Cape Town to Monte Carlo

This luxury cruise includes stops at Ascension Island and Cape Verde. Fabulous!

The Crystal Serenity entered service in 2003 and was last refurbished in 2013 to offer the best in floating luxury for a maximum of 1070 passengers, looked after by a crew of 655.

Highlights: Cape Town –  Luderitz – Walvis Bay – St Helena – Ascension Island  – Cape Verde – Santa Cruz de la Palma – Barcelona – Monte Carlo

Dates: 13 Mar 2019 – 8 Apr 2019

Journey:  26 Nights

Days 1-2

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is one of South Africa's most appealing cities, with impressive mountains, lovely beaches, good museums, attractive parks and shops. Excursions to Table Mountain, the vineyards at Stellenbosch and to Robben Island can be arranged.

Day 3

At Sea

Day 4

Luderitz, Namibia

Founded in 1883, Luderitz offers colourful colonial architecture along the beautiful Atlantic coastline. Take a tour of Kolmanskop which was once the centre of a busy diamond trade but is now a ghost town. The recently restored waterfront has attractive Art Nouveau architecture, and the seas here are home to penguins, dolphins, sharks and seals.

Day 5

Walvis Bay, Namibia

Walvis Bay offers spectacular sand dunes, flamingoes, pelicans, whales and dolphins. An off-road drive into the Namibian desert is highly recommended.

Days 6-8

At Sea

Day 9

Jamestown, St Helena

Jamestown was founded in 1659 by the East India Company and offers some fine Georgian colonial architecture. Adventurous visitors can climb the 699 steps of Jacob’s Ladder. We recommend a visit to Longwood House, where Napoleon lived and died in exile.

Day 10

At Sea

Day 11

Georgetown, Ascension Island

Ascension Island is just south of the equator and covers an area of 34 square miles. It is a major home to the sooty tern Ascension Island supports the largest green turtle and seabird nesting colonies in the tropical South Atlantic.

Days 12-14

At Sea

Day 15

Dakar, Senagal

Dakar’s streets are lined with elegant French colonial-style buildings, colourful markets, and excellent art galleries. An excursion to Goree Island provides a glimpse into the dark days of slavery as this was the assembly point for shipments of slaves to the New World.

Day 16

At Sea

Day 17

Porto Novo, Cape Verde Islands

The Cape Verde archipelago of 10 volcanic islands was uninhabited when it was discovered by Genoese and Portuquese navigators around 1456 and has claim to be the first European settlement in the tropics. The islands attracted merchants, privateers and pirates over the next couple of hundred years and were a staging post in the slave trade. Porto Novo is a harbour town on the island of Santo Antão with a backdrop of towering mountains with agricultural terraces reminiscent of Peru.

Days 18-19

At Sea

Day 20

Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

Santa Cruz de la Palma is located on the east coast of the island of La Palma, the most northerly of the Canary Islands. It was founded on 3 May 1493 by Spanish conquistador Alonso Fernández de Lugo and today has a population of some 16,000.

Day 21

At Sea

Day 22

Malaga, Spain

Malaga is positioned on the Costa del Sol and has a number of historical sites including a 16th-century cathedral and the Alcazaba Fortress. The charming mountain village of Mijas can be easily reached from here.

Day 23

At Sea

Day 24

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

The attractions and appeal of Barcelona are well-known but for the first time visitor the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas are a must.

Days 25-27

Monte Carlo, Monaco

This ancient principality has a rich and colourful history and has been ruled by the Grimaldi family with few interruptions since 1297.

Dates: 13 Mar 2019 – 8 Apr 2019

Prices: from £5998 per person excluding flights, based on a twin/double cabin.

Please call us for further information and to discuss cabin types and prices, options and extensions.

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