Norwegian Dawn set to return with more South African and regional African cruises in 2024

NCL Norwegian Dawn at Port Louis-Lemorne in Mauritius. Picture: Supplied

NCL Norwegian Dawn at Port Louis-Lemorne in Mauritius. Picture: Supplied

Published Feb 22, 2024


Norwegian Cruise Line announced that Norwegian Dawn will be making a comeback to Africa and South African shores in November 2024.

According to the luxury cruise line, cruisers will be spoilt for choice with South African cruises perfect for a 2-for-1 holiday, allowing cruisers to visit multiple destinations in one trip.

“Norwegian Dawn will return for yet another season in November 2024. Highlights include visits to Kenya, the Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mozambique, and South Africa.

“The popular intensive African voyage from Cape Town will return for a second season, this time sailing for 18 days along Africa’s west coast to Lisbon, Portugal,” said NCL.

The luxury cruise line said that guests can look forward to three extraordinary journeys including:

A 16-day Cruise to Africa, sailing 22 November 2024 and departing Dubai and visiting Oman, Kenya, Tanzania, the Seychelles, Madagascar, and Mauritius

A 12-day Cruise to South Africa, sailing 17 January 2025 and departing Cape Town and making stops at Mossel Bay, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Richards Bay, Mozambique, Madagascar, Reunion Island, and Mauritius

And an 18-day Cruise to Africa, sailing 12 March 2025 departing Cape Town and visiting Namibia, Cape Verde, Angola, and the Ivory Coast.

Commenting on this, Kevin Bubolz, vice president and managing director for Continental Europe, Middle East, and Africa said that they are thrilled to offer more contemporary cruise options around southern Africa, giving the local market easy access to fantastic regional destinations.

NCL also revealed that it’s Prima Class ship, Norwegian Aqua, will also set sail in 2025 and the ship features an all-new Aqua Slidecoaster, the world’s first hybrid roller-coaster and water slide.