The Seychelles islands are undoubtedly a taste of paradise on earth, with white beaches stretching up into wild forest foliage, both home to some of the world’s rarest wildlife. It is easy to see why it is a favourite destination for cruise passengers, a veritable island-hopping paradise just waiting to be explored.
Cruising between these beautiful islands, disembarking to sample the delights of each, has to be the best way to discover the stunning shores of the Seychelles. Reclining aboard a luxury cruise liner, not limited to a single destination, is the only way to get a taste of this entire region of idyllic islands.
That’s why we’re delighted to be able to offer you an amazing deal on cabins aboard the Azamara Luxury Seychelles Paradise cruise. Stopping at destinations across the Seychelles, Maldives and Sri Lanka, there can be no better way to get your vitamin-D quota this summer, than on this spectacular 23-night cruise.
For picture-perfect islands, breath-taking wildlife and some of the best beaches you will ever visit, it’s hard to beat this amazing cruise. For as little as £2,799, including spirits and gratuities, you can spend three weeks in floating luxury akin to a high-class hotel, drinking in the stunning scenery of the Seychelles with a cold drink in hand. Whether you are hoping to venture into the virgin jungle and discover exotic wildlife, connect with ancient cultures, or simply stretch a beach towel on those sandy white shores and soak up some rays, this amazing deal is for you.
After a flight from the UK to Mumbai, all included in the cruise’s amazing price, you will begin your journey by heading to your first destination: the Seychelles. From beautiful Creole-influenced food to lush, green jungles; each island has its own unique experiences to offer to visitors. Mahe, the cruise’s first Seychelles stop, is famed for its stunning forest greenery and stretching acres of tea plantations. Hike up the Copolia Trail through cinnamon and rubber trees, until you emerge onto the exposed part of the ‘glacis’ rock that forms the base of the island. Alternatively, follow the Morne Blanc trail to look out over Port Launay Marine Park and try to spot the Sooglossus gardineri, the world’s smallest frog.
Next, an overnight stay in Praslin gives you ample opportunity to explore this jewel of the Seychelles, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vellee de Mai. Often described as the primeval forest, thanks to the clusters of coco de mer palms which exist only on these beautiful islands, this is the perfect place to spot exquisite wildlife such as the rare black parrot. The island grows some of the most beautiful fruit you will ever taste, so be sure to indulge in some proper Creole-influenced Seychelles cooking whilst you’re on the island. Some of the most attractive beaches can be found here, and on the next stop at La Passe, so don’t forget to bring your swimsuit and take a dip in the crystal clear water.
Often called the most beautiful islands on earth, the magnificent Maldives are one of the few places that won’t disappoint after long days spent cruising around the idyllic Seychelles. Kuda Bandos, where the cruise stops, is a tiny coral island, surrounded by the stretching azure of the Indian Ocean, with the island itself shaded beneath lush green palms which host exotic birds and reptiles.
Sprawling white beaches surround the island, with just a handful of other visitors snorkelling in the warm, clear waters or relaxing in hammocks. If you’ve ever dreamed of being truly off the radar, then Kuda Bandos is the place for you, uninhabited except for a few groups of picnicking visitors, it is a haven of serene calm. From fishing and sailing to simply stretching out on the white beaches, this beautiful island has something for everyone.
Once a haven for hippies who wanted to escape from the busy, commercialised world; Goa has become a vibrant and relaxed tourist destination with something for everyone. In the south, hilly roads wind up from deserted beaches, revealing temples, coconut groves, and quaint fishing villages. The food and drink are plentiful and outstanding, with local markets overflowing with brightly coloured produce and heaps of fragrant spices. In the north, old hippy haunts have become exciting, full of the bustle of people searching for all the amazing places there are to eat, drink and dance in areas such as Little Vagator. Surrounded by immaculate beaches, offering white sands and sunsets that light up the sky with red and liquid gold, a visit to Goa is a spectacular end to this beautiful cruising adventure.
Full Cruise Details
Luxury More Inclusive Seychelles Paradise
Depart: 21 April 2017 from UK
Return: 14 May 2017 to UK
Nights: 23 nights at sea
Ship: Azamara Journey
Deal Reference Number: AZA22
Price: From £2,799
If you’d like to spend over three weeks relaxing on a luxurious ship as you cruise around some of the world’s most idyllic paradise islands aboard the Seychelles Paradise with Azamara Club Cruises, book with Cruise1st UK by calling 0808 274 6777 and quoting:
Reference Number AZA22