Valentines Indian Ocean Exploration from Cape Town, 7 February 2018 (37 nights)

Ship:
Insignia
Line:
Oceania Cruises
Depart Date:
7th February 2018
Duration:
37 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 6 reviews
Cruise Type:
Fly Cruise
  • Inclusive Drinks
  • Free Onboard Spend
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Excursions

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Holiday Features

  • 1 Nt stay in Cape Town
  • All overseas transfers
  • Return UK flights
  • 35 Nts cruising
  • Overnight on board in Cape Town
  • Spend Valentine's Day in Richards Bay, South Africa
  •  2 Nts on board in Rangoon, Burma, Myanmar
  • Overnight on board in Singapore
  • Spacious, luxury accommodation
  • Elegant Mid Size Ships
  • Gourmet specialty dining at no cover charge
  • Refined Bars & Lounges
  • 24 hour complimentary room service
  • Complimentary soft drinks & bottled water
  • Fitness Centre & Spa Club
  • Casinos and Wine Tasting
  • Egyptian Cotton Linen
  • Country Club Casual
  • Complimentary shuttle busses in most ports
  • Oceania offer the best value in luxury cruising
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Fly UK/Cape Town
2 Cape Town Hotel Stay - 1 Night
3 Cape Town - Overnight onboard
4 Cape Town
Cape Town
Cape Town is the 'Mother City' a cosmopolitan, vibrant city with stunning beaches and welcoming climate.
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5 The Cape Of Good Hope - Cruising
6 Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth
Known alternatively as ‘The Friendly City’ or simply as ‘P.E.’, Port Elizabeth lines up some of the most gorgeous sandy beaches along South Africa’s Eastern Cape. For a lazy day tucking your toes into the sand, the pick of the beaches include King’s, Hobie, Humewood and Pollock. Around the city, you’ll discover lovely manicured expanses, be it in St George’s Park, home to the cricket ground, or in Settler’s Park with its profusion of exotic plants and birds.
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7 East London AM PM
8 Durban
Durban
Three-wheeled Tuk Tuk open cabs ply the Golden Mile, Durban’s palm-lined promenade. Restaurants and oriental bazaars like the Victoria Street Market are fragrant with spice and incense, all reminders that these shores look out over the Indian Ocean and exotic Asian destinations beyond. Follow the arts and crafts trail, go golfing or fishing, visit a crocodile farm or head inland to the game reserves of KwaZulu Natal, veldts that lead the eye to the craggy peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains.
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9 Richards Bay AM PM
10 Maputo
Maputo
Five hundred years of Portuguese rule have left their mark on Mozambique’s capital while the scars of civil war 30 years ago thankfully go on healing. Street signs around Maputo still celebrate names like Mao, Marx and Lenin but the free market economy is gathering pace. Hotels such as the elegant Polana are back to their colonial best, street cafés serve up spicy peri-peri platters, bustling markets trade spectacular batiks and hand-crafted drums while the languid surf goes on teasing the sands of the Baia’s pristine beaches.
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11-12 Mozambique Channel - Cruising
13 Nosy Be PM PM
14 Indian Ocean - Cruising
15 Dar Es Salaam AM PM
16 Zanzibar
Zanzibar
Zanzibar boasts stunning beaches, coral reefs and fragrant clove plantations. The capital, Stone Town is a UNESCO world heritage site, loaded with historical architecture and winding streets worth exploring
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17 Mombasa
Mombasa
Mombasa is your gateway to Kenya - land of the safari. With its white-sand beaches, rolling savannah, towering mountains and spectacular Great Rift Valley, Kenya offers some of the most diverse landscapes in sub-Saharan Africa.
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18-19 Indian Ocean - Cruising
20 Port Victoria, Mahe AM PM
21-23 Indian Ocean - Cruising
24 Male
Male
Many of the islands are uninhabited, and one third of the nation's population lives on the largest island, Male. When it comes to size Male' would perhaps count as one of the smallest capitals in the world. 
25 Indian Ocean - Cruising
26 Mangalore AM PM
27 Cochin
Cochin
The view of the harbour is immediately recognisable even if you have never cruised to this uniquely picturesque Indian port before. For the lines of fishing nets gracefully hanging down from bamboo frames along the waterfront have inspired artists and hotographers ever since this Chinese fishing style was imported into Indias Kerala region. It is a magical welcome to a mystical place, especially its old town - Fort Kochi (Cochin). This not only has a 16th century Portuguese-built church but a 17th century synagogue for the small community that still remains from the Jewish settlers who arrived 2,000 years ago.
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28 The Laccadive Sea - Cruising
29-30 Bay of Bengal - Cruising
31-33 Rangoon PM PM
34 Andaman Sea - Cruising
35 Penang PM PM
36 Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang)
Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang)
For Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur cruise ships must dock at the deepwater cruise port Kelang, which is 90 minutes drive away. This, though, is good news for cruise visitors because, along the way to the capital, you not only see the magnificent Salahuddin ‘Blue’ Mosque - the largest in southeast Asia with room for 16,000 worshippers - but also visit the Batu Caves where a stone staircase with 272 steps leads up to a Hindu Shrine. If you make the effort, you are rewarded with the company of scores of monkeys which live around the caves.
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37 Singapore - Overnight onboard
38 Singapore
Singapore
Singapore is a melting pot of people and cultures. Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil are official languages; Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are the major faiths. Ever fascinating, Singapore boasts diverse cultures, luxurious hotels, and some of the finest duty-free shopping in the world.
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38 Fly Singapore/UK
39 Arrive in UK - Overnight flight

