Africa: South Africa & Madagascar Africa: South Africa & Madagascar Africa: South Africa & Madagascar

12-day Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

Africa: South Africa & Madagascar

from Port Louis, Mauritius

Get ready for an extraordinary journey in Africa on Norwegian Dawn. The first stop is Richard's Bay, where you can explore all the region offers, from encountering elephants, lions, hippos and other species on an unforgettable safari at a local game reserve to learning about Zulu culture with a visit to the DumaZulu Traditional Village. During your overnight stay in Cape Town, discover a new favourite vintage during a wine tasting tour outside and savour local cuisine with a gourmet picnic lunch set against the backdrop of a scenic wine estate. Then in Antsiranana, try kitesurfing or traditional surfing, hike along the French Mountain reserve for fantastic vistas or explore the best of the city on a guided tour.
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12 Days. 8 Ports. 1 Amazing Holiday.
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Port of Call
Port Louis, Mauritius
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Lose yourself in the Mauritian capital of Port Louis. Named after a former French emperor, this port city was a major point of passage for ships sailing around the Cape of Good Hope. Visit the famous Champs de Mars race track. Learn about the local history and culture at the Blue Penny Museum. Walk through the gorgeous foliage in Les Jardins De La Compagnie. Then stroll along the Caudan Waterfront to check out the shops, restaurants and famous Chinese Pagoda.

Port of Call
Pointe Des Galets, Reunion
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With its lush rainforests and beaches bordering coral reefs, Pointe des Galets, Réunion will dazzle you with its natural splendor. This island in the Indian Ocean is a French department and is known for Piton de la Fournaise, a climbable active volcano that rises to 8,635 ft. When you're not hiking through the Bélouve Forest or laying back on l'Hermitage beach, you can visit the Aquarium of Réunion or stop by the Jardin de l'Etat, a botanical garden opened in 1773.

Port of Call
Antsiranana, Madagascar
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A gateway to Northern Madagascar, Antisiranana, once Diego Suarez, is at once a buzzing city and a sleepy one. Most residents nap from noon to 3pm and so normally bustling shops and restaurants are closed for a few hours around this time. But even when shops are shut, there's plenty of architecture and natural beauty to wander through. Ravaged by several cyclones over the centuries, you'll find several ruins of once-gorgeous French-style architecture. Outside the city, there are beaches to relax on and forests to explore. Madagascar is one of the most biodiverse places in Africa. See what animals you can spot!

Port of Call
Nosy Be, Madagascar 
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Immerse yourself in Madasgascar's largest and most popular destination, Nosy Be. This "Big Island" off the northwest coast is famous for its natural splendor and Ylang Ylang trees that make up a major part of the local economy. Spend the day hanging out with lemurs and chameleons at the Lokobe Reserve. Indulge in local cuisine like the diverse and delectable variations of Laoka. Then brave the highest peak on the island at Mont Lokobe or relax on the beaches of Befotaka Bay.

Port of Call
Richards Bay, South Africa
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Situated on the deepest natural harbour in the Southern Hemisphere, Richards Bay will thrill both nature and culture seekers. Spend the day walking through the Umlalazi Nature Reserve where you might see one of the rarest birds of pray in South Africa, the Palm-Nut vulture. Catch some sun or some waves at Aklantstrand Beach or learn about South African history and art at the Empangeni Museum.

Port of Call
Richards Bay, South Africa
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Situated on the deepest natural harbour in the Southern Hemisphere, Richards Bay will thrill both nature and culture seekers. Spend the day walking through the Umlalazi Nature Reserve where you might see one of the rarest birds of pray in South Africa, the Palm-Nut vulture. Catch some sun or some waves at Aklantstrand Beach or learn about South African history and art at the Empangeni Museum.

Port of Call
Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), South Africa
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Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) is one of South Africa's major municipalities and bears the nickname "The Friendly City." Relax on beautiful King's Beach. Spot some big game at the Kragga Kamma Game Park nature reserve. Explore the rich history of South Africa's Eastern Cape at the Donkin Reserve. Try local dishes like potjiekos, an indigenous stew cooked outdoors in a cast-iron pot.

Port of Call
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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Located along the Southern Cape, Mossel Bay is one of South Africa's most popular tourist destinations. Sink your toes into the sands of Santos Beach. Hike up the trail to the Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse where the 19th century structure provides stunning views of the surrounding area. Learn about the earliest humans at the Point of Human Origins archaeological site. Then explore the more recent cultural heritage at the Bartolomeu Dias Museum.

