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Welcome aboard this 13-day cruise through the Seychelles and Indian Ocean. We set sail from the tropical paradise of Mahé Island and cruise to La Digue and Praslin. Along the way, explore remote islands and atolls with rare wildlife and incredible natural beauty. Marvel at the lagoon of Farquhar Atoll, spot giant tortoises at Aldabra and see the oldest standing mosque on the East African coast in Kilwa Kisiwani. Continue your adventure through Tanzania, to Mafia Island and Zanzibar, before arriving in Mombasa, Kenya.

  • Airfare to Mahé and return from Mombasa (or in reverse)
  • 12 nights all-inclusive cruise aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • Dining Highlights:
    • 35 superb meals including 12 Breakfasts (B), 11 Lunches (L), 12 Dinners (D)
    • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
    • Complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks & selected cocktails throughout the day
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • FREE Airfare* and save $1000 per cabin! (price reflects discount)
February 7 or 19, 2025 Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Halifax
Oceanview from $12529  $11999
Balcony from $16199  $15699
Taxes & Fees $1526

New Booking only – Based on Double Occupancy
Promotion is subject to change without notice
*Total ticket cost, including taxes, not to exceed $3000 per person. Tax and ticket surcharges may apply. Flights need to be booked 6 months prior.

February 9 – 21, 2025: Mahe to Mombasa (this itinerary)
February 21 – March 5, 2025: Mombasa to Mahe (reversed itinerary)

Day 1 Sun, 09 Feb Mahé Island – La Digue Island (D)
Your tropical cruise begins in Mahé island, where you’ll be transferred to your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht and embark on your discovery of the Seychelles. We will sail to La Digue later in the afternoon.

Please book your flight to arrive into Mahé, Seychelles prior to 02:00 PM.

Day 2 Mon, 10 Feb La Digue Island – Praslin Island, Seychelles (B,L,D)
La Digue Island is the smallest of the three populated islands in the Seychelles. The island possesses some world-famous beaches, with one of the most recognisable being Anse Source d’Argent. It has pink-hued sands contrasting with granite boulders and aquamarine waters. We will sail to Praslin Island after lunch.

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 beaches 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 centre of the island, discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve.

Day 3 Tue, 11 Feb Amirante Islands, Seychelles (B,L,D)
The Amirante Islands are known for their pristine beauty, the perfect haven for nature lovers and adventurers. Their isolated location and untouched environment make them an ideal destination for diving, fishing, and wildlife observation. You could take a stroll or hike under the canopy of exotic palm trees, where various bird species can be spotted.

Day 4 Wed, 12 Feb Alphonse Atoll, Seychelles (B,L,D)
Whether you’re an angler, diver, birdwatcher, or simply a lover of nature and tranquillity, the Alphonse Group of Atolls offers a unique and unforgettable experience. It has one of the world’s healthiest climates, which creates an incredible biome of diversity.

Day 5 Thu, 13 Feb Farquhar Atoll, Seychelles (B,L,D)
The Farquhar Group is made up of ten islands and atolls covering an area of 370 square kilometres. You will explore the sparkling lagoon encircled by this ringed-shaped atoll dotted with coconut and casuarina trees. Hawksbill and green sea turtles come to the atoll to nest and several of the Farquhar Group’s islands are important biodiversity regions.

Day 6 Fri, 14 Feb Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles (B,L,D)
Aldabra Atoll is a remarkable and remote atoll in the most south westerly part of the Seychelles, closer to African coast than to Mahé. It’s one of the largest atolls in the world and recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its outstanding natural beauty and significant biodiversity.

Day 7 Sat, 15 Feb Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles (B,L,D)
The atoll comprises four large coral islands which enclose a shallow lagoon; this ecosystem supports a variety of flora and fauna, many of which are unique to the atoll. Notably, Aldabra is home to the world’s largest population of giant tortoises, with an estimated 100,000 individuals living there. Today, access to Aldabra is strictly monitored to minimise human impact on the environment.

