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Small Islands of the Indian Ocean

Departure: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Nights: 15 nights
Departs: Mahe Island
Returns: Port Louis
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
15
Nights
Days at Sea
2
Sea Days
Ports
12
Ports
Countries Visted
5
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Small Islands of the Indian Ocean

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Thursday, May 12, 2022 Mahe Island, Seychelles 17:00
    View of Mahe Island, Seychelles

    Mahe is the largest and most important island of the Seychelles archipelago. While this spectacular island is only 27 km long it is dominated by a mountain range with its tallest peak Morne Seychellois, at 930 m in height, being central to a wonderful national park. There are also some delightful marine national parks off the island. The capital city of Victoria is small enough that it does not take too long to walk around, and this is the best way to see the city and to get a feel of the place and its people, who are often called the ‘friendliest people in the world’. Read more about Mahe Island, Seychelles

    2 Friday, May 13, 2022 Desroches, Seychelles
    View of Desroches, Seychelles

    Desroches is the main island of the Amirante Islands, part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles. The island is low and is covered with coconut palms and tall hardwood trees. Desroches was named by Chevalier de Roslan, commander of the ship "L'Heure du Berger," after the Chevalier des Roches, the Governor of Mauritius and Réunion from 1767 to 1772. Along its circumference of 15 km is a beach of fine sand. Read more about Desroches, Seychelles

    3 Saturday, May 14, 2022 Alphonse, Seychelles
    View of Alphonse, Seychelles

    Alphonse Atoll is one of two islands in the Alphonse Group, in the Outer Islands of the Seychelles Archipelago, Western Indian Ocean. The island has fewer than 100 inhabits, and is actually 400km from Mahé, the main city and island of the Seychelles. This beautiful atoll is nearly 7km across, with a large central lagoon. Above water level is the triangular low land mass of Alphonse, sufficient for a 1220m airport runway, modern bungalows (about 40) and resort facilities. Read more about Alphonse, Seychelles

    4 Sunday, May 15, 2022 Farquhar, Seychelles

    The Farquhar Atoll is part of the Farquhar Group of islands in the Seychelles that are part of the Outer Islands. Farquhar is notable for its high sand dunes, some of which reach to over ten metres in height. The atoll is located about 770 km from Mahe and is the most southerly part of the Seychelles. It was discovered in 1501 by the Portuguese navigator, Joao da Nova. Read more about Farquhar, Seychelles

    5 Monday, May 16, 2022 Aldabra, Seychelles
    View of Aldabra, Seychelles

    Aldabra Atoll is situated in the Aldabra Group of islands in the Indian Ocean. Aldabra is the part of the Republic of Seychelles closest to Africa, and 1200km to the NE is Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles. Due south of Aldabra is Madagascar. It is the world’s second largest coral atoll, 35km E-W and 14km N-S (the largest being Kirimati in the Pacific). Read more about Aldabra, Seychelles

    6 Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Aldabra, Seychelles
    View of Aldabra, Seychelles

    Aldabra Atoll is situated in the Aldabra Group of islands in the Indian Ocean. Aldabra is the part of the Republic of Seychelles closest to Africa, and 1200km to the NE is Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles. Due south of Aldabra is Madagascar. It is the world’s second largest coral atoll, 35km E-W and 14km N-S (the largest being Kirimati in the Pacific). Read more about Aldabra, Seychelles

    7 Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Assumption Island, Seychelles
    View of Assumption Island, Seychelles

    Assumption Island is a small island in the Indian Ocean north of Madagascar and is part of the country of the Seychelles. It is located about 30km southeast of the Aldabra Atoll and is part of the Aldabra Group. It is a single coral island 11 km² in area and has a small settlement on the sheltered western side, surrounded by Casuarina trees. An abandoned coconut palm plantation is just south of it. Read more about Assumption Island, Seychelles

    8 Thursday, May 19, 2022 Nosy Be, Madagascar
    View of Nosy Be, Madagascar

    Nosy Be (‘Big Island’: Malagasy), an island off the NW coast of Madagascar, is its largest port and Madagascar’s most popular beach-resort. Though Nosy Be’s inclination is towards mass tourism, it is still a largely peaceful place with sugar cane plantations, rum distilleries, ylang ylang bushes, and lounging lemurs. This still beautiful island offers some amazing snorkelling and diving opportunities as well as primary forests with great wildlife. Additionally, this volcanic island, though it has not erupted in recorded history, is home to 11 volcanic crater lakes that are great for both spearfishing and taking a ride on an aqua-jet. Read more about Nosy Be, Madagascar

    9 Friday, May 20, 2022 Diego Suarez, Madagascar
    View of Diego Suarez, Madagascar

    Diego Suarez - aka Antsiranana - is a city with a natural harbour at the northern tip of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. It is the capital of the Diana region. Diego Suarez was a strategic port used by many western countries over the centuries and had a French military base operating until the socialist revolution of 1973. French influence is still strong today and commercially is evidenced by one of the most developed shipyards in the Indian Ocean. Read more about Diego Suarez, Madagascar

