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Fascinating Arabia and paradisiacal island worlds: Dubai to Mauritius
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1534 - November 18 - December 6, 2015

Look forward to impressions rich in contrast: the shimmering metropolises of the Arabian Peninsula give way to the untouched natural beauty of the Seychelles and Madagascar. Be enchanted by the oriental flair of the United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf and enjoy some relaxation at sea before sunbathing, snorkelling and diving in the Seychelles. With a little luck, you might encounter Madagascar’s Brookesia, the smallest chameleon in the world, as you take in the scent of vanilla. Your cruise and 20 days of relaxed luxury on the EUROPA 2 will come to an end on Mauritius.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • Oman – fascination between tradition and modernity.
  • Dreamlike beaches on the Seychelles and Mauritius.
  • A unique natural paradise: Madagascar.
  • IMPULSE & INSPIRATION events on the theme “Boundless: the worlds of the future”.

    * These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.
Date Destination
18-Nov-2015 Dubai/United Arab Emirates
City tour and transfer to the embarkation point, departure 23.00 hrs
As a prelude to your cruise, you can enjoy an overnight stay and a city tour through this vibrant megacity. You can gain even more insights into this boom town in the desert as part of a diverse pre-cruise programme* if you arrive a little earlier.
19-Nov-2015 Abu Dhabi/United Arab Emirates, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs
On a discovery tour** featuring tea in the Emirates Palace Hotel, you can experience the luxury of this metropolis. Alternatively, relax in an exclusive beach club**.
20-Nov-2015 Khasab/Musandam/Oman, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs
Take an all-terrain vehicle to the remote world of Jebel Harim** – or take a trip in a dhow** to explore the fjord landscape and enjoy a swim in the sea.
21-Nov-2015 Muscat/Oman, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs
Take a city tour** and visit the Sultan’s Palace and the Grand Mosque before the aroma of mocha and oriental spices draws you to the souk.
22-Nov-2015 through 25-Nov-2015 Relaxation at sea
26-Nov-2015 Praslin/Seychelles, 8.00 – 20.00 hrs
Praslin is both a pristine tropical paradise and an El Dorado for divers: our travel concierge service will be happy to arrange a private diving experience** for you. Alternatively, take a sailing tour on a catamaran**.
27-Nov-2015 La Digue/Seychelles, 7.00 – 14.30 hrs
Curieuse/Seychelles, arrival 16.00 hrs
Shimmering granite cliffs lined by white sandy beaches: lose your sense of time as you sunbathe on La Digue or explore the island in a local “taxi” – an oxcart. You will find few people, but rich flora and fauna on Curieuse: here you will be greeted by giant tortoises and the shadows of life-giving takamaka trees.
28-Nov-2015 Curieuse, departure 4.00 hrs
Victoria/Mahe/Seychelles, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs
Explore the only place in the Seychelles with city flair at your own pace or explore the north of Mahe** on an excursion. The treetop canopy** in the jungle offers spectacular views.
29-Nov-2015 Desroches/Seychelles, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs
Snorkel, dive, relax: this palm-covered island offers incredible opportunities for a relaxed holiday or diving experience**.


Relaxation at sea
1-Dec-2015 Nosy Be/Madagascar, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Exciting excursions promise exotic discoveries – like in Lokobe** nature reserve or Nosy Komba**, the island of lemurs which only live on Madagascar.


Relaxation at sea
3-Dec-2015 Nosy Mangabe/Madagaskar, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs
Maroantsetra/Madagaskar, 15.00 – 19.00 Uhr
With a little luck, in the dense forests of Nosy Mangabe, you will catch a glimpse of the smallest chameleon in the world - the Brookesia. In Maroantsetra, accompanied by the scent of vanilla, you will discover original insights into village life.


Relaxation at sea
5-Dec-2015 Port Louis/Mauritius, arrival 6.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board
On land, you can enjoy the dreamlike beaches and the Blue Penny Museum, home to the blue Mauritius postage stamp, and off the coast you can embark on an underwater safari in a submarine**. After one final night on board, your cruise will come to an end – or you can spend more time on Mauritius with our post-cruise programme*.


Port Louis
Category Suite Type Cruise only
1 Veranda/Ocean Suite $14,030
2 Veranda/Ocean Suite $15,590
1-2 Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy $20,230
3 Veranda/Ocean Suite $17,720
4 Veranda/Ocean Suite $18,490
3-4 Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy $24,080
5 Veranda Suite $20,020
6 Grand Ocean Suite $25,990
7 Grand Ocean Suite $27,860
8 Penthouse Suite $31,240
9 Penthouse Suite $34,640
10 Grand Penthouse Suite on request 
11 Owner Suite on request 
12 Family apartment (2x20 m²) $18,490
13 Penthouse Suite, Equipped for Disabled Guests $26,170
14 Extra Bed for Third Person $10,240
0 Guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite¹ $12,730
-- 5% early booking discount (cruise only) until 21-Apr-15

All fares are based on the current Euro to Dollar exchange rate and are subject to change.

¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a Veranda/Ocean Suite of Category 1 to 4, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite, it will be necessary to change suites after each individual cruise. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number on board at the beginning of the cruise (limited allotment).

² If you book your cruise 210 days (approx. 7 months) or earlier prior to departure, you will receive an early booking discount of 5% on the cruise-only price (catalogue price minus surcharge for travel arrangements to cruise departure point and from cruise arrival point as well as share of fuel costs (ship)).