Discover Paradise in the Seychelles
8 day Seychelles cruises from Mahe
The Alpha Cruises Experience
Discover the Seychelles the best way: By small ship. Hop from island to island in perfect harmony with this unspoilt paradise and visit islands which will capture your senses. Everywhere an amazing fauna and flora; Snorkel or dive and watch an amazing underwater world. Walk into centuries old rain forests with unique species of wild life and sight the rare black parrots, the world famous Coco de Mer palm trees or giant land tortoises.
The Motor yacht
The twin-hulled motor yacht, built in 1990, completely refitted in the winter of 2012, accommodates up to 44 guests in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere. On board, you will enjoy magnificent sea views as you stroll our 2.500 square feet/240 m2 of open deck furnished with comfortable deck chairs or enjoy a delightful meal al fresco. You can relax with friends in the handsomely appointed lounge, browse in the well-stocked library or enjoy ocean-view dining in the convivial and spacious restaurant area. A platform on the stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.
Life on board centres around the indoor/outdoor Lounge and its American Bar on Upper Deck. The adjoining dining area is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call. It accommodates all guests in one single seating and provides a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavour. Al fresco breakfast or dining is provided as a choice. The spacious Sun Deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery. Service on board is provided by your Captain and his experienced marine and hotel crew members. It will be attentive or unobtrusive according to your requirements and priority is always given to the safety and comfort of passengers. We have also added for your relaxation a Zen mini spa located on the Lower Deck, but massage services can be also provided on the Upper Deck.
The 21 cabins are located on the Sun Deck (3 cabins), Upper Deck (2 cabins) and Main Deck (16 cabins). All cabins offer en-suite bathrooms with shower, TV/VCR units, music channels, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes. They are large and comfortable, decorated with soft colour fabrics. The cabins are equipped with twin or queen size beds with 2 cabins being triple and they all have large windows.
|ALPHA-9 SEYCHELLES CRUISE ITINERARY 2018 - 2019
DEPARTURE FROM MAHE - SATURDAYS
|DAY||PORT||PROGRAM - EXCURSIONS|
|Saturday||Mahe Inter Island Quay - St Anne Island||Embarkation 15:00 to 16:00 pm. After the Welcome cocktail and safety drill, we leave Port Victoria and sail to nearby St Anne for a refreshing swim stop off the ship. Overnight at anchor near St Anne. Welcome dinner|
|Sunday||St Anne Island||We leave St Anne Island early in the morning to reach Curieuse.|
|Curieuse||This morning we visit this uninhabited island, once a leper colony and home to giant tortoises. Our walking excursion with a park guide will bring us to the farm, along mangrove forests. Later we return to the beach for a BBQ under the trees. In the afternoon you can enjoy the beach and sea activities. Overnight at anchor.|
|Monday||Curieuse||In the morning we sail for Cousin Island.|
|Cousin Island||Optional excursion to the Bird Sanctuary which is in the care Bird Life International. A quarter million birds breed on Cousin which also has several nesting beaches for turtles. Later in the afternoon we reach Anse Lazio.|
|Anse Lazio||In the afternoon we sail to Anse Lazio, Praslin, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Time for water sports, snorkeling or optional diving. Evening at anchor.|
|Tuesday||Anse Lazio||In the morning we leave for Aride.|
|Aride||Our optional excursion will take you all the way to the top of the island for an amazing view of the island. The island is home to the Wright's gardenia found nowhere else on earth and to bird species like the Audubon's shearwater, the Seychelles warbler. At noon we sail for St Pierre Island.|
|St Pierre - Baie St Anne, Praslin||We reach St Pierre after lunch for a 3 hour snorkeling and swimming stop. At sunset, we leave St Pierre to sail into Baie St Anne, Praslin. Overnight at dock. Creole Night|
|Wednesday||Baie St Anne, Praslin||Baie St Anne, Praslin. Optional excursion to the famous Vallee de Mai Reserve, a World Heritage site. You will explore the pathways under tall palm trees which produce the famous Coco de Mer and you might sight a black parrot only found in Praslin. Afternoon at leisure for snorkelling or optional diving excursions.|
|Thursday||Baie St Anne, Praslin||We leave Praslin in the morning.|
|Felicite (Swimming & snorkelling)||This morning we reach Felicite - depending on sea conditions – un uninhabited island offering great snorkelling in crystal clear waters. We leave for La Digue mid day.|
|La Digue||We arrive in La Digue, a quiet island community where time is standing still: No cars, just bicycles and oxcarts. Our optional oxcart tour will take us to the picturesque Anse de Source d’ Argent for a sunset swim. It is said that this is the most photographed beach in the world. Overnight at anchor.|
|Friday||La Digue||This morning, we sail to Moyenne Island.|
|Moyenne Island||We reach Moyenne Island. Beach BBQ on the island. This is a last opportunity for snorkelling and swimming. We leave Moyenne at 5 pm.|
|Mahe - Inter Island Quay||Late afternoon, we reach the Inter Island Quay, Mahe. Captain's Farewell Dinner. Overnight in Mahe.|
|Saturday||Mahe (Victoria)||Disembarkation 9:00 to 10.00 am|
|ALPHA-9 SEYCHELLES CRUISE - 2018 /2019
8 DAY/7 NIGHT CRUISES MAHE - MAHE SEYCHELLES
LOW SEASON DATES
HIGH SEASON DATES
|CABIN CATEGORIES & CRUISE RATES||LOW SEASON||HIGH SEASON|
|Cat C - Sun Deck-Twin Beds||€1,850||$2,190||€2,050||$2,450|
|Cat B - Main and Sun Deck- Double or Twin Beds||€2,050||$2,490||€2,300||$2,790|
|Cat A - Main and Upper Deck- Double or Twin Beds||€2,500||$2,990||€2,750||$3,290|
|Reduction for 3rd person in Cat A||30%||30%||30%||30%|
|Conservation & other Charges||€345||$410||€345||$410|
CRUISE FARES CONDITIONS & RESTRICTIONS
Cruise fare Inclusions
Cruise fares are per person and week and include:
Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
Full-board: American buffet breakfast and two main meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Creole Night, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day.
Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment.
Multilingual Cruise Escort.
Not included in cruise fares:
Conservation & other port charges;
Beverages (except those mentioned above).
Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
Passenger personal expenses.
10% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT TO ALL RESERVATIONS MADE UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2019
EBD Conditions & Restrictions
25% deposit is required 7 days from confirmation.
75% Balance of payment no less than 60 days prior to day of embarkation.
Up to 120 days from embarkation € 100—cancellation fees
119 to 90 days from embarkation 15% of the cruise fare
89 to 60 days from embarkation 25% of the cruise fare
59 to 30 days from embarkation 50% of the cruise fare
29 to 00 days from embarkation 100% of the cruise fare
Cancellations must be confirmed by ALPHA in writing in all cases.
There may be a charge for amendments of cruise date or decreasing pax number received less than 60 days prior to sailing. Amendments must be confirmed by ALPHA in writing.
NOT INCLUDED IN CRUISE FARE
Such personal expenses as drinks (other than included in the rate), laundry, spa-where applicable-, boutique items and gratuities, (gratuities are optional but as a rule, satisfied clients are expected to give to the captain, at the end of the cruise, approximately Euro 10.00-12.00 p/p p/day for distribution among all crew members) medical expenses, port taxes, shore excursions (shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by the tour leaders), use of the on board Wi-Fi (available at a charge), expenditures incurred ashore, and anything not mentioned in cruise program.