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Marvel at the remains of ancient civilisations when you cruise to Egypt and Jordan, which both share the beguiling blue of the Red Sea. The structures here are so awe-inspiring it’s difficult to believe that they have stood for thousands of years. Alternatively, to the south of Africa, gaze across the deserts of Namibia with its striking and contrasting panorama.

Namibia, Pink flamingos

Namibia, Pink flamingos

Dubai, Camels

Dubai, Camels

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi


Be dazzled by the modern, sparkling glass and steel architecture in the U.A.E, soaring into the heavens like shining sentinels of the Arabian Gulf. Historical insights are aplenty within the Dubai Museum; then there’s the traditional souks, which have withstood the emergence of the uber-designer-filled malls; or a Dhow cruise, to remind us of the city’s heritage.


Sashay through the hustle and bustle of Moroccan bazaars and be intoxicated by the sights, sounds and smells. The beautiful sprawling beach in Agadir is a wonderful spot to while away a few hours in the sunshine. Don’t forget to pause for a traditional tea and admire the way that the drink is impressively poured from a height to make it frothy.


There are few places on Earth more diverse than South Africa and it befits its position at the southern end of the world’s most epic continent. From hippos in the Limpopo River to penguins waddling on the Cape, and home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it is little wonder that South Africa is a dream destination for many. Scale the mighty Table Mountain and look out upon the city of Cape Town below. For an authentic taste of Africa embark on one of the big game safaris and witness the ‘Big Five’ in all their untamed glory, where you’ll have the chance to be in awe of some of nature’s most powerful and fascinating creatures.


This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cruising in the Middle East and Africa and travelling through the region offers countless awe-inspiring moments. If you’re craving some winter sun, the options here are endless. Covering an enormous portion of the planet and providing such varied and interesting delights, there are myriad ways to take in these wonders.


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Cabin type: Inside

Stunning South Africa

INCREDIBLE SAVINGS*, LATE DEAL

24 January 2018 | 16 Nights
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines : Boudicca

Itinerary
Cape Town, South Africa, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Richards Bay, South Africa, Durban, Mossel Bay, South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa

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