colonial architecture.
  • Walvis Bay, Namibia – Located on the western coast of Namibia, this picturesque harbour town renowned for stunning natural beauty and thriving marine wildlife offers all sorts of outdoor activities from kayaking with seals to exploring the vast Namib desert.
  • Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles – The capital of the Seychelles is a charming and colourful metropolis nestled on the island of Mahé. Its lush tropical gardens, spectacular beaches, and rich cultural heritage, offer an authentic and unforgettable experience in one of the world’s most enchanting island paradises.
  • Cape Town, South Africa – Known as the “Mother City” of South Africa, Cape Town is a cosmopolitan metropolis of breathtaking natural beauty, with iconic landmarks such as Table Mountain, pristine beaches, and a rich cultural heritage that reflects its unique blend of African, European, and Asian influences. It is also a hub for adventure tourism, offering a range of thrilling outdoor activities, including catamaran sailing, kayaking and more.
  • Bom Bom Island, Sao Tome & Principe – Seabourn guests will enjoy a beach BBQ on this hidden gem of natural beauty and tranquility. With its pristine beaches, lush tropical forests, and crystal-clear waters, visitors can expect a serene and unforgettable experience in one of Africa’s most enchanting destinations.
  • Casablanca, Morocco – Guests will spend an evening in Casablanca, the vibrant economic hub of Morocco. With its bustling souks, stunning architecture, and vibrant nightlife, it offers visitors a unique and authentic taste of Moroccan life, steeped in history, culture, and tradition.
  • Banjul, Gambia – With its lively markets, friendly locals, and stunning ocean views, the charming and colourful Banjul offers visitors a unique and authentic experience in one of Africa’s smallest and most welcoming countries.

Overnights & Seabourn Journeys

The 2024 Grand Africa Voyage will feature seven overnight stays at select destinations that rank among the world’s most iconic, historical and picturesque, including Casablanca, Cape Town and Zanzibar City, as well as Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Walvis Bay, Namibia; and Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles.

Guests may also explore various regions in depth with mid-cruise Seabourn Journeys, multi-day land-based packages designed to be an extension of their Seabourn experience.

Featured mid-cruise Seabourn Journeys provide opportunities for guests to stay in unique properties and national parks in Botswana, Namibia, and the Serengeti, and explore interesting sites such as Victoria Falls, the Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift); the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area and more.

Source: The M Collective

Images: ©2024 Seabourn Cruise Lines, Inc

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