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Christmas and New Year in South Africa

Cape Town to Cape Town
December 18, 2015 - January 5, 2016

“This is a pretty and singular town; it lies at the foot of an enormous wall (the Table Mountain), which reaches into the clouds, and makes a most imposing barrier. Cape Town is a great inn, on the great highway to the east.”

These words of Charles Darwin, written in a letter to his sister, will resonate with you after spending a few days in this wonderful city. South Africa is also famous for its amazing wildlife and you will not be short of safari memories after visiting three of the country’s most renowned game reserves. For some, the highlight of these trips will no doubt be spotting the Big Five (buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino), but for others it may be seeing the remarkable birdlife or the majestic giraffe that stay longest in the memory.

A call at Mossel Bay allows for a journey along the scenic Garden Route into the Outeniqua Mountains. On this cruise you will also celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve at sea and visit the colonial town of Luderitz on Namibia’s remarkable Skeleton Coast.

Voyage highlights

  • Discover the wonders of Cape Town
  • Celebrate Christmas & New Year at sea
  • Drive along the spectacular Garden Route


Date Port Arrive Depart
18 Dec Friday Departure Depart US  - -
19 Dec Saturday Cape Town, South Africa Arrival and transfer to Aegean Odyssey.  - overnight 
20 Dec Sunday Cape Town, South Africa Sightseeing tour of Cape Town. Cable car ride up to Table Mountain. Afternoon optional tour to Robben island.   - overnight 
21 Dec Monday Cape Town, South Africa Day at leisure & optional tours: Stellenbosch & Wine tasting or Cape Peninsula full day tour.   - overnight 
22 Dec Tuesday Cape Town, South Africa Day at leisure in Cape Town  - 7:00pm 
23 Dec Wednesday At sea   - -
24 Dec Thursday Port Elizabeth, South Africa Tour of Addo Elephant Park: game drive   8:00am  2:00pm 
25 Dec Friday At sea Christmas celebrations at sea.  - -
26 Dec Saturday Richards Bay, South Africa Full day sightseeing: drive along the National road en route to Memorial Gate of Hluhluwe Game Reserve. 2-hour game drive.   8:00am  overnight 
27 Dec Sunday Richards Bay, South Africa St Lucia Wetland Reserve: drive to St Lucia park for a cruise on St Lucia lake   - 9:00pm 
28 Dec Monday At sea   - -
29 Dec Tuesday At sea   - -
30 Dec Wednesday Mossel Bay, South Africa Drive into the Oueniqua Mountains to visit Oudtshoorn.   8:00am  6:00pm 
31 Dec Thursday At sea New Year celebrations at sea.  - -
01 Jan Friday At sea   - -
02 Jan Saturday Luderitz, Namibia Walking tour of Luderitz including Luderitz Museum & the Goerke Haus  8:00am  overnight 
03 Jan Sunday Luderitz, Namibia Free time to explore Luderitz, optional tour to Kolmanskop - a 20th century ghost town of Namib.  - 6:00pm 
04 Jan Monday At sea   - -
05 Jan Tuesday Cape Town, South Africa Disembark and transfer to airport for a flight home.  8:00am  -

Cruise Fares

Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a complete vacation package, roundtrip airfare* is now included with this voyage!

Category Balcony Cabins Deck Brochure price Offer price
Owner's Suites Lido
$ 13,995 
$ 13,245 
Junior Suites Lido
$ 12,950 
$ 12,300 
Deluxe Stateroom Bridge / Lido
$ 11,550 
$ 10,950 
Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere
$ 10,950 
$ 10,350 


Premium Cabins


Brochure Price

Offer price

Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere
$ 10,195 
$ 9,695 
Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere / Bridge / Lido
$ 9,750 
$ 9,250 
Premium Outside Bridge / Lido
$ 9,150 
$ 8,700 
Premium Outside Belvedere / Columbus
$ 8,650 
$ 8,200 
Premium Outside Bridge
$ 8,150 
$ 7,750 
Standard Outside Columbus
$ 7,595 
$ 7,195 
Premium Inside Belvedere
$ 7,095 
$ 6,745 
Premium Inside Columbus
$ 6,650 
$ 6,300 
Standard Inside Belvedere / Columbus
$ 6,295 
$ 5,995 
Category Single Cabins Deck Brochure price Offer
Deluxe Balcony Lido
$ 13,850 
$ 13,250 
Deluxe Outside Belvedere
$ 12,150 
$ 11,650 
Premium Outside Bridge / Lido
$ 10,850 
$ 10,400 
Premium Outside Belvedere / Bridge
$ 10,195 
$ 9,745 
Premium Outside Bridge
$ 9,550 
$ 9,150 
Standard Outside Columbus
$ 8,950 
$ 8,550 
Standard Inside Belvedere
$ 7,250 
$ 6,950 
Third/Fourth person sharing
$ 4,750 
$ 4,550 
Port Fees & Service Charges (included in the fares above)**
$ 595 
Air Credit (when making your own air arrangements)
$ 1,600 
Cruise Only Credit (when making own air and hotel arrangements)
$ 1,600 


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Fly free to Europe*

Air-inclusive 2015 Mediterranean program uses the world’s leading airlines and offers convenient routings and exceptional savings.

Free roundtrip airfare is economy class only. All government and airline fees and taxes are included. A confirmed flight itinerary can be provided within 60 days of deposit for most departures. Some non-standard gateways may incur additional charges. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply.  The air itinerary is subject to change and is not considered final until your airline ticket has been issued. You may not be able to change your confirmed flight arrangements without an additional fee. Some gateways require departures 1 day prior to dates on pre-cruise land programs or 1 day later than dates on post-cruise programs shown on the website and in the brochure.

Savings also extend to Business Class air travel with favorable upgrade costs to our included economy air arrangements. If you like traveling in extra comfort, be sure to ask about these very special upgrade fares when you book your vacation.

Included transfers

Transfers between airports, hotels and the MV Aegean Odyssey while on your cruise-tour abroad are included. You’ll be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred in comfort to the ship. At the end of your cruise holiday, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Note:Included transfers are provided only in conjunction with arrival and departure dates of cruise-tours (including optional pre- and post-cruise hotel stays) as outlined on the website and our brochure. Transfers are only included for guests utilizing flights organized by the cruise line.

Our website does not display live availability.Fares above are shown in US$. All prices and availability be will confirmed at time of enquiry. The single supplement offers only apply to our single cabin categories. Special Offers are strictly capacity controlled, subject to availability, may be withdrawn at any time and are not always combinable.