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West Africa Rhythms

  • Departure Date13 Nov 2024
  • Oceania Cruises Riviera
  • 29 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £6,299 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 1 night in Barcelona
  • Barcelona
  • Cadiz
  • Gran Canaria
  • Lanzarote
  • Sao Vicente
  • Dakar
  • Banjul
  • Abidjan
  • Takoradi
  • Lome
  • Sao Tome
  • Walvis Bay
  • Luderitz
  • Cape Town

Spain’s second city, Barcelona, vibrates with life; stay overnight here and take a tour of the sensational Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece and stroll along Las Ramblas before setting sail on board Oceania’s beautiful Riviera. Let the vibrant communities of West African nations and the exuberant wilderness of Africa take centre stage on this journey of nearly one month. Also, revel in coveted calls on the Canary Islands and overnight stays in Walvis Bay and Cape Town. This delightful cruise gives you the chance to get closer to Africa and experience its mix of fascinating cultures and attractions against a backdrop of beautiful golden beaches, rugged coastlines and breathtaking scenery.

Highlights

  • Exclusive Savings of up to £2500 per couple  
  • FREE Barcelona Stay
  • Simply More: Champagne, Wine & More, $1200 Shore Excursion Credit, Unlimited WiFi & Gourmet Speciality Dining Included

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call for regional departures)
  • 1 night stay in Barcelona on bed & breakfast basis
  • 27 night cruise on board Riviera on full board basis
  • Simply More: Champagne, Wine & More, $600 Shore Excursion Credit, Unlimited WiFi & Gourmet Speciality Dining Included
  • Transfers
  • Baggage allowance

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Nov 2024--£6,299£8,279

Price based on flying from London. 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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Riviera

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Itinerary for West Africa Rhythms

Day 1 - Fly UK to Barcelona / Enjoy Barcelona

Day 2 - Embark Riviera in Barcelona

Visit the magnificent Gothic cathedral and the amazing La Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece. Enjoy the lovely Montjuic Gardens, Gaudí's other fabulous structures, the charming squares of the old Gothic Quarter and the Ramblas, Barcelona's famed downtown promenade. Or visit beautiful Montserrat and its monastery in a breathtaking setting high in the mountains.

Day 3 - At Sea

Day 4 - Cadiz

Spend a fabulous day in Seville visiting the magnificent cathedral, climbing the famed Giralda Tower and strolling through the gorgeous Alcazar and its gardens. See the ceramic-encrusted Plaza de España and stroll through the alleys of Barrio de Santa Cruz. Or explore the Andalusian wine country and Jerez, the home of sherry. Don't miss the charm of Cádiz with its gracious squares, its flower-filled parks on the city bastions and its bustling markets.

Day 5 - At Sea

Day 6 - Gran Canaria

Las Palmas is a capital of Gran Canaria, one of Spain's Canary Islands off northwestern Africa. A major cruise-ship port, the city is known for duty-free shopping and for its sandy beaches. At Playa de Las Canteras, a coral barrier lines the beach and shelters swimmers. The annual Las Palmas de Gran Canaria carnival brings together flamboyantly costumed performers, music and dancing.

Day 7 - Lanzarote

Soft breezes caress this small volcanic island just 79 miles off the west coast of Africa. A land of contrasts: you can explore some of the world's most spectacular caves in the morning and relax on a white sand beach in the afternoon.

Day 8 - At Sea

Day 9 - At Sea

Day 10 - Sao Vicente

Enjoy charming São Vicente and the amazing landscape here and on nearby Santo Antão. Stroll through town past vibrant markets and the replica of Lisbon’s Belem Tower. Visit the stark but lovely lunar-like beach at Catfish Bay. On Santo Antão see lush and rugged landscapes and picturesque villages.

Day 11 - At Sea

Day 12 - Dakar

After three centuries of French rule, Dakar can't help but exude a certain French flair, especially architecturally. Senegalese attire tends to be rather formal and conservative, but the city is full of life. Art galleries are plentiful, the beaches inviting, and the views fantastic from the Les Mamelles Lighthouse.

Day 13 - Banjul

Although the capital of Gambia, Banjul remains one of Africa's smallest cities. Nestled on St. Mary's Island at the mouth of the Gambia River, it exudes a village-like atmosphere. Spend a carefree day admiring the 19th century architecture in MacCarthy Square or visiting the landmark King Fahad Mosque with its twin minarets.

Day 14 - At Sea

Day 15 - At Sea

Day 16 - Abidjan

The Ivory Coast's largest city and former capital, skyscraper-studded Abidjan curves around placid Ebrié Lagoon. Being one of the world's largest French-speaking cities, it's often referred to as the "Paris of Africa." Abidjan's more affluent Le Plateau and Cocody neighborhoods exude a palpable European ambiance.

Day 17 - Takoradi

The twin city of Sekondi-Takoradi was Ghana's first deepwater seaport and has prospered greatly. Still, the ambiance is rather laid-back, especially in the inviting beach areas. Monkey Hill, a tropical reserve for primates, lies in heart of city. Nearby Fort Orange was built by the Dutch in the 17th century and now serves as a lighthouse.

Day 18 - Lome

Wedged between a lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, Togo's convivial, beach-rich capital of Lomé has emerged from its colonial past as pure African. For a glimpse of its history and unique Togolese art, visit the National Museum. The spired Lomé Cathedral is also noteworthy.

Day 19 - At Sea

Day 20 - Sao Tome

Off the beaten path, São Tomé and Principe is a tropical paradise that offers lush rainforests, birdwatching, secluded waterfalls and pristine, isolated beaches. Enjoy spectacular views on a hike to the peak of Pico de São Tomé, go in search of the 109 species of orchid that decorate the landscape, or marvel at the impressive Boca do Inferno blowhole.

Day 21 - At Sea

Day 22 - At Sea

Day 23 - At Sea

Day 24 - Walvis Bay

Although rimmed by the inhospitable Namib Desert, Walvis Bay boasts a huge natural lagoon that attracts hundreds of thousands of birds, including flamingos, pelicans and migratory species. The desert's Dune 7 is the highest sand dune near town and offers a spectacular view. The wooden Rhenish Mission Church is also noteworthy.

Day 25 - Walvis Bay

Although rimmed by the inhospitable Namib Desert, Walvis Bay boasts a huge natural lagoon that attracts hundreds of thousands of birds, including flamingos, pelicans and migratory species. The desert's Dune 7 is the highest sand dune near town and offers a spectacular view. The wooden Rhenish Mission Church is also noteworthy.

Day 26 - Luderitz

You may want to pack a thesaurus when embarking on one of our African voyages, because descriptors such as exciting, awe-inspiring and breathtaking will only scratch the surface. From Mossel Bay to Mombasa and Lomé to La Digue, your journey will take you to destinations that many Westerners never get a chance to experience. Learn about everyday life in one of the tiny countries along the West African coast, or wonder at the incredible power and beauty of the animal kingdom on a safari in South Africa or a birdwatching excursion in the Seychelles. When you choose to travel in this region, you can be sure that your voyage will be extraordinary.

Day 27 - At Sea

Day 28 - 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 29 - Cape Town, disembark & fly Cape Town/UK

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.

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