South Africa

Cruise & Maritime Voyages has announced the launch of a 78-night Grand Africa & Indian Ocean Voyage onboard the Marco Polo.

The cruise will depart from Bristol Avonmouth on 6th January 2020, spanning three continents, visiting 31 ports of call with two Equator crossings and a transit of the Suez Canal.

The itinerary takes in Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya, plus calls in at the Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Goa, India, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, the Holy Land and the Mediterranean.

The voyage is two and half months long and will include highlights such as visiting the Skeleton coast of Namibia, the chance to climb Table Mountain, the opportunity to spot whales and great white sharks off the coast of South Africa, and visiting the Spice island of Zanzibar.

Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Richard’s Bay are highlights in South Africa, as is a stay in Mombasa, Kenya allowing an overnight Safari at Tsavo East National Park.

Groups will also get to experience the tropical islands of Mauritius, the Seychelles, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Discover ancient traditions, artistic heritage and architecture, before visiting Cochin which allows an optional excursion to the Taj Mahal.

On her return, Marco Polo will call at Oman, Egypt, Jordan, the Holy Land and then sail through the Mediterranean visiting Malta, Gibraltar, La Coruna and Cobh before returning to Bristol Avonmouth on 24th March 2020.

Group benefits with CMV

Parties of 12 or more have access to group benefits including up to 10% discount in addition to Saver Fares. Bookings of 20 or more come with a free place, or two free places for parties of 40 or more.

GTOs can also take advantage of a special onboard welcome cocktail party, preferential group dining arrangements and exclusive shore excursion arrangements if required for your group.

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