Cape Town to Rotterdam: 10 Amazing Stops Along This 35-Night Cruise

We can dream, can't we?

It's much harder to have an adventure these days. Oh sure Christopher Columbus was a great explorer way back in the fifteenth century, but could he have an epic voyage these days when GPS can get you to a McDonalds pretty much anywhere in the world?

However, there is still some oceanic adventure out there: Holland America Line is offering a 35-Night African Explorer Cruise for Two (from $4,398, a low by $201; ends October 9). Admittedly this adventure is unlikely to feature lions or elephants, but you can look forward to exotic languages, unfamiliar terrain, and weird and wonderful food. Depart on November 15 from Cape Town, South Africa, and cruise up through Namibia and Angola. From there, it's on to Cape Verde, Spain, and Portugal, before finally arriving triumphantly in the land of clogs and tulips. Here are some of the destinations on this cruise to whet your appetite.

Cruise from Africa to Rotterdam

Don't have a couple of months to give over to swanning around the west coast of Africa on a boat? Take a look at our other cruise deals; we've got adventures of all shapes and sizes.

DealNews Contributing Writer

Paula Bradley has taught English in Japan and Italy, and she has written for several e-zines aimed at Westerners living abroad. She uses her experience across the six continents to inform her travel features.
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dealnews-bglaser (DealNews)
@Philthy Joking or not, concerns over ebola in Africa are valid- but southern Africa, including the cruises' only ports on the continent (South Africa, Namibia, and Angola) is not only Ebola-free, but is in fact thousands and thousands of miles from the outbreak. As NPR points out, some parts of Europe are closer:
No mention on wether contracting Ebola was included in the price of the cruise or is it extra.