directions_boatCruise in Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Cape Town, Singapore, Phuket, Colombo, Seychelles, Cairns, Bali, Port Moresby, Male, Semarang, Yangon, Mayotte, Kochi, Durban, Townsville, Komodo, Alotau, Maputo & Richards Bay
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Cruise Sydney to Cape Town in 5-star small ship luxury (March 2024)

Choice of FREE shore excursions, shipboard credit or beverage package — PLUS an exclusive $200 shipboard credit per cabin!

Rediscover your passion for exploration in 2024 with this sensational 48-night journey sailing from Sydney to Cape Town. Explore 22 ports with either full days or overnight stays allowing you to truly explore each destination — with luxury service and some of the finest cuisine at sea to make the journey extra-special.

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48 nights
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About this holiday

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Your itinerary at a glance

With 400 staff serving a maximum of 656 guests, this smaller ship journey aboard the Nautica is a spacious and luxurious alternative to a simple flight to Cape Town — and with an extraordinary itinerary of bucket list experiences long the way.

W​ant to make this a truly once-in-a lifetime experience?

Talk to our team about booking this departure to connect with this 24-night West Coast of Africa cruise sailing from Cape Town to Lisbon.


  • All meals (including an incredible selection of gourmet experiences)
  • Unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, tea and coffee.
  • 24hr room service.

Secure your cabin by 31 December 2022 to take advantage of the OLife Choice offer.

Free Pre-Paid Gratuities plus your choice of ONE of the following:

  • FREE - 16 Shore Excursions; or
  • FREE - Beverage Package; or
  • FREE - US$1,600 Shipboard Credit
    Amenities are per stateroom

Travel at 60 bonus: Book with us by 31 Nov 2022 to secure an additional US$200 onboard credit per stateroom.


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Inside Stateroom


  • 656 Guests
  • 409 Staff Members
  • Year Refurbished 2022

Elegantly charming, Nautica’s lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, residential furnishings and her decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work. Nautica offers every luxury you may expect on board one of our stylish ships.

She features four unique, open-seating restaurants, the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center, eight lounges and bars, a casino and 333 luxurious suites and chic staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas. With just 656 guests to pamper, our 400 professionally trained staff ensure you will wait for nothing.

Travel dates


Embark 22 March 2024, Sydney - Disembark 9 May 2024, Cape Town

  • Inside from $18,790 per person twin share*
  • Ocean View from $20,070 per person twin share*
  • S​olo Ocean View from $33,790 per person**
  • Veranda from $26,360 per person twin share*
  • Penthouse Suite from $36,940 per person twin share*

Call 1300 414 198 for a quote on your preferred cabin.


  • Mar 22 Fri Sydney, Australia - Depart 6 PM
  • Mar 23 Sat Cruising the Tasman Sea
  • Mar 24 Sun Brisbane, Australia - 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Mar 25 Mon Cruising the Coral Sea
  • Mar 26 Tue Townsville, Australia - 11 AM to 8 PM
  • Mar 27 Wed Cairns, Australia - 8 AM to 7 PM
  • Mar 28 Thu Cruising the Coral Sea
  • Mar 29 Fri Alotau, Papua New Guinea - 7 AM to 4 PM
  • Mar 30 Sat Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea- 10 AM to 7 PM
  • Mar 31 Sun Cruising the Coral Sea
  • Apr 1 Mon Cruising the Arafura Sea
  • Apr 2 Tue Darwin, Australia - 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Apr 3 Wed Cruising the Timor Sea
  • Apr 4 Thu Komodo, Indonesia- 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Apr 5 Fri Bali (Benoa), Indonesia - Arrive 11 AM
  • Apr 6 Sat Bali (Benoa), Indonesia - Depart 6 PM
  • Apr 7 Sun Cruising the Java Sea
  • Apr 8 Mon Semarang (Java), Indonesia - 7 AM to 5 PM
  • Apr 9 Tue Cruising the Java Sea
  • Apr 10 Wed Singapore, Singapore - Arrive 11 AM
  • Apr 11 Thu Singapore, Singapore - Depart 7 PM
  • Apr 12 FriCruising the Strait of Malacca
  • Apr 13 Sat Phuket, Thailand - 8 AM to 6 PM
  • Apr 14 Sun Cruising the Andaman Sea
  • Apr 15 Mon Yangon, Myanmar - Arrive 8 AM
  • Apr 16 Tue Yangon, Myanmar
  • Apr 17 Wed Yangon, Myanmar - Depart 5 PM
  • Apr 18 Thu Cruising the Andaman Sea
  • Apr 19 Fri Cruising the Andaman Sea
  • Apr 20 Sat Cruising the Laccadive Sea
  • Apr 21 Sun Colombo, Sri Lanka - Arrive 8 AM
  • Apr 22 Mon Colombo, Sri Lanka - Depart 1 PM
  • Apr 23 Tue Cochin (Kochi), India - 9 AM to 7 PM
  • Apr 24 Wed Cruising the Laccadive Sea
  • Apr 25 Thu Male, Maldives - 7 AM to 5 PM
  • Apr 26 Fri Cruising the Indian Ocean
  • Apr 27 Sat Cruising the Indian Ocean
  • Apr 28 Sun Mahe, Seychelles - Arrive 3 PM
  • Apr 29 Mon Mahe, Seychelles - Depart 1 PM
  • Apr 30 Tue Cruising the Indian Ocean
  • May 1 Wed Mayotte, French Comoros - 10 AM to 6 PM
  • May 2 Thu Cruising the Mozambique Channel
  • May 3 Fri Cruising the Mozambique Channel
  • May 4 Sat Maputo, Mozambique - 10 AM to 7 PM
  • May 5 Sun Richards Bay, South Africa - 11 AM to 11 PM
  • May 6 Mon Durban, South Africa - 7 AM to 4 PM
  • May 7 Tue Cruising the Indian Ocean
  • May 8 Wed Cape Town, South Africa - Arrive 3 PM
  • May 9 Thu Cape Town, South Africa - Disembark 8 AM



