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Africa growing as a cruise holiday destination

Date Posted: 26 Apr 2010
Demand is slowly beginning to increase from individuals hoping to set sail on an Africa cruise with the destination having previously played second fiddle to other locations including the Mediterranean, Caribbean and even Antarctica, it has been stated.

The Daily Mail reports that many cruise liners were previously reluctant to head to the continent because of issues ranging from the risk of pirates to the poor quality of ports.

However, with cruise fans hungry to visit new destinations, Africa is starting to turn a corner, with MSC Cruises and Princess Cruises among the liners offering itineraries to the continent.

These include trips to the likes of South Africa, Ghana, Benin, Senegal and Namibia.

Penny Guy, of the London-based Passenger Shipping Association, told the publication: "Africa is the least developed continent in relation to cruising.

"There's potential for growth and we're expecting to see more ships calling in to African ports."

A range of memories can be gained through a cruise trip to Africa, such as a stop at a sun drenched beach on an island of the Indian Ocean or a chance to view the awe-inspiring Ancient Pyramids.

Written by Chris Smith

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