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Cruise Vacations are a proudly South African company who have represented some of the cruise lines for more than 2 decades. You will have all the advantages of working locally, including personal contact and consultation with highly trained product specialists – and best of all a real ‘human’ during SA office hours, availability of the latest deals and special offers as well as occasional offers exclusively for SA Passengers.
Consultants who are connected live to the cruise lines to give you immediate information, availability and quotes. In addition to this your cruise documents are either couriered directly to you or emailed depending on the cruise line booked. English and Afrikaans speaking consultants on hand to assist.
Yes you can. Cruise Vacations in their capacity as officially appointed General Sales Agents are able to work alongside your regular travel professional to make your reservation. This does not affect the price of your cruise or any special offers that are available. Simply ask your travel agent to contact us and we take care of the cruise portion of your booking. We work with some of the top travel agencies and independent travel consultants in South Africa.
All of the cruise lines we represent accept bookings for children and young adults with some restrictions as follows:
Silversea Cruises (Classic Ships)
Accept children from 6 months and older. It is important to note however that there are no child-minding facilities or children’s activities on board.
The new Silver Muse has a small entertainment area and specialised team for young travellers and during the Med season some of the other ships may offer limited activities.
Can only accept children from aged 5 and older (due to safety regulations with the use of Zodiacs).
The ships do not offer children’s entertainment, childminding or facilities/entertainment.
Scenic Cruises & Emerald Waterways
Scenic and Emerald both allow bookings for children 12 years and older on a request basis only.
Star Clippers allow children from 6 months. They offer special rates for children 17yrs and younger.
There are no children’s activities or childminding on board but the ships do offer watersports.
Generally yes, passengers are required to obtain a visa for any destination for which they would normally require a visa. For certain countries/destinations there are visa waivers for cruise lines passengers OR the cruise line are able to obtain a visa on arrival at selected ports. In such instances you will be advised at the time of booking. Visa regulations may change without notice to ourselves and therefore it is always the passengers’ responsibility to ensure they have the correct documentation prior to travel.
There is no age restriction for guests who wish to travel on either expedition or clipper voyages. Our advice to passengers is that generally if you are fit enough to climb a flight of stairs then you are fit enough for this type of cruise. However, on certain expedition voyages guests are required to complete a medical questionnaire, the cruise line reserve the right to tactfully decline bookings from passengers with illnesses or pre-existing conditions due to the remoteness of certain destinations visited.
Bookings for every cruise line are governed by Terms and Conditions. These include payment terms, deposit and final balance dates as well as cancellation penalties. At the time of booking we draw your attention to these very important Terms and Conditions. We recommend all passengers take out adequate travel insurance for the duration of their trip, at the time of booking the trip to cover any unexpected eventuality either before or during their trip.
All of the cruise lines which we represent sell in USD. By quoting this rate we are able to convert to ZAR on the dates of payment at the actual rate of exchange quoted by our bank on the date of such payment. This prevents inflated rate of exchange conversions and the risk of exchange rate surcharges. Certain cruise lines allow payment by credit card directly through their system therefore the rate is predicted by your own bank/card company on the date of such transaction. We have flexible payment options which are discussed at the time of enquiry. We are also able to quote in Euro or British Pounds for Silversea Cruises only.