Barcelona to Cape Town

for 21 nights

Enjoy an extraordinary 21-Night cruise from Europe to South Africa visiting the amazing destinations of Senegal, Gambia, Ivory Coast and Namibia, onboard the Norwegian Dawn.

What's Included
  • Flight from Dublin to Barcelona
  • Airport transfers to the port
  • 21 nights onboard the 4* Norwegian Dawn based on two sharing
  • Fine dining on a full-board basis
  • A variety of day & evening entertainment onboard
  • Transfer from port to airport
  • Flight from Cape Town, South Africa to Dublin
  • Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person

Join Norwegian on a once-in-a-lifetime transatlantic journey from Spain to South Africa. Browse Casablanca’s central market, a massive kaleidoscope of colours, and see the modernist landmark of the Hassan II Mosque, the world’s 3rd largest mosque. Then explore Abidjan’s historic sites and delicious local cuisine or journey outside the vibrant city for a jungle adventure. In Walvis Bay, get your camera ready for the spectacular sight of thousands of flamingos and other species congregating in its namesake lagoon or head inland to the desert for an exhilarating sandboarding excursion.

Cruise from Barcelona to Cape Town on Norwegian Dawn.
Savour a wide assortment of delicious dining options on board.

Upgrade Options
Add Free At Sea for just €449pp - Get wifi, All Inclusive Drinks, $50 shore excursion credit per port, and two speciality dinings
Norwegian Dawn

Extensively refurbished from top to bottom, Norwegian Dawn offers the ultimate Freestyle Cruising experience. Dine in Los Lobos Cantina, an upscale Mexican restaurant. Drop by The Cellars, a Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar for a wine tasting. Or take Lady Luck for a spin in The Dawn Club Casino. Offering a wide range of spacious accommodations, there’s rooms to fit every size family and budget. Let Norwegian Dawn whisk you away to Bermuda, Canada & New England, and The Caribbean.

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Norwegian Cruise Lines
Dates Cabin Type Price
05 Nov 2024 Inside €25 Book Now
05 Nov 2024 Oceanview €2929 Book Now
05 Nov 2024 Balcony €4119 Book Now
Eleanor M
Eleanor M
Booking Remarks
Prices are per person based on two sharing
Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Full payment due at time of booking
Optional Insurance available (conditions apply)
Child and family prices available on request
Gratuities on board are not included in the above price
These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
Day 1

Barcelona, Spain

On arrival in Barcelona, you will be transferred to the port to board the fantastic cruise ship Norwegian Dawn.

Day 2

At Sea

Day 3

Casablanca, Morocco (for Marrakesh)

Located on the western coast of Africa, the cosmopolitan Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city with a thriving tourism trade. Blending the modern world with the ancient, Casablanca can be accurately described as a cultural melting pot with clear African, Arabic and European influences. The city’s many parks, fountains and recognisably Art Deco flourishes are all courtesy of the French Protectorate who made the city their administrative centre in the early part of the 20th Century. Highlights include the impressive Hassan Il Mosque, the ornate Mauresque architecture and gleaming white 1930’s buildings immortalised in the classic film starring Humphrey Bogart.

Day 4

Agadir, Morocco

Glittering sands that disappear into the distance. Souks brimming with sparkling trinkets. Medinas that ring with snake-charmers’ melodies. Morocco is a spice-scented corner of the world that thrills the senses. Sun-drenched Agadir is the country’s premier beach resort, with a 9km stretch of toe-tickling sands. It has all the appearance of a European resort but with an unmissable North African twist.
When you’re not horizontal on the beach, make a beeline for the Grand Souk. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of this traditional market crammed with shiny silver and hand-woven rugs.
Delve inside the ancient walls of Taroudant, an 11th-century citadel set among gnarled olive groves and sweet-smelling orange trees. Haggle to your heart’s content in the atmospheric Berber market.

Day 5

Arrecife de Lanzarote

A visit to Arrecife, Lanzarote, will literally sweep you away into another world. When you step aground from your cruise you will find yourself in a lunar landscape created by the coming together of the ocean and the lava. Hard to forget. It is the volcanic nature of the Canaries that makes this a unique land.

Arrecife appears from the distance as a row of little white houses along the coast as your cruise approaches the island. Looming over the port is the Castillo de San Gabriel built in the 16th century but many times restored, which now hosts a museum like the other fort in Arrecife, the Castillo de San Jose.

The town is a quiet location where one can enjoy a pleasant stroll but if you’re looking for something more exciting you should book an excursion to the Timanfaya National Park to take a close look at the volcanic activity that has shaped the hills, canyons and the strange rocky formations that characterize the island. Here Stanley Kubrick filmed some scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Timanfaya volcano is still active.

Day 6

Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma, Spain

Santa Cruz de La Palma is the capital city of the island of La Palma, in Spain’s Canary Islands. It’s known for its centuries-old architecture, cobbled streets and busy port. A former convent hosts the Museum of the Island of La Palma, with an art collection and exhibits on natural history and ethnography. The Naval Museum is in a replica of Christopher Columbus’s 15th-century Santa Maria sailing ship.

Day 7-8

At Sea

Day 9

Dakar, Senegal

As the cultural and economic heart of Senegal, Dakar is a lively city of contrasts. Visit gleaming mosques and cathedrals then browse the colourful stalls of one of the many bustling markets for handmade goods. Tour Place de l’Indépendance and see the colonial architecture of historic buildings lining the central square. Or trade the chaos of the city for the peacefulness of one of the nearby islands and watch surfers masterfully ride the waves. Explore the history and culture of Senegal at one of the city’s museums or simply enjoy the present with a beachside stroll. Whatever aspect of Dakar you choose to explore, you’ll encounter the outgoing friendliness for which the locals are well-known.

Day 10

Banjul, Gambia

Situated on an island where the Atlantic Ocean and Gambia River converge, Banjul is the country’s capital city that’s bustling with commerce centered around the region’s natural resources. Head to Old Town amongst the colonial architecture and visit the historic sites and museums. Or journey outside the city to soak in the warm sunshine on one of the nearby beaches or explore a nature reserve that offers excellent bird watching.

Day 11-12

At Sea

Day 13

Abidjan (Cote D’Ivoire), Ivory Coast

Situated along the Ébrié Lagoon and Gulf of Guinea, Abidjan is the economic capital of the Ivory Coast. A quick glance at the city skyline confirms this title. Skyscrapers tower above unique contemporary buildings that hug a bustling harbour – all evidence of the booming success of the region before the Ivorian Civil Wars occurred. Embark on a guided tour of what has been called both the “Manhattan of West Africa” and the “Paris of West Africa” and explore museums, see historic sites and striking contemporary architecture and savour delicious local cuisine. Or journey outside the city to be immersed in the lush rainforest or take to the water on a fishing tour.

Day 14

At Sea

Day 15

São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe

Africa’s second smallest nation, São Tomé and Príncipe is home to stunning natural beauty. Príncipe is an almost entirely untouched island close to the equator with a population of less than 10,000. Hikers will love trekking through untouched jungle on the way to pristine beaches. If you’re looking for a less adventurous way to see the sights, you can get some of the best views from a boat trip around the island. The islands are also home to an incredible array of wildlife you can’t see anywhere else. When you’re ready to relax after a day of exploring, try some of the local chocolate or a fresh cup of coffee.

Day 16

At Sea

Day 17

Luanda, Angola

As the largest and capital city of Angola, Luanda offers a wide range of activities for visitors, from touring museums and historic sites to exploring the region’s many beaches. During a guided tour of Luanda, you will come across colonial architecture and numerous new builds that have been part of the city’s revitalisation following the end of the Angolan Civil War in 2002. Learn about the region’s turbulent past, recline on a warm sandy beach or simply browse shops and markets and savour the delicious Portuguese-influenced local cuisine.

Day 18-19

At Sea

Day 20

Walvis Bay, Namibia

Meaning “Whale Bay,” Walvis Bay is located along a natural deepwater harbour by the Namib Desert and is an ideal location for both migrating and resident birds. A birdwatcher’s paradise, more than 150 bird species have been recorded in the area with Walvis Bay Lagoon being a major hotspot. Bring your camera and binoculars for the chance to see thousands of flamingos and other species congregating. Or look to the ocean for a chance to see whales or dolphins. For some sand-based excitement, head inland into the desert to Dune 7 (a staggering 1,256 feet tall) for a hike or to enjoy an exhilarating sandboarding experience.

Day 21

At Sea

Day 22

Cape Town, South Africa

Your cruise comes to an end as you sail into Cape Town harbour, enjoying views of Table Mountain.

Following breakfast onboard, you will be invited to disembark the Norwegian Dawn and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.

Cape Town is both the legislative capital of South Africa and one of its most vibrant cities. Make your way to the top of Table Mountain for panoramic views of the surrounding city and harbour. Visit Robben Island to see the former site of the notorious former prison that held Nelson Mandela. Explore the manicured lawns and beautiful forest in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Then stop by the V&A Waterfront for some shopping and entertainment.

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