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The Islands of the Cape Verde Archipelago

Explore the archipelago of Cape Verde with its intoxicating mixture of African and Portuguese heritage and its welcoming locals. Once a former colony and slave trade outpost, the Cape Verde Islands of today offer a spellbinding blend of African and Portuguese influences in their architecture, food, customs and traditions.

Being blessed with a pleasant year-round climate, the archipelago offers a diverse range of landscapes from verdant mountain ranges, lush hills and jungles to explore, to volcanic landscapes or wide deserted beaches. This cruise holiday will open up for you a vibrant and colorful world, all set to the gentle rhythms of West African music.
13 November, 2017 to 20 November, 2017 Make a booking request for The Islands of the Cape Verde Archipelago, departing on 13 November, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category C £ 1395 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 220 EUR pp)
Lower Deck 1 Double Bed Cabin The Category C cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble.
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Category B £ 1625 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 220 EUR pp)
Lower Deck 2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed Cabin The Category B cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble.
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Category A £ 1985 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 220 EUR pp)
Upper Deck or Main Deck 2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed Cabin The Category A cabins are located on the Upper Deck or on the Main Deck and have large windows enabling a breathtaking view or the areas you are cruising in. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble.
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20 November, 2017 to 27 November, 2017 Make a booking request for The Islands of the Cape Verde Archipelago, departing on 20 November, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category C £ 1395 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 220 EUR pp)
Lower Deck 1 Double Bed Cabin The Category C cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble.
Category B £ 1620 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 220 EUR pp)
Lower Deck 2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed Cabin The Category B cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble.
Category A £ 1980 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 220 EUR pp)
Upper Deck or Main Deck 2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed Cabin The Category A cabins are located on the Upper Deck or on the Main Deck and have large windows enabling a breathtaking view or the areas you are cruising in. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble.
27 November, 2017 to 04 December, 2017 Make a booking request for The Islands of the Cape Verde Archipelago, departing on 27 November, 2017

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category C £ 1395 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 220 EUR pp)
Lower Deck 1 Double Bed Cabin The Category C cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble.
Category B £ 1620 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 220 EUR pp)
Lower Deck 2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed Cabin The Category B cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble.
Category A £ 1980 GBP pp (+ Port Charges 220 EUR pp)
Upper Deck or Main Deck 2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed Cabin The Category A cabins are located on the Upper Deck or on the Main Deck and have large windows enabling a breathtaking view or the areas you are cruising in. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble.

The Islands of the Cape Verde Archipelago itinerary:

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Day 1 : Praia/San Tiago
Embarkation at 4pm. San Tiago and its capital Praia is the largest and most populated island of the Cape Verde Archipelago. Overnight in port.
Day 2 : Praia/San Tiago
San Tiago is the most African of all the islands of Cape Verde and the first island where settlers came. After a morning at leisure and lunch on board, the optional afternoon excursion will bring us to Cidade Velha, the Old Portuguese capital where history is ever present. The fort and the nearby settlements were once a thriving slave trade centre. The Museum of Maritime History displays findings from rich shipwrecks. Late in the evening we will sail North to Fogo. Overnight at sea.
Day 3 : Sao Filipe/Fogo
Early morning arrival in Fogo, the island of fire due to the dominating sight of the Fogo Volcano which rises 3,000 meters over the sea level. Our optional full day excursion will bring us at the top of the volcano, right at the crater edge. You will walk through a landscape of lava. Lunch will be at the crater's village. We will also visit the city San Felipe with a characteristic colonial charm. Late in the evening we will sail to San Nikolau. Overnight at sea.
Day 4 : Tarrafal, San Nicolau
Morning arrival in San Nikolau, a peaceful island with dozens of coffee plantations and friendly residents. Our optional full day tour of the island will include walks near the Monte Gordo volcano, then to the nearby forest and later to the Faja Valley. Today we will have a seafood lunch before resuming our exploration and visiting the town of Ribeira Brava, its old quarter, church and seminar. Late in the evening, we sail to San Antao. Overnight at sea.
Day 5 : Porto Novo/San Antao - Mindelo/Sao Vincente
Morning arrival in San Antao, the greenest of all Cape Verde islands. The landscapes of verdant plantations of sugarcane alternate old craters. Our optional full day excursion will include the luxuriant Valley Paul where sugarcane is still exploited and where you will taste the "grogue" the national drink of the Archipelago. You will also reach the Valley of Ribeira das Patas and discover rock formations coming from lava formations. In the evening we sail to Mindelo on the island of San Vincente just an hour sailing from San Antao. In the evening we sail into Mindelo where you will have the opportunity to enjoy Mindelo's famous nightlife and possibly a musical event. Overnight in port.
Day 6 : Mindelo/San Vincente
Once a vibrant commercial island, it has evolved into a cultural center and Mindelo is one of the most well preserved colonial cities in Cape Verde. Our optional walking excursion will allow you to visit galleries and discover busy restaurants, musical events that give Mindelo its label of the Cultural Center of the Cape Verde. It is no surprise that the National Museum of Handycrafts is located in Mindelo. Overnight at sea to Maio.
Day 7 : Maio
Arrival at noon in Maio a calm and relaxed community. Maio landscapes are flat, probably due to erosion over the years. Our walking tour of the city of Vila do Maio will include a visit to the huge Baroque church built by the Portuguese some centuries back. Afternoon excursion. Overnight in port.
Day 8 : Maio - Praia/Sao Tiago
Morning sailing to Praia/San Tiago island. Arrival at 09:00. Disembarkation.
Please Note:
All itineraries are subject to change.

