The sleek, 20,000-tonne Astor offers four-star accommodations as you sail the Southampton to Cape Town route. Beautiful suites and comfortable cabins arranged on seven passenger decks host only 600 passengers, ensuring an intimate experience of balmy days at sea, fine dining opportunities and choice entertainment. On a Newmarket Holidays cruise to South Africa, spend lazy days and exhilarating nights travelling to a new horizon.
Tilbury to Fremantle Cruise
Join the Astor on a 39-day cruise to South Africa, seeing some of the most stunning sights along the way. After leaving Tilbury, begin with the opportunity to visit the cities of Le Havre and Paris, in France before spending two days travelling at sea, enjoying the Astor’s amenities. As the ship cruises into Portugal, take the opportunity to explore Lisbon — from its steep hillsides overlooking the Rio Tejo, to Gothic cathedrals and monasteries, quaint museums, and the colourful cityscape itself. Making port in vibrant Santa Cruz, the largest of the Canary Islands, is an experience treasured by many travellers. Discover the island’s evocative, brightly coloured buildings, quirky shops, and oasis of tropical wildlife. Santa Cruz is a vivacious, typically Spanish city with none of the tourist bedlam of most cities in the South.
As Astor crosses the equator on its journey ever southward, you’ll visit Ascension Island. This once strategically important island now invites visitors as its strikingly beautiful golden beaches stretch out their arms in greeting. While strong undercurrents deem many of these beaches unfit for swimming, they are the most important Green Turtle nesting sites in the world.
Rounding the Cape of Good Hope, you’ll have exciting South African destinations to look forward to, including a memorable trip up Table Mountain in Cape Town, and perhaps you’ll choose to explore the city’s theatres, shops and restaurants on your own. Before leaving South Africa, make a call to the surfer’s paradise of Durban. Join in an optional shore excursion, or explore the city on your own, perhaps to take in the cultural traditions of the Zulu nation at Shakaland Cultural Village.
Packed with Fun and Relaxation
To learn more about the sightseeing and activity opportunities available on the cruise to Fremantle, take a look at Newmarket Holidays‘ website; better yet, board the Astor for a remarkable vacation that will leave you with a lifetime of amazing memories.