Africa: South Africa & Namibia Africa: South Africa & Namibia Africa: South Africa & Namibia

12-day Cruise on Norwegian Jade

Africa: South Africa & Namibia

from Cape Town, South Africa

Come aboard the beautifully refurbished Norwegian Jade for a vacation of a lifetime. You’ll begin in the vibrant city of Cape Town, which in of itself is an incredible destination. Nature lover? Catch some sun or some waves at Aklantstrand Beach in stunning Richard’s Bay. While in Durban, go on a safari to see exotic animals like nowhere on earth. And be sure to explore the highest sand dune in Namibia (1,256 feet) near Swakopmund and Walvis Bay in Namibia.
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    Stay overnight at the vibrant Richard's Bay, South Africa.
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    Discover Norwegian Jade’s extensive renovations.
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    Dine somewhere new every night with up to 16 dining options.
Cruise Offers From
1429
PP / USD
12 Days. 6 Ports. 1 Amazing Vacation.
Browse your cruise options with 6 Sail Dates
Scenic Cruising event
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 harbor. 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 harbor. 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
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
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth 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
Richard's Bay, South Africa
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Situated on the deepest natural harbor in the Southern Hemisphere, Richard’s 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
Richard's Bay, South Africa
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Situated on the deepest natural harbor in the Southern Hemisphere, Richard’s 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
Durban, South Africa
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With rich cultures, expansive beaches and historic landmarks intertwined within a hip, vibrant atmosphere, Durban boasts a seemingly endless array of possibilities. The port city is home to the largest population of Indians outside India and also to millions of Zulu (South Africa’s largest ethnic group). Visit an authentic Zulu village for a glimpse into their traditions. While touring the city’s historic sites, including Mahatma Gandhi’s house and International Printing Press, you can enjoy delicious Indian cuisine at a local restaurant. Or choose to slow it down, way down, lounging on warm sands or taking a rickshaw ride along the Golden Mile – a nearly four-mile-long beachfront esplanade.

Port of Call
Luderitz, Namibia
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Both its geographical location and German art nouveau architecture make Lüderitz a very surprising and unique destination to explore. Situated between the barren Namib Desert and the weathered South Atlantic coast lies what appears to be a charming Bavarian village peppered with historic landmarks, a museum and cafes. Though surrounded by seemingly unforgiving landscapes, the region is home to diverse wildlife, including penguins, whales, dolphins and a large array of breeding seabirds. Explore the coastline or journey inland on a desert adventure.

Port of Call
Walvis Bay, Namibia
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Meaning “Whale Bay,” Walvis Bay is located along a natural deepwater harbor by the Namib Desert and is an ideal location for both migrating and resident birds. A birdwatcher’s paradise, more than 150 bird species have been recorded in the area with Walvis Bay Lagoon being a major hotspot. Bring your camera and binoculars for the chance to see thousands of flamingos and other species congregating. Or look to the ocean for a chance to see whales or dolphins. For some sand-based excitement, head inland into the desert to Dune 7 (a staggering 1,256 feet tall) for a hike or to enjoy an exhilarating sandboarding experience.

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 harbor. 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 & Accommodations
There’s nothing like starting your morning with a glass of sunshine and fresh ocean breezes on your own private balcony. Our award-winning fleet offers a wide range of contemporary and comfortable accommodations designed for you, your family or even your group.
  • Mini‑Suite / Club Balcony Suite

  • The Haven

  • Balcony

  • Inside

  • Oceanview

  • Suite

Experience Norwegian Jade
Welcome aboard your best vacation yet.
  • Best for First-Timers
    Best for First-Timers
  • 2017
    Remodeled Date
  • 2,402
    Double Occupancy
Dining
Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, our complimentary dining options include three main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, our Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chefs Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit.
  • Teppanyaki

    Teppanyaki

  • Alizar

    Alizar

  • Cagney's Steak House

    Cagney's Steak House

Bars & Lounges
With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favorite may take a few days. Try a new vintage to pair with another amazing ocean sunset. Let our talented bartenders shake things up with one of their signature cocktails or choose to kick back with good beer and great conversations. Whether you’re hanging with old friends or making new ones, there’s always an opportunity to mix it up.
  • Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar

    Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar

  • Mixers Martini & Cocktail Bar

    Mixers Martini & Cocktail Bar

  • Spinnaker Lounge

    Spinnaker Lounge

Entertainment
When it comes to entertainment on Norwegian Jade, there’s never a dull moment. Enjoy a magical evening with our magician and comedy show. Get mesmerized by the awe-inspiring acrobatics in Elements. Blazing Boots is a dazzling full scale production show that is part rock concert and all fun. Or don your best white attire and dance the night away at our White Hot Party. It’s showtime. All the time.
  • Blazing Boots

    Blazing Boots

  • Elements

    Elements

  • Deal or No Deal

    Deal or No Deal

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. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all on one of our many casino games. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at the spa. With so much to do, we’ll always have you coming back for more.
  • Pool

    Pool

  • Hot Tubs

    Hot Tubs

  • 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.
  • Facial Treatments

    Facial Treatments

  • Manicures

    Manicures

  • Thermal Suite

    Thermal Suite

Onboard Shopping
Forget to pack something? No worries! Our gift shops on board carry everything you'll need to help make your vacation 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 jewelry, accessories, perfume, liquor and tobacco.
  • Galleria Shops

    Galleria Shops

  • Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery

  • Gallery Boutique

    Gallery Boutique

Explore Top Shore Excursions

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