Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Boudicca, ex Cape Town to Southampton
Ship: Boudicca
Selected Sailing Date: 08 Feb 2018
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Cruise Description

35 Night Cruise sailing from Cape Town to Southampton aboard Boudicca.

With chances to uncover natural wonders in West Africa; experience the spectacular beauty of islands in the South Atlantic and Macaronesia; and discover the many highlights of enchanting European cities, this incredible cruise will be magical from the moment you meet Boudicca in Cape Town.

Before you set sail, an evening and full day in South Africa’s mesmerising ‘Mother City’ will afford you time to marvel at iconic landmarks such as Table Mountain and Signal Hill; take in the incredible scenery at Cape Point; and encounter penguins at Boulders Beach. Then it’s on to the charming Namibian town of Lüderitz, gateway to the eerie ‘ghost town’ of Kolmanskop; and Walvis Bay, from where you could go in search of pink flamingos, sea birds and bottle-nosed dolphins at the beautiful natural lagoon. Both Namibian calls also offer chances to marvel at the flora, fauna and colossal dunes of the Namib, the world’s oldest desert. Next you’ll sail to the secluded islands of St Helena and Ascension. You can explore St Helena’s historic ties to Napoleon and capture astonishing vistas from Ladder Hill during your stay in Jamestown; then discover Ascension’s verdant Green Mountain and golden beaches from Georgetown. Returning to the African mainland, a day in Dakar could be spent immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of Senegal’s energetic capital; exploring the UNESCO-listed island of Gorée; or marvelling at the unique ‘pink lake’ of Retba.

You’ll then experience the beauty and diversity of Macaronesia to the full, visiting islands in Cape Verde, the Canaries and Madeira. Bustling markets, interesting historic sites and lush Cape Verdean landscapes await you during calls into Praia and Mindelo, before three beautiful Canary Islands are yours to explore. There’s Tenerife, home of the mysterious Pyramids of Güímar and magnificent Mount Teide; Gran Canaria, with its gorgeous sun-kissed sand dunes and picturesque valleys; and La Palma, where the spectacular Caldera de Taburiente National Park and San Antonio Volcano are undoubted highlights. From Funchal, be sure to take in Madeira’s sweet-smelling botanical gardens and enjoy views from the Cabo Girão cliff. Finally, after a call into Gibraltar, Boudicca will sail to a string of stunning Spanish and Portuguese cities. Perhaps visit the Picasso Museum, see the iconic Alcazaba Fortress, or visit the Alhambra Palace in nearby Grenada during an overnight stay in Malaga; discover historic castles, cathedrals and catch a traditional Flamenco performance in Cádiz; and uncover the cultural and architectural gems of Lisbon. There’s also the striking scenery and wonderful architecture of Vigo to look forward to; while the chance to tour to the Santiago de Compostela cathedral from La Coruña is not-to-be-missed.

Highlights of this cruise:

Cape Town
Known for its lively waterfront and harbour, serene vineyards and impressive Cape Point National Park, Cape Town is a fascinating, must-visit destination with a deep history. Located on the shore of Table Bay, this picturesque city is best seen from the top of Table Mountain - accessible via cable car - where incredible views of the 'City Bowl' are found.

Luderitz, Namibia
Founded in 1883, Luderitz has a deep Colonial German heritage - exhibited by the colourful traditional buildings that still stand proudly within the town today. Nestled between the dusty Namib wilderness and the South Atlantic Coast, Luderitz is a picturesque town lined with azure waters filled with seals, penguins and dolphins.

Walvis Bay, Namibia
A magical destination for bird lovers, the honey hued sand plains of Walvis Bay are unusual in this part of the world as they are often dotted with flush pink flamingos and pelicans. With its calm, friendly atmosphere, Walvis Bay is perfect for those who love to bask in the peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of busy cities.

Jamestown, St Helena
Picturesque Jamestown is the capital of St Helena Island, which is one of the world's most remote and isolated locations.

Dakar, Senegal
The exuberant capital of West Africa's Senegal - a thriving seaport and city.

Praia, Cape Verde
Loacted in Cape Verde, the volcanic archipelago of ten islands and five islets is a hidden gem. This destination was a Portuguese territory until independence in 1975, and is as unique and unspoilt as its remote location, 400 miles off the west coast of Senegal, would suggest.

The Cape Verdes were previously a Portuguese colony and there are many traces of this colonial heritage in Mindelo.

Santa Cruz, La Palma
Santa Cruz is undoubtedly one of the prettiest towns in the entire archipelago.

Funchal, Madeira
Located off the coast of Africa, Funchal has a timeless charm, delightfully enhanced by a benign climate that fills this 'floating garden' with the year-round colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit.

Dominated by 'the Rock', a towering 1,396 ft sentinel that guards the Straits, Gibraltar is a pretty, British-controlled territory with a distinctly familiar atmosphere. With helmeted policemen and British institutions such as Marks & Spencer, Gibraltar feels like a home from home, a little slice of Great Britain with a glorious Mediterranean climate.

In the fabulous city of Malaga – the birthplace of Picasso – visit the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress, try authentic Spanish tapas or take a tour to Granada and the Alhambra Palace. This 14th century structure, is Spain’s finest expression of Moorish art.

Cadiz, Spain
Cadiz - one of Western Europe's most ancient cities - hugs Andalusia’s sunlit Atlantic coast and is characterised by palm trees, lookout towers and weathered old buildings. Historic and pretty, the city centre is a joy to explore with a fascinating Old Town district containing huge stone walls from the 1500s and a beautifully carved cathedral.

Lisbon, Portugal
Spread out over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, Lisbon is a delightful mix of palaces, art-nouveau cafés, museums, gardens, ancient castles and splendid bridges. Don’t miss a visit to the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian Peninsula!

Vigo, Spain
This Galician gem offers something for everyone. 'Culture vultures' will love exploring the pretty old quarter and admiring the beautiful Neoclassical architecture; while sun-seekers will cherish the gorgeous golden-sand beaches which stretch along the city's stunning Atlantic coastline.

La Coruna, Spain
La Coruna is the capital of the province and a busy seaport situated in the Bay of Coruna.