Cunard Africa Cruise
A Cunard Cruise to Africa is often combined with visits to destinations in Europe, Gibraltar, the Canary Islands, Morocco and Madeira. Typically sailing on two week travel itineraries, a Cunard Africa Cruise will travel to Dakar in the Senegal via the Queen Elizabeth 2 ship. Cunard Cruise Lines typically set sail from a departure port in Southampton, England before visiting diverse ports of call during African cruises. Perfect for an extended family vacation or group outing, a Cunard Line voyage to Africa offers a most wonderful and memorable time.
In addition to creating a memorable shore experience, Cunard Africa Cruises are marked by an equally stimulating environment onboard the Queen Elizabeth 2. Offering the extravagance of the world's finest hotel, the Queen Elizabeth 2 ship is often reserved by royalty and the rich-and-famous alike. Noted for gracious service accommodations, exquisite dining and top entertainment, the Queen Elizabeth 2 offers comfort, intimacy and privacy while pampering its star guests.
Cunard Africa Cruise - 16-Day - Festive Atlantic Islands and Africa - Cruise
This 16-day Cunard Cruise to Africa also includes visits to some of the most popular destinations in the Atlantic Islands. Setting sail on the Queen Elizabeth 2 vessel from Southampton, this Cunard Africa Cruise spends a day cruising the Atlantic Ocean before visiting Lisbon in Portugal, Malaga in Spain and then Gibraltar. After cruising the Atlantic Ocean two of the next four days with sandwiched visits to the Canary Islands, this Cunard Cruise to Africa fulfills its name by visiting Dakar in the Senegal.
One of the 67 communes of Senegal, the city of Dakar was created by the French colonial administration in June of 1887. Ruled by a democratically elected municipal council, Dakar has a population of over 1 million people. With so many inhabitants come a variety of activities for passengers on a Cunard Africa Cruise.
Many guests relax in Dakar during a Cunard Cruise to Africa by taking peaceful strolls on the tops of cliffs or just lounging on one of the many beaches. Visit Hann Park, which is home of the Senegal Zoo, for an appreciation of native wildlife. Take a tour of the IFAN Museum of West African culture, for a better understanding of the native peoples of Dakar. Pay reverence at the elaborate Dakar Grand Mosque, which was built in 1964. Shop until you drop at the various markets, which are enhanced by the sounds of jazz and steel bands playing in the wide boulevards. For sculptures, leathers and beautiful 'Bazin' cloths, visit the Marche Sandaga market.
After exploring Dakar, this Cunard Africa Cruise visits Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Agadir in Morocco and Funchal in Madeira. This Cunard Cruise to Africa is scheduled to set sail in December of 2006.
Cunard Africa Cruise - Queen Elizabeth 2 Ship
A Cunard Cruise to Africa involves life onboard the Queen Elizabeth 2 ship, which has a maximum capacity for almost 1800 guests. The Queen Elizabeth 2 first set sail on May 2, 1969, with a voyage from Southampton to New York. After being re-engined from November 1986 to April 1987, the Queen Elizabeth 2 was completely refurbished some 15 years later in 2001. This 963-foot vessel can really put the pedal to the medal, cruising at a maximum speed of 32.5 knots. With 12 guest decks, the Queen Elizabeth 2 offers plenty of options for passengers.
Dine at one of the seven restaurants on the Queen Elizabeth 2 during a Cunard Africa Cruise. For an intimate dining experience, visit the Pavilion, which can accommodate 58 customers. The other six restaurants onboard Queens Grill, Princess Gill, Britannia Grill, Caronia Restaurant, Mauretania Restaurant and The Lido house more passengers. After a wonderful dinner, head over to one of the various lounges onboard. Catch a show at the Theatre/Cinema, smoke cigars in the Yacht Club or just regale fellow passengers with your tales of adventure at the Crystal Bar.
The Queen Elizabeth 2 also houses a casino for those guests who want to test lady luck during a Cunard Cruise to Africa. Other popular amenities include but are not limited to a computer centre, video arcade, teen disco, health spa, various swimming pools and a golf driving range.
The Queen Elizabeth 2 offers 950 total rooms for its guests on a Cunard Africa Cruise. 671 of those rooms are ocean views, with 70% of them featuring balconies. The Queen Elizabeth 2 is also home to three suites and two grand suites. The remaining 279 staterooms feature 24-hour room service, a television, radio, direct dial phone and a full bathroom with a shower and/or a tub.
Cunard Africa Cruise - Discounts
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