Day 8 Sun, 16 Feb Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles (B,L,D)
The marine life around Aldabra is also distinct and plentiful. The atoll’s lagoon provides a habitat for numerous species of fish, molluscs, crustaceans, and various types of corals. Hawksbill and green turtles’ nest on the atoll’s beaches, and the surrounding waters are frequented by manta rays, sharks, and dolphins.

Day 9 Mon, 17 Feb At sea (B,L,D)
Relish the nautical adventure of a lifetime with some relaxing time at sea. Enjoy the lavish comforts of your luxury yacht — slide into the infinity-style pool where the water seems to touch the horizon; ascend to the Sky Deck to drink in panoramic views or relax in the Observation Lounge.

Day 10 Tue, 18 Feb Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania (B,L,D)
Kilwa Kisiwani is a captivating UNESCO World Heritage site, off the southern coast of Tanzania. The island was a significant trade hub from the 13th to the 16th centuries, due to its control over the gold trade. One iconic structure is the Great Mosque, the oldest standing mosque on the East African coast. With its sixteen domed and vaulted bays, the mosque’s grand architecture reflects the city’s golden age.

Day 11 Wed, 19 Feb Mafia Island, Tanzania (B,L,D)
Mafia has an incredibly diverse landscape, dotted with coconut and cashew nut plantations, palm trees, tidal mangroves and plump baobab trees standing in vast African savannah grasslands. The island is also famous for its population of whale sharks, attracting tourists who wish to swim with these gentle giants. The best time to see whale sharks is usually between October and February.

Day 12 Thu, 20 Feb Zanzibar, Tanzania (B,L,D)
Zanzibar is an archipelago off the coast of East Africa. It’s part of Tanzania and consists of several islands, with Unguja (often referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba being the largest. Known as the ‘Spice Islands’, Zanzibar has a rich history in the spice trade and it’s still a major producer of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. ‘Stone Town’ is the historical heart of Zanzibar and a UNESCO World Heritage site — the narrow streets lined with coral-hewn houses blend African, European and Indian influences.

Day 13 Fri, 21 Feb Mombasa, Kenya (B)
Your time aboard your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht comes to an end in Mombasa. 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 Mombasa after 12:00 PM.

The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will be operated unaltered from the itinerary states above.

Flexible Booking Plan

Our Flexible Booking Plan has been introduced for complete peace of mind. We understand you may need to adjust your plans, so we’re offering the flexibility to change your travel arrangements or re-book for a more suitable time if needed.
Our Flexible Booking Plan allows you to defer your booking to an alternative date, or cancel your journey, up to 90 days prior to departure, less third-party fees. We will provide you with a Future Travel Credit to use on an alternate tour/cruise, which is valid for 24 months.
This plan is available to purchase for a wide range of destinations* for departures in 2022 and onwards.
*Excludes Russia, Galapagos & Amazon
River Cruising Yacht Cruising
$125 $200
Terms and conditions:
  • Should you choose to defer or cancel your booking, the total monies paid to us (less third-party fees) will be applied as a Future Travel Credit which is valid for 24 months for you to use on an alternate tour/cruise.
  • If you do not re-book within 24 months, your FTC it will be forfeited.
  • Non-refundable. Non commissionable.
  • Excludes Russia cruising.
  • Not available to guests using COVID Future Travel Credits

Platinum Protection Plan

The Platinum Protection Plan (“PPP”) is available for new river and ocean cruising bookings for travel after 1 January 2022 for Scenic and Emerald Cruises (“Eligible Booking”). By adding this plan, you are covered if you unable to travel due to health reasons, or your travel plans are impacted by COVID-19, up to 31 days prior to departure with a 100% refund (less airline cancellation fees and PPP cost), or a 70% refund between 15 and 30 days prior to departure (less PPP cost). The PPP must be purchased together with the Eligible Booking at time such booking is made and may not be added at a later date. The PPP is provided at a cost of $395 per person per river cruise, $495 per person per cruise on Emerald Cruises yacht cruising and $595 per person per cruise on Scenic Eclipse voyages (“PPP Fee”).

The PPP is not available on Oberammergau, Amazon and Galapagos cruises or land tours and the PPP is also not available to new bookings using a Future Travel Credit.


Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287