When can I board?
Guests are required to be on board the vessel at least one hour prior to the scheduled departure time. Early boarding is available to guests booked in Concierge-level staterooms and above. A lunch buffet is served from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Is there a dress code?
Recommended onboard clothing is resort or country club casual. For evening dining, elegant casual resort wear is suggested. We request that casual jeans, shorts, t-shirts, baseball caps, or tennis shoes not be worn in the restaurants after 6 PM. Baseball caps may be worn in the Terrace Café after 6 PM. 

Do you have room service?
For your convenience, complimentary room service is available 24 hours a day from our extensive room service menu.

Is there a fee associated with the specialty restaurants?
We do not charge an additional fee should you wish to dine in one of our specialty restaurants.

How is luggage handled at embarkation and debarkation?
If you did not receive luggage tags with your Cruise Vacation Guide prior to departure, you will receive luggage tags at the pier before embarking. Your luggage will be delivered directly to your stateroom on embarkation day. If the luggage has not arrived one hour prior to sailing, guests should contact reception from their stateroom telephone. On the last night of the cruise, guests should pack their luggage and leave it outside their stateroom door before retiring for the evening. You should not pack personal items such as medicine and toiletries that you will require the next morning. Staff members will collect the luggage during the night and deliver it to the cruise terminal. All luggage being disembarked from the vessel should weigh no more than 70 pounds per piece.

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Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

*Cruise fares and category availability are subject to change without notice. Promotional fares are only applicable on select categories. OLife Choice offer fares expire 31st December 2022 and are subject to availability.

*​*A limited number of solo staterooms may also be available. 

Fares and itineraries are accurate as of 1 October 2022 and are subject to change or withdrawal. Fares shown are for category Inside Stateroom, Veranda Stateroom, and Penthouse Suite. The quoted fares are valid for sale until 31st December 2022, unless sold out prior and include any/all savings/upgrades. Airfares are additional. Cruise fares are per person, twin share (except fares for Concierge Level Solo Veranda, which are for single travellers), in AUD and include all taxes, port fees and onboard gratuities. A Cruise Ship Fuel Surcharge may apply and, if applicable, is additional revenue to Oceania Cruises. OLife Choice offers are valid until 31st December 2022. Guests in the same stateroom must choose the same OLife Choice amenity and amenity must be chosen by final payment. Free Shore Excursions vary by voyage and exclude Oceania Select, Oceania Exclusive, Executive Collection, Food & Wine Trails, Wellness Discovery Tours by Aquamar, Go Local, and Culinary Discovery Tours. Free Beverage Package amenity includes unlimited house wines, champagnes, and beers at lunch and dinner. Free Shipboard Credits are USD per stateroom, based on double occupancy and cannot be redeemed for cash or used for further discount off cruise fare, may be used for onboard services only and any unused credit will be forfeited at the end of the cruise. Free Internet amenity does not include streaming and includes one login per stateroom, except Owner’s, Vista & Oceania Suites, which receive two logins per suite. Visit for more details. Fares are valid only for residents of, and booking through travel advisors located in Australia, or through the Australia contact centre and are valid for new bookings only. The privacy and protection of personal data is very important to us, and we collect, use, share and secure that data as described in our privacy policy, which is available on our website at For full terms & conditions that apply, please visit All rights reserved. Oceania Cruises is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Ships’ Registry: Marshall Islands. NCL Australia Pty Ltd ABN 8060 7578 781