Port of Call
Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town is both the legislative capital of South Africa and one of its most vibrant cities. Make your way to the top of Table Mountain for panoramic views of the surrounding city and harbour. Visit Robben Island to see the former site of the notorious former prison that held Nelson Mandela. Explore the manicured lawns and beautiful forest in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Then stop by the V&A Waterfront for some shopping and entertainment.

Port of Call
Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town is both the legislative capital of South Africa and one of its most vibrant cities. Make your way to the top of Table Mountain for panoramic views of the surrounding city and harbour. Visit Robben Island to see the former site of the notorious former prison that held Nelson Mandela. Explore the manicured lawns and beautiful forest in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Then stop by the V&A Waterfront for some shopping and entertainment.

Dates & prices
Staterooms & Accommodation
There's nothing like starting your morning with a glass of sunshine and fresh ocean breezes on your own private balcony. Norwegian offers a wide range of contemporary and lavish accommodation designed for you, your family or even a retreat with your besties. From convenient adjoining staterooms to the Penthouse (includes a private butler), we've made room for every vacationing style.
  • Club Balcony Suite

  • Suite

  • Oceanview

  • Balcony

  • Inside

Experience Norwegian Dawn
Welcome aboard your best holiday yet.
  • Best for Families
    Best for Families
  • 2021
    Remodeled Date
  • 2,290
    Double Occupancy
Dining
Dine how and when you want and where your palate leads you with more than a dozen dining options. Discover our Main Dining Rooms, where our daily changing menus are as fresh as the ingredients, or reserve a seat at a specialty restaurant for a taste of something unique and unexpected. With no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating and superb culinary experiences, nobody does dining like Norwegian.
  • Teppanyaki

    Teppanyaki

  • Los Lobos Cantina

    Los Lobos Cantina

  • La Cucina

    La Cucina

Bars & Lounges
With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favourite may take a few days. Pop some bubbly and toast the good life inside Gatsby's Champagne Bar. Kick back with a cocktail then dance it out at Bliss Ultra Lounge. Work on perfecting your tan as you relax poolside at Topsiders Bar. Whether you're looking to meet up with friends or make new ones, there's always an opportunity to mix it up.
  • Bliss Ultra Lounge

    Bliss Ultra Lounge

  • Sugarcane Mojito Bar

    Sugarcane Mojito Bar

  • Bimini Bar & Grill

    Bimini Bar & Grill

Entertainment
When it comes to the entertainment on Norwegian Dawn, there's never a dull moment. Revel in amazing music and dance with the four elements of Earth, Air, Water & Fire at Norwegian's original production show, Elements. Rock the night away with this high energy party that celebrates the sounds of soul to the raw force of Rock 'n' Roll. When you cruise with Norwegian, it's showtime. All the time.
  • Elements

    Elements

  • Soul Rockin' Nights

    Soul Rockin' Nights

Activities
From bow to stern, Norwegian has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim in the pool or a relaxing dip in one of our covered hot tubs on the pool deck. Enjoy a workout with a view at our state-of-the-art Pulse Fitness Centre. Bet on a great time at one of our casino games. With so much to do, we'll have you returning for more.
  • Casino

    Casino

  • T-Rex Kid's Pool

    T-Rex Kid's Pool

  • Sports Court

    Sports Court

Spa
Feel free to slow it down, way down, at our award-winning Mandara Spa. Slide into relaxation with a hot stone massage-just one of over 50 specialty treatments offered. Let some steam off in the sauna or recline into pampering with facials, manicures, pedicures and more. "Me time" has never felt so good as at our onboard spa.
  • Massage

    Massage

  • Manicures

    Manicures

  • Sauna

    Sauna

Onboard Shopping
Forget to pack something? No worries! Our gift shops on board carry everything you'll need to help make your holiday incredible. Shop from a variety of souvenirs, cosmetics, clothing, snacks and sundry items. Treat yourself at our duty-free shops full of fantastic savings on fine jewellery, accessories, perfume, liquor and tobacco.
  • Colombian Emeralds International

    Colombian Emeralds International

  • Galleria Shops

    Galleria Shops

  • Tradewinds

    Tradewinds

Explore Top Shore Excursions

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.
  • Cirque Of Salazie
    Cirque Of Sal