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Dreamlike island hopping in the Indian Ocean: Mauritius to Colombo

MS Europa 2 Voyage 1602 - January 16-30, 2016

Untouched beaches, richly diverse rainforests and exotic scents and colours: the islands of the Indian Ocean will appear one after the other, like a string of pearls, throughout your cruise. Mauritius and Reunion are renowned for their exclusive tropical flair, as are the Seychelles and the Maldives. Enjoy freedom that takes you places with the EUROPA 2 and explore mountainous volcanic terrain, turquoise water, lush underwater habitats and pristine sandy beaches. Wander through markets, go on an excursion** to the brightly coloured underwater world of the Indian Ocean, or take off on a scenic helicopter flight** over breathtaking landscapes before finally bidding farewell to the EUROPA 2 in Sri Lanka.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • Welcome to paradise: the overwhelming scenery of the Seychelles and Maldives.
  • Colourful underwater worlds: a dreamlike spot for diving and snorkelling on your own**.
  • Sri Lanka, the spice island in the Indian Ocean.

** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Date Destination

16-Jan-2016

Port Louis/Mauritius
Embarkation of the MS Europa 2, departure 18.00 hrs 

17-Jan-2016

Le Port/Reunion/France, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

Enjoy a fantastic view of Reunion’s tropical vegetation on a scenic helicopter flight**. The island’s mountainous terrain is best explored with an excursion to Piton de la Fournaise**, the second most active volcano in the world.

18-Jan-2016 - 19-Jan-2016

Relaxation at sea

20-Jan-2016

Victoria/Mahe/Seychelles, 8.00 – 0.00 hrs 
The former glory of the British Empire is still evident in Victoria’s colonial facades. Succumb to the city’s charms on the “Victoria and northern Mahe”** excursion, or see the untouched wilderness from way up in the treetops on the canopy** excursion. Or if you’d prefer to venture into a colourful underwater world, our travel concierge service will gladly organise your own personal dive**.

21-Jan-2016

Praslin/Seychelles, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs
La Digue/Seychelles, arrival 19.00 hrs 
Paradise for nature lovers: Praslin is almost entirely covered in pristine tropical rainforest and is home to a spectacular array of marine flora and fauna. Discover its unique appeal by exploring the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve**, or take a catamaran trip** to picturesque islands with crystal-clear diving areas.

22-Jan-2016

La Digue, departure 14.30 hrs
Whether you’re sunbathing on luminous white beaches or riding in an ox cart “taxi”: time seems to stand still on this extraordinary island.
Curieuse/Seychelles, arrival 16.00 hrs 
Magnificent beaches and the shade of the takamaka trees invite visitors to take some time and relax.

23-Jan-2016

Curieuse, departure 6.00 hrs
Aride/Seychelles, 7.00 – 12.30 hrs 
This unique nature reserve is home to an incredible variety of species: around a million sea birds come to Aride to breed and sea turtles inhabit the coastal waters. If you’re lucky, you might be able to spot one during a personalised diving excursion**.

24-Jan-2016 - 25-Jan-2016

Relaxation at sea

26-Jan-2016

Male/North Male Atoll/Maldives, 13.30 – 18.00 hrs 
Wander through the quaint fish and vegetable markets, or take off in a seaplane and explore the islands from above** – it’s the best way to see the Maldives’ spectacular landscapes, small islands and coral reefs.

27-Jan-2016

Maadhoo Picnic Island/Maldives, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs 
Long, sandy beaches, exotic palm trees and turquoise water – is there any better setting for a day the sun?

28-Jan-2016

Relaxation at sea

29-Jan-2016

Galle/Sri Lanka, 7.00 – 23.00 hrs 
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dutch fort is a formidable reminder of Galle’s long colonial history. A boat trip along the Madhu Ganga river** beautifully showcases some of Sri Lanka’s most impressive landscapes. You might even see some of the local birds and reptiles that live in the mangroves.

30-Jan-2016

Colombo/Sri Lanka, arrival 5.00 hrs
Your unforgettable cruise finishes in Colombo.
Category Suite Type Cruise only
1 Veranda/Ocean Suite $11,170
2 Veranda/Ocean Suite $12,600
1-2 Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy $15,850
3 Veranda/Ocean Suite $13,950
4 Veranda/Ocean Suite $14,550
3-4 Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy $18,790
5 Veranda Suite $15,720
6 Grand Ocean Suite $20,400
7 Grand Ocean Suite $21,710
8 Penthouse Suite $24,300
9 Penthouse Suite $26,890
10 Grand Penthouse Suite  on request  
11 Owner Suite  on request  
12 Family apartment (2x20 m²) $14,550
13 Penthouse Suite, Equipped for Disabled Guests $20,430
14 Extra Bed for Third Person  $8,210
0 Guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite¹ $10,130
-- 5% early booking discount (cruise only) until 19-Jun-2015

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)).