The Islands of Cape Verde Cruise

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

july, 2019

Cape Verde Cruise - 10% Early Booking Discount10% OFF for all reservations made until 10 Oct 2019

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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

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.

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

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%.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Praia Santiago Cape Verde

Palmeira, Sal

Embarkation at 4pm at Palmeira, Sal. Dinner on board and departure at midnight to Boa Vista. Overnight at sea

Cape Verde Street Vendor

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.

Fogo Volcano Cape Verde

Praia, Santiago

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

Spend the morning free time 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.

Tarrafal Sao Nicolau Cape Verde

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.

Sugar Cane Plantations Cape verde

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.

Mindelo Sao Vicente Cape Verde

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 trade mark 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

Maio Cape Verde

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.

Cape verde

Palmeira, Sal

Early morning arrival at Palmeira port, Sal. Disembarkation at 8-9 am after breakfast

Saturday or Monday Embarkation

The Vessel: Mega Yacht Harmony V

The Harmony V is a modern elegant yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The 56 meter long/8.4 meter wide Mega-Yacht was launched in June 2009 and complies with Eurosolas safety regulations while its powerful engines, generators and state of the art twin stabilizers will allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

A spacious lounge with classy seating and an American Bar leads into a dining area decorated with warm colors. Both areas offer large windows providing for the most beautiful views of all destinations the ship cruises to.

The 200 m2 sundeck offers a shaded outdoor area for all day dining and a bar as well as sun chairs and loungers. The swimming platform on Harmony V stern will allow for easy access to the ship and for a wide range of sea related activities.

Harmony V

Home at Sea

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

Comfort Zone

  • Windows: upper & main deck cabins
  • Triple Occupancy cabins: Category A
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Mini Safe
  • Mini Fridge
  • CD & DVD player
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • Hairdryers
  • Telephone for internal use
  • Central music
Harmony V Cabin Category C

Category C:

Main Deck

1 Double Bed 

The category C cabins are located on the main deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.
Harmony V Cabin Category B

Category B:

Main Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double bed

The Category B cabins are located on the Main Deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.
Harmony V Cabin Category A

Category A:

Upper Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed

The category A cabins are located on the main deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Harmony V Cabin category P

Category P:

Upper Deck

1 Double Bed or 2 Lower Beds

The Category P cabins are located on the Upper Deck offering a sofa, large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Harmony V Interior Lounge

Interior Lounge

The spacious lounge with the classy seating, the American bar and the joining dining room, boast large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call.
Harmony V External Dining Area

External Dining Area

The External Dining Area where meals are served “al fresco”, is located on the Sun Deck being the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery.
Harmony V Dining Area

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.

Optional : Cruise & Stay

Cape Verde is in the same time zone as the UK so ideal for a quick ‘out-and-back’ escape. That said it’s well worth taking a few extra days to explore Sal and, if that appeals to you, Melia Tortuga Beach is a great place place to base yourselves. We can easily add it on.

Relax before or after the cruise by staying for 3 nights in the superb 5* Hilton hotel on the beachfront in Sal.

Hilton Hotel

Sal

3 night add-on including transfers

from £385pp

Prices

The Islands of Cape Verde

2019 Cruise Only Prices ($) Per Person
Saturday departures from Sal
Vessel: M/Y Harmony V
Departure datesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory PEarly Booking Discount 
30/11/2019$1,990$2,390$2,890$3,49020%
07/12/2019$1,990$2,390$2,890$3,49020%
14/12/2019$1,990$2,390$2,890$3,49020%
21/12/2019$1,990$2,390$2,890$3,49020%
28/12/2019$1,990$2,390$2,890$3,49020%

Cape Verde Cruise - Port Charges and Supplements 2019

 Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Port charges (mandatory)$320$320$320$320
Transfers from$24
Single supplement50%50%50%50%
3rd Person reductionN/AN/A30%N/A

The Islands of Cape Verde

2020 Cruise Only Prices ($) Per Person
Saturday Departures from Sal
Vessel: M/Y Harmony V
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory PEarly Booking Discount 
14/03/2020$1,990$2,390$2,890$3,49020%

Cape Verde Cruise - Port Charges and Supplements 2020

 Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Port charges (mandatory)$320$320$320$320
Transfers from$24
Single supplement50%50%50%50%
3rd Person reductionN/AN/A30%N/A
  • 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
  • Flights & transfers (where booked as a flight inclusive package)
  • Beverages (except those mentioned above).
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
  • Crew gratuities (optional –  recommend  Eur10-14 per passenger per day).
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)
  • Flights & transfers (unless booked as a flight inclusive package)

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.

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