Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) has launched a 78-night Grand Africa & Indian Ocean Voyage, on sale from 28 June 2018.

The Marco Polo ship will sail to Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya, and call at the Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Goa, India, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, the Holy Land and the Mediterranean.

Sailing from Bristol Avonmouth on 6 January 2020, the two-and-a-half month voyage spans three continents, 21,296 nautical miles, visiting 31 ports of call with two Equator crossings and a transit of the Suez Canal. It is available on a buy one get one free early booking deal from £5999pp, based on a full fare of £11999 for the first adult and the second adult sharing travelling free.

African highlights of the cruise include Walvis Bay and Lüderitz in Namibia, Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Richard’s Bay in South Africa, as well as the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar and a stay in Mombasa, Kenya, allowing an overnight safari at Tsavo East National Park.

Marco Polo will sail across the Indian Ocean, calling at Cochin, with an optional excursion to the Taj Mahal. Following this, a call in Goa gives passengers the opportunity to explore the small town of Vasco de Gama. Passengers can also explore Mumbai.

On the outward journey, the ship will call at Lisbon, Casablanca for Marrakesh, the Cape Verde Islands and Jamestown, St Helena, before reaching the coast of Africa. On her return from India, Marco Polo will call at Oman, Egypt, Jordan, the Holy Land and then sail through the Mediterranean, calling at Malta, Gibraltar, La Coruna and Cobh, before returning to Bristol Avonmouth on 24 March 2020.