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Setting sail from Tema (Accra)
Ghana's capital city Accra is located on the Atlantic Ocean, where Europeans arrived to establish a trading hub on what was known as the Gold Coast. Precious metals were soon superseded by slaves, and visitors can get a flavour of the remnants of this grim practice in the former slave prisons and museums. Now a busy, dusty city where 17th century architectural remains can be seen alongside modern skyscrapers and vibrant markets, Accra is interesting but not inviting. To see Ghanaian life in the raw, visit Makola Market, and see the colonial architecture alongside modern developments including the vast concrete Independence Square.
Jamestown is the oldest part of Accra and remains a bustling fishing centre. Be there in the early morning to see the small boats bring in the day’s catch.
Côte d’Ivoire: Abidjan
Abidjan, the most important city in Côte d’Ivoire, has bounced back since the civil war of 2011, and the glittering array of skyscrapers comes as a surprise to many visitors. There is still plenty about the city that is authentically African, however, including some of the best street food in the region.
Sierra Leone: Tokeh, Aberdeen (Sierra Leone)
The busy, dusty streets of Senegal’s capital Dakar are filled with life and colour, noises, smells and local music. The people here are friendly and helpful, so expect a warm welcome – but watch out for the usual hustles and scams of a busy city.
Senegal: Joal Fadiouth, Saly
Western Sahara: Dakhla
The city of Dakhla sits on a narrow peninsula in Western Sahara, a disputed territory under the de facto control of Morocco. Your time in this rarely visited part of Africa will give you a unique insight into the culture of the nomadic Sahrawi people, amongst the spectacular desolation of the desert.
Western Sahara: Laayoune
The Atlantic port of Safi is one of Morocco’s lesser known tourist destinations, but offers plenty of interesting sights, including the imposing Kechla citadel and the Dar al Bahar fortress, both of which were constructed by the Portuguese in the 16th century.
Arriving in Lisbon
The roots of historic Lisbon's fame lie in its strategic position on the edge of the Atlantic and the fact it offers one of the world's greatest natural harbours. No surprise therefore that it became the home of the world's most famous explorers such as Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator. Built on seven hills, we always find Lisbon to be soulful, captivating and picturesque, with architecture which reflects its status as a great port.
The appeal of Lisbon lies in the city itself with its two distinct architectural styles: the 16th century Belem district (Manueline) and the 18th century city centre (Pomabaline). Our tip: potter about...
Your home from home
The intimate and popular little Silver Cloud is set to undergo an extensive refurbishment in August 2017, and will be reborn as a stylish expedition ship.
What we love
The lovely Silver Cloud will join Silversea's Expeditions fleet from November 2017, with a reduced capacity, an ice-strengthened hull and 18 zodiacs making this one of the most luxurious expedition ships at sea.
|Capacity||296 guests (until Aug 2017) / 260 guests (from Nov 2017; 200 guests in polar regions)|
|Crew||222 International Staff (until Aug 2017) / 208 International Staff (from Nov 2017)|
|Style||Cosy, welcoming, stimulating, exciting - this ship has it all! If you enjoy the finer things in life but have an adventurous spirit, you will find yourself in congenial company on board.|
|Cruising Speed||18 knots|
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Where to stay in Accra
If you have to stay here, go for the Movenpick or the Labadi Beach. To be honest it’s not a city in which to linger.
To be honest, the best way to see Accra is to find a local to give you excellent insight into Ghanaian life.
Our recommended hotel
The Pousada de Lisboa, newly opened in May 2015, has a great location in the heart of the city and an interior to wow you.
Take a day trip from Lisbon
Visit Sintra – Roman and Moorish influences make this magical city with its fairytale palaces and extravagant villas a must.