Day 1 - Lisbon
Day 2 - Sal
Day 3 - Boa Vista
Day 4 - San Tiago
Day 5 - Fogo
Day 6 - San Vicente
Day 7 - San Antão/San Vicente
Day 8 - San Vicente/Sal
Day 9 - Return Flight

Archipelago Cape Verde

An eight-day cruise in the stunning island chain of the Cape Verde Archipelago

Cape Verde, a destination for the discerning traveller, is a region full of beauty and contradictions; from the white sandy beaches and turquoise seas to the arid interior of Sal, Boa Vista, the land of sand dunes, Santiago the largest and the most African of all the Cape Verde islands, Fogo a large conical volcano which rises out from the sea and the thriving cultural capital Mindelo with its beautiful colonial architecture and port at the heart of San Vicente, lastly the dramatic scenery and green mountains of San Antão. With a tropical climate year-round, the terrain, the people and the ecological structure differ considerably from island to island and even the most intrepid traveller is likely to find more variety on this group of islands than on many of the world’s largest continents

Key Features

Natural Wonders
Small Ship Sailing
Most Meals Included
Group size: 8 -24


Day 1 Fly from Heathrow to Lisbon for an overnight at the central hotel Mundial. (D)

Day 2 Transfer to the airport for flight to Sal Island. Embark the MY Harmony G at Palmeira port for a seven-night cruise. Set sail late evening towards Boa Vista. Overnight at sea. (B, D)

Day 3 Early morning arrival at Sal Rei, Boa Vista. Boa Vista offers the most beautiful beaches of the archipelago, and amazing landscapes, both on its coasts and in the heart of the island. Relax on the beach or enjoy an all-day optional excursion to discover the most authentic aspects of the island: its villages with colourful facades, its artisans of ceramics and its agriculture. The excursion ends with lunch at a local restaurant, before sailing towards Santiago Island. Overnight at sea. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Santiago is the most African of the islands and was the first to be colonised. Optional excursion to the old capital Cidade Velha (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the fort and to the Maritime History Museum displaying findings from rich shipwrecks. Overnight at sea. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Fogo, known as the island of fire, is dominated by its volcano rising 3000 meters above sea level. Optional excursion walking through a landscape of lava to the crater’s edge. Lunch is at the crater’s village. Visit Sao Filipe a town with characteristic colonial charm. Sail overnight. (B, L, D

Day 6 Mindelo on San Vicente has evolved in to a cultural centre, a fine example of a colonial city in Cape Verde. Optional walking excursion of the galleries to experience the vibrant atmosphere of the local creole music and dance. Overnight in port. (B, L, D)

Day 7 San Antão, the greenest of all the islands. Optional excursion to the luxuriant Paul Valley where sugar cane is still cultivated, for a tasting of “grogue” the national drink of the Archipelago, then on to the Valley of Riberia das Patas to see the lava rock formations. Sail to Mindelo, home to some of Cape Verde’s greatest artistes, including Cesaria Evora. Explore this town which at night comes alive with music and dancing. Overnight in port. (B, L, D)

Day 8 This morning enjoy a Safari optional excursion on the western side of the island where landscapes are arid and mountainous. Enjoy a local aperitif and lunch. Return to the vessel and continue towards Sal. Overnight at sea. (B, L, D)

Day 9 This morning disembark. Return flight to Heathrow, via Lisbon. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


Cabins are available from 4pm embarkation day to 9am disembarkation day.
Optional excursions are subject to minimum numbers and bookable locally.
Excursions are on foot and may be over uneven ground with some inclines.


per person in a twin/double Lower Deck Cat. C
British Airways and TACV Cabo Verde Airlines from London Heathrow via Lisbon

Date Price
November 9 £2395
November 16 £2435

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement  £785

Cabin Upgrades

Cat. B cabin £295
Single supplement £925
Cat. A cabin £695
Single supplement £1095
Cat. P cabin £995
Single supplement £1295

Independent Arrival

Save £450 (arrangements start and finish at Palmeira Port on Sal Island, starting on Day 2, ending on Day 9)
Arrival transfer add £20
Departure transfer add £20

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 1 night accommodation with breakfast and dinner, 7-night cruise on full board with beverages (tea, coffee, water), itinerary as described, cruise director and local representatives.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

For Independent Arrival arrangements start on Day 2 arrival in Praia and end in Praia on Day 9.

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