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Océan Indien croisière d'expedition Silver Discoverer

L'archipel d'îlots sauvages de Saint-Brandon représente un des derniers bastions de la planète contre la modernité. Disposant de droits d'accès exclusifs, le Silver Discoverer est le seul navire autorisé à vous emmener dans ce petit coin de paradis. Après avoir exploré cette perle cachée de l'Océan Indien, vous serez plongé dans la nature et les senteurs de Madagascar.
Voyage 9825

Réservez avant le 15 novembre, 2018 et bénéficiez d'un crédit à dépenser à bord de $1,000 par suite et d'un surclassement de suite d'une catégorie

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Located just off the east coast of Madagascar, Mauritius is fast making a name for itself as the tropical paradise of the Indian Ocean. A volcanic island approximately 10 million years old, Mauritius is thought to be the peak of an enormous sunken volcanic chain stretching from the Seychelles to Réunion. In fact, volcanic lakes and inactive craters can be found scattered throughout the island. Mauritius also boasts a unique marine environment.

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Originally named Diego Suarez after a 16th century Portuguese navigator, Antisiranana was renamed in 1975 when independence from Portuguese rule was declared in Madagascar. The Bay of Diego is one of the largest natural bays in the world, and both bay and city are full of history. The bay was a battleground for the French in the 1880s, a depot for Russia in 1896, and again a point of focus for capture during World War II. In 1942, the Allies launched Operation Ironclad and landed forces at Courrier Bay and Ambararata Bay, just west of Antisiranana.
Nosy Bé, meaning Big Island in the Malagasy language, lies just a stone's throw off Madagascar's northwest coast. It is a remote and exotic destination. With its deserted beaches, rustic hotels and unhurried pace, it attracts travellers looking for a laid-back vacation. The fertile island is the centre for the production of perfume essence from the ylang-ylang trees. The heady scent of their flowers gave Nosy Bé the name "Perfumed Isle." Other local products include sugar cane, coffee, vanilla and pepper; they are grown for export in large plantations.

The Nosy Hara archipelago off the northern tip of Madagascar is made up of about 12 small islands surrounded by coral reefs. The sandy beaches show evidence of marine turtle nesting activity, and tagged turtles regularly haul their great bodies out of the surf to nest in the dry sand above the water line. The Nosy Hara archipelago is characterized by the unique rock formations of eroded limestone known as ‘tsingy’. On some islets the forest grows through this rock and onto the cliff faces themselves.
Tampolo on the east coast of Madagascar lies adjacent to the island’s largest protected area known as the Masoala National Park. The massive park encompasses 2,300 square kilometers (over 1400 miles square) of rainforest and 100 square kilometers (62 square miles) of marine parks. It was established in 1997 to preserve the unique ecosystem comprising coastal rainforest, flooded forests, marsh and mangroves. The forests are filled with rare, endemic species and reach down to a shoreline of virtually unexplored golden beaches.
Tiny Nosy Mangabe is part of the larger Masoala National Park complex. Formerly a Dutch basis for the slave trade, the island has been protected since 1965. The Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve protects tropical rainforest that shelters several species of lemurs in the dense and hilly forests. Here it is possible to find the mouse lemur, gray mouse lemur, Eastern woolly lemur, white-fronted brown lemur, and black-and-white ruffed lemur. There are also several birds and a good number of reptiles and amphibians from leaf-tailed geckos, frogs, and small snakes, to an endemic boa constrictor.
The Farankaraina Private Nature Reserve is located to the east of Maroansetra and to the northeast of Nosy Mangabe on Madagascar’s east coast. This tropical park consists of an old tropical forestry and adjacent forest and is managed by a UK-French NGO since 2006. The conservation program for the nature reserve and the surrounding areas includes a rehabilitation center where rescued lemurs, chameleons and birds are looked after and eventually released back into the forest.
Ambodifototra is the main town on Nosy Boraha (formerly named Île Ste Marie), a narrow granite-based island 57 km long and 8 km wide that is located off the east coast of Madagascar. An atmosphere of peace, tranquillity and pure natural splendour prevails on the island. Lush vegetation and sandy beaches shaded by coconut palms are interspersed by many small villages. Tranquil bays with bright aqua water and coves protected by coral reefs all lend themselves to a dreamy feeling that is emphasized by the ‘joie de vivre’ of the people who live on the island.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
La Possession is a French influenced port city on the northwestern side of La Reunion. Two national parks have been created to protect the island’s natural wealth and UNESCO has given World Heritage status to the “Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island”. For birders, the “La Roche Ecrite Nature Reserve” is of prime interest as it was created on the slopes of the 2,276 meter Roche Ecrite next to La Possession to protect the endemic and endangered Reunion Cuckooshrike.
Located just off the east coast of Madagascar, Mauritius is fast making a name for itself as the tropical paradise of the Indian Ocean. A volcanic island approximately 10 million years old, Mauritius is thought to be the peak of an enormous sunken volcanic chain stretching from the Seychelles to Réunion. In fact, volcanic lakes and inactive craters can be found scattered throughout the island. Mauritius also boasts a unique marine environment.

