FROM MALDIVES TO SEYCHELLES – Double fly cruise 2021

Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Le Laperouse
Package Departs
31 Jan 2021
Package Duration
23 Nights
Embark Ship
Male, Maldives
Disembark Ship
Colombo Sri Lanka
Deluxe Stateroom - Balcony Prestige Stateroom Deck 4 - Balcony Prestige Stateroom Deck 5 - Balcony
AU $14,785
per person
AU $15,595
per person
AU $15,985
per person

Package Duration: 20 nights Fly, Double Cruise & Stay
Package Starts: 31st of January 2021 from Australia
1st Cruise Starts: 2nd of February 2021 from Male, Maldives
1st Cruise Ends: 10th of February 2021 to Colombo, Sri Lanka
2nd Cruise Starts: 13th of February 2021 from Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles
2nd Cruise Ends: 21st of February 2021 to Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles
Back in Australia by: 23rd of February 2021

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CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS^:
– A cruise from islands to islands in the heart of 6 idyllic atolls of the Maldives.
– Discover the Maldives` stunning underwater world and its rich ecosystem, home to corals, manta rays, sharks, tortoises and more.
– Baa atoll, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, with its magnificent corals and shallow waters.
– Possibility of diving (PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent) with an experienced instructor on board.
– UNESCO site: the Vallee de Mai nature reserve in Praslin.
– Discover 8 islands in the Seychelles on a single cruise.
– The Aride nature reserve, a treasure of the Seychelles with some 73 hectares of colourful vegetation and more than one million birds.
– The bare red earth of Curieuse, a granite island in the Seychelles.
– Anse Source d`Argent, the most famous beach of La Digue, surrounded by large blocks of granite and edged with coconut palms.
– Possibility of observing tortoises on Saint Joseph and Curieuse.

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PRICES per person in AUD from*:
Twin DEL Deluxe Balcony was $18735 – Earlybird price $14,785*pp
Twin PR4 Prestige Balcony was $20245 – Earlybird price $15,595*pp
Twin PR5 Prestige Balcony was $20846 – Earlybird price $15,985*pp
Twin DS Deluxe Suite was $27599 – Earlybird price $20,395*pp
Single DEL Deluxe Balcony was $33346 – Earlybird price $18,995*

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FROM MALDIVES TO SEYCHELLES Fly, Double Cruise & Stay package includes:
– Return economy class airfare** from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Male and ex Mahe on return inc tax
– One way transfer from Male airport to hotel
– 1 nights accommodation in a Male hotel with breakfast
– One way transfer from Male hotel to port
– 8 night cruise aboard Le Laperouse from Male to Colombo including: All meals while on board the ship | Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner | Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands) onboard cruise | Evening entertainment and shipboard events | Onboard cruise ship room service 24h (special selection) | Port taxes
– One way transfer from Colombo port to hotel
– 1 nights accommodation in Colombo with half board
– One way transfer from Colombo hotel to airport
– One way (overnight flight) economy class airfare from Colombo to Mahe, Seychelles
– One way transfer from Mahe airport to hotel
– 1 nights accommodation at the Le Meridien Fisherman`s Cove Resort with breakfast
– One way transfer from hotel to port, Mahe Island
– 8 night expedition cruise aboard Le Jacques Cartier round trip from Victoria (Mahe Seychelles) including: All meals while on board the ship | Captain`s welcome cocktail and gala dinner | Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands) onboard cruise | Evening entertainment and shipboard events | Onboard cruise ship room service 24h (special selection) | Port taxes | All shore excursions and zodiac trips
– One way transfer from port to airport, Mahe

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (12Sep19). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. **All airfares/taxes are based on 2020 rates/schedules and subject to change until bookable approx 10 months prior. Once booked, all airfare/taxes are due in full 24 hours from reservation and strict cancellation/change fees apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Offer ends 31Oct19 or until sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 12 Sep 2019 to 31 Oct 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
31 Jan 2021 Fly Australia to Male
01 Feb 2021 Arrive Male, Transfer to hotel
02 Feb 2021 Transfer to port, Embark Le Laperouse ship

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
02 Feb 2021
Male, Maldives
03 Feb 2021
Male, Maldives
04 Feb 2021
Mulaku Atoll (Maldives)
05 Feb 2021
Ari Atoll (Maldives)
06 Feb 2021
Rasdhoo, Maldives
07 Feb 2021
Baa Atoll, Maldives
08 Feb 2021
Noonu Atoll, Maldives
09 Feb 2021 At sea    
10 Feb 2021
Colombo Sri Lanka

Post-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
10 Feb 2021 Transfer to hotel, Colombo at leisure
11 Feb 2021 Transfer to airport, Fly Colombo to Mahe
12 Feb 2021 Arrive Mahe, Transfer to hotel, Mahe Island at leisure
13 Feb 2021 Transfer to port, embark Le Jacques Cartier ship
13 Feb 2021 LE JACQUES CARTIER: Mahe, Seychelles
14 Feb 2021 LE JACQUES CARTIER: St Anne Island, Seychelles
15 Feb 2021 LE JACQUES CARTIER: St Joseph, Seychelles
16 Feb 2021 LE JACQUES CARTIER: Curieuse, Seychelles
17 Feb 2021 LE JACQUES CARTIER: Aride - Seychelles
18 Feb 2021 LE JACQUES CARTIER: Big Sister Island, Seychelles
19 Feb 2021 LE JACQUES CARTIER: Praslin, Seychelles
20 Feb 2021 LE JACQUES CARTIER: La Digue, Seychelles
21 Feb 2021 LE JACQUES CARTIER: Mahe, Seychelles
21 Feb 2021 Transfer to airport, Fly Mahe to Australia
23 Feb 2021 Arrive Australia

