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The 2022/23 West Africa and Cape Verde Islands

Drinks included with lunch and dinner*

Flights and overseas transfers included*

City Tour of Dakar, Senegal included*

Expedition Landings, Activities On Board & Activities Ashore Included*


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We are delighted to present The 2022/23 West Africa and Cape Verde Islands, Featuring expedition landings

What's included*


  • Incredible Savings
  • 12 Nights full board cruising on board MS Spitsbergen, including:
  • - Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • - Complimentary tea & coffee
  • - Complimentary Wi-Fi for suite guests
  • - English-speaking Expedition Team who guide activities and provide educational information on board and ashore
  • - Range of activities included
  • - Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • - Use of the ship's Science Centre which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • - Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • - Professional on board photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • - Use of the ship's hot tubs, sun deck and lounge chairs, panoramic sauna and indoor gym
  • - Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • - Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • - No gratuities expected
  • Dakar City Tour included for ALL bookings
  • Hotel day room in Dakar, including lunch
  • Return flights from London (regional and premium class flights may be available on request) and all overseas transfers
Bushbaby
Patas Monkey
African Civet

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Your Maiden Season Expedition Highlights

From rocky volcanic promontories in the deep Atlantic, warmed by the dry Saharan winds in the north, to lush and humid tropical rainforests further south, you’ll experience a mosaic of cultures, peoples, traditions, landscapes and ecosystems. Dakar, the buzzing capital of Senegal, lies on a promontory jutting out into the ocean. 

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the 500 different kinds of birds, African civet, Bush baby, patas monkeys, several species of sea turtles, crocodiles, some amazing snakes including black and green mambas, elusive manatees, and the unique saltwater hippos – which can best be spotted in November and the beginning of December – there’s plenty of wildlife to be seen.

Laid-back Cape Verde is situated around 350 miles from the African mainland. Its location creates some rare oceanic habitats, with coral reefs rich in marine life, and seas where cetaceans and turtles thrive. It’s also a bird-watchers paradise, with many fascinating species arriving as temporary visitors, together with several extremely rare endemic species. 

The Bissagos archipelago, located off the coast of Guinea-Bissau, is a pristine tropical paradise. These islands, which are a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, are known for their incredible biodiversity. They are also home to the Bijagos people – who have retained their ancient animistic beliefs, and live in a matriarchal society where women manage the economic, political and religious lives of their communities.

Your Expedition Team On Board

MS Spitsbergen has its own on board Expedition Team and serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures inside the ship as well as out on the sun deck make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters we sail in. The Expedition Team host a lecture programme and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck you can participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast. In addition, the Expedition Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of 'friluftsliv' (outdoor life), and encourage you take part in 'friluftsliv' hikes and activities during the journey.


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Terms and Conditions


Hurtigruten and Reader Offers Limited Package Holiday booking conditions apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Regional and premium class flights may be available on request and will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay and may be indirect. If the named hotel is unavailable a suitable alternative will be provided. Star ratings are ROL Cruise classified. WIFI is subject to the cruise lines T&Cs and cannot be guaranteed. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Tours may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions Tours are subject to change and an additional charge may apply. Additional excursions must be booked at least 28 days prior to departure. Weather, sea & ice conditions have a great influence on the programme and schedule. Safety is always the priority and the ship’s captain will decide on the final sailing schedule during the voyage, therefore the itinerary is subject to change. Flights may be based on indirect services and are currently out of date range. Flights are subject to schedule changes and may be based on indirect services with flights arriving same day or overnight. Flights will be confirmed closer to departure which may affect your overall holiday duration and an additional overnight hotel stay may be required. Drinks are only with meals on board and are subject to the cruise lines t&c’s. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.