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Medallion Suite

408 ft² / 38 m² comprenant un balcon privatif

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Veranda Suite

280 ft² / 26 m² comprenant un balcon privatif

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Vista Suite

269 ft² / 25 m²

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View Suite

181 ft² / 16.8 m²

a partir de US$ 11 100
Explorer Suite

186 ft² / 17.3 m²

a partir de US$ 10 000
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inclus dans le prix de la croisière

  • Service personnalisé : le meilleur ratio personnel/passagers sur une croisière-expédition
  • Service de majordome assuré dans chaque suite (dont les suites VIP) : tous les passagers sont traités royalement
  • Possibilité de dîner sans réservation : vous prenez une table quand bon vous semble, en compagnie de qui vous voulez.
  • Boissons servies dans la suite et en plusieurs points du navire : grands crus, alcools de première qualité, cafés spéciaux, jus de fruits et sodas, sans compter les boissons déposées dans le minibar de votre suite
  • Dîners servis sur demande dans la suite ; service de chambre assuré 24 heures sur 24 à bord du Silver Explorer, et de 6h00 à 23h00 à bord du Silver Galapagos et du Silver Discoverer
  • Conférences culturelles animées par une équipe d’expéditions qualifiée
  • Excursions en bateaux pneumatiques, à terre et au large ; activités à terre encadrées par l’équipe d’expédition
  • Pourboires
  • Accès Internet illimité
  • * Si le surclassement d'une catégorie n'est pas disponible, les passagers recevront un crédit de $500 par suite à dépenser à bord pour un total de $1,500 de crédit à dépenser à bord par suite.
  • *Dans le cas où les vols promotionnels ne seraient pas disponibles ou si les passagers n'utilisent pas l'offre promotionnelle, nous serons ravis d'offrir un crédit de vol équivalant à $1,500. Les transferts et hôtel sont inclus uniquement pour les clients qui utilisent l'offre sur les vols de Silversea. Une nuit d'hôtel gratuite si la liaison aérienne l’exige.Conditions Générales.

Silver Discoverer

Les inconditionnels des croisières Silversea pourront désormais explorer les archipels perdus au large du vaste océan Pacifique en embarquant sur le Silver Discoverer , navire aux lignes élancées pouvant accueillir jusqu’à 116 passagers. Ce navire est la plateforme idéale depuis laquelle contempler la nature sauvage ; il abrite des suites donnant toutes vue sur l’océan et offre des ponts vraiment spacieux pour ne jamais manquer le spectacle d’une baleine sautant hors de la surface de l’eau ou d’un banc de dauphins qui nage. Le Silver Discoverer se caractérise par un faible tirant d’eau, ce qui lui permet de naviguer au plus près des côtes. Par ailleurs, il embarque une flotte de 12 bateaux pneumatiques Zodiac ainsi qu’un bateau à fond de verre. Les passagers peuvent gagner les terres difficiles d’accès et explorer tout à loisir (sous l’eau ou hors de l’eau) les zones marécageuses ainsi que les écosystèmes immergés.  

Suites

Les suites avec vue sur l’océan de Silversea comptent parmi les plus spacieuses dans l’univers des croisières. Le service de majordome est compris. Choisissez votre suite et demandez un devis. En réservant à l’avance, vous bénéficierez des meilleurs tarifs et pourrez sélectionner la suite de votre choix.

Suites

Les suites avec vue sur l’océan de Silversea comptent parmi les plus spacieuses dans l’univers des croisières. Le service de majordome est compris. Choisissez votre suite et demandez un devis. En réservant à l’avance, vous bénéficierez des meilleurs tarifs et pourrez sélectionner la suite de votre choix.

