Thursday, 4 August 2011

Variety Cruises Sails in West Africa

Variety Cruises' remarkable small-ship Rivers of West Africa program embarks on Christmas and New Year's sailings, with seven-night reduced fares starting at $1,790 per person, per week.  Passengers can get a glimpse into the warmth of West Africa's people and culture, a truly unique gift for the holiday season.

Christmas and New Year's cruisers set sail on the Rivers of West Africa program departing December 23 and 30, 2011 from Dakar, Senegal, at a reduced fare of $1,790 per person, per week (savings of $110). This culturally rich program traverses the Gambia and Saloun Rivers, visiting nature reserves and villages, including a school near Janjangbureh supported by Variety Cruises, through corporate and passenger donations.

Cruisers will want to make note that James Island on the Gambia River, featured in Alex Haley's famed saga "Roots", is a remarkable site on the Rivers of West Africa itinerary.

For more information on Variety Cruises' holiday program, please call 1-800-319-7776 (US) and 1-866-944-8498 (Canada) or visit www.varietycruises.com.