Ultimate Indian Ocean cruise with Cape Town stay & Suez Canal transit - Flexible holiday

South Africa, Mauritius, La Reunion, Seychelles, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Croatia & Italy

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Cape Town, South Africa

Bo Kaap Malay quarter, Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Heritage Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Heritage Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Heritage Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

MSC Sinfonia Aerial

Grande Anse, Réunion

MSC Sinfonia Aerial

Port Louis, Mauritius


Inside Cabin, MSC Sinfonia Aerial

Victoria, Seychelles

Mahe Coastline View, Seychelles

Eden island, Mahe, Seychelles

Outside Cabin, MSC Sinfonia Aerial

Mosque, Jeddah, Egypt

Jeddah, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Coast of the Red Sea, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Heraklion port, Crete island, Greece

Heraklion, Greece

Piraeus Harbour, Greece

Marina Zeas, Kastella, Piraeus, Greece

MSC Sinfonia Aerial

Split, Croatia

Split, Croatia

Split, Croatia

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Indian Ocean cruise: Cape Town, the Maldives, Greece & more

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First, you'll start your holiday with three nights in a Standard room at Cape Heritage Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa, including breakfast.

Then, you'll spend 27 nights in an Inside cabin aboard the MSC Sinfonia, on a full-board basis.

This offer also includes Onboard gratuities.

Flights are included from London Heathrow to Cape Town, South Africa, returning from Venice, Italy. A 10kg hand luggage and 23kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as shared airport transfers and an internal flight.

Cancellation and amendments: To find out more about the policy for this offer, please visit the supplier's website (https://www.paramountcruises.com/Terms-And-Conditions) or call them on 020 7947 0276.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 20% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate.

The discount stated above was checked on 11/05/2022.

This holiday is supplied by Paramount Cruises and is ATOL protected (ATOL P7124). 

An unbelievably epic Indian Ocean cruise from Cape Town to Venice, with Maldives, Seychelles, Egypt and Greece stops - includes all travel, and a Cape Town stay. Flexible holiday - book with confidence

Day 1-4: Cape town

South Africa’s largest coastal city is a hubbub of cultures and thrilling natural and historical sights. Spend your time here visiting Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, admiring African art, hiking, wine tasting and more. During your stay, why not head out on a city tour, visiting imposing Table Mountain and the vibrant Malay Quarter? (Meals: breakfast)

Day 5: Durban, South Africa

Head to Durban, where you’ll board the MSC Sinfonia for an epic 27-day cruise. Before cruising off, visit Durban’s ocean-lapped Golden Mile to watch early morning surfers, seek out the uShaka Marine World theme park, or head to The Durban Botanical Gardens to gaze over the verdant South African flora. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 6-8: At sea

You’ll spend the next few days at sea, discovering what the luxurious cruise ship has to offer, from delectable wining and dining options to a soothing spa and entertaining theatre - there’s something for everyone to enjoy. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 9: La Possession, Reunion

Today you’ll land on your first of many island paradises - the French island of Réunion, known for its mind-blowing natural beauty, from volcanoes and rainforests to vanilla-growing highlands and deserted beaches. Spend your day blissfully beaching or actively exploring. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 10-11: Port Louis, Mauritius

You’ll get two days to discover Mauritius’ capital, Port Louis. Be amazed by the imposing Fort Adelaide (Citadel), visit the lively Central Market, and take in the colourful mid-19th-century Kwan Tee Pagoda. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 12-13: At sea

You'll be cruising from Mauritius to the Seychelles for the next two days, giving you plenty of time to explore the top amenities aboard the MSC Sinfonia even further. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 14-15: Port Victoria, Seychelles

The Seychelles capital, Victoria, is your next port of call. When you aren’t marvelling at the local marine life with snorkelling and deep sea diving, visit Victoria Botanical Gardens, where you may spot a few tortoises roaming freely, plus witness historic landmarks, like the striking clock tower, the colourful Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar Temple, and the Cathedral of Victoria, to name a few. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 16-20: At sea

You’ll sail away to Saudi Arabia across the next few days, making the most of the cruise ship’s first-rate facilities as you go. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 21: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

A beguiling mix of old and new, Jeddah is Saudi Arabia’s cosmopolitan hub right on the Red Sea, with the historic Al Balad at the heart of it all. Discover everything from rich, historic culture and authentic local cuisine to an art scene that’s given the city status as ‘Art Capital of Saudi Arabia’. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 22: At sea

Spending more time at sea means you’ll have the chance to experience the plethora of amenities aboard the luxurious cruise ship. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 23: Safaga, Egypt

Arrive at Port Safaga, a village on the Red Sea coast. The town’s economy is driven by the nearby phosphate mines - don’t miss the chance to take a shore excursion and discover Luxor and the overwhelming concentration of relics in the area starting from Port Safaga. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 24: Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm el-Sheikh is world-renowned for diving and snorkelling, with miles of coral reef swaying beneath the turquoise surface of the gulf. This classic beach destination basks in warm, toasty temperatures and is lapped by the tropical waters of the Red Sea. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 25: Sokhna Port, Egypt

This morning, you’ll make your way to the east coast of Egypt, to Sokhna Port - the gateway to the Suez Canal. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 25-26: Suez Canal (transit), Egypt