Medallion Suite

408 ft² / 38 m² comprenant un balcon privatif

Liste d’attente
Veranda Suite

280 ft² / 26 m² comprenant un balcon privatif

Liste d’attente
Vista Suite

269 ft² / 25 m²

Liste d’attente
View Suite

181 ft² / 16.8 m²

a partir de US$ 11 100
Explorer Suite

186 ft² / 17.3 m²

a partir de US$ 10 000
Les tarifs sont indiqués par personne

Restaurants

Découvrez tous nos espaces à bord, où vous passerez d’agréables moments en compagnie de voyageurs partageant vos centres d’intérêt et profiterez de notre service personnalisé tout inclus.

Espaces publics

Renommées pour leur excellence culinaire et leur esprit d’innovation, les croisières de luxe Silversea proposent plusieurs options de dîner pendant les voyages, ainsi que de nombreux établissements spécialisés sur tous les bateaux de croisière.

Pendant votre voyage, vous irez de découverte en découverte. Un programme gratuit d’excursions à terre, réservé à des petits groupes et dirigé par une équipe de guides experts, ainsi que des conférences vous permettront de découvrir en profondeur les régions que vous visiterez.

Temps forts du Voyage

Day 1 – Port Louis, Mauritius
Embark the Silver Discoverer for this inspiring Silversea Expedition entitled, “Indian Ocean Expedition: From Rainforests to Reefs.” After getting settled in, join your Expedition Team to participate in a mandatory safety drill, followed by sail away cocktails out on deck.  This evening, become acquainted with the ship and enjoy the first of many fabulous dining experiences in The Restaurant.

 

Days 2-3 – At Sea
The Silver Discoverer will ply the waters of the Indian Ocean for two full days to reach Madagascar.
Life on a Silversea expedition ship is packed with new experiences, explorations, and inspirational moments.  A day at sea is no different, but the relaxed pace of sea time is a welcome balance to every voyage’s adventure. As the miles peel away in our churning wake, you may wish to take advantage of the fascinating lecture series offered aboard. Our expedition team is comprised of experts in their fields who bring their subjects to life by sharing images and videos representing a wealth of experience. More entertaining and relevant than most university lectures, the choice of presentations on offer through our sea days will stimulate both thought and conversation aboard the ship.  
                                                                                                                               

Day 4 – Antsiranana, Madagascar
Be out on deck early this morning as the Silver Discoverer enters the attractive Bay of Diego, and one of the largest natural bays in the world. Enjoy the views as we cruise the eight nautical miles towards Antsiranana, known as Diego Suarez until 1975 and still called Diego by many. Diego Suarez is actually named after the two Portuguese explorers who “discovered” Madagascar in 1506. In fact, their names were Diego Diaz and Fernando Suarez. In 1885, the beginning of the French protectorate, the French Navy built a military base here and urban growth followed. In 1942, the Allies launched Operation Ironclad and landed forces at Courrier Bay and Ambararata Bay, just west of Diego Suarez. Hundreds of British soldiers fell in the Battle of Madagascar, and most of them were buried in the special British cemetery in the center of town.

There will be different excursions available: A city tour with the choice to either walk to the Baobab Valley or a longer hike to a panoramic viewpoint or traveling to Montagne d'Ambre (Amber Mountain). This is an isolated patch of montane forest that rises from the surrounding dry region. The park is famous for its waterfalls, crater lakes, and wildlife, especially chameleons. At Joffreville, we visit the Domaine de Fontenay, and its 300 hectares of parkland. We will enjoy leisurely natural history walks in the private nature reserve, home to five species of lemur, leaf-tailed geckos and ring-tailed mongoose as well as 15 different waterfalls.

 

Day 5 — Nosy Be / Komba, Madagascar
Hell-Ville is Nosy Be’s administrative center and the close by Lokobe Reserve allows seeing black lemurs and endemic birds.  Another special place is the traditional Ylang Ylang distillery. Lemuria Land with its Botanical Gardens and various animals in enclosures -such as lemurs, chameleons, tortoises and even crocodiles- and Mont Passot, the highest peak on Nosy Be, allow for special encounters and for views over the island.

