West African Archipelago | Cape Verde & Bissagos Island
4 Dec - 16 Dec
12 Nights
8 Ports
HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

West African Archipelago | Cape Verde & Bissagos Island

4 December - 16 December 2024
From £4,052 pp

Duration

12 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

8 Ports

4 December

Setting sail from Dakar

The busy, dusty streets of Senegal's capital Dakar are filled with life and colour, noises, smells and local music. The city extends over the Cap Vert peninsula - as the name suggests, it is a former French colony, and the distinctive atmosphere still has traces of the French influence. You can get a great view of the flat peninsula and ocean beyond from Les Mamelles (The Breasts), two small and appropriately shaped hills. The people here are friendly and helpful, so expect a warm welcome - but watch out for the usual hustles and scams of a busy city.

Our tip

For a brief respite from the heat and bustle, go to the Institut Francais in the centre of town. We find it a bit of a haven; lovely gardens to enjoy over a coffee.

5 December

At sea

6 December

Cape Verde: Praia

7 December

Cape Verde: Fogo

8 December

Cape Verde: Santo Antão

9 December

Cape Verde: Boa Vista

10 December

At sea

11 December

Guinea-Bissau: Bissau

12-14 December

At sea

15 December

Gambia: Banjul

16 December

Arriving in Dakar

Don't miss

If you have time, take the ferry across to Île de Gorée – at first sight, a beautiful historic town, which will help bring alive the terrible history of three hundred years of slave trading.

The Ship

Your home from home

Hurtigruten - MS Spitsbergen in Svalbard
Hurtigruten - MS Spitsbergen - Expedition Suite
Hurtigruten - MS Spitsbergen - Torget main dining room

MS Spitsbergen joined the Hurtigruten fleet in 2016 after an extensive renovation, and operates both the classic Norwegian coastal route and expedition voyages to Svalbard.

What we love

Calling at regular coastal route towns, MS Spitsbergen spends more time in port than other Hurtigruten vessels, allowing a little more time ashore. The ship's manoeuvrability and small size allows guests to get even closer to the stunning scenery that this part of the world is famous for.

Capacity 335 Guests
Style MS Spitsbergen is relaxed and comfortable, accommodating a combination of tourists and Norwegians ferrying goods up and down the coast.
Inclusions
  • All meals
  • 'All-inclusive' on itineraries from October 2024, including alcoholic drinks throughout the day, onboard gratuities, professional photographs and more
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Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Radisson Blu Dakar, Senegal

Where to stay in Dakar

The comfortable Radisson Blu is probably the best choice.

Lake Retba, Senegal

Sightseeing in Senegal

Outside Dakar lies the beautiful Pink Lake – Lake Retba. Its high salt content attracts a bacteria which creates the colour.

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West African Archipelago | Cape Verde & Bissagos Island

4 December - 16 December 2024
From £4,052 pp

Duration

12 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

8 Ports

Ship

MS Spitsbergen of HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Mundy Adventures is the intrepid little brother of Mundy Cruising plc, the UK's very first cruise specialist, and one of the leading companies in its field.

We specialise in travel by ship and have been doing so for over 50 years. By providing expert, personal service, insightful ideas and fascinating add-ons we aim to make your adventure holiday truly unique and special.

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