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Zanzibar, Aldabra & the Treasures of the Indian Ocean

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Balcony
$12,915
Suite
$17,981
* Port charges, taxes and fees included
 Cruise Length
13 Days
 Cruise Starts
Zanzibar
 Cruise Finishes
Victoria
13 Day Zanzibar, Aldabra & the Treasures of the Indian Ocean Itinerary (Ponant)
Countries Explored: Zanzibar, Tanzania, Seychelles
Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Ship Class
Ponant Explorers
Departures
Passengers
184
Crew
118
Launched
2019
Cruise Code
ZNZSC112.6

Overview

Embark with Ponant aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville for a 13-day expedition cruise in the Indian Ocean. A chance to discover stunning natural environments, exceptional wildlife and UNESCO World Heritage sites loaded with history. From Zanzibar, a city with superb UNESCO-listed buildings, blending African, Arab, Indian and European influences over more than a millennium, you will first reach the coral island of Misali.

After visiting of Pemba Island and its clove plantations and fantastic scuba diving, your next port of call will be an opportunity to discover the ruins of the 13th-century...read more Swahili trading past of Kilwa Kisiwani. You will reach stunning Assumption Island before setting sail for the Aldabra Atoll, a pristine sanctuary listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Edged with mangrove and fine sandy beaches, it is home to the largest colony of land turtles in the world.

Further on, the small island of Astove will provide an opportunity for snorkelling and diving in search of underwater life shimmering with colours. You will extend these activities at sea and on land on the sublime Saint François Atoll. Before disembarking in Victoria on the island of Mahé, a veritable picture-postcard awaits you in La Digue: palm trees, granite rocks, white sand and crystal-clear waters. The encounters with the wildlife described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.

Cruise Itinerary

 
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Day 1: Zanzibar
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18:00
Day 2: Misali Island
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Day 3: Pemba Island
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Day 4: Kilwa Kisiwani
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Day 5: Cruising At Sea
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Day 6: Assumption Island
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Day 7: Aldabra Atoll
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Day 8: Aldabra Atoll
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Day 9: Astove Island
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Day 10: Cruising At Sea
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Day 11: Saint François Island
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Day 12: La Digue Island
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Day 13: Victoria, Mahé
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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.

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