Uncover Cape Town’s highlights, from Table Mountain to the penguins at Boulders Beach, before boarding this extraordinary cruise around Africa, the Indian Ocean and South-East Asia.
Boulders Beach Watch the playful antics of the African penguin colony down at Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town*.
Cruise Listen to a classical string quartet at Horizons, as you tuck into a mouth-watering afternoon tea. Taste fresh sandwiches, sweet petit fours and scones layered with clotted cream.
Table Mountain If you want to enjoy the views from Table Mountain, get your hiking boots on and take the Platteklip Gorge trail or catch a thrilling cable car ride up*.
Cruise Sip a zesty ‘Ginny Hendricks’ cocktail at the relaxed Waves Bar, or choose from its impressive range of rums, tequilas or whiskeys by the glass*.
Cape Winelands Tour Discover local wineries, taste the finest South African vintages and drink in the region’s rolling hills and lush vineyards*.
Cruise Oceania is renowned for providing The Finest Cuisine at SeaTM. During a cruise you can experience some incredible menus inspired by master chef Jacques Pépin.
Queen Victoria Hotel This intimate retreat has an incredible setting in the heart of Cape Town, just minutes from the shops and restaurants of the V&A Waterfront.
Cruise Your Veranda Stateroom has a luxurious Prestige Tranquility Bed, Bulgari toiletries, a minibar with soft drinks restocked daily and a private veranda.
* Extra charge
Is this for you?
Oceania is known for its exceptional service and focus on providing fantastic culinary and wellness experiences, both on board and on land. The style is sophisticated but not stuffy and the mid-size ships have an ambiance similar to an elegant country club; after a day of exploring a new destination there’s a real feeling of coming home as you reboard the ship. Oceania quite rightly pride themselves on creating an immersive experience on shore with overnight stays and late departures from various ports.
The mid-size ship Nautica is a popular choice with food lovers thanks to its varied and innovative cuisine and five restaurants where all meals served are included in your cruise. With just 684 guests to take care of, 400 professionally trained staff ensure guests wait for nothing.
What to expect
STAY & CRUISE ITINERARY
Day 1 UK to Cape Town, South Africa Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Cape Town.
Days 2-4 Cape Town, South Africa On arrival, transfer to the Queen Victoria Hotel where you’ll stay for three nights ahead of your cruise. This award-winning boutique hotel is a favourite with couples looking for some luxurious tranquillity on the doorstep of Cape Town’s top attractions. You’ll be tucked away from the lively harbour at this peaceful retreat, but only a few minutes’ walk to the vibrant V&A Waterfront’s shops and restaurants. The contemporary and serene feel throughout the hotel makes it a great spot to return to when you’re in need of a little chill-out time after a thrilling afternoon hiking up Table Mountain or a day spent at the glorious Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Perhaps head out to explore on a scenic cycling tour.
Days 5-6 Cape Town, South Africa
Begin your Indian Ocean cruise on board Nautica.
Day 7 Mossel Bay, South Africa
Day 8 Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Day 9 East London, South Africa
Day 10 Durban, South AfricA
Day 11 Richards Bay, South Africa
Day 12 Maputo, Mozambique
Days 13-15 At sea
Day 16 Point Des Galets, La Réunion
Day 17 Port Louis, Mauritius
Days 18-19 At sea
Day 20 Praslin, Seychelles
Days 21-22 Mahé, Seychelles
Days 23-24 At sea
Days 25-26 Malé, Maldives
Day 27 At sea
Day 28 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Day 29 Galle, Sri Lanka
Days 30-31 At sea
Day 32 Phuket, Thailand
Day 33 Langkawi, Malaysia
Day 34 Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia
Day 35 Singapore
Day 36 Singapore
Following disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Departing 30 January 2020. Alternative Indian Ocean itineraries are available with Oceania, call or speak to a Personal Travel Expert for details.
Upgrade your cruise
For the ultimate luxury stay in Cape Town, opt for the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa. Locals love this hip retreat, set right on the coast in the foothills of Table Mountain National Park, a 15-minute shuttle from the V&A Waterfront.
Tailor made cruises
While the cruise itinerary is set by the cruise lines, the land-based section of your holiday 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 put together – just speak to one of our Personal Travel Experts.