Adventure in Madagascar on Le Jacques Cartier

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PONANT invites you on a brand-new expedition cruise in the Indian Ocean to discover “the island continent” of Madagascar. From the Seychelles to Mauritius, set off for 16 days aboard Le Jacques-Cartier, between beaches, dives, encounters with local populations and the discovery of endemic fauna and flora in rarely visited places of stunning natural beauty.

From Victoria on the island of Mahé, you will first sail to La Digue, a veritable picture-postcard of the Seychelles: palm trees, granite rocks, white sand and crystal-clear waters.

Your ship will then set sail for the northern tip of Madagascar. You will be dazzled by the beauty of the deserted beaches and preserved coral reefs of the idyllic islets in the Nosy Hara, Nosy Komba and Nosy Tanikely marine parks, renowned for their fabulous underwater life.

In Majunga, you will explore Ankarafantsika National Park, home to numerous bird and lemur species.

After exploring the picturesque and sumptuous city of Belo sur Mer, Le Jacques-Cartier will then sail towards the wild expanses of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in the south-west of Madagascar. Near the mouth of the Onilahu RiverTulear enjoys an exceptional flora that will delight lovers of botany.

Along the immense beaches edged with dunes in Sarodrano, you will experience an exceptional encounter with one of the planet’s last “sea nomad” people, the Vezo. You will discover their fishing villages and ancestral maritime know-how.

Out at sea await turquoise waters, the magnificent coral reefs and the natural pools of Nosy Ve, an islet of white sand that shelters a large colony of red-tailed tropicbirds.

After calling at Pointe des Galets on La Réunion islandLe Jacques-Cartier will reach Port Louis in Mauritius, where this unforgettable cruise will draw to an end.

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

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PONANT is the World Leader in Luxury Expeditions with ultra-modern, intimate ships, offering attentive service and well-designed itineraries that touch all corners of the globe. Every cruise is a blend of adventure, exploration, and discovery—all experienced in luxurious comfort, even in the heart of extreme landscapes.

Why cruise with PONANT?

Nov 22, 2023 through
Dec 07, 2023
Nov 18, 2023 7:00 PM
15 Nights from
$8,930.00 (USD)
Per Person
+ $840.00 taxes/fees
Deluxe Stateroom Cat.DEL
Signature Collection
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Day Port Arrive Depart
1 Victoria, Mahé 6:00 PM
2 La Digue Island
3 At Sea
4 At Sea
5 Nosy Hara
6 Nosy Komba
6 Nosy Tanikely
7 Majunga
8 At Sea
9 Belo Sur Mer
10 Toliara
11 Toliara
11 Sarodrano
12 Nosy Ve
13 At Sea
14 At Sea
15 Pointe Des Galets
16 Port Louis 7:00 AM
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.