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
Deluxe Stateroom
   
Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
   
Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
   
Deluxe Suite Deck 3
   

8 Night Cruise sailing from Male to Colombo aboard Le Laperouse.

PONANT invites you to discover idyllic islands and atolls, following an itinerary in the Indian Ocean. From the Maldives to Sri Lanka, set sail for a 9-day cruise aboard Le Lapérouse.

You will board Le Lapérouse in Malé, the capital of the Maldives. Those island specks scattered across the warm, blue waters of the Indian Ocean, transport you to a marvellous and infinitely beautiful world. The archipelago counts some 1,200 islets and 19 atolls protected by coral reefs, offering travellers their transparent waters, home to millions of brightly coloured fish.

While snorkelling or scuba diving, you will have the chance to observe the magnificence of the marine life, which includes coral, whale sharks, manta rays and sea turtles.

At the heart of the archipelago, discover Baa Atoll. This exceptional site, listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 2011, is a perfectly preserved tropical paradise. The fifty-odd islets that make up the atoll offer visitors long stretches of white sand and beaches with crystal-clear water, lined with palm trees.

For diving fans, the Maldives are sub-aquatic heaven.

Your route will end in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, located at the cross roads of the maritime trade routes between Europe and Asia.

Highlights of this cruise:

Colombo
A former trading post along the Silk Route, the old quarter of Colombo offers you the fabulous sight of its picturesque streets. The city was known to Arab, Persian and Chinese traders as early as the 8th century and this former village, nestled between two dunes, was a trading post on the mythical Spice Route. Today the economic capital of Sri Lanka, the city offers picture-postcard scenery with its beaches stretching languorously along the south-western coast of the country. Here the sand dazzles you and the sea invites you to dream…

Rashdoo
Rasdhoo is one of the smallest atolls in the Maldives. Once occupied by Buddhist communities, the atoll is made up of five islands, two of which are uninhabited. Sitting at the heart of a stunning lagoon protected by a coral reef, this atoll is truly a paradise for lovers of the underwater world. It is an ideal location for scuba diving and snorkelling, offering the possibility of observing species that are emblematic of the Maldives, such as hammerhead sharks, rays, and turtles.

Male
The economic, political, financial and cultural centre of the Maldives, Malé is an exception in the landscape of this insular state in the Indian Ocean. Located on the eponymous island, the city has high colourful skyscrapers bordering narrow streets through which its 100,000 inhabitants hurry every day: a lively atmosphere that contrasts with the gentle lifestyle and idyllic setting of the rest of the archipelago. During your port of call, make sure you discover the Grand Friday Mosque. It is richly decorated and renowned as one of the largest and oldest mosques in the country.

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Lapérouse will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with 5-star service.

Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 131 metres
  • Maiden Voyage: June 2018
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 184
  • Officer Nationality: French
  • Ship Registration: France

Ship Amenities

  • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Satellite Television
  • Ipod Players
  • Video on Demand
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bath Robes
  • Satellite direct line telephone
  • 110/220 volts outlet
  • 24hr room service
  • Internet acces wifi

Ship Facilities

  • Reception Desk
  • Boutique
  • Zodiac
  • Water Sports including Kayaking & Paddle-Boarding
  • Pool Deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Solarium
  • Pool Bar & Lounge
  • Theatre
  • Main Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Panoramic Lounge
  • Spa & Fitness Centre

EXPERIENCE CRUISING ANOTHER WAY, DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF YACHT CRUISES.

Our mission is to transport you to mythical destinations and secret ports only accessible to small capacity ships.

To offer the delights of a French-inspired cuisine in an intimate environment – a discreet service where no attention to detail is spared – and unforgettable moments of relaxation on board elegant yachts of character.

To combine sophistication and conviviality, with priority given to authentic experiences, emotions and the ongoing quest for excellence.

Yacht cruises: more than a cruise, a privilege…

Attentive, professional, discreet and elegant, the fully bilingual service on board will meet your every desire. Our unique atmosphere is filled with a signature sentiment: a warm welcome from an experienced crew who are passionate about what they do, in the tradition of private yachting.

In the dining areas, our gourmet cuisine is worthy of top fine dining restaurants: exquisite wines are available, and menus are created with expertise by our skilled chefs with a French-inspired menu enhanced by specialties from our various ports of call.

Pleasure, enrichment, discovery: relax – we take care of everything…

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* Unless otherwise noted all pricing is on a per person twin share basis. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Special conditions may apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Any pricing not in Australian Dollars will be converted on the day of payment into the relevant currency based on our daily rate of exchange. Please note that many of the prices shown on this website are not shown in real time. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ slightly from the live prices in our booking system. All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Please submit any data errors/omissions you may notice on this site.

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