Zanzibar: Cruises

Powdery white sands and crystal clear waters

Zanzibar Island is one port-of-call for Princess Cruises. There are also a number of different types of cruises originating from Zanzibar Island from short day trip cruises up to several weeklong cruises. Sunset Dhow cruises offer a seaborne sanctuary leaving behind the hustle and bustle of busy people in Stone Town to grow faint in the distance until they seem only a memory. Lilting lyrical Swahili Music takes over on the Dhow, the butler serves canapés and keeps your glass topped up with your choice of beers, wine, cocktails or sodas, encouraging you to sink back into the cushions and enjoy the romance of Africa while watching the scenery drift by.

The East African coastal sun sets, changing the sky from shades of pinks and blues to magnificent golden colours as you sail back towards the glimmering lights of Stone Town in the distance, safe in the knowledge that the crew onboard are all qualified and experienced their safety is their top priority at all times. Ensure you choose a Vessel covered by full public liability insurance and fitted with life jackets and marine safety equipment. Special sunrise cruises, offer great sailing and snorkelling excursions for the time limited traveler or the early riser. The silence of the morning sea makes the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful sunrise cruise.

Three and Four night cruises form the perfect introduction to the pleasures of life at sea and give a fascinating glimpse into the treasures of the Indian Ocean. Discover Arab influenced Zanzibar, with its fragrant clove plantations, and spend a day on tiny Mesali where fabulous beaches invite total relaxation. Staying at an African Safari Club Hotel, you've plenty of time to experience the stunning beaches and tropical splendour of this glorious part of the world.