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Delve into the fascinating delights of South Africa during an all-inclusive cruise on board Azamara Journey® and a hotel stay in cosmopolitan Cape Town.

Cape Town nestled beneath the imposing Table Mountain on South Africa’s southwest coast and the country’s capital, is where your holiday begins. Savour an overnight stay here taking in scenic sights and its fascinating combination of cultures and cosmopolitan delights. You’ll find plenty of things to do, but no stay is complete without a cable car ride up to Table Mountain’s flat top, from where you can admire panoramic city views spread out below.

Following your stay, you’ll board the stunning Azamara Journey® for your all-inclusive cruise around South Africa. With one staff member for every two guests, you’ll experience personal and attentive service, making your cruise holiday to some of the world’s most exciting destinations that much more special. Settle into your comfortable surroundings during a day at sea and explore the treasures on board before arriving in Port Elizabeth. Also known as “The Friendly City”, it boasts a wealth of glorious beaches and is home to the densest population of elephants in the world. Your next stop is East London, renowned for long, white stretches of sandy beaches. Explore the East London Coast Nature Reserve, a gorgeous stretch of coast that extends from the Great Kei River in the northeast all the way to the Tylomnqa River in the southwest and affords breathtaking sea views. Pick up some seafood and spices at the colourful Municipal Market when you call in Mozambique’s vibrant capital, Maputo. Discover fabulous eateries and quaint cafes or enjoy walk along the captivating coastline for views of the shimmering Indian Ocean.

Next, you’ll experience South Africa’s rugged coastline, pristine beaches, and the mist-covered hills of Richards Bay. For the adventurous, head to the nearby game reserve, Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, to marvel at the largest white rhino population on Earth. Finally, you’ll reach Durban, a must-see stop in South Africa with good reason. Enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and a leisurely stroll along the esplanade at Durban’s Golden Mile stretch of beach, admiring the backdrop of jagged mountain ranges. Soak-up the city buzz along lively Florida Road, where you can browse the galleries and boutique shops and savour the café culture.

Cruising back to Cape Town, you’ll savour two nights in port to continue your exploration of this cosmopolitan city. You could meet the resident Cape fur seals at the charming Hout Bay, resident African Penguins at the enchanting Boulders Beach, pick up souvenirs made by artisanal craftspeople at Mariner’s Wharf, or explore Kirstenbosch Gardens with its botanical delights.

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The Azamara Journey® Experience

For the ultimate deluxe cruise holiday on a stunning ship, the Azamara Journey® is an excellent choice. The ship boasts friendly and efficient staff and a crew to passenger ratio of 2-to-1 to ensure your every need is catered for. For foodies, the Azamara offers a superb array of restaurants and eateries with culinary delicacies to tempt every appetite whether you enjoy formal dining or a more casual meal. With more balconies than many other cruise liners, there are plenty of places to sip a cool drink as the sun sets. For more lively nights, the high-quality entertainment won’t disappoint with shows and cabaret in the elegant showroom.
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Cabaret Lounge

Enjoy live performances of professional stage musical calibre. Set amongst cosy tables and fabulous bars, it’s the perfect wind down after a day of exploring.
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Sanctum Spa

Relax, rejuvenate and revitalize in the Sanctum Spa with ultimate options in signature treatments for you to indulge yourself in some ‘me’ time.
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All-Inclusive Dining

With 6 restaurants to choose from authentic Italian to mouth-watering steaks, dining on board is an adventure of its own.

Your 13 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

2 January 2023

Fly to Cape Town for a fantastic hotel stay in South Africa’s favourite city

You’ll fly to cosmopolitan Cape Town, South Africa’s favourite city. Facing the Atlantic Ocean, with the splendour of Table Mountain looking over its shoulder, it’s a city set in impressive surroundings, which are matched by its myriad tourist attractions. You’ll find it all here: quirky independent shops, places of historical interest – such as Robben Island – and beaches galore.

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Day 2

3 January 2023

Today you’ll embark the sleek Azamara Journey® for your all-inclusive cruise around the South African coast

Feeling more like a private club than a cruise ship, Azamara Journey®'s intimate atmosphere welcomes you with open arms, exquisite personal service and divine cuisine. The Azamara standard offers boutique hotel-quality service with unparalleled amenities during your sailing, so all you have to do is sit back, relax and voyage away to the less-travelled destinations on your cruise.

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Day 3

4 January 2023

Spend a day at sea to discover some of the treasures on board

Whether you’re craving light nibbles at an atmospheric tapas or five-course meals in an elegant restaurant, Azamara Journey® provides world-class dining for all your time on board. A couple of highlights include Aqualina Restaurant, an Italian eatery that embodies the life and soul of the country and the Chef’s Table where you can enjoy a guest lecturer during your exquisite five-course meal.

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Day 4

5 January 2023

Head out on a whale-watching tour in Port Elizabeth to witness these beautiful animals in their natural habitat

Also known as the ‘Friendly City’, Port Elizabeth is a thriving coastal destination with fine, sandy beaches, whale-watching tours, a European-style town square, and excellent museums including the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. Head to the Donkin Reserve and climb to the top of the lighthouse to get great views across the city – the perfect spot for getting your bearings.

