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.
Day 1: 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
Day 2: St Anne Island - Curieuse
We leave St Anne Island early in the morning to reach 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.
Day 3: Curieuse - Cousin Island - Anse Lazio
In the morning we sail for Cousin Island. 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. In the afternoon we sail to Anse Lazio, Praslin, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Time for water sports and snorkeling. Evening at anchor.
Day 4: Anse Lazio – Aride - St Pierre - Baie St Anne, Praslin
In the morning we leave for Aride. Our excursion by the island’s rangers 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. 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.
Day 5: Baie St Anne, Praslin – Felicite or Grand Soeur – La Digue
Praslin Baie St Anne, optional tour to Vallee de Mai . Afternoon sailing to Felicite or Grand Soeur for snorkeling. Arrival in Felicite or Grand Soeur for afternoon snorkeling and swimming.. Evening sailing to La Digue. Evening arrival at La Digue. Anchor in front of the port. Overnight in La Digue.
Day 6: La Digue - Moyenne Island
Half day optional excursion in La Digue, the most photographed and quaint community in the Seychelles. Our optional excursion will take us through Union Plantation to l’ Anse Source d’ Argent beach. Arrive at L’ Union Estate and tour of the copra kiln, traditional coconut oil mill and the colonial plantation house. Time at Anse Source D’ Argent, one of the most magnificent beaches in the world. Marvel at some of Seychelles’ most impressive rock formations – truly unique, whilst enjoying a refreshment. Time for hunting souvenirs at La Passe, the island’s main village, before returning to the ship. Late afternoon sailing to Moyenne island, opposite Mahe. Evening arrival at Moyenne. Overnight at anchor.
Day 7 : Moyenne Island – Mahe, Inter Island Quay
Short guided around the island and time for swim. This is the last opportunity for snorkelling and swimming. Deck BBQ We leave Moyenne Island for Mahe’s Victoria port in the afternoon. Late afternoon we reach the Inter Island Quay –Mahe. Captain’s farewell dinner with live music and dancing. Overnight in Mahe.
Day 8 : Mahe (Victoria)
Disembarkation at 9:00 am after breakfast.
Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Alpha Cruises and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 Beaufort or more, depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but Alpha Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.
|ALPHA-21 SEYCHELLES CRUISE - 2021/2022
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||€2,000||$2,390||€2,300||$2,790|
|Cat B - Main and Sun Deck- Double or Twin Beds||€2,200||$2,690||€2,550||$3,090|
|Cat A - Main and Upper Deck- Double or Twin Beds||€2,650||$3,190||€3,000||$3,590|
|Cat P - Main Deck- Twin or Double Beds (Flex)||€2,950||$3,590||€3,400||$4,090|
|Reduction for 3rd person in Cat A||30%||30%||30%||30%|
|Conservation & other Charges||€375||$450||€375||$|
*VALUE DATES DISCOUNT
-10% ON ALL CRUISE FARES FOR THE RED STAR-MARKED SAILINGS. Value date discount is combinable with Early Bird discount
EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT
-10% On ALL reservations made until OCTOBER 10, 2021 for Winter cruises and until JANUARY 31, 2022 for Summer cruises (Winter Cruises (November 2021 till end of April 2022) / Summer Cruises (May 2022 till October 2022) )
EBD Conditions & Restrictions:
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.
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 CRUISES in writing in all cases.
CHILD REDUCTION Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount. Children between the ages of 10-16 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount. Port taxes are not discounted.
AMENDMENTS There may be a charge for amendments of cruise date or decreasing guest numbers received less than 60 days prior to sailing. Amendments must be confirmed by ALPHA CRUISES in writing.
NOT INCLUDED IN CRUISE FARE Such personal expenses as drinks (other than included in the rate), laundry 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 8.00-10.00 p/p p/day for distribution among crew members) medical expenses, port taxes, shore excursions (shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by the tour leaders) expenditures incurred ashore, and anything not mentioned in cruise program.