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Best known for its exotic wildlife, rolling grasslands, vast deserts and safari adventures, Africa also is a continent of many cultures and beautiful beaches. From Mombasa's Old Town of exotic colors in Kenya to the magnificent wine producing valleys and dramatic views of Cape Town, a cruise to this region of the world offers everything from historic museum visits to close encounters with Zebra.

For vacationers who want to go further into Africa or spend more time at embarkation/disembarkation ports, most cruise lines offer escorted safari cruise tour options that take guests into central and eastern Africa, and pre- and post-cruise packages that include in-depth tours of Africa's cities.

The Arabian Gulf (a.k.a. the Persian Gulf) is cruising's newest destination,  the exotic-sounding ports of call will send most people scurrying for a map to look up destinations such as Dubai An icon of modernity and luxury, this is your ideal destination if you love shopping or if you’re looking for unique experiences, like skiing within a stone’s throw of the desert, Muscat (the capital of Oman), Fujairah and Abu Dhabi (both in the United Arab Emirates) and Manama City (in Bahrain). The only somewhat familiar name is the embarkation port of Dubai, known for its man-made islands, world's tallest building and indoor ski slope. 

Planning your time ashore in the Gulf cities is a bit trickier than on a Caribbean or European cruise. While you have the same three options -- exploring alone, taking a ship's excursion or organising a private tour -- the pros and cons of each choice are different in this part of the world.

Some ships visit ports in Africa during world cruises as segments and combined with India, while others sail voyages from Lisbon (Portugal) and other European countries as well as from India and Cape Town. Itineraries to Africa, for the most part, do not strictly visit only ports on the continent. Stops along the way to Africa may include port calls in the Seychelles, Spain, Greece, India and Egypt. Africa cruise itineraries tend to be longer than most cruises and can last more than 20 days.




