On board MS EUROPA 2 from Dubai to Mauritius

Fascinating Arabia and paradisiacal island worlds

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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.


from Dubai to Mauritius

Cruise dates:from 17.11.2015 to 07.12.2015 (20 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1534

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This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

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”.

 

Itinerary

Tue, 17.11.2015

Scheduled flight from Germany to Dubai and transfer to a first-class hotel, overnight stay with breakfast

Wed, 18.11.2015

Dubai/United Arab Emirates
City tour and transfer to the embarkation point, departure 23.00 hrs

Dubai
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.

Thu, 19.11.2015

Abu Dhabi/United Arab Emirates, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

Abu Dhabi
On a discovery tour** featuring tea in the Emirates Palace Hotel, you can experience the luxury of this metropolis. Alternatively, experience Abu Dhabi from the air in a seaplane**.

Fri, 20.11.2015

Khasab/Musandam/Oman, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs

Khasab
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.

Sat, 21.11.2015

Muscat/Oman, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

Muscat
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.

Sun, 22.11.2015
- Wed, 25.11.2015

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 26.11.2015

Praslin/Seychelles , 8.00 – 20.00 hrs

Praslin
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 boat trip** including swimming and snorkelling stops.

Fri, 27.11.2015

La Digue/Seychelles , 7.00 – 14.30 hrs
Curieuse/Seychelles , arrival 16.00 hrs

La Digue and Curieuse
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.

Sat, 28.11.2015

Curieuse , departure 4.00 hrs
Victoria/Mahe/Seychelles, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

Victoria/Mahe
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.

Sun, 29.11.2015

Desroches/Seychelles , 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

Desroches
Snorkel, dive, relax: this palm-covered island offers incredible opportunities for a relaxed holiday.

Mon, 30.11.2015

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 01.12.2015

Nosy Be/Madagascar , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Nosy Be
Exciting excursions promise exotic discoveries – like in Lokobe** nature reserve or Nosy Komba**, the island of lemurs which only live on Madagascar.

Wed, 02.12.2015

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 03.12.2015

Nosy Mangabe/Madagaskar , 7.00 – 14.00 Uhr
Maroantsetra/Madagaskar , 15.00 – 19.00 Uhr

Nosy Mangabe und Maroantsetra
Mit etwas Glück beobachten Sie in den dichten Wäldern von Nosy Mangabe das kleinste Chamäleon der Welt – das Brookesia – oder sogar das äußerst seltene Fingertier. In Maroantsetra gewinnen Sie, begleitet vom Duft der Vanille, Einblicke in ursprüngliches Dorfleben.

Fri, 04.12.2015

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 05.12.2015

Port Louis/Mauritius, arrival 6.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board

Port Louis/Mauritius
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*.

Sun, 06.12.2015

Port Louis
Transfer to a scheduled flight to Frankfurt

Mon, 07.12.2015

Arrival in Frankfurt

* The pre- and post-cruise programmes listed are not included in the cruise price.
** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage.
Subject to changes.

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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

Following programmes we offer in German:

PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: DUBAI – BOOM TOWN IN THE DESERT


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MAURITIUS – RELAXING DOWNTIME IN THE INDIAN OCEAN


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: MAURITIUS – A TROPICAL PARADISE IN THE INDIAN OCEAN

Impulse & Inspiration

Broaden your horizons: IMPULSE & INSPIRATION

Space for new thoughts and ideas emerges when the wind and waves define the rhythm. Our series of events with the same name offers IMPULSE & INSPIRATION on selected cruises, be it self-management, your work–life balance or societal and personal models for the future. On board you will be met by leading trend researchers and experts from the fields of politics, business, science and culture. Gain new insights into our environments from presentations, discussions and courses.

On this cruise, we will be discussing the theme "Boundless: worlds of the future"