Australia To Cape Town
Join the Crystal Serenity on the third leg of her 2019 world cruise, departing Western Australia for the Indian Ocean and South Africa.
• Fremantle, Australia (2-night stay)
• Port Louis, Mauritius
• La Réunion, France
• Tôlanaro, Madagascar
• Maputo, Mozambique
• Richards Bay, South Africa
• Durban, South Africa
• Port Elizabeth, South Africa
• Cape Town, South Africa
• Franschhoek (2-night stay)
Cruise A hallmark of Crystal® Cruises is the line’s award-winning enrichment programme. Take advantage of one or more of these complimentary courses and challenge yourself to pursue different interests or to try something new while on board.
Wine blending at Rickety Bridge Learn the impressive art of winemaking as you join friends and other guests in a fun afternoon of wine blending at Franschhoek’s Rickety Bridge Winery Estate*.
Cruise Depart from Tôlanaro and head to Madagascar’s beautiful Nahampoana Reserve for the rare chance to see the huge ‘conspiracy’ of lemurs that are native to the park.
Franschhoek Wine Tram To experience the true beauty of the South Africa’s Franschhoek valley, hop on and off the famous wine tram to explore some of the country’s oldest vineyards, wine farms and estates*.
Cruise The only cruise line to feature Nobu restaurants, experience the eclectic culinary creations of distinguished chef Nobu Matsuhisa at Umi Uma from November 2018 with one complimentary visit included during your cruise.
Picnic at Mont Rochelle For a lunch with a difference, pre-order one of the hotel’s gourmet hampers and head outside to find the perfect picnic spot within the enormous wine estate*.
Cruise Within the elegant interior of your Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah, you can enjoy a generous bathroom equipped with a bathtub and shower and the luxury of a private balcony.
Mont Rochelle In South Africa’s beautiful Franschhoek valley, this is a charming boutique hotel and wine estate that offers stylish and spacious en-suite bedrooms featuring idyllic courtyard and valley views.
Is this for you?
Year after year, Crystal® Cruises has been voted the world’s best mid-size cruise line in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice awards. This is luxury cruising at its finest with the accolades to prove it. The ships provide one of the best space-to-guest ratios at sea, the service is outstanding and spirits, cocktails and house wines are all included in the price.
Spa and leisure facilities range from the Feng Shui-inspired Crystal Spa to Vintage Room wine tasting while the accommodation provides a comfortable, luxurious sanctuary.
What to expect
A short drive from Western Australia’s thriving state capital, Fremantle is Perth’s vibrant sister city with a fascinating maritime history and an abundance of contemporary charm. Among the colonial architecture and historic streets, you’ll discover an eclectic mecca of trendy bars and cafés, artisanal eateries, and a lively music and arts scene. You’ll spend two nights here at the Esplanade Hotel before joining the Crystal Serenity as she embarks on her crossing of the Indian Ocean.
The Crystal Serenity is renowned for her high-class luxury and superior service. Undergoing a full renovation in 2018, this extensive redesign will refine the ship to an even higher standard of luxury, adding further Penthouse Suite categories,
delicious new dining options and upgrading the technology available on board. Spend your days at sea exploring the ship – head to the Crystal Spa for a soothing massage, or venture to the Lido Deck for an afternoon relaxing poolside. In the evening there are a number of lounges and bars for a refreshing aperitif, and a variety of exciting dining venues to explore.
On approach to the Indian Ocean’s idyllic islands, the ship will first dock at Port Louis, the Mauritian capital and gateway to some of the island’s most beautiful beaches and pristine coastline, before continuing to a variety of enchanting destinations. Make the most of your days ashore and explore the region’s natural beauty as you trek through rainforests in Mauritius, dive La Réunion’s coral reefs and spot lemurs in Madagascar, before embarking on the final leg to South Africa.
Following disembarkation in the cosmopolitan centre of Cape Town, you’ll transfer to the Mont Rochelle hotel, which is located in a valley in the beautiful Cape Winelands, for a two-night stay. Part of the Virgin Limited Edition collection, this boutique hotel features two restaurants, a spa, outdoor pool, and an expansive 37-hectare vineyard. During your stay, enjoy tranquil amblings around the extensive grounds, or venture out of the estate and hop onto the Franschhoek Wine Tram and explore the region’s serene landscapes.
Departing 17 February 2019; alternative unique journey itineraries are available, please call for details.
Upgrade your cruise
Choose one of our rail extensions to travel from Cape Town across South Africa to destinations such as Durban, Victoria Falls or Kruger National Park. For high-class luxury, travel on the iconic Blue Train or opt for the classic elegance of Rovos Rail.
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Our featured itineraries have been hand-picked by our cruise experts to showcase how you can tailor your own stay and cruise holiday. While the cruise portion of your holiday is set by the cruise lines, the land-based section of your holiday – whether it’s before or after your voyage, or even both – is fully flexible. This means you can choose the airport you fly from and airline you fly with, where you stay, for how long and the adventures you will have while you are there. These featured holidays have been curated using our extensive cruise and destination knowledge, however almost any itinerary can be crafted – just speak to one of our Personal Travel Experts.