Africa & Arabian Sea Cruises ports
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Abidjan Ivory Cost
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Known to as “Paris of West Africa”, Abidjan offers a number of choices for sightseeing. Watch out for the popular Bassam Beach for many relaxation or take a visit to the city’s public zoo and find out more about the exotic wildlife ...
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Abu Dhabi
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The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is the largest and wealthiest of the nation's seven emirates. Covering 80 percent of the land mass of the U.A.E., the emirate of Abu Dhabi is divided into three parts: the city of Abu Dh...
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Agadir Morocco
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Situated between your Atlantic and also the snow capped Atlas Mountain tops you fill find Agadir. Agadir is an essential shipping port in South Western Morocco. Beautiful sandy bays and year-round warm seas make Agadir a well known desti...
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Alexandria Egypt
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Alexandria, Egypt has been the hub of all intellectual concepts in the traditional world. It was at this port that is was first realized that planet wasn't flat, geometrical concepts were created, made the steam engine, presented the the...
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Aqaba Jordan
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Aqaba, Jordan's only outlet to the sea is a popular holiday destination and quickly becoming a popular cruise destination. Offering a superb climate, Aqaba's beaches along the Red Sea waters have some of the world's finest coral reef div...
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Banjul Gambia
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Banjul Port, formally known as Bathurst in the days of the British Colonial Empire, was founded as a trading outpost in 1816 on what is now called the Island of St. Mary. Located at the mouth of the River Gambia as it spills out into the At...
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Cairo Egypt
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Cairo is an old-fashioned window to the ancient world that is just awaiting your arrival to touch its land of treasures. Egypt is really a title that defines ancient history. Among the richest ancient countries with a fascinating civiliz...
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Cape Town
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Cape Town is a beautiful and historical location that demands a visit. It is alive with style and has taken the best from other cultures and incorporated them into a unique blend of heritage and excitement. A little bit of Britain, some Mus...
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Casablanca Morocco
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Casablanca, literally meaning White House in Spanish, is easily obvious while you explore the city's landscape. Whitened houses and whitened office structures would be the norm within Morocco's most popular and populous city. The Hassan ...
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Cotonou Benin
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Cotonou, the biggest port town of Benin is the Capital City. Cotonou can be found on the stretch of land between the Gulf of Guinea and Lake Nokoue in West Africa. This is actually the beginning of the Benin-Niger Railway, which spans ab...
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Dakar Senegal
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Dakar is the capital of Senegal and located on the tip of Western Africa. City was founded in 1857 by the French. Dakar gained importance from the completion of the railway linking it with the city of St Louis in 1885 then replacing St ...
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  Located on the Indian Ocean coast, Although extraordinarily effervescent, Dar es Salaam means "Haven of Peace" in Arabic.The cruise industry of Dar Es Saalam is among the explanations why this African seaside center has turned into on...
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Dubai UAE
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Dubai was already discovered by people, who're instantly attracted to its swanky Vegas like resorts, gorgeous balmy beaches and coast, also it duty-free status of a shopping mecca. It is also, progressively, a prime port of embarkation f...
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Durban South Africa
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Durban cruises are known to be the best in South Africa because of their favourable weather conditions (unfortunately cruises from Cape Town suffer the curse of the prevailing south-easterly wind), the warm waters of the Indian Ocean (compa...
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East London, passionately known as Zoysia City through the local people, can be found 1000 km from Cape Town around the SE coast of South Africa. Situated in the mouth of Zoysia River, it's the sole port in SA. East London is really a pe...
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La Digue Seychelles
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La Digue cruise port enables cruise visitors to become easily enraptured by the scenic beauty that comprises the Seychelles. Tourists are naturally impressed by the unspoit character of this heady island. Two major centers are situated a...
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Lome Tago
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Togo is a narrow country in West Africa, juxtaposed between Ghana around the west and Benin around the east, having a tiny border with Burkina Faso to the north, along with a 56 km stretch shoreline around the Atlantic Ocean in the South...
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Luanda Angola
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The cruise port of Luanda is situated on Angola's Atlantic Coast in Africa, and is Angola’s Capital city. The main harbor of Luanda can also be the primary seaport for that biggest city in the region. There's a population of just about ...
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Mahe Seychelles
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The turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean lap against white-sand beaches while palm fronds sway overhead. Welcome to Mahe Island in the heart of the Seychelles, a demi-paradise on Earth. Composed of over 115 islands, the Seychelles archipela...
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Male Maldives
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The Maldives is really a cluster of approximately 1200 low-lying islands, situated 220 miles off the South West of India. It is a breathtakingly beautiful travel destination owing to its tropical hot climate, and also the remarkable natu...
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Maputo Mozambique
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The biggest city of Mozambique is Maputo, sitting on the shore of the Indian Ocean. Maputo was originally founded by the Portuguese as a port city. Today, Maputo is a thriving capital full of diverse culture and impressive sights. More i...
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Mindelo Cape Verde
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                  Mindelo is a port city in the northern part of the island of São Vicente in Cape Verde. Located 300 miles (483 km) off the coast of West Africa, the Cape Verde archipelago comprises ten islands and five islets,...
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Mombasa Kenya
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Kenya is located on Africa's east coast and is bordered by the Indian Ocean. It is divided into seven areas: northern Kenya, northeastern Kenya, western Kenya, Rift Valley, the central Highlands, southern Kenya, and the coast. Mombasa is lo...
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  Mossel Bay is situated exactly half way between Cape Town - the provincial capital of the Western Cape Province – and Port Elizabeth (both 400 km (245.5 Mile) away, so it’s your ideal cruise destination, and the logical place to ...
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Muscat Oman
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Muscat is close to the tip of the Persian Gulf around the Gulf of Oman around the westernmost area of the Arabian Peninsula. It's within a dry desert area with imposing rocky hillsides and mountainous peaks. Muscat houses about 1/4th of ...
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Nosy Be Madagascar
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Nosy Be Hell Ville Madagascar Cruise Port is situated off the north-west coast ofMadagascar. It’s tropical climate and superb location makes it Madagascar’s beach-resort destination per excellence. Though Nosy Be’s clear inclinatio...
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Port Elizabeth
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Port Elizabeth, also known as “The Bay,” is one of South Africa’s biggest cities. Port Elizabeth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa cruise port is located in the Eastern Cape Province and it was given th...
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Port Said Cairo
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Cairo is often visited by cruise groups, either as part of a day trip or as an overnight tour for cruises that stop in Alexandria and/or Port Said. The most famous sites in the Cairo area are the massive Giza Pyramids and Great Sphinx an...
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Praslin Seychelles
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Praslin is the second largest island of the Seychelles, lying north east of Mahé. Originally known as a hideaway by pirates and Arab merchants, Lazare Picault named the island “Isle de Palmes” in 1744. In 1768 it was renamed Praslin...
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Founded in the 1880s, during the Anglo-Zulu colonial wars, Richards Bay was named after British Rear Admiral Sir Frederick William Richards, who landed a naval force here. An early claim to fame came in 1891, when colonial adventurer Joh...
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Salalah Oman
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Salalah is the capital of Dhofar Province, which is the southern region of the Sultanate of Oman. Green areas scattered across town give the city a tropical atmosphere and have earned it the name "Garden City". Driving through town, see ...
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Sao Tome
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São Tomé and Príncipe  (often called just "São Tomé" for short) is a small island nation off the Atlantic coast of Central Africa, located in the Gulf of Guinea, straddling the Equator, west of Gabon. Discovered and claimed by Port...
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Sekondi Takoradi Gana
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The port of Takoradi is Ghana’s premier port, established in 1928. Takoradi is a town of water and forest that sits in the tropical climate of West Africa, with many natural attractions to visit. It is commonly known as Sekondi-Takorad...
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Seychelles
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The average annual temperature in this glorious archipelago is 75 degrees, and the Seychelle Islands are a splendid place to visit anytime during the year. The Seychelles Islands are made up of 118 small landmasses northeast of Madagascar...
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Tangier
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 Around the tip of Africa, under ten miles in the southern tip of the country, Tangier lies close to the Atlantic Sea, the gateway  towards the Mediterranean and beyond through the Strait of Gibraltar. Because the Phoenicians settled h...
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Tunis La Goulette
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In the area of Tunis the ancient Phoenicians established a trading outpost which came to be known as Carthage in the 9th century BCE. In the 3rd century BCE Carthage rivaled Rome, but the ancient city was conquered and destroyed by Romans w...
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Walvis Bay Namibia
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A former German protectorate but independent since 1990, Namibia is often called "The Land God Made in Anger" because of its stark, surreal landscapes, untamed wilderness, and harsh environment. Be prepared for sand dunes that roar, rumble,...
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Zanzibar Tanzania
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Known as the "spice island" - a name derived from its plentiful spices - this 60-mile long island is located in the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles from Tanzania. It's also popular for its beaches and the old city of Stone Town.
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