2024 Grand Africa Voyage

90 DAYS | NOVEMBER 30, 2024

Enjoy 90 days of life-expanding moments while discovering the wonders of Africa on this unique voyage. You’ll cross the equator twice, visiting 26 countries and spanning 3 continents, all while basking in the luxury of your ocean-front suite. Start and end your journey in Barcelona, where surrealist structures blend with Spain’s vibrant culture. Cruise across the Mediterranean Sea, disembarking in Israel and Egypt. Uncover the secrets of ancient empires, discover famed fortresses, and visit religious landmarks as you make your way through these historic lands.

After your first equator crossing, be greeted by the turquoise waters of the Seychelles, home to pristine white-sand beaches, forest-clad mountains, and even the world's oldest land animal. Continue cruising the channels and seas, stopping at several of Africa's most diverse and magical lands. Sample your way through local spice markets, witness spiritual ceremonies, and be absorbed in the beauty of Gambian dance. Embark upon an African safari where you'll encounter lions, elephants, hippos, rhinos, and more. You'll have the chance to explore Africa's past, present, and future. Trace Africa's connection with the West and tour the coastal cities that are building the African future today.

2024 Grand Africa voyage is now open for sale. Contact your Travel Advisor or have a Seabourn Personal Cruise Consultant contact you to dream, plan and reserve your suite.

2024 Grand Africa Voyage

What's included

Amenities Exclusively for the FULL Grand Africa guests include:
Gala Bon Voyage dinner in a historic castle venue
Overnight stay at Hotel Majestic in Barcelona prior to departure
 Exclusive winery event in Cape Town | Special Grand Voyage pillow gifts

Book and receive:

Round-trip Business Class Air Visa Package on Grand Africa voyage (for USD and CAD markets)
$2,000USD Shipboard Credit per suite ($1,000USD Shipboard Credit per person) Unlimited laundry, dry cleaning and pressing on board
Private car transfers door-to-door between home and airport Personal Valet® luggage shipping service between home and ship

For Guests Booked In Penthouse And Premium Suites:
$3,000USD Shipboard Credit per Suite ($1,500USD Shipboard Credit per guest)

Exclusive Early Booking Savings for Grand Voyage and Grand Voyage segment guests:
10% discount when booked and paid in full by July 26, 2023

Discover the Voyage

Journey into Antiquity

Your gateway to the ancient world. Behold the everlasting effect of prehistoric, Carthaginian, Judaic, Roman, and Egyptian societies as you visit ruins and archaeological sites. Explore the biblical Holy Land, venture through valleys of kings, or stare into the eyes of limestone guardians.

Featured Ports

Valletta, Malta

Small but mighty Malta offers a rich history and sublime coastline. Tour the oldest underground necropolis, or follow the path of the knights templar. Keep an eye out for Maltese fishing boats, which are painted with two eyes at the front to protect from evil spirits.

Haifa (Tel Aviv), Israel

Situated on the slopes of Mount Carmel, Haifa is Israel’s primary port. Haifa appears in the 3rd century A.D. in Talmudic literature. Today, this bustling city possesses the nation’s largest industries, several important museums and the respected Haifa Technical Institute

Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt

Alexandria, Egypt’s second-largest city, is a hub of cultural and historical significance. The city offers visitors a fascinating blend of ancient landmarks, stunning architecture, and vibrant markets. It’s a must-visit destination for those seeking a glimpse into Egypt’s rich past and present.

Africa’s Eden

Tropical oases with variegated marine life and breathtaking vistas, and opportunities for African safari await after your first equator crossing. Experience the perfect balance of adventure and tranquility as you sail from port to port, sampling the spoils of humankind and nature along the way.

Featured Ports

Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles

Victoria, the capital city of Seychelles, is a charming and colorful metropolis nestled on the island of Mahe. Its lush tropical gardens, spectacular beaches, and rich cultural heritage, offers an authentic and unforgettable experience in one of the world’s most enchanting island paradises.

Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa, a vibrant coastal city with beautiful beaches, warm climate, rich history and delicious cuisine, has a blend of African, Arabic, and European cultures. Explore historical landmarks such as the 16th-century Fort Jesus, indulge in local delicacies like Swahili cuisine, or relax on the sandy beaches along the Indian Ocean.

Andoany (Hell-ville), Nosy-Be, Madagascar

Andoany, more commonly known as Hell-Ville after Anne Chrétien Louis de Hell, is the largest city on the island of Nosy-Be. A port town, its rich history, stunning beaches, and unique blend of Malagasy and French cultures offers a captivating experience.

Colonialism & Discovery

Discover dramatic landscapes and history during this section of your Africa journey. Witness the development of four former colonist nations across three countries as you traverse around the Cape of Good Hope. Choose from several opportunities for wildlife viewings, from lush reserves to legendary deserts.

Featured Ports

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth, situated on the Eastern Cape of South Africa, is a city of spectacular natural beauty, with pristine beaches, rugged coastline, and verdant nature reserves. It’s also a hub for adventure tourism, offering a range of thrilling outdoor activities to enjoy.

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, known as the “Mother City” of South Africa, is a cosmopolitan metropolis of breathtaking natural beauty, with iconic landmarks such as Table Mountain, pristine beaches, and a rich cultural heritage that reflects its unique blend of African, European, and Asian influences.

Walvis Bay, Namibia

Walvis Bay, located on the western coast of Namibia, is a picturesque harbor town known for its stunning natural beauty and thriving marine wildlife offers visitors a range of outdoor activities, from kayaking with seals to exploring the vast Namib desert.

Cultural Ascendant

Enchanting islands, bustling markets, cities with glistening skyscrapers - an immersive experience into some of Africa’s most contrasting and least explored cultures and destinations awaits. Enjoy opportunities to witness landscapes as diverse as the communities that inhabit them.

Featured Ports

Bom Bom Island, Sao Tome + Principe

Bom Bom Island is a hidden gem of natural beauty and tranquility. With its pristine beaches, lush tropical forests, and crystal-clear waters, visitors can expect a serene and unforgettable experience in one of Africa’s most enchanting destinations.

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Witness a country modernizing its culture without losing its identity in its major urban center. Its towering skyline hugged by Abdijan lagoon has earned it the nickname “the Paris of West Africa.” Explore museums highlighting the Ivory Coast’s unique arts, and a cathedral whose spire seemingly reaches beyond the clouds.

Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, Senegal’s capital, is a city of contrasts, with a rich cultural heritage and a dynamic modern economy. Its bustling markets, beautiful beaches, and lively music scene, offers visitors an authentic and unforgettable experience in one of West Africa’s most exciting destinations.

The Trade Routes

The final section of your Africa circumnavigation offers the opportunity to experience micro-cultures that have emerged as intersecting nationalities, ethnicities, and religions. Let your senses lead the way through cities and cultures with a common Mediterranean DNA, surrounded by Africa’s distinct landscapes.

Featured Ports

Mindelo, Cape Verde

Along the harbor on Mindelo Bay’s famous beachfront road, Rua de Praia brims with traditional shops and monuments. Keep an eye out for the statue of Diogo Afonso, the Torre de Belem, and streetscapes of pastel-colored colonial architecture.

Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Known for being the sunshine center of Europe, the Canary Islands are home to almost every landscape on earth. Visit postcard-worthy beaches or dunes, or embark on a hike to Bandama Crater, where you’ll pass lush pine, fig and orange trees, before enjoying sweeping vistas of the north and west coast.

Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca, the vibrant economic hub of Morocco, is a city of immense charm and character. With its bustling souks, stunning architecture, and vibrant nightlife, it offers visitors a unique and authentic taste of Moroccan life, steeped in history, culture, and tradition.