The archipelago of Cape Verde welcomes you with a mixture of African and Portugese heritage
7 Nights, 8 days cruise.
Why go: This cruise program will give you the chance to explore the archipelago of Cape Verde with its intoxicating mixture of African and Portuguese heritage and its welcoming locals.
Once a former colony and slave trade outpost, the Cape Verde Islands of today offer a spellbinding blend of African and Portuguese influences in their architecture, food, customs and traditions.
Being blessed with a pleasant year-round climate, the archipelago offers a diverse range of landscapes from verdant mountain ranges, lush hills and jungles to explore, to volcanic landscapes or wide deserted beaches.
This cruise holiday will open up for you a vibrant and colorful world, all set to the gentle rhythms of West African music.
Your vessel: the elegant motor sailer Panorama
Ports of call: Praia (Santiago) - Sao Felipe (Fogo) - Tarrafal (Sao Nicolau) -Porto Novo (Santo Antao) - Mindelo (Sao Vicente) - Praia (Santiago)
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%.
Embarkation at 4 pm. Praia is the capital of Santiago, the largest and most populated island in the Cape Verde Archipelago. Overnight in port.
After a Morning at leisure, there will be an optional afternoon excursion to Cidade Velha, the Old Portuguese Capital and the Museum of Maritime History. Late in the evening, we sail north to Fogo. Overnight at sea.
Sao Filipe (Fogo)
Early morning arrival in Fogo, the island of fire due to the dominating sight of the Fogo Volcano which rises 3000 meters above sea level. Optional full day excursion to the top of the volcano. Late in the evening we will sail to Sao Nicolau. Overnight at sea.
Tarrafal (Sao Nicolau)
Morning arrival in San Nicolau, a peaceful island with many coffee plantations. An optional full day tour to the Monte Gordo volcano. the nearby forest and Faja Valley. Late in the evening we sail to Santo Antao. Overnight at sea.
Porto Novo (Santo Antao) – Mindelo (Sao Vicente)
Morning arrival in San Antao, the greenest of all the Cape Verde Islands. Optional full day excursion to Valley Paul and the Valley of Ribiera das Patas. In the evening we sail to Mindelo on the island of Sao Vicente, which is just one hour away. In Mindelo we will have the chance to enjoy the nightlife. Overnight in port.
Mindelo (Sao Vicente)
Mindelo is one of the most well preserved colonial cities in Cape Verde. The optional walking excursion will allow you to visit galleries and discover restaurants and musical events that give Mindelo its reputation as being the cultural center of Cape Verde. Overnight spent at sea on the way to Maio.
We will arrive into Maio at noon. Maio is a peaceful and relaxed community. The walking tour to the city of Vila do Maio will include a visit to the Baroque church built by the Portuguese some centuries earlier. Overnight in port.
Maio – Praia (Santiago)
Morning sailing to Santiago. Disembarkation at 9.00 am.
Discover a 3 masted Motorsailer which can accommodate up to 49 passengers in 24 cabins. The “Panorama” was launched in 1993 and has been rebuilt in 2001, followed by a latest renovation in 2014, when the Upper Deck cabins and Lounge, as well as the Main Deck cabin en suite bathrooms and Lounge have been refitted.
This state of the art Motorsailer has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings and has sailed from the Seychelles to Monte Carlo and from the Black Sea to Tunis and offers the highest standard of accommodation and comfort safety
|Launched / Rebuilt||1993 / 2001|
|Crew||16 - 18 persons|
|Cruising speed||11.00 knots|
Lower Deck – 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds
The Category C cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equipped bathrooms are finished with marble.
Lower Deck – 2 Lower Beds
The Category B cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equipped bathrooms are finished with marble or corian.
Upper Deck or Main Deck – 2 Lower beds or 1 Double Bed
The Islands of the Cape VerdePRICES FOR 2017 - 2018
PRICES (£) PER PERSON
From Praia to Praia, Santiago
|Departure dates||Category C||Category B||Category A||Category P||Flights & Transfers From|
- Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
- Full-board: American buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek Night, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
- Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day.
- Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
- English-Speaking Cruise Director
Beverages (except those mentioned above).
Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
Passenger personal expenses
Wi-Fi (available at charge)
Flights from London Gatwick via Lisbon.
ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 9511
Praia airport to harbour approximately 15 minutes by car.