    10 Saturday, May 21, 2022 ||At Sea
    11 Sunday, May 22, 2022 Nosy Mangabe, Madagascar
    View of Nosy Mangabe, Madagascar

    Nosy Mangabe (Mangabe Island in Malagasy) is a small island reserve in Antongil Bay, the largest bay in Madagascar. The bay is about 60 km long and 30 km wide, formed by the Masoala peninsula on its eastern side. It faces the Indian Ocean, on the NE coast of Madagascar. Nosy Mangabe is just three kilometres south of the mainland town of Maroantsetra. Read more about Nosy Mangabe, Madagascar

    12 Monday, May 23, 2022 Ambodifototra, Madagascar

    Ambodifotatra is the capital of Sainte-Marie Island that resembles an exclamation mark in the sea, extending for 50km off the eastern coast of Madagascar. It was once a hideout for pirates, as testified to on the cemetery headstones to the south of the capital. Also of interest are the old fort built by the French East India Company, and the oldest Catholic church in Madagascar. Named Sainte-Marie by the Portuguese, the island is a truly idyllic spot, with its scent of cloves, turquoise water, fine sandy beaches, luxuriant vegetation and humpback whales which come here to mate in July and August. Read more about Ambodifototra, Madagascar

    13 Tuesday, May 24, 2022 ||At Sea
    14 Wednesday, May 25, 2022 St Denis, Réunion
    View of St Denis, Réunion

    St Denis, surrounded by mountains on three sides, is the northernmost city and the capital of Réunion Island, in the Indian Ocean. It is also the most populous commune of the French overseas departments. Interesting cultural sites include museums such as Le Musée Léon-Dierx that boasts works by such famous artists as Picasso and Gaugin, and Le Muséum d'histoire naturelle de La Réunion - set in the public gardens - that has fascinating exhibits of indigenous animals past and present. If interested in architecture, then explore the unique Creole Homes that dominate the town, and you will find a few that are open to the public for tours. Read more about St Denis, Réunion

    15 Thursday, May 26, 2022 St Denis, Réunion
    View of St Denis, Réunion

    St Denis, surrounded by mountains on three sides, is the northernmost city and the capital of Réunion Island, in the Indian Ocean. It is also the most populous commune of the French overseas departments. Interesting cultural sites include museums such as Le Musée Léon-Dierx that boasts works by such famous artists as Picasso and Gaugin, and Le Muséum d'histoire naturelle de La Réunion - set in the public gardens - that has fascinating exhibits of indigenous animals past and present. If interested in architecture, then explore the unique Creole Homes that dominate the town, and you will find a few that are open to the public for tours. Read more about St Denis, Réunion

    16 Friday, May 27, 2022 Port Louis, Mauritius 08:00
    View of Port Louis, Mauritius

    Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius, located on the NW coast of the island. The very large city is dominated by the Citadel from which almost the whole city can be observed, and it is surrounded by a range of mountains. The city as a whole is a place of interest, but of special attraction is the famous China Town, where many still dress in national clothing. Everybody speaks Chinese, and it truly possesses an atmosphere that is different from the surrounding neighbourhoods. Read more about Port Louis, Mauritius

  • Ship

    Coral Geographer Overview

    Coral Geographer

    As sister ship to Coral Adventurer (launched April 2019), Coral Geographer will remain true to our pursuit of authentic expeditions. When designing our next generation of ships, we stubbornly resisted the trend to go large and glitzy. We remain small enough to go to untouched places, focusing on bringing small numbers of like-minded guests closer to nature and cultures with personal attention and professional Australian service. Arriving in 2021, the 99-passenger ship will feature the same state-of-the-art specifications and expedition features as Coral Adventurer. However, due to popular demand, she will have an increased number of 6 bridge deck suites with horizon bathtubs.

  • Cabins

    Coral Geographer Cabins

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

    Oceanview on the Coral Geographer

    Cabin Types

    PB, CB

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    Size approx: 17 sq. mt. with Picture Window. Promenade Deck Staterooms are located below the Explorer Deck and are identically furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk and armchair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. A large picture window gives you wide views of the world outside.

    Balcony

    Balcony

    Balcony on the Coral Geographer

    Cabin Types

    EB

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    Size approx: 21.4 sq. mt. with Private Balcony. Explorer Deck staterooms are located below the Bridge Deck and are comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk, and armchair are included. A compact en-suite has a toilet, shower and ample storage. Your private balcony has seating for two from which to view the passing coastal vistas.

    Suite

    Suite

    Suite on the Coral Geographer

    Cabin Types

    BS

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    Size approx: 55.8 sq. mt. with Private Balcony. Both Cairns and Darwin suites are spacious and elegant retreats after a busy day ashore. Suites are equipped with a lounge area, minibar, and a personal coffee machine. They have a spacious super King-sized bed. An 8 square meters private balcony has an outdoor daybed and lounge chair for two. A unique outside-facing bathroom with picture windows, bath, and separate shower complete the suite experience. A complimentary minibar is replenished daily.

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