In the kingdom of wild animals

30 January - 13 February 2018

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

7 Ports

30-31 January

Setting sail from Cape Town

This magical multicultural city is the perfect jumping off point to explore Southern Africa, but do make sure you linger a few days to enjoy the buzz of a city where Africa meets a European-style cosmopolitan atmosphere, creating a vibrant melting pot of cultures and religions. With flat-topped Table Mountain soaring above the city, beautiful natural landscapes, and gardens within the city, you never feel far from nature here. Enjoy the waterfront, museums and elegant architecture, then take the time to venture further afield - there is so much within easy reach.

Our tip

Combine time in Cape Town with trips outside the city. We will help you plan ahead to make the most of your visit, so our tip is simply to call us to make the most of it.

1 February

At sea

2-3 February

South Africa: Port Elizabeth

4-5 February

South Africa: Durban

6-7 February

South Africa: Richard's Bay

8-9 February

At sea

10 February

Madagascar: Taolagnaro

11 February

At sea

12 February

Réunion: Réunion

13 February

Arriving in Port Louis

The lovely island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean is striking in the contrasts between its mountainous backdrop and beautiful white sand beaches. The capital Port Louis, on the northwest coast, dates back to 1735 and is a busy administrative centre, packed with office workers during the day. Interesting as it is, visitors arriving in Port Louis may well choose to travel immediately to other areas of the island, as it boasts many excellent hotels. Although English is the official language, French is more widely spoken and most Mauritians will also speak Creole in relaxed settings.

Our tip

Look out for dodos! But if you can’t find a live one, at least there is a full skeleton in the natural history museum.

The Ship

MS Europa 2

Europa 2 at sea
Europa 2 Pooldeck
Europa 2 Sansibar

Widely acclaimed as the best ship in the world, Europa 2’s stylish Nordic décor, fantastic accommodation and great dining options make her a great choice

What we love

Europa 2 really is a ship with a difference, and you feel it from the moment you step on board. Her beautiful light-flooded interiors are fresh and inviting, and the feeling of space created by innovative design is vastly refreshing. This dedication to design is not, incidentally, confined to public areas: the elegant suites themselves are a wonderful place to stay.

Capacity 500
Crew 370
Style For the young and young at heart, the laid-back ambience is elegant but totally informal. English is spoken fluently by the crew, but you should be aware that your fellow guests may not be equally bilingual; German may well be the lingua franca of the ship (as it were).
Inclusions
  • Dining in seven gourmet restaurants
  • Extraordinary on board art gallery
  • Show productions and concerts
  • Zodiac rides
  • Excellent fitness courses
  • Exceptionally well equipped gym and spa
More about MS Europa 2

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Cape Grace hotel, Cape Town

Where to stay in Cape Town

There are some great hotels to choose from, but at Mundy we especially like the Cape Grace on the waterfront.

Franschhoek, South Africa

Extend your stay in South Africa

Take a wine tour to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek for tastings, beautiful countryside and great food.

Angsana Balaclava, Mauritius

Where to stay in Mauritius

We wouldn’t stay in Port Louis itself - go a little way up the coast to the Angsana Balaclava on Turtle Bay.

Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens, Mauritius

Mauritius excursions

Explore Port Louis’s markets with a private guide, visit Fort Adelaide, the National Botanical garden and the Sugar Estate and museum.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP