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Sands To Safaris

Ship: Nautica  
Departure: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Nights: 30 nights
Departs: Dubai
Returns: Cape Town
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
30
Nights
Days at Sea
10
Sea Days
Ports
19
Ports
Countries Visted
12
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Sands To Safaris

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Sunday, December 12, 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Embark 11:00 PM
    View of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dubai, The Pride of the United Arab Emirates, is situated on the southern Arabian Gulf. The subtropical climate sees blue skies, temperatures reaching the mid-40s, and little annual rain. The city is all about contemporary shopping with more than 70 shopping malls in the city and indoor entertainment. Regarded as a shopper’s paradise, price negotiation is often acceptable, especially in the markets. Read more about Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    2 Monday, December 13, 2021 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, is an island city in the NE of the Persian Gulf. The climate is hot and arid, with sunny skies yearlong. Temperatures pass 40°C in April through September, but are cooler from November to March. Abu Dhabi was originally a pearling community and still maintains its traditional values of hospitality. Read more about Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    3 Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Fujairah, United Arab Emirates 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

    Fujairah, considered one of the safest cities of the United Arab Emirates, is situated on the Gulf of Oman in the country’s east. While the weather is warm for most of the year, the months of October to March enjoy temperatures averaging around 25°C. The clean beaches and the numerous water sports such as water surfing, yachting, swimming and deep sea fishing, draw tourists all round the year. Fujairah has some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving in the UAE, and there are other water sports such as yachting, swimming, water surfing and deep-sea fishing that also attract tourists. Read more about Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

    4 Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Muscat, Oman 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Muscat, Oman

    Muscat, lying on the Arabian Sea along the Gulf of Oman, is the capital and largest city in the Sultanate of Oman. The climate is very hot, with annual average temperatures ranging from 24C. to 33C., but it can get as high as 49C in the summer. It is, though, very dry, hence humidity is not a problem. Read more about Muscat, Oman

    5 Thursday, December 16, 2021 Cruising The Arabian Sea
    6 Friday, December 17, 2021 Cruising The Arabian Sea
    7 Saturday, December 18, 2021 Mumbai, India 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Mumbai, India

    Mumbai, with its natural deep harbour on India's west coast, is its most populous city as well as the richest. Comprising seven islands that once were home to communities of fishing colonies, over time, joined to form the city earlier known as Bombay. It is now the commercial and entertainment capital of India. Surprisingly, the townscape is more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. Read more about Mumbai, India

    8 Sunday, December 19, 2021 Goa, India 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Goa, India

    The small Indian state of Goa, with a 100 km coastline and extending 50 km inland, is situated at the centre of the western shores of India, facing the Arabian Sea. For 450 years Goa was a Portuguese province, until annexed by India in 1961. As India’s smallest and richest state, it offers the best quality of life in the country. The major Indian port Vasco da Gama (named for the first European to reach India by sea) is also Goa’s largest city. Read more about Goa, India

    9 Monday, December 20, 2021 New Mangalore, Indonesia 6:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of New Mangalore, Indonesia

    New Mangalore is the chief port for Mangalore (formerly Bangalore), on the Arabian Sea of India's west coast. Here a very popular venue for visitors is Panambur Beach that offers jet ski rides, camel rides, boating, dolphin viewing, and food stalls serving ice-cream and natural fruit syrups. Importantly, there are trained beach life-guards and patrol vehicles for safety and security. Most visitors to Mangalore search out its numerous temples that date back to 1068, with their delightful architecture and detailed carvings. Read more about New Mangalore, Indonesia

    10 Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Cochin, India 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Cochin, India

    Cochin, which now takes in much of the region adjoining the original town, is a vibrant city on the SW coast of India. It is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west and it enjoys a moderate equatorial climate. It is a blend of modern India, while the old quarter maintains a colonial 'feel'. Successive waves of migration over several centuries of people from all parts of Kerala and most of India has resulted in all being rather more cosmopolitan in outlook. Read more about Cochin, India

    11 Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Male, Maldives 3:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of Male, Maldives

    Male, pronounced Mah-lay, is the capital of the island nation the Republic of the Maldives. This is the smallest country of Asia. The delightful skyline of candy-coloured skyscrapers and historic sites indicate that Male is both a city and an island. The city centre is located at the southern rim of North Male Atoll. Read more about Male, Maldives

    12 Thursday, December 23, 2021 Male, Maldives 12:00 AM 12:00 PM
    View of Male, Maldives

    Male, pronounced Mah-lay, is the capital of the island nation the Republic of the Maldives. This is the smallest country of Asia. The delightful skyline of candy-coloured skyscrapers and historic sites indicate that Male is both a city and an island. The city centre is located at the southern rim of North Male Atoll. Read more about Male, Maldives

    13 Friday, December 24, 2021 Cruising The Indian Ocean
    14 Saturday, December 25, 2021 Cruising The Indian Ocean
    15 Sunday, December 26, 2021 La Digue, Seychelles 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of La Digue, Seychelles

    La Digue is the third largest inhabited island of the Seychelles, lying east of Praslin and west of Felicite Island. La Digue also boasts the friendliest people and most tranquil, serene and relaxing atmosphere in Seychelles. Where cars are shunned in favour of bicycles and ox-carts, the pace of life is necessarily slower. Today, tourism is the island’s mainstay as it offers wide deserted beaches, such as Anse Source d’Argent and Grand Anse, which are perfect for long walks, safe swimming, snorkelling and fishing. Read more about La Digue, Seychelles

    16 Sunday, December 26, 2021 Mahe Island, Seychelles 7:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of Mahe Island, Seychelles

    Mahe is the largest and most important island of the Seychelles archipelago. While this spectacular island is only 27 km long it is dominated by a mountain range with its tallest peak Morne Seychellois, at 930 m in height, being central to a wonderful national park. There are also some delightful marine national parks off the island. The capital city of Victoria is small enough that it does not take too long to walk around, and this is the best way to see the city and to get a feel of the place and its people, who are often called the ‘friendliest people in the world’. Read more about Mahe Island, Seychelles

    17 Monday, December 27, 2021 Mahe Island, Seychelles 12:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Mahe Island, Seychelles

    Mahe is the largest and most important island of the Seychelles archipelago. While this spectacular island is only 27 km long it is dominated by a mountain range with its tallest peak Morne Seychellois, at 930 m in height, being central to a wonderful national park. There are also some delightful marine national parks off the island. The capital city of Victoria is small enough that it does not take too long to walk around, and this is the best way to see the city and to get a feel of the place and its people, who are often called the ‘friendliest people in the world’. Read more about Mahe Island, Seychelles

    18 Tuesday, December 28, 2021 Cruising The Indian Ocean
    19 Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Cruising The Indian Ocean
    20 Thursday, December 30, 2021 Mombasa, Kenya 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Mombasa, Kenya

    Mombasa is the second-largest city in Kenya, with a population of almost one million. A regional cultural and economic hub, Mombasa has a prominent port, and is an important regional tourism centre. The fantastic long white sands of Nyali beach offers numerous water sports. Viewing the six primate species found in the area is also very popular with visitors. Read more about Mombasa, Kenya

    21 Friday, December 31, 2021 Zanzibar, Tanzania, United Republic of 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Zanzibar, Tanzania, United Republic of

    The capital of Zanzibar (which can refer to the island Unguja, as well as the whole Archipelago) is Zanzibar City. Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of the United Republic of Tanzania. Zanzibar Archipelago is on the Swahili Coast of the Indian Ocean. Since the time of the ancient Assyrians, Zanzibar has traded with countries bordering the Indian Ocean. Read more about Zanzibar, Tanzania, United Republic of

    22 Saturday, January 1, 2022 Cruising The Indian Ocean
    23 Sunday, January 2, 2022 Mayreau, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Mayreau, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    Mayreau is the smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines, in the far SE of the Caribbean Sea. It has a population of about 300, centred at the Old Wall village, with its small school, a telecommunications building, and the Mayreau Catholic Church located on a hilltop in the SW of the island. With its picture-postcard beaches, it truly is a secret treasure of peace and tranquillity. Imagine calm waters and powder white sand, vendors selling souvenirs and drinks, the Bay Club restaurant and bar with great food and cocktails, and you have it all at Saltwhistle Bay - just one of the many beaches. Read more about Mayreau, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    24 Monday, January 3, 2022 Cruising The Mozambique Channel
    25 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Cruising The Mozambique Channel
    26 Wednesday, January 5, 2022 Maputo, Mozambique 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Maputo, Mozambique

    Maputo, a port city on the Indian Ocean, is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. The centre of many cultures - the Bantu and Portuguese cultures dominate, but the influence of Arab, Indian, and Chinese cultures is also felt - it is often referred to as ‘The Land of Smiles’. It has some beautiful beaches such as Catembe and Ponta d'Ouro, and is also home to a plethora of landmarks. During its five centuries of colonisation the city has gained priceless wonders of Portuguese architecture. Read more about Maputo, Mozambique

    27 Thursday, January 6, 2022 Richards Bay, South Africa 10:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Richards Bay, South Africa

    Richards Bay is a city encompassing one of South Africa's largest harbours, a 30 square kilometre lagoon of the Mhlatuze River, on the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The deep water harbour has the largest coal export facility in the world as well as large-scale mineral and chemical exports. Tourism is a major industry, with the ocean beach a very popular kite-surfing destination, and a multitude of first class game reserves are within several hours' drive from Richards Bay. Interestingly, the transformation of Richards Bay into the country’s largest harbour and the world’s largest coal terminal only happened in 1976. Read more about Richards Bay, South Africa

    28 Friday, January 7, 2022 Durban, South Africa 7:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Durban, South Africa

    Durban is the third largest city in South Africa and is its busiest port. Its subtropical climate and extensive beaches provide excellent opportunities for sun-worshippers, surfers and swimmers. The Golden Mile, a wide stretch of golden sands, is artificially separated by various piers. A promenade stretches along the Durban waterfront that is home to numerous restaurants, pubs, hotels, shops and the world class uShaka Marine World aquarium is worth exploring. Read more about Durban, South Africa

    29 Saturday, January 8, 2022 Cruising The Indian Ocean
    30 Sunday, January 9, 2022 Mossel Bay, South Africa 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Mossel Bay, South Africa

    Mossel Bay is a small harbour town situated on the Southern Cape, or Garden Route, of South Africa. It has, over the years, developed into a town of unhurried hospitality, complementing the natural beauty and rich cultural history of the area. It was here that the first modern Europeans set foot on southern African shores, so most visitors visit the Da Gama Museum Complex - in the town centre - where this event is commemorated. Mossel Bay’s delightful beaches washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, together with 300 days of sunshine in a year, make it a great attraction. Read more about Mossel Bay, South Africa

    31 Monday, January 10, 2022 Cape Town, South Africa 10:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Cape Town, South Africa

    Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was the first European settlement in South Africa, and today is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Pristine beaches, sheltered bays and secluded coves encircle the majestic might of Table Mountain, a World Heritage Site and home to some 8,500 species of flowers. Be sure to get to the top of the mountain by taking the Table Mountain Cableway and absorb the fascinating views. Robben Island and the District Six Museum are must-visits for anyone interested in South Africa's period of apartheid, which came to an end in 1990. Read more about Cape Town, South Africa

    32 Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Cape Town, South Africa 8:00 AM Disembark
    View of Cape Town, South Africa

    Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was the first European settlement in South Africa, and today is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Pristine beaches, sheltered bays and secluded coves encircle the majestic might of Table Mountain, a World Heritage Site and home to some 8,500 species of flowers. Be sure to get to the top of the mountain by taking the Table Mountain Cableway and absorb the fascinating views. Robben Island and the District Six Museum are must-visits for anyone interested in South Africa's period of apartheid, which came to an end in 1990. Read more about Cape Town, South Africa

  • Ship

    Nautica Overview

    Nautica

    4.6
    (from 5 verified customers)

    Refurbished in 2014 the 30,277 GT Nautica carries just 684 passengers. This is a ‘small ship’ boasting many big-ship features. Dress is informal in a luxurious setting, with an accent on personalised service and top cuisine.

  • Cabins

    Nautica Cabins

    Inside

    Inside

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    Cabin Types

    F, G

    Average Cabin Size – 14.9 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 160 sq. ft. / 14 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Bulgari amenities. Twice daily maid service. Belgian chocolates with turndown service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Flat-screen television with DVD player and extensive media library. Wireless Internet access and cellular service. Writing desk and stationery. Plush cotton towels, robes and slippers. Handheld hair dryer. Security safe. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

    C1, C2, D, E

    Average Cabin Size – 14.8 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 165 sq. ft. / 15 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Bulgari amenities. Twice daily maid service. Belgian chocolates with turndown service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Flat-screen television with DVD player and extensive media library. Wireless Internet access and cellular service. Writing desk and stationery. Plush cotton towels, robes and slippers. Handheld hair dryer. Security safe. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

    Balcony

    Balcony

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    Cabin Types

    A1, A2, A3, B1, B2

    Average Cabin Size – 16.1 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Size: 216 sq. ft. / 20 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Free and unlimited soft drinks replenished daily in your refrigerated mini-bar. Free still and sparkling Vero Water. 24-hour Butler service in all suites. Bulgari amenities. Free room service menu 24 hours a day. Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service. Wireless Internet access. Expanded lunch and dinner room service menu from the Grand Dining Room. Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom. Priority Noon ship embarkation. Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne. Priority online specialty restaurant reservations. Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace. iPad® upon request for your enjoyment on board (limited availability). Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag. Cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda. Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation (certain limitations apply). Complimentary shoe shine service. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

    Suite

    Suite

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    Cabin Types

    OS, VS, PH1, PH2, PH3

    Average Cabin Size – 36.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 14.6 m2

    Size: 1,000 sq. ft. / 93 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Free and unlimited soft drinks replenished daily in your refrigerated mini-bar. Free still and sparkling Vero Water. 24-hour Butler service in all suites. Bulgari amenities. Free room service menu 24 hours a day. Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service. Wireless Internet access. Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom (restrictions apply). Priority 11am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery. 24 hour Butler Service. Complimentary in-suite bar setup with 6 full-size bottles of your choice of premium spirits and wines from the suite beverage menu (certain limitations apply). Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne. Fresh fruit basket replenished daily. Priority online specialty restaurant reservations. Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace. iPad® upon request for your enjoyment on board. Bulgari gift set and variety of amenities. Choice of daily printed newspaper. Cashmere lap blankets. Choice of pillow from a luxurious selection. Complimentary shoe shine service. Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation (certain limitations apply). All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Nautica

    Legend

    • Connecting Staterooms
    • Elevator
    • Launderette
    • Obstructed Views
    • Quad with Pullman
    • Quad with Sofabed
    • Restrooms
    • Triple with Pullman
    • Triple with Sofabed
    • Wheelchair Accessible

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