The Islands of Cape Verde Cruise

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The archipelago of Cape Verde welcomes you with a mixture of African and Portugese heritage

A long-time Portuguese colony sitting deep into the Atlantic off the coast of West Africa, the island now known as Santiago was originally settled to be used as a slave trading outpost. Over time the other islands of this volcanic archipelago were inhabited and, today, the Cape Verde Islands offer a spellbinding blend of African and Portuguese influences in their architecture, food, customs and traditions.

With a pleasant year-round climate, this island chain offers a diverse range of landscapes from verdant mountain ranges, lush hills and jungles, volcanic landscapes or wide deserted beaches. The harbours and towns are extremely welcoming to visitors – they don’t get many! It’s still a comparatively undiscovered, natural and fresh sort of place and long may that last, we say. All things considered, this is a journey that will open up a vibrant and colourful world, all set against the gentle rhythms of West African music.

Your Holiday Includes:

Return flights from the UK
In-destination transfers
7 Night Cruise on a Full board Basis
2 Night Hotel in Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort on a Bed & Breakfast basis
Port Charges
ATOL Protection

Don’t miss…

Vibrant Santiago

The old capital of Cidade Velha

Fogo Volcano

Island tranquillity

San Nicolau – the coffee island

The art and culture of Mindelo

Old Portuguese Maio

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Thursday – Sal

Fly to Cape Verde. You will be met at Sal airport and transferred to Cabo Verde Hilton resort for a 2 night stay.

Friday – Santa Maria

Time to relax on the beach or explore Santa Maria town.

Time to relax on the beach or explore Santa Maria town.

Saturday Palmeira, Sal

You will be transferred from Hilton hotel to Palmeira port for embarkation. Dinner on board and departure at midnight to Boa Vista. Overnight at sea.

Embarkation Time: 14:00

Meals included : Breakfast & Dinner

Sunday – Sal Rei, Boa Vista

Morning arrival at Sal Rei, Boa Vista. Here you will find some of the most beautiful beaches of the archipelago, and spectacular landscapes. Spend some time on the beach or enjoy an all-day optional excursion to look at some authentic aspects of the island: villages with picturesque house facades, ceramic artisans and day to day agriculture. Lunch at a local restaurant before returning on board. Overnight at sea to Praia, Santiago.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The Islands of Cape Verde Cruise

Monday – Praia, Santiago

Morning arrival at Praia, Santiago. This is the largest of the islands.

Spend the morning at leisure and after lunch on board the optional afternoon excursion will take you to Cidade Velha, an old colonial city and a Unesco World Heritage site, once a thriving slave trade centre. Late in the evening we will sail north towards Fogo, the fire island. Overnight at sea.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The Islands of Cape Verde Cruise

Tuesday – Sao Felipe, Fogo

Morning arrival Fogo and its dominating sight of the Fogo Volcano. Your optional full day excursion will take you at the crater’s edge to the top of the volcano via the lava landscape. Lunch will be had at the crater’s village. Later you will pay a visit to San Felipe with its colonial charm. Sail late in the evening to Sao Vicente. Overnight at sea.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Wednesday – Mindelo, San Vincente

Once a vibrant commercial island, Mindelo has evolved into a cultural center and remains one of the most well preserved colonial cities in Cape Verde. The optional walking excursion will allow you to visit galleries, happen upon musical events and discover busy restaurants. Overnight in port.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The Islands of Cape Verde Cruise

Thursday – Santo Antao

Sail in the early morning for a short sail towards the island of Santo Antao, the lushest of all Cape Verde Islands with verdant plantations of sugarcane alternating with old craters. Our optional full day excursion will include the luxuriant Valley Paul where you will taste the “grogue”, the trademark drink of the Archipelago. At the Valley of Ribeira das Patas you will come across extraordinary rock formations out of lava. Dinner on board and overnight in port.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 The Islands of Cape Verde Cruise

Friday – Santo Antao

Today after breakfast there is an optional excursion on the western side of the island with arid and mountainous landscapes. Return on board to depart towards Sal. Overnight at sea.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 The Islands of Cape Verde Cruise

Saturday – Palmeira, Sal

Early morning arrival at Palmeira port, Sal. Disembarkation at 9am after breakfast. You will be transferred to Sal airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included : Breakfast

Ports of call: Praia (Santiago) - Sao Felipe (Fogo) - Tarrafal (Sao Nicolau) -Porto Novo (Santo Antao) - Mindelo (Sao Vicente) - Praia (Santiago)

Cruise routes may need to be varied in the event of adverse weather and operating conditions at the captains discretion, in the interests of the comfort and safety of guests. The Captain and Cruise Director will will keep you fully briefed on the daily programme.

The Weather

The sun shines 350 days a year and temperatures range between 21°C and 29°C. The breeze blows constantly from the ocean at a relatively low average humidity of 40% to 60%.

Flights from London Heathrow & London Gatwick.

All local transfers

2 nights at Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort on a bed and breakfast basis

On Board Harmony G

Accommodation on board Harmony G for 7 nights in your chosen grade of cabin with private SH/WC & air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.

Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party evening , fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.

Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.

Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment, sea kayak and stand up paddle boards (subject to availability).

Professional English speaking Cruise Director.

Port charges

Below flight times are indicative and subject to availability. You will be advised exact flight details at the time of booking.

London Heathrow

Outbound – Thursday

  • Depart Heathrow:13:45 Arrive Lisbon:16:25
  • Depart Lisbon:21:15 Arrive Sal: 23:25

Inbound – Sunday

  • Depart Sal: 00:20 Arrive Lisbon:06:05
  • Depart Lisbon: 07:40 Arrive Heathrow:10:20

London Gatwick

Outbound – Thursday

  • Depart Gatwick:14:50 Arrive Lisbon:17:35
  • Depart Lisbon:21:15 Arrive Sal: 23:25

Inbound – Sunday

  • Depart Sal: 00:20 Arrive Lisbon:06:05
  • Depart Lisbon: 07:05 Arrive Gatwick:09:45

All local transfers are included in your package.

