If luxury cruising and African safari are high on your ultimate travel bucket list, then you’ll be hard pressed to beat ecruising’s sensational CRUISE TOUR: Marina Bay to Africa, Kruger & Victoria Falls journey.
Commencing on 24 March 2022, this epic 31-night extravaganza from one of Australia’s leading cruise travel experts combines a cruise across the Indian Ocean onboard Cunard’s Queen Victoria from Singapore’s Marina Bay to Cape Town in South Africa, followed by a tour of Southern Africa taking in some of its most iconic destinations.
Your journey begins in Singapore with a 2-night stay at The Fullerton Hotel. With its stately Doric columns, cornices and coffered ceilings, this iconic hotel stands like a mighty fortress against a shining cityscape at the mouth of the Singapore River, its high-ceiling suites, Italian marble floors and a lobby museum melding ultra-luxury with the building’s revered history. Beyond the hotel, spend time exploring one of Asia’s most lively and ethnically diverse cities at your leisure. And make sure to look beneath the city-state’s modern, commercial veneer to uncover the eclectic mix of cultures, religions, ancient treasures and British colonial impressions that underpin its unique Singaporean identity.
On 26 March farewell Singapore as you embark upon a 19-night cruise aboard the award-winning Queen Victoria. The smallest of Cunard’s famous Three Queens, the cruise ship is understated elegance personified. Fresh from a multi-million dollar transformation in 2017, stylish contemporary interiors pay tribute to its impressive heritage, from luxuriously appointed cabins, staterooms and suites to the stunning three-tier Grand Lobby with its unique artwork, sweeping staircase and sculpted balconies. The outdoor Games Deck is the place to try your hand at croquet, shuffleboard, hoopla, deck quoits and paddle tennis, or let white-gloved waiters serve you scones at the daily traditional afternoon tea. Add in exceptional customer service, world-class dining and entertainment offerings, and Queen Victoria offers up a sublime cruise experience harking back to the cruise liners of old!
Journeying across the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean, highlights include stopovers in Malaysia’s cosmopolitan Kuala Lumpur with its bustling markets, colonial heritage and soaring Petronas Towers; the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, where you can meander through its historic winding streets and parks, visiting museums and beautiful Buddhist temples along the way; the island nation of Mauritius, renowned for its sapphire waters, fine white beaches and mountainous interior; and the stylish coastal city of Port Elizabeth, gateway to South Africa’s famed ‘Garden Route’ coastline.
Arriving in Cape Town on 13 April 2022 spend one last night onboard Queen Victoria before commencing the next exciting phase of your journey – a 10-night escorted tour of Southern Africa. In Cape Town, explore the District 6 Museum which documents the country’s history of apartheid, test your culinary skills at a traditional cooking class in Bo-Kaap and take a scenic Cableway trip to the top of Table Mountain. Further afield, stand in awe of the giant granite boulders of Boulders Bay, and visit some of South Africa’s leading wineries on board the Blue Line Wine Tram as it winds its way through the spectacular Franschhoek wine-growing region.
Next up is Kruger National Park in the country’s north east for a chance to get up close to some of the world’s most magnificent animals. Renowned for its vast array of wildlife, Kruger has long been regarded as one of Africa’s most accessible and popular safari destinations, offering up spectacular game viewing including the ‘Big 5’ (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard), cheetah, giraffe and hyena, as well as over 300 species of bird.
From here travel to the breathtaking – and world-famous, Victoria Falls, staying on the Zimbabwean side. Spend your last few days taking a guided tour of the Falls, savouring complimentary sun-downers drinks onboard a Zambezi River Sunset cruise, and visiting Chobe National Park, just across the border in Botswana, where a leisurely all-day boat safari along the Chobe River is the perfect way to explore the area and enjoy incredible sightings of Africa’s largest population of elephants.
ecruising’s EXCLUSIVE 31-night CRUISE TOUR: Marina Bay to Africa, Kruger & Victoria Falls journey commences in Singapore on 24 March 2022 and is priced from $11,959* per person twin share including all accommodation, return economy airfares, and all touring and transfers as per the itinerary.
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