The Suez Canal is Egypt’s famed feat of engineering over nature, with 163 kilometres of waterway slicing through the sands of the Isthmus of Suez, and connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. You’ll spend the next couple of days in transit along the canal, with a chance to revel in your cruise ship’s amenities. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 27: At sea

Leave the Suez Canal and head for the warm waters of the Aegean. Take some time out on board the MSC Sinfonia. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 28: Heraklion (Crete), Greece

Today, it’s on to the port city of Heraklion. It’s home to swathes of scenic beaches, a great variety of bars for a night of fun, and a clutch of outstanding historical sights, including the Palace of Knossos, the Koules Fortress, and Bronze Age Minoan art displays at the Archaeological Museum. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 29: Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Dock into Piraeus early and enjoy a whole day exploring Athens to your heart’s content. Visit the many fascinating ancient ruins in the city, including, of course, the beautiful Acropolis. Learn more at the Acropolis Museum before retiring to a coffee shop in nearby Monistiraki for the afternoon. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 30: At sea

Next up, you'll make your way to Croatia, spending a day at sea. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 31: Split, Croatia

Arrive in history-steeped Split and get familiar with this UNESCO World Heritage Site city at your own leisure, marvelling at the Roman Palace of Diocletian, meandering the maze-like lanes, and witnessing ancient remains. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 32: Venice, Italy

Set out right away to wander the maze of Venice’s streets and canals. Why not head on a guided walk of the city’s highlights, plus a gondola tour to sense the true atmosphere of this incomparable place. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 32: Fly to the UK

Disembark the cruise ship and head to the airport to catch your flight back to the UK. (Meals: breakfast)


We are working with hotels to ensure that they comply with the public health regulations regarding COVID-19.

Cape Heritage Hotel (three nights)

Contemporary chic meets gracious history at the award-winning Cape Heritage Hotel, which is situated in Cape Town’s fashionable Heritage Square. On site, this intimate boutique hotel offers a deli and restaurant experience using fresh, local produce, a rooftop terrace with a soothing Jacuzzi to bubble away in, plus inviting guestrooms brimming with style, charm and comfort. You’ll also get direct access to the vibrant street life of Heritage Square, with its shopping opportunities and restaurants.

Amenities: terrace garden, deli, restaurant, rooftop Jacuzzi, Wi-Fi

MSC Sinfonia cruise ship (27 nights)

Paying homage to the great composers of the past, MSC Sinfonia really hits the right note. Décor is stylish and welcoming in equal measure, from the glossy brass and marble appointments to the comfortable dining spaces. When you’re not pulling some shapes in the disco or slipping down a few gears in the spa, you’ll get some well deserved shut-eye in your comfortable cabin - choose from inside, outside or balcony options.

Amenities: spa, casino, theatre, disco, pool area, arcade, fitness centre, kids club, five bars/cafés, three restaurants, Wi-Fi

Good to know

Please note that resort fees and gratuities are excluded and payable locally.

Please note that your inbound flights may be overnight, so be sure to take this into account when planning the time you'll be away.

Cancellation and amendments: To make changes to your planned itinerary, to upgrade, or if you have any questions about your booking, please contact the supplier directly on 020 7947 0276. To find out more about the policy for this offer, please visit the supplier's website.

We cannot guarantee access to hotel facilities (e.g restaurant or spa), as these are subject to change due to COVID-19. We advise you check with the hotel before your trip.

To find out more about our 'flexible holidays', please see our FAQ page.

Due to COVID-19, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which may change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service.
Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa (Cape Heritage Hotel)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.


Flights are included from London Heathrow to Cape Town, South Africa, returning from Venice, Italy.

A 10kg hand luggage and 23kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as shared airport transfers and an internal flight.

Please note that baggage weight and size restrictions may vary between airlines, please check airline terms and conditions.

From London Heathrow, with British Airways:

Outbound from London Heathrow to Cape Town, South Africa:
  • Departing London Heathrow at 21.45, arriving into Cape Town at 11.30 (the following day)
Internal flight from Cape Town to Durban, South Africa: 
  • Departing Cape Town at 09.20 arriving into Durban at 11.20
Inbound from Venice, Italy to London Heathrow:
  • Departing Venice at 14.45, arriving into London Heathrow at 16.05

Flight times and carriers will be confirmed by Paramount Cruises after you have made your booking. Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from the supplier, Paramount Cruises, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation. The flight time will be within the time parameters and possible airlines detailed in this offer.

Please note that your outbound flight is overnight, so please bear this in mind when planning the time you'll be away. The date you select as your check-in date will be the day you'll fly out from the UK, and you'll arrive in Cape Town, South Africa, the following day to commence your 30-night holiday. Therefore, you'll be away for a total of 31 nights.

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Paramount Cruises with ATOL number 3517 and your contract is with that company. Paramount Cruises booking conditions are available from https://www.paramountcruises.com

For comprehensive travel, visa and health advice, please visit FCO Travel Advice

We source flights from all major scheduled and low cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

You can choose to add a flight to this hotel. Just select the dates you want to book your stay from the calendar and choose ‘Hotel + Flights’

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