Zanzibar and the Indian Ocean at Christmas

Resort: Zanzibar and the Indian Ocean at Christmas
Operator: Saga
Destination: Africa
Price From: £3799.00

An Indian Ocean Christmas

Combine the exotic islands and glorious weather of the Indian Ocean with the festive atmosphere of Christmas aboard Boudicca. Make a circuit of the Seychelles, explore the mysterious Comoros Islands and experience the colour and bustle Zanzibar before discovering the French flair of Reunion Island.

Saga price includes…

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
  • Mauritius island tour
  • Drinks package*
  • Gratuities to housekeeping and restaurant staff^
  • All port taxes, fees and charges
  • Tourist visas if required

And on your cruise…

  • Full board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Room service
  • Captain’s drinks party and gala buffet
  • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
  • Shuttle bus at selected ports
  • Porterage of luggage

*Drinks package includes selected beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks and 50% off selected premium brands and cocktails. 

^Free on-board gratuities are worth £4 per person, per day.

Itinerary

13/12/2017
UK – Port Louis, Mauritius

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly overnight to Port Louis.

14/12/2017
Port Louis, Mauritius

Embark Boudicca which remains moored in the city overnight. Port Louis is a lively amalgam of Indian, African, European, Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures which all contrast with the luxury resorts the island is famous for.

Depart late afternoon on December 15.

16/12/2017
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

17/12/2017
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

18/12/2017
Praslin, Seychelles

Arrive early morning on December 18.

Secluded beaches, tangled jungle and a wealth of bird and sealife make Praslin, once a pirate hideaway, an exotic island paradise.

18/12/2017
Victoria, Seychelles

Arrive late night on December 18. Depart late night on December 19.

Victoria is the capital of the Seychelles, set against a backdrop of hill that cascade into the sea. Expect old colonial buildings, a busy market and a botanical garden. Depart on December 19 and cruise past Silhouette Island at sunset.

20/12/2017
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

21/12/2017
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

22/12/2017
Zanzibar, Tanzania

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

This idyllic Indian Ocean island offers white sand and blue sea perfect for a spot of sailing or kayaking.

23/12/2017
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

24/12/2017
Mamoudzou, Comoros Islands

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

The mysterious and exotic Comoros Islands are home to rare wildlife like giant bats and coelacanths. Explore the wild interior of the island of Mayotte, or Mamoudzou, the island’s capital.

25/12/2017
Christmas Day at Sea

Make merry on board the ship as you enjoy the festive celebrations and plenty of food!

26/12/2017
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

27/12/2017
Port Reunion, Reunion Island

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon.

This French overseas département is like a tropical version of the French Riviera, complete with sandy beaches, boutiques and gourmet restaurants.

28/12/2017
Port Louis, Mauritius – UK

Disembark Boudicca after breakfast for an included island tour and lunch. See Pamplemousse Botanical Gardens, the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site, tour Port Louis and visit the oldest colonial house on the island. Continue to the airport your return overnight flight to the UK and included door-to-door travel service home.

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