Cabins on the Insignia

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Customer reviews for Insignia

  • Insignia
  • Oceania Cruises
  • 05 Nov 2018

End of October is not a time to do a fall cruise. 4 out of the 8 stops were cancelled due to various weather conditions and whilst this is not the cruise lines fault their response is. The line provided free drinks for 2 evenings to compensate passengers, as I had bought a premium drinks package this was of no benefit to me. When I asked at reception how I was to be compensated I was told " it was the luck of the draw" and I was not to receive anything! In relation to the cruise itself I found the selection of tours disappointing. The entertainment was acceptable and much better than 5 years ago when I last used oceania ( although this is not a high bar). Food is good and service is like most cruises, good in parts. Outside of the cruise you had provided accommodation and transfers all of which worked well except for the transfer from hotel in new York to cruise terminal. We had to wait one and a half hours make 4 phone calls and listen to excuse after excuse - very poor

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  • Insignia
  • Oceania Cruises
  • 26 Sep 2018

Ship in need of refurb . Variety of food and d rink very good but always Luke warm not hot. Entertainment mediocre.pool not a swimming pool a plunge pool . Ship very clean staff excellent in every way . The hotel on day and night prior to cruise although central for everything was poor .Room very small difficult for my husband who is severely sight impaired it was on the 15 th floor lifts worked intermittently.Breakfast included had very little variety. The tours off ship - 3were cancelled we were given option of other tours or money back to on board spend only .Some of the option tour were good some were not so good. When disembarking as we got though customs it was absolute chaos nobody there to tell us were to go to get taxis or go on tour as flight late evening .

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  • Insignia
  • Oceania Cruises
  • 17 Sep 2018

Concierge balcony cabin was in poor condition, did not appear to be any benefits of concierge on this 10 day cruise. The panels on the balcony dividers had paint peeling off and the sliding balcony door black dirt and rust.The food was good, but not as claimed by Oceania to be exceptional. The service of the staff was very good, plenty of them and they were attentive. Entertainment was poor, just like a lot of small cruise ships, six singers and dancers, we did not think we're very good. We have cruised seventy times with several different cruise companies,this cruise line we would not use again.

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