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16 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Cape Town, Walvis Bay ... see more
Ship:
Queen Victoria
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  • 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
    Gran Canaria
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Southampton
Ship Details

Queen Victoria - Cunard Line

Pros

Stylish and sophisticated, offering world-wide itineraries

Cons

Passengers who don't like to dress up will feel out of place

Bottom line

Queen Victoria is more traditional and formal than most ships, with an elegant atmosphere

Reviews

Queen Victoria Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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10 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay ... see more
Ship:
Azamara Quest
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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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16 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Port Elizabeth, Reunion Island ... see more
Ship:
Queen Elizabeth
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  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Port Elizabeth
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Reunion Island
  • Day 9
    Port Louis
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    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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14 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Walvis Bay, Walvis Bay ... see more
Ship:
Nautica
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  • 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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24 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth ... see more
Ship:
Norwegian Spirit
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  • 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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17 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Cape Town, Walvis Bay ... see more
Ship:
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
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  • 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
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4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.5

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  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
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  • Specialty Alternative Dining
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  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
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24 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Port Elizabeth, Reunion Island ... see more
Ship:
Queen Elizabeth
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  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Port Elizabeth
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Reunion Island
  • Day 9
    Port Louis
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Albany (Australia)
  • Day 20
    Esperance
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Adelaide
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Melbourne
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
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4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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30 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Mossel Bay, Durban ... see more
Ship:
Insignia
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  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Mossel Bay
  • Day 3
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 4
    Durban
  • Day 5
    Richards Bay
  • Day 6
    Maputo
  • Day 7
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 8
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 9
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 10
    Pointe des Galets
  • Day 11
    Port Louis
  • Day 12
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 13
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 14
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 15
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 16
    Maldives
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Kochi
  • Day 19
    Colombo
  • Day 20
    Bay of Bengal
  • Day 21
    Bay of Bengal
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Day 24
    Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Day 25
    Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    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.

Reviews

Insignia Reviews

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

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28 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

Leaving:
Cape Town
Visiting:
Cape Town, Port Elizabeth ... see more
Ship:
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
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  • Day 1
    Cape Town
  • Day 2
    Cape Town
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Port Elizabeth
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Durban
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Port Louis
  • Day 11
    Reunion Island
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Perth (Fremantle)
  • Day 20
    Busselton
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Adelaide
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Melbourne
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 29
    Sydney (Australia)
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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  • Specialty Alternative Dining
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  • 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:
Cape Town, Walvis Bay ... see more
Ship:
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
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  • 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
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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

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Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Reviews

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4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
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Value3.5

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22 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

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Cape Town
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Cape Town, Luderitz ... see more
Ship:
Crystal Symphony
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Crystal Symphony - Crystal Cruises

Pros

More options for dining and entertainment than on other luxury ships

Cons

Entry-level cabins are small compared to those of competitors

Bottom Line

A successful blend of luxurious amenities with big-ship choice

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Crystal Symphony Reviews

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4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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16 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

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Cape Town
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Boudicca
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Boudicca - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Pros

Old-style cruising with traditions such as set dining times, dressing up and afternoon tea

Cons

Passengers under 60 and families will feel out of place

Bottom Line

Perfect if you are of a certain age and after a quintessentially British experience

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Boudicca Reviews

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4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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18 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

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Cape Town
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Queen Victoria
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Queen Victoria - Cunard Line

Pros

Stylish and sophisticated, offering world-wide itineraries

Cons

Passengers who don't like to dress up will feel out of place

Bottom line

Queen Victoria is more traditional and formal than most ships, with an elegant atmosphere

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Queen Victoria Reviews

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4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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23 Night
Cruise from Cape Town

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Cape Town
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Astor
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Astor - Cruise & Maritime Voyages

U.K. to Australia itineraries via South Africa

British line provides a traditional cruise experience

Gratuities included

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0.0/5

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12 Night
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Cape Town
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Azamara Journey
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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

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4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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Cape Town Cruise Reviews

MSC Musica
Falyn
Sail Date: Jan 2019
We are from Cape Town and embarked at Cape Town. We decided to stay onboard and enjoy the ship when we arrived in namibia and therefore did not go on the Namibian Excursion, as we found the excursions...Read More
SALAMANCA2014
Sail Date: Nov 2015
We elected to book our own air. We flew from Los Angeles to Istanbul aboard Turkish Airlines. We stayed in Istanbul for two days. We flew Turkish Airlines from Istanbul non stop to Capetown. We used a local...Read More
Hazel Marr
Sail Date: Jan 2016
Loved Cape Town, too much to see and do, even though we were here for three days! We used the Hop on Hop off buses again - great value if you buy two days worth, four bus routes, free walking tours, free...Read More
Ocean Princess
Tonto Yoder
Sail Date: Sep 2015
Give Cape Town at least a week for a proper visit. You could give it three weeks and not be disappointed. Victoria Harbor has many good restaurants, shops and the Aquarium. VIsited Stellenbosch wineries...Read More
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