Spend Christmas and New Year at sea on a 19 day round trip from Cape Town
Join cruise director Paul Carter on a 19 day voyage to the best of South Africa. Enjoy the summer sunshine and spend the festive season on an unforgettable cruise. Begin your journey in Cape Town where you will embark on a sightseeing tour before taking a cable car ride to Table Mountain. Continue your voyage to Port Elizabeth, visit the renowned game reserves of Richard’s Bay and Mossel Bay and explore the colonial town of Luderitz on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. Read below to find out what’s planned for Christmas and New Year 2015.
There’s something very special about celebrating the festive season at sea: socialising with new friends, superb food (including mince pies and mulled wine), Christmas carols, pre-dinner cocktails on deck, and of course, incredible destinations.
Aegean Odyssey will be spending Christmas and New Year 2015 in South Africa on a 19-day round-trip voyage from Cape Town. We will spend 3 nights in the capital before sailing for destinations including Port Elizabeth and Richard’s Bay – where excursions to some of South Africa’s best game parks and nature reserves are offered – continue west, calling at Mossel Bay, before berthing in Namibia for a 2-night stay and then returning to Cape Town.
Christmas aboard Aegean Odyssey
Christmas aboard will certainly be a grand affair and we are delighted to share with you the onboard events for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve 2015.
Christmas Eve – 24th December 2015
The evening of December 24th will begin with a pre-dinner cocktail on deck, beneath the warmth of the setting African sun. Christmas carols will follow, shortly before mulled wine and mince pies are handed out to all guests before the saying of Christmas Eve prayers.
Then it’s silent the ship must fall, as guests and crew dream about the arrival of the big day and hopefully, a visit from St Nicholas himself.
Christmas Day – 25th December 2015
Aegean Odyssey’s Christmas Day concert will start the day’s celebrations and everyone is welcome to attend. Pre-dinner Christmas cocktails will be served in the Ambassador Lounge before seats are taken between 7.00pm and 9.00pm for a traditional and delicious Christmas dinner. Evening entertainment will include Blue Velvet and Odyssey Trio, as well as a special guest artist.
New Year’s Eve – 31st December 2015
The countdown to 2016 will begin on deck with New Year’s Eve cocktails and a performance from Blue Velvet. Dinner will then be served and doors to the Ambassador Lounge will open at 10.00pm. Blue Velvet will once again provide live entertainment, before the traditional New Year’s Eve countdown – which is given directly from the bridge. As the clock strikes midnight, the decks will come alive with the sound of Auld Lang Syne and all those on-board in the mood for a celebration can dance the night away.
Join us on an unforgettable South Africa voyage this Christmas and New Year, departing December 18, 2015.
Please note timings on board are subject to change.