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|
|Taxes & Fees||$1526|
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*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.