A fleet of extravagant cruise liners will depart from Cape Town and set sail across the South African coast at the start of 2019.

The elegant and premier cruises from the Luxury Portfolio for Cruises International offers packages aboard the Oceania Nautica, Seabourn Sojourn and Crystal Serenity. These premier cruise lines are renowned for their high quality in service and facilities.

Here are the cruise line options from Cape Town – 

1. Oceania Nautica 

The ship offers a five-star experience, and facilities include a deck with hot tubs and a swimming pool, an indoor putt-putt golf course, top floor shuffleboard and a wood finished reception decorated with gold finishes to resemble the charisma of Tuscany.

Live entertainment is offered each evening – from musical to theatrical performances.

There is a choice of 16 different cabins to choose from, including the Vista suite with its own private deck veranda, dining room and 24-hour butler service. The ship will sail along the coast of South Africa, departing from Cape Town through to Mossel Bay, Durban, Richards Bay, Maputo, East London, Port Elizabeth and Walvis Bay.

Trip duration: 15 days

Cost: R62 000 per person

Facebook/Ocean Nautica Stateroom with veranda
Facebook/Ocean Nautica

2. Seabourn Sojourn 

The Sebourn Sojourn cruise line offers six-star accommodation and services for patrons. A unique feature of the ship is the open space living room that allows guests to lounge indoors while enjoying a cocktail. Their large spa spreads over 11400 square feet and is renowned for it luxurious treatments.

The cruise offers six whirlpools and two larger pools located on the main decks along with a ‘beach’ style pool. A sky bar is located on the sun deck where sundowners are an everyday activity.

A choice of 13 cabins are on offer – from the simple Oceanview suite to the decadent signature suite offering guests a private whirlpool bath.

Live performances, cabarets and lectures are available at the Grand Salon. Departing from Cape Town, the trip covers the South African coast from Cape Town to Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth, Walvis Bay and Luderitz

Trip duration: 12 days

Cost:R 71 500 per person 

Facebook/Seaboard Sojourn pool deck
Facebook/Seabourn Sojourn
Facebook/Seabourn Sojourn signature suite room

Luxury Portfolio Marketing Manager for Cruises International, Seymour Brugger, explained that South Africans are turning to tailored planned cruises for their holidays due to its affordability and practicality.

“South Africans spend a lot of money to stay in high-end hotels in Durban or Cape Town when for a similar daily price, you can stay on five-star or six-star ship and enjoy an all exclusive experience,” said Brugger.

He went on to explain that the Cape Town harbour has seen an increase in the influx of luxury cruise liners entering its harbour due to the recent developments.

Cape Town is becoming a top destination for luxury cruise liners as Brugger points out the recent departure of the prestigious Crystal Symphony.

“Crystal symphony recently launched its very first world Cruise schedule out of Cape Town,” he said.

A cruise holiday provides an all-inclusive package and an alternative travelling experience for travellers.

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Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs.