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The Seychelles Under The Trade Winds

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Oceanview
$15,300
Balcony
$21,230
Suite
$22,750
* Port charges, taxes and fees included
 Cruise Length
10 Days
 Cruise Starts
Victoria
 Cruise Finishes
Victoria
10 Day The Seychelles Under The Trade Winds Itinerary (Ponant)
Countries Explored: Seychelles
Cruise Line:
Ponant
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Ship
Departures
Passengers
32
Crew
34
Launched
1997
Refurbished
2021
Cruise Code
SC1SC19

Overview

Aboard its emblematic yacht, Ponant is reshaping the contours of expedition cruising and invites you to experience a new way of discovering the wonderful Seychelles, between granite rocks and coral islets. Like a soft murmur at the heart of the Indian Ocean, in the ear of the insatiable traveller the wind hums a captivating melody blending African, European and Indian influences. Offering you unique and iconic ports of call and intimate moments, Le Ponant takes you to dreamy, wild and idyllic gems where the unexpected brings a delicious sense of freedom.

As the wind catches the sails,...read more Mahé fades into the distance, and with it its colourful houses. The gentle way of life invites itself on board and with each port of call the islands of the Seychelles are revealed. Volcanoes buried in the abysses or fragments detached from the continent, each one in turn presents stunning panoramas. The Amirante Islands reveal themselves, from the African Banks and their exceptional underwater scenery to the islands of Poivre and Bijoutier and their stunning coral atolls. Marvel at the purity of their crystal-clear lagoons lined with fine sand.

Under the trade winds, sail to the small, uninhabited Thérèse Island and, like a modern-day Robinson Crusoe, experience the exhilaration of first times. Continue your journey by setting a course for the Inner Islands. Granite rocks reflecting pink and golden hues punctuate the white-sand beaches and their celadon shores with their rounded edges. On Curieuse Island, the fascinating and ancient Aldabra giant tortoises move nonchalantly and slowly through the landscape. The abundant flora of Aride is home to lizards, sea turtles, and the largest seabird reserve in the Seychelles.

On Praslin, while the gentle backwash invites you to take a quiet pause on Grande Sœur beach, you dive right in to the island's tropical rainforest, a UNESCO-listed nature reserve. Let the gentle pace of La Digue soothe you. The sound of birdsong and the delicate scent of tropical flowers add the finishing touches to this enchanting scene. From one island to the next, these idyllic landscapes invite you to be at one with the elements. Far from the frenzy of the world, take the time to get back in tune with your senses: melt into the ocean during a scuba dive or introduction to free-diving, draw in the energy that surrounds you during a yoga sessionat sunrise or sunset, and experience mindfulness during a meditation.

At your own pace, discover these unspoiled paradises while paddle-boarding, glass-bottom kayaking, or snorkelling. Lost in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles blend their contrasts to perfection: a tropical paradise nestling in a wild and unspoiled natural environment. These biodiversity reserves offer precious moments of exploration and infinite spaces in which to dream. *The experiences and activities on offer will be confirmed on board by the captain according to the weather conditions, the itinerary and the cruise plan.

Cruise Itinerary

 
Arrive
Depart

1 Victoria, Mahé
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18:00
2 African Banks
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3 Bijoutier Island
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4 Poivre Island
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5 Thérèse Island
--
--
6 Curieuse Island
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--
7 Aride Island
--
--
7 Grande Sœur
--
--
8 Praslin Island
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--
9 La Digue Island
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10 Victoria, Mahé
07:00
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Note: Ship ports may not be located in the starting & ending cities listed. Transfers to and/or from the ship port may be required.

Life Onboard Le Ponant

Le Ponant
Le Ponant

This sleek, expertly designed 88-metre-long and 56-metre-high three-master is one of the most majestic yachts in the world. Read more

Free as a Bird
Free as a Bird

Le Ponant embodies a simple philosophy - the freedom to do or not to do. Onboard Le Ponant, everyone is free to set their own pace. Read more

Room with a View
Room with a View

With an emphasis on space and freedom, Le Ponant gives guests a sense of being on their own private yacht. Read more

Gourmet Gastronomy
Gourmet Gastronomy

Locally sourced, gourmet and refined gastronomy celebrates the delights of fine food and the riches of nature. Read more

What's On Board
What's On Board

Book a spa treatment, endulge in fine gastronomic cuisine or relax in the common areas, designed by French design studio Jean-Philippe Nuel. Read more

Discovery and Exploration
Discovery and Exploration

Join Ponant's world-renowned expedition team and naturalist experts in a breathtaking sailing environment. Read more

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Saturday 10 Dec 2022
Monday 19 Dec 2022
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$21,230View Cabins
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$22,750View Cabins
Wednesday 28 Dec 2022
Friday 06 Jan 2023
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$24,940View Cabins
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Friday 06 Jan 2023
Sunday 15 Jan 2023
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Tuesday 24 Jan 2023
Thursday 02 Feb 2023
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Balcony
$22,610View Cabins
Suite
$24,240View Cabins
Thursday 02 Feb 2023
Saturday 11 Feb 2023
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$16,280View Cabins
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$24,240View Cabins
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Monday 20 Feb 2023
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$20,710View Cabins
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$23,990View Cabins
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Saturday 10 Dec 2022
Monday 19 Dec 2022
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$19,730View Cabins
Balcony
$27,440View Cabins
Suite
$29,420View Cabins
Wednesday 28 Dec 2022
Friday 06 Jan 2023
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Oceanview
$42,530View Cabins
Balcony
$49,360View Cabins
Suite
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Friday 06 Jan 2023
Sunday 15 Jan 2023
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Oceanview
$19,520View Cabins
Balcony
$22,610View Cabins
Suite
SOLD OUT
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Tuesday 24 Jan 2023
Thursday 02 Feb 2023
Ship Le Ponant
Oceanview
$25,230View Cabins
Balcony
$29,240View Cabins
Suite
$31,350View Cabins
Thursday 02 Feb 2023
Saturday 11 Feb 2023
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$24,170View Cabins
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$36,100View Cabins
Saturday 11 Feb 2023
Monday 20 Feb 2023
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Oceanview
$30,810View Cabins
Balcony
$35,730View Cabins
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SOLD OUT
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Note
Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by Ponant.

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