On board MS EUROPA 2 from Mauritius to Colombo

Dreamlike island hopping in the Indian Ocean

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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.


from Mauritius to Colombo

Cruise dates:from 15.01.2016 to 31.01.2016 (16 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1602

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

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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.

 

 

Itinerary

Fri, 15.01.2016

Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Mauritius

Sat, 16.01.2016

Port Louis/Mauritius
Transfer to the embarkation point, departure 18.00 hrs

Port Louis/Mauritius
Start your trip a day earlier and unwind in Mauritius with one of our pre-cruise programmes*.

Sun, 17.01.2016

Le Port/Reunion/France, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

Le Port/Reunion
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.

Mon, 18.01.2016
- Tue, 19.01.2016

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 20.01.2016

Victoria/Mahe/Seychelles, 8.00 – 0.00 hrs

Victoria/Mahe
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**.

Thu, 21.01.2016

Praslin/Seychelles , 7.00 – 19.00 hrs
La Digue/Seychelles , arrival 20.00 hrs

Praslin
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 by taking a boat trip** including swimming and snorkelling stops.

Fri, 22.01.2016

La Digue , departure 14.30 hrs
Curieuse/Seychelles , arrival 16.00 hrs

La Digue
Whether you’re sunbathing on luminous white beaches or riding in an ox cart “taxi”: time seems to stand still on this extraordinary island.

Sat, 23.01.2016

Curieuse , departure 11.30 hrs

Curieuse
Magnificent beaches and the shade of the takamaka trees invite visitors to take some time and relax.

Sun, 24.01.2016
- Mon, 25.01.2016

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 26.01.2016

Male/North Male Atoll/Maldives , 13.30 – 18.00 hrs

Male
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.

Wed, 27.01.2016

Kuda Finolhu/South Male Atoll/Maldives , 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

Thu, 28.01.2016

Relaxation at sea

Fri, 29.01.2016

Galle/Sri Lanka , 7.00 – 23.00 hrs

Galle/Sri Lanka
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.

Sat, 30.01.2016

Colombo/Sri Lanka, arrival 5.00 hrs
Transfer to a first-class hotel, day room and transfer to a scheduled flight to Frankfurt

Colombo/Sri Lanka
Your unforgettable cruise finishes in Colombo.

Sun, 31.01.2016

Arrival in Frankfurt

* These pre-cruise programmes 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: MAURITIUS – PURE RELAXATION IN THE INDIAN OCEAN


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