Tema to Lisbon

11 April - 27 April 2018

Duration

16 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

12 Ports

11 April

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 Precious metals were soon superseded by slaves, and visitors can get a flavour of the remnants of this grim practice in the former slave prisons and museums.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.

Our tip

Be very careful – in much of the city it is forbidden to take photos. In theory, it’s only pictures of military and government buildings, infrastructure and people which are forbidden. But as with so much in Africa, it’s a bit vague and nobody can give you a definitive answer.

12 April

Ghana: Takoradi

13 April

Côte d’Ivoire: Abidjan

14 April

At sea

15-16 April

Sierra Leone: Freetown

17 April

At sea

18 April

Gambia: Banjul

19 April

Senegal: Dakar

20 April

Senegal: Joal Fadiouth

20 April

Senegal: Dakar

21 April

At sea

22 April

Western Sahara: Dakhla

23 April

Western Sahara: Laayoune

24 April

At sea

25 April

Morocco: Safi

26 April

At sea

27 April

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.

Don't miss

Belem Tower, dating from the 1500s, was both a fortress and the explorers’ departure point. On the façade you will find a stone rhinoceros sculpted into the tower – Europe’s first sight of this extraordinary beast!

The Ship

Your home from home

Silver Cloud
Silversea - Zodiac in Greenland
Silversea - Pool Grill Bar

The intimate and popular Silver Cloud is reborn as a stylish expedition ship, following an extensive refurbishment in August 2017.

What we love

The lovely Silver Cloud joins 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 260 guests (200 guests in polar regions)
Crew 208 International Staff
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.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues including room service
  • All alcoholic drinks throughout the ship
  • Daytime activities and lecture programme
  • Evening entertainment and shows
  • Sports and fitness facilities
  • Gratuities
  • All excursions and zodiac rides
  • Silversea complimentary parka for selected cold itineraries
Year built 1994
Last refurbished 2017
Tonnage 16,800 grt
Length 514 feet
Breadth 71 feet
Cruising speed 18 knots
More about Silver Cloud

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Movenpick Accra, Ghana

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.

Fabrics at a market in Accra, Ghana

Explore Accra

To be honest, the best way to see Accra is to find a local to give you excellent insight into Ghanaian life.

Pousada de Lisboa, Lisbon

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.

Palace de Pena, Sintra

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.

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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