Cruises to Cape Verde

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2026 Exploration of South America & Antarctica

Borealis 28 Jan 2026 76 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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Itinerary: Southampton - La Coruna, Spain - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria - Praia, Cape Verde Islands - Salvador - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Ilhabela - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Montevideo, Uruguay…
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(full fare £9,499) Inside from £9,199pp

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No-Fly 2024 Winter Warmth in the Canaries & Cape Verde

Bolette 24 Nov 2024 18 nights No-Fly Cruise Liverpool

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Itinerary: Liverpool - Arrecife, Lanzarote - Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands - Praia, Cape Verde Islands - Santa Cruz, Tenerife - Santa Cruz, La Palma - Lisbon, Portugal - Liverpool
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(full fare £1,999) Inside from £1,649pp

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2024 No-Fly Canaries, Cape Verde & Morocco

Ambience 15 Nov 2024 23 nights No-Fly Cruise London Tilbury

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Itinerary: London (Tilbury) - Vigo - Funchal, Madeira - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria - Santa Cruz de la Palma - Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Mindelo, Sao Vicente - Praia Santiago - Arrecife,...
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(full fare £2,269) Inside from £1,759pp

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Highlights of Cape Verde

Cape Verde’s history dates back to the mid-fifteenth century when Portuguese seafarers pioneered the area as a base for the West African slave trade. Today, such influences are still evident through the cuisine, colonial architecture and infectious music, redolent of days past. Its 24/7 laidback vibe has become increasingly agreeable to the discerning visitor, with cruise ships now getting on the act.

Miniscule by comparison to the hulking mainland 500 kilometres away, Cape Verde juxtaposes greatly to the flora, fauna and vineyards of its African counterpart. What this cluster of arid islands lacks somewhat in lush greenery though, they more than make up for with exploratory routes rife with adventure. For a start, Cape Verde is mountainous and volcanic in origin, so it is advisable to pack appropriate footwear. Those of a more audacious ilk may wish to try wreck-diving, lava tubing, canyoning, windsurfing, jet skiing and other water sports which are all readily available. On a more leisurely note, the islands all offer fabulous opportunities for the budding angler whilst over 180 species of avian life go about their business up above.

Beaches are stocked to your satisfaction throughout the islands. The likes of Boa Vista, Sal and Maio’s golden offerings and desert-like dunes are something to write home about, while São Nicolau is home to more unconventional obsidian-sanded strips - all ideal spots for creating your own enviable postcards.

The capital Praia, located on the nation’s largest island of Santiago, is Cape Verde’s economic and commercial hub. It is also considered the most authentically African of the archipelago - a beehive of activity with a buzzing African market, UNESCO-listed Old Town and lively music scene. Away from the crowds, Santiago’s landscape is tailor-made for trekking trails, even sporting some photogenic foliage en route. Further north on the island of São Vicente, there is more of a contemporary urgency to Mindelo, be it through the thriving art scene, water sports on offer or the pulsating nightlife, where a convivial revelry always abounds. The island also hosts several festivals, including a Creole Festival and Full Moon Festival at Baía das Gatas. In town, peruse the local handicrafts, music, books or bustling fish market for the catch of the day.

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