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Victoria, Mahé - Port Louis

Dates:
4/3/2022
to  19/3/2022

16
days
15
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$10,500
30% Ponant Bonus

PONANT invites you on a brand-new expedition cruise in the Indian Ocean to discover “the island continent” of Madagascar. From the Seychelles to Mauritius, set off for 16 days aboard Le Jacques-Cartier, between beaches, dives, encounters with local populations and the discovery of endemic fauna and flora in rarely visited places of stunning natural beauty.

From Victoria on the island of Mahé, you will first sail to La Digue, a veritable picture-postcard of the Seychelles: palm trees, granite rocks, white sand and crystal-clear waters.

Your ship will then set sail for the northern tip of Madagascar. You will be dazzled by the beauty of the deserted beaches and preserved coral reefs of the idyllic islets in the Nosy Hara and Nosy Tanikely marine parks, renowned for their fabulous underwater life.

In Majunga, you will explore Ankarafantsika National Park, home to numerous bird and lemur species, before reaching further south the red-coloured earth-grounds and the baobabs of Morondava, nicknamed « the roots of the sky ».

Le Jacques-Cartier will then sail towards the wild expanses of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in the south-west of Madagascar. Along the immense beaches edged with dunes in Belo sur Mer and Sarodrano, you will experience an exceptional encounter with one of the planet’s last “sea nomad” people, the Vezo. You will discover their fishing villages and ancestral maritime know-how, and you will be invited to come aboard their traditional outrigger canoes to observe the seaweed farming.

Out at sea await turquoise waters, the magnificent coral reefs and the natural pools of Nosy Ve, an islet of white sand that shelters a large colony of red-tailed tropicbirds.

After calling at Fort Dauphin, Le Jacques-Cartier will reach La Réunion, and then Port Louis in Mauritius, where this unforgettable cruise will draw to an end.

The encounters with the wildlife described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.


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A brand-new cruise discovering the incredible natural riches of Madagascar and its people with their authentic traditions. Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist...


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Deluxe Stateroom
 

(19 m²)

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Prestige Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

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Prestige Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

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Prestige Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

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Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

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Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

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Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

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Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

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Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(38 m²)

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Prestige Deck 6 Suite
 

(38 m²)

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Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m²)

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Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m²)

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Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

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Owner's Suite
 

(45 m²)

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*Price is per person, double occupancy, is based on availability, and subject to change at any time. The category of cabin to which this price applies may no longer be available.