Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius

12/13/2019 through 03/14/2021
12/13/2019 through 03/29/2021

PONANT invites you on an expedition cruise in the Indian Ocean. From Mauritius to the Seychelles via Reunion Island and Madagascar, take a 13-day cruise aboard Le Jacques-Cartier to enjoy beaches, diving and nautical activities, and to discover endemic fauna and flora as well as places of breathtaking natural beauty that few tourists visit.

From Port Louis on the island of Mauritius, you will first sail to Reunion Island and its wonderful area of volcanic pitons and cirques, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Your ship will then set sail for Madagascar, the island continent. On the east coast first, Île Sainte-Marie, once a lair of pirates, has successfully retained its authentic and untouched character. On the west coast you will then discover Nosy Mitsio and its immaculate beaches, Majunga from which you'll be able to explore Ankarafantsika National Park and Nosy Komba, also known as “lemur island", home to large colonies of these small, agile primates.

Le Jacques-Cartier will then reach the Glorioso Islands, part of the Scattered Islands. This beautiful archipelago with very few inhabitants is home to exceptional fauna and flora including, in particular, marine turtles.

In the Seychelles you will discover the small island of Alphonse, where you will have the opportunity to go snorkelling and scuba diving among the brightly-coloured sea life.

Before disembarking in Victoria on the island of Mahé, a veritable picture-postcard awaits you in La Digue: palm trees, granite rocks, white sand and crystal-clear waters.

The encounters with the wildlife described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.


Day 1 Victoria, Mahé
Day 2 La Digue Island
Day 3 Alphonse Island
Day 4 At Sea
Day 5 Glorieuses, Scattered Islands
Day 6 Nosy Komba
Day 7 Majunga
Day 8 Nosy Mitsio
Day 9 At Sea
Day 10 St. Mary's Island
Day 10 Île Aux Nattes
Day 11 At Sea
Day 12 Pointe Des Galets
Day 13 Port Louis

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