Paradise Isles of the Indian Ocean

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Your unforgettable voyage sets sail from the Seychelles’ largest city, Port Victoria. Explore Bijoutier's abundant birdlife, Cosmoledo Atoll’s pristine sand flats, and discover Aldabra; the world’s largest tortoise colony. Then head to Tanzania and Kenya, known for their captivating architecture, aromatic spices, and turquoise waters teeming with colorful fish. Your journey ends in Mombasa, leaving you with memories you’re sure never to forget.

Itinerary

Victoria, Mahe Island
Day 1
Victoria, the capital of Seychelles, is a vibrant city on Mahé Island's northeastern side, blending diverse cultures and traditions. Attractions include the bustling stalls of Victoria Market, the Hindu shrine of Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar Temple and the colourful "Jivan Imports" store. The Victoria Botanical Garden features Aldabra giant tortoises and 200 plant species, including unique trees like the coco-de-mer.
Bijoutier Island
Day 2
Tiny Bijoutier Island is renowned for its serene beaches. The remote Outer Islands are graced with a palm-fringed shoreline and exquisite white sand. This circular islet is accessible only during high tide and boasts shallow, crystalline waters. It serves as a haven for frigatebirds, wedge-tailed shearwaters, and a nesting ground for turtles. Spotted tiger cowrie shells and giant crabs add to the island's natural charm.
Day at sea
Day 3
Sea days are rarely dull. Take the time to sit back and let the world go by. The ship’s observation decks provide stunning views of the passing ocean. A day at sea gives you the opportunity to mingle with other passengers and share your experiences of this incredible trip or head to our library which is stocked full of reference books. Get an expert’s view in one of our on-board lectures or perhaps perfect your photography skills with invaluable advice from our onboard professional photographers.
Astove Island
Day 4
Astove Island, in Astove Atoll, was once a copra oil plantation but is now a pristine nature reserve with a vibrant lagoon and white beaches. Mangroves fringe the shallows, and giant Aldabra tortoises freely roam the interior. The vertical reef, Astove Wall, is known for dramatic cliff faces, making it one of the world's best dive sites. Nutrient-rich currents attract prized fish like Indo-Pacific permit, barracuda and bluefin trevally.
Cosmoledo Atoll
Day 4
Cosmoledo Atoll in the Seychelles comprises islands known for white sand flats, lagoon edges and channels, home to fish like bonefish, milkfish, permit, triggerfish, trevally and more. Hawksbill and green turtles nest on beaches. An important bird area, Cosmoledo has the Seychelles' largest colonies of all three booby species, including the last brown booby population, plus many terns, frigatebirds and other endemic birds.
Aldabra Atoll
Day 5-6
Aldabra, a massive raised coral atoll consisting of 13 islands encircling a lagoon, is home to the world's largest colony of 100,000 giant tortoises. The isolated archipelago features a protected landscape with hundreds of flowering plant and fern species. Endemic Aldabra drongos and pink flamingos are often seen. The white-throated rail, the last remaining flightless bird in the Indian Ocean, scours this unique habitat.
Assumption Island
Day 6
The kidney-shaped Assumption Island, a part of the Aldabra Group located over 1,000 km southwest of Mahé, is renowned for its diverse butterfly species, such as the belenois aldabrensis. The island is also home to giant tortoises, Assumption day geckos, and hosts nesting sea turtles near the shoreline. A tranquil white-sand beach stretches for miles alongside brilliantly turquoise water on the west coast.
Day at sea
Day 7
Sea days are rarely dull. Take the time to sit back and let the world go by. The ship’s observation decks provide stunning views of the passing ocean. A day at sea gives you the opportunity to mingle with other passengers and share your experiences of this incredible trip or head to our library which is stocked full of reference books. Get an expert’s view in one of our on-board lectures or perhaps perfect your photography skills with invaluable advice from our onboard professional photographers.
Zanzibar
Day 8
Cosmopolitan Zanzibar Island, or Unguja, known as the Spice Island, features Zanzibar City's UNESCO-listed Stone Town(Mji Mkongwe)—a lively warren of narrow streets with 18th- and 19th-century buildings. Highlights include the Old Fort, the House of Wonders, and a spice market with stalls heaped with locally grown spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. Nearby, Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park is home to the red colobus monkey, unique to Zanzibar.
Pemba Island
Day 9
Cloaked in lush vegetation, hilly Pemba Island is famed for its clove farms, peaceful islets and white-sand beaches. The island’s biodiverse forests are a haven for grazing blue duiker (small antelope) and the Pemba flying fox, identifiable by its distinctive rusty-red fur and enormous wingspan stretching over five feet. Offshore, vibrantly coloured coral teems with marine life including green turtles, whitetip reef sharks and nudibranchs.
Lamu
Day 10
A Swahili settlement and former trading hub dating back 700 years, Lamu is a storied seafront town on Lamu Island. Clusters of ornate, well-preserved buildings built from coral stone and mangrove timber fill its maze of narrow streets. Tiny alleyways reveal intricately carved wooden doors, arcaded facades and hidden courtyards. The fort and museum are fantastic places to learn about Swahili culture. Dhow cruises visit neighbouring Manda island.
Mombasa
Day 11
A dynamic coastal metropolis, Mombasa's rich history comes from a beguiling blend of cultures. Over centuries, Arabs, Portuguese, Asians, and British settlers coexisted in the old town, blending African, European, and Asian architectural styles. Perched above the sea, Fort Jesus was built by the Portuguese in the 1590s to protect the city, while the bustling spice market is packed with fragrant stalls selling pepper, ginger and cardamom.
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Oceanview D4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommodate two guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, a bedroom with living room area, and a luxurious bathroom.

