John Lewis Gift Card

Book a 7 night cruise or more in an Ocean View or above by 8pm 30th September and receive a FREE John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £500. Terms & conditions apply. ABTA & ATOL Protected - 100% Financially Protected - Flexible Cancellation Policies

Call us FREE  08001216198

Opening Hours - Office open, we'll close at 8:00pm

Request a call back
SEARCH CRUISES Shortlist

Cruises to Praia

A characterful island retreat

Browse cruises

Divider Crest Logo

Featured cruises

NEW BESTSELLER
View Cruise 6★ All-Inclusive 2023 West Africa & Safari Discovery Deal
Suite from £9,879pp (was £13,459)
Other Suites Available
Regent Seven Seas Cruises

6★ All-Inclusive 2023 West Africa & Safari Discovery

  • 18 Nov 2023
  • 26 nights
  • Ship: Seven Seas Voyager
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Barcelona, Spain - Seville (from Cadiz), Spain - Casablanca, Morocco - Santa Cruz, Tenerife - Mindelo, Cape Verde - Dakar, Senegal - Banjul, Gambia - Abidjan, Ivory Coast -...

Includes: FREE Drinks, Wi-Fi & Gratuities Included*, Up to 60 FREE Shore Excursions*, FREE Three Night 'Winelands & Wildlife' Land Tour with Game Drive for ALL Bookings*, FREE flights for...

NO-FLY LATE DEAL
View Cruise The 2022 No-Fly Cape Verde, Madeira & Canaries Deal
Inside from £1,999pp (was £2,099)
SALE FARE
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

The 2022 No-Fly Cape Verde, Madeira & Canaries

  • 19 Jan 2022
  • 19 nights
  • Ship: Balmoral
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - Santa Cruz, Tenerife - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria - Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands - Praia, Cape Verde Islands - Santa Cruz, La Palma - Funchal, Madeira - La Coruna, Spain…

Includes: Earn Cruise Miles® with every booking*, Pound sterling on board*, Incredible late deal*, No-fly small ship cruising*

Maiden Season
Ambassador Cruise Line

The No-Fly 2023 Cuba & Caribbean Treasures

  • 05 Jan 2023
  • 42 nights
  • Ship: Ambience
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: London (Tilbury) - Leixoes - Funchal, Madeira - Mindelo, Sao Vicente - Bridgetown - St. George's - Kingstown - Montego Bay - Santiago de Cuba - Havana - Grand Turk - Road Town -...

Includes: Low single supplement*, No-fly small ship cruising*, Just a Deposit Required, then Nothing to Pay until 2022*, Early Bird Savings*


Divider Crest Logo

A popular holiday spot

Coconut Trees in Trarrafal Beach

Coconut Trees in Trarrafal Beach

Santa Maria Beach

Santa Maria Beach

Ponta Temerosa Lighthouse

Ponta Temerosa Lighthouse

ROL Cruise recommends…

 

Praia’s shining beacon

One of Praia’s most popular landmarks is its lighthouse, the Farol da D. Maria Pia, named after Maria Pia of Savoy, who was queen of Portugal when the structure was built in 1881. Also known as the Farol da Ponta Temerosa, the lighthouse stands at 21m and is 10m above sea level from its vantage point on the Lazeto head. Take a free guided tour of this historic attraction, which affords you fantastic views.


 

Plateau life

The beating heart of Praia is Platô, so called because it is built on a plateau, nestled in the old town district of the city. You’re sure to be charmed by the Portuguese architecture, quaint shops and bustling marketplace. Edifices worth a visit include city hall, the presidential palace and the Nossa Senhora da Graça church. After sightseeing, you can drink in pretty vistas of a neighbouring bay from Platô’s elevated viewpoint.


Learn something new

To find out more about the Cape Verdean islands, pay a visit to the Museu Etnográfico da Praia (Praia Ethnographic Museum) in Platô. This nineteenth century, colonial-style building opened as a museum in 1997 and today houses culturally significant artifacts from Santiago, Santo Antao and Boavista Brava. These include two cavaquinhos and a cimboa, musical instruments of Portuguese origin. Other exhibits tell a story of food production and cattle breeding, while there are also pieces on display from a number of sunken ships.


Feel the rhythm

For an authentic taste of Cape Verdean life, make your way to Quintal da Música in Platô where traditional local music is played live almost every night. You’ll experience a range of styles, from morna to coladeira and batuko, with some tasty local delicacies just waiting to be sampled. The faces of the musicians who have frequented the nightspot will be looking down on you from the walls as you dance and dine.