  • Sal Airport to Cabo Verde Hilton Resort – approximately 20 min
  • Hilton Cabo Verde Resort to Palmeira port (cruise embarkation) – approximately 30 min
  • Palmeira port to Sal Airport – approximately 15 min
  • Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea, drinking water and wines during lunch and dinner.
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
  • Crew gratuities (optional – recommended amount Eur 10-14 per passenger per day.
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)

Your Vessel: Mega Yacht Harmony G

The Harmony “G” is a modern mega yacht with a sleek high-tech profile, boasting spacious and comfortable accommodation . At 53 meters long / 7.2 meters wide, she is large enough to offer superior comfort for up to 42 guests in 21 guest cabins.  whilst permitting access to small harbours and islands beyond the reach of large cruise ships. There is a spacious lounge and bar plus a dining room and a spacious sun deck. The vessel was launched in January 2001 and renovated most recently in 2019. She complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations ,while its powerful engines and state of the art stabilisers allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

Home at Sea

  • Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge – Bar
  • Indoor Restaurant
  • Audiovisual in Lounge
  • Mini library
  • Beach Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayak
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi

Comfort Zone

  • Large portholes: upper deck cabins
  • Portholes: lower deck cabins
  • Triple Occupancy cabins: Category A
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Mini Safe
  • Mini Fridge
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryers
  • Telephone for internal use
  • Central music
Harmony G Cabin Category C

Category C

LOWER DECK- 1 DOUBLE OR 2 LOWER BEDS.

The Category C cabins are located on the lower deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Harmony G-CAT B CABIN-MAIN DECK

Category B

MAIN DECK – 2 LOWER BEDS

The Category B cabins are located on the main deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Harmony G Category A cabin

Category A

MAIN DECK – 2 LOWER BEDS.

The Category A cabins are located on the main deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Harmony G Cabin Category P

Category P

UPPER DECK – 1 DOUBLE BED OR 2 LOWER BEDS.

The Category P suites are located on the upper deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Harmony G Lounge Area

Interior Lounge

Life on board centers around the Indoor/Outdoor lounge and its American Bar (inside/outdoor). The interior lounge has relaxing couches and comfortable lounge chairs where you can have a drink and gaze out of the large windows into the breathtaking sceneries you are cruising to, relax and read a book, watch television on the satellite TV or one of our documentaries on the next place you are visiting.
Harmony G Outdoor Dining Area

Outdoor Dining Area

Located on the Upper Deck, the outdoor dining area provides beautiful views of the ports of call visited, and meals are served “al fresco” depending on the weather and the ship location. It accommodates all guests in one single seating and provides a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavour.
HArmony G Dining Room

Dining Area

The classy Dining Room offers large windows providing for the most beautiful views of all destinations the ship cruises to, while accommodating all guests at one single seating and provides a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavours.

Your Hotel: Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort

Experience world-class service at Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort

Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort features 4 restaurants and bars, and a spa. Guests can enjoy an onsite casino, fitness centre and a kid’s club.

The resort is located on a white-sand beach in the colourful town of Santa Maria, near local fisherman’s pier and Pedra de Lume volcano.

Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • 2 swimming pools

Standard room with 2 double beds (Included in your Holiday)

The following room types are available with a supplement

  • Superior room with pool view
  • Superior room with ocean view
  • King guest room
  • King deluxe room
  • King superior room with pool view
  • King superior room with ocean view

The islands of the Cape Verde archipelago are famous for their tropical beaches – to our mind every bit as impressive as those you’ll find in the Caribbean. They don’t get more drop-dead gorgeous than the extravagant expanse of sand you find at the southern tip of Sal in the village of Santa Maria. It is exactly the place you would expect to find an upscale hotel like a Hilton and this one has everything you need to kick back, chill out and get into the holiday mood pre-cruise. Between the sea, the beach and the beach bar you probably won’t spend much time in the rooms, but they are modern, large and very comfortably appointed with pool or ocean views. The hotel has three restaurants offering a mix of local and international cuisine, a pool bar, a beach bar and an indoor bar which features cocktails and local musicians every evening. Get lucky in the casino and you might pay for your holiday! If you want to check out the island, features like the Vivero Botanical Gardens are only a short cab ride away. 

Prices

december, 2022

The Islands of Cape Verde 2023-2024 flight inclusive package

Prices (£) per person from:
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory P
30/11/2023£3,182£3,790£4,138£4,608
07/12/2023£3,182£3,790£4,138£4,608
14/12/2023£3,182£3,790£4,138£4,608
03/03/2024£3,182£3,790£4,138£4,608
10/03/2024£3,182£3,790£4,138£4,608
17/03/2024£3,182£3,790£4,138£4,608

Cape Verde cruise - Single & Triple occupancy

 Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Single use£4,546£5,459£6,709£7,531
3rd person£2,563N/AN/AN/A

The Islands of Cape Verde 2023 - 2024

Prices (£) per person


Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory P
02/12/2023£1,957£2,565£2,913£3,383
09/12/2023£1,957£2,565£2,913£3,383
16/12/2023£1,957£2,565£2,913£3,383
05/03/2024£1,957£2,565£2,913£3,383
12/03/2024£1,957£2,565£2,913£3,383
19/03/2024£1,957£2,565£2,913£3,383

Cape Verde cruise - Single & Triple occupancy & port charges

 Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Single use£2,935£3,848£5,098£5,920
3rd person£1,370N/AN/AN/A
port charges£309£309£309£309

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