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Africa & Asia Explorer

  • Departure Date15 Feb & 14 Apr 2025
  • Oceania Cruises Marina
  • 37-39 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £9,739 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 2 nights in Cape Town
  • Cape Town
  • Mossel Bay
  • Durban
  • Richard's Bay, South Africa
  • Maputo
  • Mayotte
  • Nosey Be
  • Mahe
  • Male
  • Cochin
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Yangon, Burma
  • Phuket
  • Penang
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Singapore

Begin with a 2 night stay in Cape Town, you’ll have plenty of time to explore this dynamic city. A visit to Table Mountain is a must-do; walk or take a cable car ride to the top for breathtaking views of Cape Town. Set sail on board the luxurious Oceania Insignia for a relaxing voyage from South Africa to Asia. Immerse yourself in the wild world of Madagascar, a one-of-a-kind destination for animal lovers. Explore the fabled paradise islands of the Seychelles and be captivated by its spellbinding beaches and heavenly velvet waters. Explore mesmerising Maldives; home to postcard worthy views and colourful marine sea life! Experience Sri Lanka's idyllic beaches, abundant wildlife, verdant hill countries and wealth of ancient Buddhist and Hindu architecture. Port & cruise in more incredoble destinations such as Bay of Bengal, Myanmar, Thailand & Malaysia before ending this wonderful itinerary in Singapore. A true bucket list experience. 

Highlights

  • FREE Cape Town Stay
  • Simply More: Champagne, Wine & More, $1600 Shore Excursion Credit, Unlimited WiFi & Gourmet Speciality Dining Included
  • Overnight in Richards Bay, Mahe, Colombo, Yangon & Singapore Ports^

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call for regional departures)
  • FREE 2 night stay in Cape Town on room only basis
  • 33 night cruise on board Insignia on full board basis
  • Simply More: Champagne, Wine & More, $1600 Shore Excursion Credit, Unlimited WiFi & Gourmet Speciality Dining
  • Baggage Allowance
  • Transfers

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Feb 2025£9,739£10,089£12,989-
Apr 2025£10,199£10,749£13,799£17,989

Price based on flying from London, itinerary, duration & stay varies depending on date. Itinerary also operates in reverse. Suite price is based on Penthouse suite. ^Overnights vary depending on date. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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Itinerary for Africa & Asia Explorer

Day 1 - Fly UK to Cape Town

Day 2 - Arrive Cape Town & transfer to hotel / Enjoy Cape Town

Day 3 - Enjoy Cape Town

Day 4 - Embark Insignia in Cape Town

It’s difficult to get lost in Cape Town because gorgeous Table Mountain looms above the city as a reference. For breathtaking views, ride the cable car to the top, or explore this urbane city on foot. Visit the fascinating South African Museum and Planetarium and the culturally significant St. George’s Cathedral.

Day 5 - Mossel Bay

With an average of 320 sunny days a year, Mossel Bay has the second mildest climate in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Enjoy walks along the beautiful beaches, horseback riding and whale and dolphin watching. Track big game on a thrilling safari or take a cruise to Seal Island, populated by over 2,500 Cape fur seals.

Day 6 - Indian Ocean Cruising

Day 7 - Durban

British colonial architecture prevails in Durban, yet natural beauty is what characterizes this charming city on the Indian Ocean. Its Golden Mile beach area attracts sunbathers, of course, but also shoppers and those who enjoy walking the promenade. The Juma Masjid deserves a visit, as it's the largest mosque in the southern hemisphere.

Day 8 - Richard's Bay, South Africa

Take an excursion to one of the nearby game reserves or simply gaze over the surrounding waters, where you might get a glimpse of dolphins, whales and kite-surfers. The best view is from the lookout point at Alkantstrand Beach. Richards Bay is a busy port and the myriad of specialized ships will intrigue marine buffs.

Day 9 - Richard's Bay, South Africa

Take an excursion to one of the nearby game reserves or simply gaze over the surrounding waters, where you might get a glimpse of dolphins, whales and kite-surfers. The best view is from the lookout point at Alkantstrand Beach. Richards Bay is a busy port and the myriad of specialized ships will intrigue marine buffs.

Day 10 - Maputo

Intent on recapturing its former glamour, Maputo once again attracts the rich and famous, whom you may see while sipping a cocktail at the extravagant Hotel Polana. Maputo's struggle for freedom from Portuguese colonialism is recounted in local museums.

Day 11 - Mozambique Channel Cruising

Day 12 - Mozambique Channel Cruising

Day 13 - Mayotte

While the other islands of the fragrant Comoros (known as the "Perfume Islands") gained independence from France in 1975, Mayotte remained under French rule, and you'll welcome the influence. The Petit Terre district boasts fine patisseries, boutiques and art galleries, and there's a French flair everywhere.

Day 14 - Nosey Be

Lying off the northern coast of Madagascar, Nosy Be (which means "Big Island" in Malagasy) contains seven volcanic lakes and is blanketed with fragrant flora such as ylang-ylang, frangipani and vanilla. Unusual wildlife flourishes here, as witnessed in Lokobe Nature Reserve, home to maki lemurs, chameleons and paradise flycatchers.

Day 15 - Indian Ocean Cruising

Day 16 - Mahe

Gorgeous and romantic, the Seychelles define tropical beauty. A mountain range runs through the spine of Mahé, the largest island, and scenic national parks have sprung up around it, attracting hikers. Still, it's the idyllic beaches that have immortalized Mahé and its laid-back capital of Victoria, where the Seychellois speak a mellifluous Creole patois.

