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Tropical beach on Mahe in the Seychelles Islands.

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Mahé Roundtrip - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Emerald Azzurra
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Embark on an 8-day tropical cruise through the Seychelles aboard Emerald Azzurra. Start your journey on Mahé Island, and sail to the intriguing Sainte Anne Channel, a marine sanctuary and nesting spot for Hawksbill turtles. Explore Cousin, a seabird sanctuary, and enjoy Praslin's scenic beauty with Anse Lazio Beach and the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve. Traverse to La Digue for the iconic Anse Source d'Argent, then to Curieuse, home to giant tortoises and a rich history. Uncover Aride's rare bird species and breathtaking scenery before concluding your adventure in Mahé, the Seychelles' largest island. With its pristine beaches and nature trails, Mahé offers a fitting end to your tropical adventure, marking the conclusion of an unforgettable exploration.
Curieuse Island in the SeychellesDramatic sunset over La Digue Island in the SeychellesMahe - Morne Seychellois National ParkSeychelles Islands beachBeautiful beaches of PraslinLagoon in the SeychellesTropical beach on Mahe in the Seychelles Islands.
Highlights
  • Explore Sainte Anne Channel, surrounded by a vibrant Marine Park
  • Discover Cousin Island, a seabird haven turned nature reserve gem
  • Experience Praslin's beauty, with world-renowned Anse Lazio beach
  • Visit Aride Island, an Indian Ocean nature reserve with rare birds
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Mahe Island, Seychelles | Embark

Your tropical cruise begins in Mahé Island, transfer to your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht, and embark on your discovery of the Seychelles. In the afternoon, sail to Sainte Anne Channel. 

Please book your flight to arrive in Mahé, Seychelles before 01:00 PM.

Day 2: Sainte Anne Channel | Cousin Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sainte Anne Island is encircled by a Marine National Park, home to incredible marine life including more than 150 species of fish. Sainte Anne is now a significant nesting site for Hawksbill turtles.  

Late morning, sail to Cousin, a small island renowned as a haven for seabirds. The granitic islet was a private property until 1968 when it was purchased by the International Council for Bird Preservation to transform it into a nature reserve. It’s the most protected island in the archipelago, providing a breeding ground for eleven seabird species annually and a habitat for five birds native to the Seychelles. Stay overnight in Praslin.

Day 3: Praslin Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Praslin, the second largest island in the Seychelles, is visually stunning with tropical jungle-fringed beaches, emerald waters, and powdery sand. Anse Lazio beach has been voted one of the world’s best several times and there’s a dazzling reef just offshore brimming with coral and marine life. On land, coconut palms and granite boulders create a picture-postcard landscape. In the center of the island, discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve. 

Day 4: La Digue Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early in the morning, sail to La Digue Island, the smallest of the three populated islands in the Seychelles. Like Praslin Island, it also possesses world-famous beaches, with one of the most recognizable being Anse Source d'Argent. It has pink-hued sands contrasting with granite boulders and aquamarine waters. Navigate to Curieuse later in the evening.

Day 5: Curieuse Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Curieuse is a rugged island swathed in unspoiled wilderness and home to hundreds of resident Aldabra giant tortoises. Apart from its obvious natural beauty, it has a fascinating history. It was once a quarantine station, and the original French colonial doctor’s house has a museum and visitor’s center.

Day 6: Aride Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early in the morning, sail to Aride, a nature reserve in the Indian Ocean. Nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers flock to this island, where more than thirty rare bird species nest in the verdant vegetation. The landscape is enticing with fine-sand beaches, coconut palms, and soaring cliffs. 

Day 7: Mahé Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Mahé is the main island of the scenic Seychelles and the largest of the archipelago. It’s home to the capital Victoria, which was founded in the French settler period in 1778 and named later by the British, after Queen Victoria. The island of Mahé has pristine beaches dotted with huge rocks and tranquil nature trails threaded through the Morne Seychellois National Park.

Day 8: Mahé Island | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Your Emerald Cruises voyage concludes in idyllic Mahè Island. From the yacht, you will be transferred to the airport for your journey home or to continue your holiday.

Please book your flight to depart out of Mahé, Seychelles after 08:00 AM.

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$11,190
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Oceanview Stateroom
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Oceanview Stateroom (D)
182ft² - 204ft² (17m² - 19m²). Situated on the Emerald Deck, towards the front of the yacht, Oceanview Staterooms are bigger than the average standard.
Balcony Stateroom
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Balcony Stateroom (B)
285ft² - 306ft² (26.5m² - 28.5m²). Situated on the Observation deck, Balcony Staterooms are stylish home-away-from-home. With everything you need for a great night’s sleep.
Balcony Stateroom
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Balcony Stateroom (A)
285ft² - 306ft² (26.5m² - 28.5m²). Situated on the Panorama deck, Balcony Staterooms are stylish home-away-from-home. With everything you need for a great night’s sleep.
Deluxe Balcony Stateroom
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Deluxe Balcony Stateroom (S)
382ft² - 403ft² (35.5m² - 37.5m²). Deluxe Balcony Staterooms are conveniently located on the Pool Deck and feature their own private balcony. With just two per yacht, you’ll benefit from having extra space for the assured comfort.
Terrace Suite
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Terrace Suite (T)
648ft² - 669ft² (60.2m² - 62.2m²) (includes outside terrace). Spacious Terrace Suites take pride of place at the back of the Panorama Deck. As the name suggests, you’ll enjoy a private oversized terrace, where you’ll be able to relax and take in the views as you sail into the world’s prettiest ports.
Yacht Suite
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Yacht Suite (Y)
700ft² - 721ft² (65m² - 67m²) (includes outside terrace). Positioned at the back of the Observation Deck, you’ll be treated to sensational ocean and coastal views from the private terrace. Receive a number of inclusions to help you make the most of your time in your Yacht Suite.
Owner Suite
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Owner's Suite (SA)
1,162ft² - 1,192ft² (108m² - 110.8m²) (includes outside terrace). Oversized Owner’s Suites are the largest and most opulent, located on the Pool Deck. Boasting a separate bedroom and lounge area, also enjoy the large private terrace, from which to see the stunning views of each port you visit.

Notes

- Single accommodations are available on some, but not all, tours for a single supplement rate, payable at the time of booking.
- Children under 12 years old are ineligible to participate in tours, except for applicable Christmas tours and cruises and only if accepted by operator in its sole direction.
- Due to the availability of alcohol on many of vacation packages, children and other persons under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a person over the age of 21 (an "Adult") and must share their accommodation with that Adult.
- Most transportation services are not equipped with elevators or wheelchair ramps, and cabin doors and rest rooms may not be wide enough to provide access for standard wheelchairs.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Choice between Emerald Plus and Emerald Active Excursions
  • Wifi
  • Complimentary Wine, Beer and Soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Travelers are urged to arrange comprehensive travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may occur during the tour

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen
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