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Day 5

6 January 2023

From the fascinating culture of the Nguni people to sprawling nature reserves, East London offers a wealth to discover

Old-fashioned values blended with a laidback charm makes East London one of the most appealing cities on the South African coast. Visit the East London Museum, which is home to a working beehive and cultural artefacts from the Nguni people of the region. Or you could head to the East London Coast Nature Reserve where a walking trail affords great sea views. You could even catch sight of the abundant marine life such as dolphins and whales.

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Day 6

7 January 2023

Spend a day at sea to relax with a marvellous massage in the Sanctum Spa

Wind down with your days at sea at the Sanctum Spa. Feel like a rejuvenating body wrap, soothing facial or even a muscle-melting massage? Head to this tranquil oasis. During your time here you could even relax in the hot salt water pool on the Sanctum Terrace where you can relax with stunning views out to sea.

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Day 7

8 January 2023

Marvel at the kaleidoscope of wonderful colours peppered around Maputo

Mozambique’s vibrant capital conjures up a number of pleasant surprises, with jacaranda trees growing in the shadows of handsome colonial buildings from the Portuguese colonial era and plenty of beach-facing bars and restaurants in which to idle a few hours. Gaze out at the expanse of the sheltered Maputo Bay from the lively Avenida da Marginal on the seafront and seek out local crafts, exhibitions and dances at the Franco-Mozambican Cultural Centre.

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Day 8

9 January 2023

Bask in the beauty of Richards Bay’s natural havens and shimmering waters

This small town beside a lagoon on the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal is a place of great natural beauty and features the deepest natural harbour on the African continent. The Richards Bay Park is a haven for nature-lovers, or there are beaches to relax on with calm, warm seas. For more wildlife escapades, the nearby game reserve, Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, is home to the Big Five.

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Day 9

10 January 2023

Discover the delights of Durban, from its bustling markets to its golden beaches

Located along Africa’s southernmost tip, bustling Durban is situated in the KwaZulu Province of South Africa and is South Africa’s second largest city. Known locally as Thekwini, it is South Africa’s leading beach resort with superb weather and a relaxed atmosphere. Head for the Golden Mile Beach and its lengthy promenade, delve into bustling fruit markets or learn about all things aquatic at uShaka Marine World.

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Days 10 - 11

11 - 12 January 2023

Savour a final two days at sea being captivated by dazzling shows and eating gorgeous food

Enjoy your final days at sea by making the most that Azamara Journey® has to offer. By day, you could find a quiet haven in the library, well-stocked with books and the digital Inspiration Centre. As the night beckons, listen to live music with a cocktail in hand at the Cabaret Lounge or check out ABBA themes nights and karaoke at the Living Room.

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Days 12 - 13

13 - 14 January 2023

Arriving back in Cape Town, you’ll have a further chance to explore this cosmopolitan city with a further 2 nights in port

Why not explore the surrounding areas of this incredible city on a fascinating one-day Cape Peninsula tour? You’ll visit the picturesque fishing village of Hout Bay, see sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Cape Point Nature Reserve, and go to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens whose Boomslang Walkway snakes over the forest at tree-top level. At Houtbay Harbour you can see a plethora of colourful marine life via a glass-bottomed boat.

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Day 14

15 January 2023

Disembark your ship in Cape Town and transfer to the airport

Disembark Azamara Journey® in wonderful Cape Town and transfer to the airport for your flight home with  memories to last a lifetime.

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Your FREE Hotel Stay

The Commodore Hotel, Cape Town
★★★★

Perfectly-situated in the heart of Cape Town, the Commodore Hotel provides the ideal base for exploration of South Africa’s ‘Mother City’. This four-star, nautical-themed hotel offers sumptuous, sweeping views of the iconic Table Mountain, Cape Town Harbour and Robben Island, placing the stunning V&A waterfront at your doorstep. With a soothing spa, glistening outdoor swimming pool and wonderful restaurant serving an à la carte menu featuring fresh seafood and delicious local wine pairings. The Commodore will be a welcomed relaxing escape away from the wondrous city’s infectious buzz.

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Your Holiday Summary

 

 All-Inclusive Cruise

  • 12 night all-inclusive luxury cruise on board Azamara Journey®
    • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including house spirits, wine and international beers
    • Pre-paid gratuities and complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event
    • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations 
  • 2 nights in port in Cape Town

FREE Hotel Stay

  • 1 night four-star stay in Cape Town at The Commodore Hotel with breakfast

FREE flights (London departure - regional flights available) and transfers

Prices

Departing

2 January 2023

Club Interior

£2,399pp

Club Oceanview

£2,799pp

Club Veranda

£3,199pp

Club Veranda Plus

£3,699pp

Duration: 13 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Maputo, Richards Bay, Durban, Cape Town

To Book, Call our Holiday Specialists on

0800 840 5800