Cruise through the Seychelles Islands and discover the hidden gems of this unspoiled paradise. Spend 5 days snorkeling, relaxing on the beach, and birding. Visit a bird sanctuary that is home to a quarter million breeding birds, explore one of the world's most beautiful beaches, and discover uninhabited islands. This short cruise through the islands is sure to please any traveler.
Day 1 : Mahe, Victoria | St. Anne | Embark Day 2 : St. Anne | Curieuse Island Day 3 : Cousin Island | Anse Lazio Day 4 : Aride | St. Pierre Day 5 : Baie St Anne, Praslin | Disembark
Snorkel one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Ande Lazio
Visit the Cousin Island Bird Sanctuary, home to 1/4 million breeding birds
Explore the uninhabited island of Curieuse, home to giant tortoises
Embark this afternoon. After the welcome cocktail and safety drill, leave Port Victoria in the Seychelles and sail north to nearby St. Anne for a refreshing swim stop off the ship. Overnight at anchor near St. Anne and enjoy a welcome dinner on board.
Leave St. Anne early this morning to reach Curieuse, an uninhabited island that was once a leper colony and now home to giant tortoises. A guided walking excursion brings you to visit the island's farm and mangrove forests. Return to the beach for a BBQ under the trees. For the rest of the afternoon, enjoy a variety of water sports and beach activities. Overnight at anchor.
This morning sail to Cousin Island. Join an optional excursion to the Bird Sanctuary, in the care of Bird Life International. A quarter million birds breed on Cousin, which also hosts several nesting beaches for turtles. Later this afternoon reach Anse Lazio, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Enjoy time for water sports, snorkeling, or an optional diving excursion. Evening at anchor.
Arrive at Aride this morning, a striking granite island north of Praslin. Unlike her name, the island has dense vegetation and is home to colonies of birds. An optional excursion takes you all the way to the top of the island for an amazing view. The island is home to the Wright's gardenia, found nowhere else on earth, and to bird species like the Audubon's shearwater and the Seychelles warbler. After lunch reach St. Pierre for a 3-hour snorkeling and swimming stop. At sunset, leave St Pierre for Baie St Anne, Praslin. Overnight at dock while enjoying Creole Night on board.
Day 5 Baie St Anne, Praslin | Disembark
Disembark this morning for your continued journey home.
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Sun Deck. Two cabins equipped with two twin beds, windows, bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV, telephone for internal use, mini safe, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
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Main and Sun Decks. Five cabins equipped with one double bed or two twin beds, large windows, bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV, telephone for internal use, mini safe, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
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Upper and Main Decks. Fourteen cabins equipped with one double bed or two twin beds, windows, bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV, telephone for internal use, mini safe, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
- Please note that fares do not include port charges and possible fuel surcharges. Contact us for details.
- Please note that shore excursions are offered at additional costs.
Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount. Children between the ages of 10-16 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount.
Single supplement is 30% in this journey
Third person reduction in Category A is 30%.
Cruise fares include:
- Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
- Full-board: American buffet breakfast and two main meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail and a Creole Night
- Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day
- Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment
- Multilingual Cruise Escort
- Beverages (except those mentioned above)
- Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
- Crew tips
- Passenger personal expenses
- Conservation charges
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.