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The Seychelles under the trade winds

Victoria, Mahé - Victoria, Mahé

Dates:
10/12/2022
to  19/12/2022

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10
days
9
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$16,280
20% Ponant Bonus

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, 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 session at 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.


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Enjoy the extraordinary experience of sailing aboard Le Ponant as though you were on your own private yacht. A limited-capacity yacht: a maximum of 32 passengers and as many crew members; a dedicated chef Sail...


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Francine Kreiss

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Francine Kreiss

Francine Kreiss

The Seychelles with PONANT:

“Travelling by cruise ship is not insignificant: we leave the land to go on the water. An experience on Le Ponant is among the purest that exists. The sailing ship is the bird of the ocean. The concept is one of non-intrusion. There is much in common between the sailing ship and the freediving discipline: we move forward silently, we slide, we follow the winds, the tides and the waves… I will invite those who wish to, to come below the surface, to descend a metre or two, and to discover another dimension. I will connect the surface and the marine world. Beforehand, I will talk to them about life under the water, since the goal is its exploration. And the Seychelles are fabulous for that. Whatever happens, the water always gives us something.”

Francine Kreiss, naturalist-guide on Le Ponant.

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Choose your stateroom

Mistral Stateroom
 

(14 m2)

From AU$16,280
20% Ponant Bonus

Mistral Prestige Stateroom
 

(16 m2)

From AU$19,520
20% Ponant Bonus

Alizés Stateroom with balcony
 

(19 m2)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Mistral Junior Suite
 

(21 m2)

From AU$22,610
20% Ponant Bonus

Alizés Prestige Stateroom with balcony
 

(16 m2)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Mistral Prestige Suite
 

(27 m2)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Alizés Privilege Suite with balcony
 

(30 m2)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Owner Suite with balcony
 

(47 m2)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Grand Privilège Alizés Suite with balcony
 

(49 m2)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus



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