West Africa & Cape Verde: Real Adventure Awaits

Explore the unique history and vibrant culture of isolated Cape Verde, alongside the remarkable biodiversity of the tropical Bissagos Islands.


Traditional homes in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. Photo Credit: Alamy

Discover untouched beauty

Situated just north of the equator, West Africa and Cape Verde is an oasis beaming with wildlife, culture and natural beauty. Join one of our expedition cruises to this secluded part of the world to discover tropical forests, bird havens, sand dunes, active volcanoes, traditional communities and vibrant cities. It's a real adventure off the beaten track.

There are a plethora of natural wonders, cultural delights and marvellous animals to unearth on your expedition. Not to mention the unique and breath-taking UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Bissagos and if you are lucky, the chance to see the saltwater hippos.

Where will your adventure take you?

Our Expedition Cruises around West Africa & Cape Verde will be an adventure packed full of tradition, local culture, history and an array of wildlife at every turn.

Meet the fleet: MS Spitsbergen

MS Spitsbergen is named after the crown jewel of Arctic Norway – the Svalbard archipelago and its biggest island, Spitsbergen. Refurbished in 2016, its relaxed atmosphere and cosy interior offer the ideal setting to relax and enjoy the natural beauty outside. At 101 meteres in length, this true small ship is ideal for bringing guests even closer to nature and the wildlife.

People crossing a river on a bridge, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Photo: Davor Lovincic - Getty Images / Hurtigruten

People crossing a river on a bridge, Galapagos, Ecuador. Photo: Davor Lovincic - Getty Images / Hurtigruten

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