Oceanview M4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommodate two guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, a bedroom with living room area, and a luxurious bathroom.

Balcony D5

25 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, bedroom with living room area, and a luxurious bathroom.

Balcony M5

25 m2
3
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, bedroom with living room area, and a luxurious bathroom.

Balcony D6

25 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, bedroom with living room area, and a luxurious bathroom.

Junior Suite

32 m2
2
Junior Suites measure 32-36m2 (344-388ft2) – including a 6m2 (65ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two guests. They feature a king size bed, have a separate living room area, and luxurious en-suite bathroom.

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41 m2
4
Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature a king size bed, and have a separate living room, with a flame-effect fireplace. There’s also a luxurious ensuite bathroom with separate bath tub and a walk-in shower.

Premium Suite

41 m2
4
Premium Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including 8m2 (86ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two guests. They feature a king size bed, separate living room, and flame-effect fireplace. There’s also a luxurious ensuite bathroom – with separate bath tub and shower – and a walk-in wardrobe.

Deck  4

Oceanview D4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommo...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 10,115
Double
$ 5,780

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 10,115

Double

$ 5,780

Oceanview M4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommo...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 10,640
Double
$ 6,080

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 10,640

Double

$ 6,080

Deck  5

Balcony D5

25 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 12,565
Double
$ 7,180

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 12,565

Double

$ 7,180

Balcony M5

25 m2
3
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 13,265
Double
$ 7,580
Triple
$ 3,790

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 13,265

Double

$ 7,580

Triple

$ 3,790

Junior Suite

32 m2
2
Junior Suites measure 32-36m2 (344-388ft2) – including a 6...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 19,160
Double
$ 9,580

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 19,160

Double

$ 9,580

Suite

41 m2
4
Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including a 5m2 ...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 20,160
Double
$ 10,080
Triple
$ 5,040
Quad
$ 5,040

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 20,160

Double

$ 10,080

Triple

$ 5,040

Quad

$ 5,040

Deck  6

Balcony D6

25 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 14,665
Double
$ 8,380

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 14,665

Double

$ 8,380

Junior Suite

32 m2
2
Junior Suites measure 32-36m2 (344-388ft2) – including a 6...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 19,160
Double
$ 9,580

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 19,160

Double

$ 9,580

Suite

41 m2
4
Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including a 5m2 ...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 20,160
Double
$ 10,080
Triple
$ 5,040
Quad
$ 5,040

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 20,160

Double

$ 10,080

Triple

$ 5,040

Quad

$ 5,040

Premium Suite

41 m2
4
Premium Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including 8m2<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 21,960
Double
$ 10,980
Triple
$ 5,490
Quad
$ 5,490

Adult Fare

3rd or 4th Guest

Single

$ 21,960

Double

$ 10,980

Triple

$ 5,490

Quad

$ 5,490

Prices are quoted per person per cruise.
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Age restrictions
Our Antarctica and Arctica expedition cruises as well as special cruises in remote areas are not suitable for children under 8 years of age. By explicit exception, we allow Children below the age of 8 but minimum 6 years to participate in such named expedition cruises, provided that the parents have submitted a corresponding declaration of liability. Depending on the route, the authorization is limited to a maximum number of 1 to 5 children under 8 years. For all other cruises, the minimum age for children is also 6 years with a limited maximum of children per cruise
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STANDARD FARES

  • Option is valid for 4 working days
  • 20% deposit and 30% for Suites
  • Final payment 120 days before the departure

LAST MINUTE FARES

  • Offer valid for new bookings made between the 1st April and the 30th April 2024 only
  • Full payment of the cruise at the time of booking
  • The cancellation of the booking equates to 100% of the total cruise fare per person
  • Only applicable to Ocean View and Balcony cabins on a double occupancy basis, more info