The Islands of the Cape Verde Archipelago reverse itinerary:

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Please Note: *
All itineraries are subject to change.
Day 8 : Maio - Praia/Sao Tiago *
Morning sailing to Praia/San Tiago island. Arrival at 09:00. Disembarkation.
Day 7 : Maio *
Arrival at noon in Maio a calm and relaxed community. Maio landscapes are flat, probably due to erosion over the years. Our walking tour of the city of Vila do Maio will include a visit to the huge Baroque church built by the Portuguese some centuries back. Afternoon excursion. Overnight in port.
Day 6 : Mindelo/San Vincente *
Once a vibrant commercial island, it has evolved into a cultural center and Mindelo is one of the most well preserved colonial cities in Cape Verde. Our optional walking excursion will allow you to visit galleries and discover busy restaurants, musical events that give Mindelo its label of the Cultural Center of the Cape Verde. It is no surprise that the National Museum of Handycrafts is located in Mindelo. Overnight at sea to Maio.
Day 5 : Porto Novo/San Antao - Mindelo/Sao Vincente *
Morning arrival in San Antao, the greenest of all Cape Verde islands. The landscapes of verdant plantations of sugarcane alternate old craters. Our optional full day excursion will include the luxuriant Valley Paul where sugarcane is still exploited and where you will taste the "grogue" the national drink of the Archipelago. You will also reach the Valley of Ribeira das Patas and discover rock formations coming from lava formations. In the evening we sail to Mindelo on the island of San Vincente just an hour sailing from San Antao. In the evening we sail into Mindelo where you will have the opportunity to enjoy Mindelo's famous nightlife and possibly a musical event. Overnight in port.
Day 4 : Tarrafal, San Nicolau *
Morning arrival in San Nikolau, a peaceful island with dozens of coffee plantations and friendly residents. Our optional full day tour of the island will include walks near the Monte Gordo volcano, then to the nearby forest and later to the Faja Valley. Today we will have a seafood lunch before resuming our exploration and visiting the town of Ribeira Brava, its old quarter, church and seminar. Late in the evening, we sail to San Antao. Overnight at sea.
Day 3 : Sao Filipe/Fogo *
Early morning arrival in Fogo, the island of fire due to the dominating sight of the Fogo Volcano which rises 3,000 meters over the sea level. Our optional full day excursion will bring us at the top of the volcano, right at the crater edge. You will walk through a landscape of lava. Lunch will be at the crater's village. We will also visit the city San Felipe with a characteristic colonial charm. Late in the evening we will sail to San Nikolau. Overnight at sea.
Day 2 : Praia/San Tiago *
San Tiago is the most African of all the islands of Cape Verde and the first island where settlers came. After a morning at leisure and lunch on board, the optional afternoon excursion will bring us to Cidade Velha, the Old Portuguese capital where history is ever present. The fort and the nearby settlements were once a thriving slave trade centre. The Museum of Maritime History displays findings from rich shipwrecks. Late in the evening we will sail North to Fogo. Overnight at sea.
Day 1 : Praia/San Tiago *
Embarkation at 4pm. San Tiago and its capital Praia is the largest and most populated island of the Cape Verde Archipelago. Overnight in port.
* = Indicative
Map for The Islands of the Cape Verde Archipelago
Panorama, the ship servicing The Islands of the Cape Verde Archipelago

Panorama

Vessel Type: Luxury Yacht

Length: 54 metres

Passenger Capacity: 49

Built / refurbished: 1993 / 2009

Panorama is a dramatic a 3 masted sail cruiser which can accommodate up to 49 passengers in 24 cabins. During the day, life on board centres around the outdoor areas, the 2 bars and the sun deck. In the evening you can relax in one of the ship’s two lounges, the library, and have a drink while you listen to the piano music. The swimming platform on Panorama stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.

Category A:

Cabin layout for Panorama
• Discover San Tiago - the most African of all the islands of Cape Verde and the first island where settlers came

• Arrive in Fogo, the island of fire due to the dominating sight of the Fogo Volcano which rises 3,000 meters over the sea level

• Visit San Nikolau - a peaceful island with dozens of coffee plantations and friendly residents
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