Day 17 - Mahe

Gorgeous and romantic, the Seychelles define tropical beauty. A mountain range runs through the spine of Mahé, the largest island, and scenic national parks have sprung up around it, attracting hikers. Still, it's the idyllic beaches that have immortalized Mahé and its laid-back capital of Victoria, where the Seychellois speak a mellifluous Creole patois.

Day 18 - Indian Ocean Cruising

Day 19 - Indian Ocean Cruising

Day 20 - Indian Ocean Cruising

Day 21 - Male

As the capital of the low-lying, coral-bed Maldives, winsome Malé is surrounded by a sea wall, where you might watch the fishing dhonis return with the day's catch. Also be sure to see Friday Mosque, a masterpiece of filigree-curved coral built in the mid-1600s, and the Mulee-aage Palace.

Day 22 - Laccadive Sea Cruising

Day 23 - Cochin

Discover the amazing contrasts of this cosmopolitan, Portuguese-founded city with its lovely colonial architecture, Dutch-style palaces, historic churches, Jewish quarter and huge Chinese fishing nets. Or explore tranquil canals by boat and see ancient villages, exquisite scenery, plantations and temples. See Indian cotton made in traditional fashion.

Day 24 - Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dotted with stately colonial buildings, Sri Lanka’s largest city is quite beautiful and wonderfully frenetic. Explore the museums and temples or watch cricket at Galle Face Green. If the thrilling energy of the city becomes too much, relax under a cinnamon tree in serene Viharamahadevi Park.

Day 25 - Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dotted with stately colonial buildings, Sri Lanka’s largest city is quite beautiful and wonderfully frenetic. Explore the museums and temples or watch cricket at Galle Face Green. If the thrilling energy of the city becomes too much, relax under a cinnamon tree in serene Viharamahadevi Park.

Day 26 - Bay of Bengal Cruising

Day 27 - Bay of Bengal Cruising

Day 28 - Andaman Sea Cruising

Day 29 - Yangon, Burma

See the magnificent splendor of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a golden shrine towering to a height of 326 feet. Nearby visit the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda with its reclining 230-foot-long Buddha statue, which was completed in 1966. Rising up from the Royal Lake, Karaweik Hall was built in the shape of the mythical Karaweik bird. The Botahtaung Pagoda was named after the 1,000 military leaders who escorted the sacred hair relics of Buddha, brought from India over 2,000 years ago. Opened in 1906 and located near the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, the Yangon Zoo is noted for its collection of wild animals from around the world.

Day 30 - Yangon, Burma

See the magnificent splendor of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a golden shrine towering to a height of 326 feet. Nearby visit the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda with its reclining 230-foot-long Buddha statue, which was completed in 1966. Rising up from the Royal Lake, Karaweik Hall was built in the shape of the mythical Karaweik bird. The Botahtaung Pagoda was named after the 1,000 military leaders who escorted the sacred hair relics of Buddha, brought from India over 2,000 years ago. Opened in 1906 and located near the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, the Yangon Zoo is noted for its collection of wild animals from around the world.

Day 31 - Yangon, Burma

See the magnificent splendor of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a golden shrine towering to a height of 326 feet. Nearby visit the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda with its reclining 230-foot-long Buddha statue, which was completed in 1966. Rising up from the Royal Lake, Karaweik Hall was built in the shape of the mythical Karaweik bird. The Botahtaung Pagoda was named after the 1,000 military leaders who escorted the sacred hair relics of Buddha, brought from India over 2,000 years ago. Opened in 1906 and located near the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, the Yangon Zoo is noted for its collection of wild animals from around the world.

Day 32 - Andaman Sea Cruising

Day 33 - Phuket

Experience the many aspects of beautiful Phuket, from its lush landscape and gorgeous beaches to its 19th century Chinese and Western architecture and stunning temples. Visit the fascinating Sea Shell Museum, see the ornate Wat Chalong, watch elephants go through their paces at the elephant camp, and explore the unique and breathtaking Phang Nga National Park. Or just play on one of the island's fabulous beaches.

Day 34 - Penang

Visit a batik factory, a butterfly farm, a mosque, church and Indian temple, or just laze around on the beach. Hike the rainforest and waterfall-clad mountains that form the backdrop to the beautiful sandy beaches on the island known as "The Pearl of the Orient." The capital of the island was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its unique culture and architecture.

Day 35 - Kuala Lumpur

Spend the day discovering this cosmopolitan city and its diversity of cultures, from the soaring Petronas Towers and the royal palace to Gothic churches, colonial remnants and a restored Malay timber house in a lovely heritage center. Experience everyday life as you browse the bustling markets and shops. Shopping: Shop for crafts, fine pewter, jewelry and batik.

Day 36 - Singapore

Discover a delightful city of contrasts, from its old Chinese quarter and colorful Hindu temples to its modern skyscrapers, famous Tiger Balm Gardens and magnificent National Orchid Garden. Stroll along the Esplanade. Take a short cruise along the Singapore River and a tri-shaw ride through town. Visit the Kranji Memorial and Changi Chapel and Memorial, dedicated to those who lost their lives here during World War II.

Day 37 - Singapore, disembark & fly UK

Discover a delightful city of contrasts, from its old Chinese quarter and colorful Hindu temples to its modern skyscrapers, famous Tiger Balm Gardens and magnificent National Orchid Garden. Stroll along the Esplanade. Take a short cruise along the Singapore River and a tri-shaw ride through town. Visit the Kranji Memorial and Changi Chapel and Memorial, dedicated to those who lost their lives here during World War II.

Fly Singapore to UK/ Arrive UK

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