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Cruising South Africa on the Azamara Journey

Exclusive departure | 29th November 2020

  • 10 nights on the Azamara Journey, with full board
  • Two nights in a four-star hotel in Stellenbosch, with breakfast
  • Guided tours of Durban, Cape Peninsula, and Cape Town
  • Visits to Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay and East London
  • A boat cruise in St Lucia Estuary, with lunch
  • Game drive in Addo Elephant National Park, with lunch
  • Guided tour of the Winelands and a tasting at the Neethlingshof Wine Estate, with lunch
  • An exclusive performance by Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra at City Hall
  • Return flights and transfers
  • All port charges and airport taxes
  • Services of an expert Riviera Travel tour manager throughout


On board the Azamara Journey, you’ll get…

  • An included visit to one of the ship’s speciality restaurants
  • An exclusive wine pairing event on board
  • $50 per person on-board credit to spend however you choose
  • Complimentary drinks and bottled water
  • Daily on-board gratuities
  • Services of your Riviera Travel tour manger plus the ship’s own cruise director and associate cruise director
 
At a Glance
Brand New Ocean Cruise
Return flights & transfers
10 nights on the Azamara Journey
Full board cruise, B&B hotel
Daily visits & tours
Exclusive wine pairing event
Visit to an on-board speciality restaurant
$50 on-board credit
Complimentary on-board drinks & bottled water
Daily on-board gratuities
Expert tour manager
All local & airport taxes
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

South Africa is a truly fascinating country, with vast open spaces as well as lively towns and cities. It covers an area equivalent to five times the size of Britain, with a climate ranging from temperate, Mediterranean and sub-tropical to desert; it offers spectacular scenery with arguably the finest wildlife on earth and no less than eleven official languages. South Africa is truly a world-class destination!

We begin our holiday with an overnight flight to Cape Town and a stay at the four-star Protea Hotel by Marriott in Stellenbosch. After a full day exploring the Winelands, we emark the Azamara Journey in Cape Town. After a day at sea, we will arrive in Port Elizabeth on the aptly named Sunshine Coast. Riviera Travel passengers will then visit the Addo Elephant National Parkon the lookout for wild elephants.

We enjoy another day at sea, during which you are free to enjoy the facilities onboard. You have $50 onboard credit included, so you can treat yourself to a massage in the Sanctum Spa, or try one of the speciality restaurants. Make sure you pack a white outfit for the White Party, being as casual or formal as you wish, but make sure you are comfortable enough to dance!

Next we journey to Richards Bay and St Lucia Estuary, home to an abundance of wildlife. The next day, we will discover Durban with a sightseeing tour in the morning. The following day we spend the afternoon in East London before the ship departs in the evening.

We then have a full day at sea, so you have plenty of time to make the most of all the ship has to offer before taking a seat near the panoramic windows, to really enjoy an astounding sunset. 

Over the next two days we see the Cape Peninsula and Cape Town, before returning home to the UK at the end of the cruise. The memories and photographs you have at the end will be passed round dinner parties for years to come!

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement. The price includes:

  • Return flights
  • Overseas transfers
  • Port charges
  • Local accommodation taxes
  • Airport taxes
  • Checked luggage (as per airline's allowance)
  • Two nights in a four-star hotel, with breakfast and one lunch
  • Ten night cruise on the Azamara Journey
  • Full board on the cruise
  • $50 per person on-board credit
  • On-board gratuities
  • Complimentary drinks and bottled water on board the ship
  • Complimentary visit to one of the speciality restaurant on board
  • An exclusive wine pairing event on board the ship
  • Touring as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Your Ship: Azamara Journey

Your boutique hotel at sea, the Azamara Journey is a mid-sized ship with a deck plan that’s intimate but never crowded, boasting everything modern voyagers are looking for – plus some unexpected extras.

Re-imagined staterooms include modern amenities and furnishings and come with plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service. The ship also features a large number of staterooms and suites with balconies, perfect for starting your day with fresh sea air and stunning views.

Add to all of that world-class dining options, spa experiences to relax and refresh, and all new entertainment offerings, the on-board experience is matched only by the immersive cultural encounters in store for you on shore.

Treat yourself to health, beauty, and restorative treatments in the new Sanctum Spa; enjoy treatments ranging from an ocean-front massage to a quick manicure, hairstyling services, or even acupuncture. Beyond the spa, there is a selection of complimentary on-board fitness classes, as well as a well-equipped gym for you to work out at your own pace.

Main dining options vary from elegant a la carte to nightly themed buffets, with the possibility to visit the ship’s speciality restaurants. On-board entertainment takes in signature shows and guest performers, as well as live bands playing each night.

Across the Azamara fleet, authentic service goes beyond the expectations of even the most well-travelled cruisers. Friendly and approachable, staff are attentive, and happy to offer everything from poolside service to recommendations for your on-shore exploration.

Click here for more info on the Azamara Journey

 

 

Azamara Journey ship moored up
Azamara club stateroom

 

Azamara ships deck terrace
Azamara ships bar and lounge
Azamara ships restaurant

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Country: South Africa
  • Currencies: South African Rand (on land) US Dollar (on board the ship)
  • Languages: English, Afrikaans
  • Flight time: Approx. 11 hrs 30 mins
  • Time zone: GMT+2
  • Deposit: £300 per person

Cabin Allocation

Your cabin number will be allocated by Azamara and will be confirmed on your travel documents. If you have a specific request please call and speak to one of our experts.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Visa Information

British and Irish passport holders do not currently require a visa. However, please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 30 days after the intended return date and there are at least two completely empty pages.

As of June 2015, if you are travelling to South Africa or transiting through a South African airport with a minor, new documentation requirements apply. Please visit the following website: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/south-africa/entry-requirements for more information.

Whilst care has been taken to ensure that the information provided relating to visa requirements is true and correct at time of publication, changes in requirements after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of this information. Therefore, whilst we strive to provide the most up-to-date information, we strongly suggest that you reconfirm requirements with the relevant embassy prior to application.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final ship location Departure airport Transfer time
Cape Town International Airport Stellenbosch 1 hr Cape Town Cape Town International Airport 1 hr

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