St. Helena to Cape Verde

Witness the northbound spring migration

St. Helena to Cape Verde
Cruise route
Title: St. Helena to Cape Verde
Dates:
Tripcode: PLA36-20
Duration: 10 nights
Ship: m/v Plancius
Embarkation: St. Helena
Disembarkation: Praia
Language: English speaking voyage
Important: Voyage PLA36-20 can only be booked in combination with voyage PLA35-20
More about: Antarctica cruises
Cape Verde cruises
Ascension Island cruises
St. Helena cruises
 
Itinerary

PLEASE NOTE: All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions and in order to take advantage of opportunities to see wildlife. The on-board expedition leader determines the final itinerary. Itineraries may mention places that require permission to land, which must be granted by the relevant national authorities. Such permission is not granted prior to the publishing of these itineraries. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises. Average cruising speed for m/v Plancius is 10,5 knots.

During the days at sea the chances of meeting whales are high. Witness the northbound spring migration of northern birds like Arctic Terns and Long-tailed Skuas who join us in crossing the Equator (“the Line”).

Day 1: Heading out of Helena

Your journey starts in Jamestown, a uniquely situated city that offers much to see before setting sail. Enjoy the local British culture, pleasant tropical climate, and endemic birds of this remote volcanic island. You can visit Longwood House, where Napoleon died in 1821, and even walk the 699-step Jacob’s Ladder if you feel ambitious enough. If you have more time, you can also go on small hikes or snorkel the shallows, seeing multitudes of tropical and subtropical fish.

Day 2 - 3: Sailing the Ridge

Here you sail along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the submarine mountain range running some 16,000 kilometres (10,000 miles) from the Arctic Ocean to near the southern tip of Africa.

Day 4 - 5: Onward to Ascension

This dry volcanic island is a major home for the sooty tern (also known as the wideawake), whose colony here sometimes grows to over a million breeding pairs. You may get the chance for a hike to the richly vegetated top of this island, and a visit the shore to watch the green turtles laying eggs on the beach.

Day 6 - 10: Across the Equator

Joining you across the Equator are Arctic terns and long-tailed skuas in their northbound spring migration.

Day 11: Praia, Cape Verde Islands

You disembark in Praia on Santiago Island - the capital of the Cape Verde Islands, at 9:00 hours*. If you’re flying out on the night of May 2/May 3, we offer an additional tour in and around Praia. Here you can visit the historic Cidade Velha and its massive hillside fortress, built to defend against English raiders. Other sights include the oldest Christian church in the tropics, and the slave whipping post in the main square. Stroll the Praia streets and enjoy the variety of indigenous folk music spilling out of the tavern windows.

 *Disembarking passengers will have access to a few hotel rooms where you can collect your luggage and freshen up before travelling to the airport – or back to your hotel, if you’re staying longer in Praia.

m/v Plancius

The ice-strengthened vessel Plancius is an ideal vessel for polar expedition cruises in the Arctic and Antarctic. Full ship info >>

Cabins & Prices

Quadruple Porthole

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  • 1 porthole
  • 2 upper & lower berths
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Desk & chair
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Telephone & WiFi (supplemented)
  • Hair dryer
  • Ample storage space
  • This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin
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Complete cabin
6600 USD

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Sharing berth
1650 USD

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Triple Porthole

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  • 1 porthole
  • 1 upper berth & 2 lower berths
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Desk & chair
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Telephone & WiFi (supplemented)
  • Hair dryer
  • Ample storage space
  • This cabin is suitable for families traveling with children, or passengers who do not require a twin or more luxurious cabin
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Complete cabin
5700 USD

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Sharing berth
1900 USD

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Twin Porthole

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  • 1 porthole
  • 2 lower berths
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Desk & chair
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Telephone & WiFi (supplemented)
  • Hair dryer
  • Ample storage space
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Complete cabin
4400 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.

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Single cabin
3740 USD

Price for the complete cabin occupied by 1 person (1.7x the shared rate).

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Sharing berth
2200 USD

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Twin Window

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  • 1 window
  • 2 lower berths
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Desk & chair
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Telephone & WiFi (supplemented)
  • Hair dryer
  • Ample storage space
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Complete cabin
4800 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.

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Single cabin
4080 USD

Price for the complete cabin occupied by 1 person (1.7x the shared rate).

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Sharing berth
2400 USD

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Twin Deluxe

Windows Windows Info Info
  • 2 windows
  • 2 lower berths
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Desk & chair
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Telephone & WiFi (supplemented)
  • Hair dryer
  • Ample storage space
  • These cabins are corner cabins and are slightly more spacious than the normal twin porthole/window cabins
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Complete cabin
5000 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.

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Single cabin
4250 USD

Price for the complete cabin occupied by 1 person (1.7x the shared rate).

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Sharing berth
2500 USD

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Superior

Windows Windows Info
  • 2 windows
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 sofa bed
  • Private shower & toilet
  • Desk & chair
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Telephone & WiFi (supplemented)
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee & tea maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Ample storage space
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Complete cabin
5500 USD

Price for the complete cabin, fully occupied.

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Single cabin
4675 USD

Price for the complete cabin occupied by 1 person (1.7x the shared rate).