Dakar (Senegal)

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Dakar cruise port

Africa - Indian Ocean Islands

Local Time
2024-07-16 15:01

min: 78 °F (25 °C) / max: 82 °F (28 °C) 80°F
Wind: 290°/ 4.6 m/s  Gust: 4.9 m/sWind: 290°/ 4.6 m/s  Gust: 4.9 m/sGentle breeze
4.6 m/s
Min / Max Temperature82 °F / 28 °C
78 °F / 26 °C
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Port Dakar cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Dakar, Senegal. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

29 October, 2024
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen

Dakar is a major seaport and the capital city of Senegal (western Africa). The country was a French overseas territory until 1960. Port Dakar (locode SNDKR) is on the Cape Verde Peninsula (Africa's westernmost point).

The city architecture features contemporary skyscrapers mixed with colonial-era buildings, museums, art galleries, lively street markets. French is the common language, though with many tribal dialects much in evidence. The city has urban population around 1,47 million (metropolitan around 2,5 million) and covers a total area of 83 km2 (32 ml2).

As a cruise shore excursion in Dakar is visited Goree Island (Ile de Goree), The island was the main assembly point for slave shipments to the Americas. This destination is accessed via regularly scheduled ferryboats (approx 3-hour travel) leaving directly from the Port. Ile de Goree features a fascinating museum (Maison des Esclaves) and grandeur colonial mansions. The House of Slaves (one of the island's oldest, built by the Metis family in the late 18th century) is now functioning as a museum themed on the slave trade's horrors. Within easy reach are also several beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches. Nearby N'Gor offers good snorkeling.

Dakar was founded in 1857 by the French, and gained importance from the completion in 1885 of a railway linking it with the city of Saint Louis. In 1902 it replaced Saint Louis as French West Africa's capital.

Dakar cruise terminal

Cruise ships in Dakar dock at Mole 1 terminal, from where the city center is approx 1 ml (1,6 km) away. Outside the port's entranse there are waiting taxis. Rates are cheap, but negotiating the taxi price in advance is highly recommended. Beware of pickpockets amd secure your valuables at all times. Due to high crime, pre-booked guided tours are recommended.