Saga unveils West African culture themed cruise

Saga unveils West African culture themed cruise

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A themed cruise focusing on West Africa’s culture and traditions has been scheduled by Saga Cruises for 2018.

The 20-night voyage from Southampton by Saga Pearl II gives passengers time to go ashore in Banjul in The Gambia and Dakar, Senegal.

The cruise will include talks by an anthropologist about local culture, customs and current issues.

Authentic African dishes will be prepared by a local chef and performance by Gambian dancers are planned together with an art, dance and music performance in Dakar.

Other calls include São Vicente, in the Cape Verde Islands, Santa Cruz, La Palma and Arrecife, Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands; Funchal, Madeira and Portimão and Lisbon, Portugal.

The Traditions of the Canaries and Africa cruise leaves Southampton on January 8, 2018 and returns to Portsmouth on January 28. Prices lead in at £2,799 per person.

Saga head of marine operations, James Langley, said: “We’re delighted to offer our cruise passengers ports of call in Banjul and Senegal.

“Enrichment and immersion is a key part of our cruise itineraries and these ports will provide passengers with unforgettable sights, amazing experiences and wonderful memories.”


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