 

Day 6 — Nosy Hara, Madagascar
During the morning Silver Discoverer will be in front of Nosy Hara within an archipelago off the northern tip of Madagascar which is made up of about 12 small islands surrounded by coral reefs. The island was recently declared a national park and the waters surrounding it a marine reserve. Although basically undeveloped, the island is a popular site for swimming and snorkelling. The beaches show evidence of marine turtle nesting activity, and tagged turtles regularly come up to nest -in the Nosy Hara region these are mostly hawksbill turtles.

All the islands are characterised by the unique rock formations of eroded limestone known as tsingy. On some, forest grows through and on the cliff faces. Endemic birds and reptiles inhabit the forest –among them a pair of the endemic and endangered Madagascar Fish Eagle, one of the rarest birds of prey in the world, and the world’s smallest chameleons.
During the afternoon Silver Discoverer will sail for the northeastern part of Madagascar and our knowledgeable expedition staff will continue with their lecture program.

 

Day 7 — Tampolo, Madagascar
Silver Discoverer will sail south along Madagascar’s East Coast before reaching the easternmost part of Madagascar and Tampolo where, weather depending, we will land by Zodiac to visit a part of the Masoala National Park in search of lemurs, chameleons and other local wildlife.

 

Day 8 — Nosy Mangabe and Farankaraina, Madagascar
Before breakfast, Silver Discoverer will be anchored in front of tiny Nosy Mangabe. Part of the larger Masoala National Park complex and formerly a Dutch basis for the slave trade, the island has been protected since 1965. The Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve is a tropical rainforest preserve and our forays ashore today will be primarily to see lemur species in the dense and hilly forests. We hope to spot mouse lemur, gray mouse lemur, Eastern woolly lemur, white-fronted brown lemur, and black-and-white ruffed lemur among others. There are also several fascinating birds such as the Madagascar Buzzard and Paradise Flycatchers to look out for, as well as reptiles and amphibians including leaf-tailed geckos, frogs, small snakes and even an endemic boa.

As part of our night exploration we visit the Farankaraina Private Reserve. The reserve is home to a healthy population of aye-ayes which can frequently be seen during night walks. Six other lemur species occur and other wildlife often seen includes mongoose, tenrecs, chameleons and endemic frogs.

 

Day 9 – Ambodifotatra and La Crique, Madagascar
This morning, we will embark on a walking tour of Ambodifotatra, the main town on Ile Ste Marie (Nosy Boraha) a narrow granitic island 57 km long and 8 km wide that is located off the east coast of Madagascar. An atmosphere of peace, tranquillity and pure natural splendour prevails on the island. Lush vegetation and sandy beaches shaded by coconut palms are interspersed by many small villages. Tranquil bays and coves protected by coral reefs all lend themselves to a dreamy feeling that is emphasized by the ‘joie de vivre’ of the Malagasy.

During lunch, Silver Discoverer will reposition north to La Crique, where we will go ashore on a tropical beach with fine white sand, coconut trees scattered along the shore, and a turquoise lagoon protected by coral reefs and inhabited by a variety of exotic marine life. Enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the warm waters, or go in search of the group of black and white lemurs which has been settled here. Perhaps you will be inclined to hunt for one of the rarest orchids worldwide (Eulophiella roempleriana), which blooms from November to January.

A full day of new encounters followed by a delicious dinner aboard Silver Discoverer is perfect way to wrap up our time in Madagascar!

 

Day 10 — Day at Sea                                                                       
Most people alive today may never experience the exhilaration of being at sea and out of sight of land. Members of the Expedition Team are ever-vigilant during sea days and spend hours on the bridge and out on deck with binoculars and cameras in hand. They watch for seabirds, marine mammals, schools of feeding fish, and any other unexpected wildlife interactions to share with our guests on the outer decks at a moment’s notice. Take advantage of the fresh air and boundless vistas and spend time today with Silversea Expedition’s experts in search of breaching whales, dolphins or soaring seabirds. 

 

Day 11 — La Possession, Reunion (French Overseas Department and European Outermost Region)
After breakfast, we will go alongside in La Possession, on the north western side of La Reunion. Two national parks have been created to protect the Island's nature and UNESCO has given World Heritage status to the "pitons, cirques and ramparts of Reunion Island." For birders the ‘La Roche Ecrite Nature Reserve’ is of prime interest as it was created on the slopes of the 2,276 meter Roche Ecrite to protect the endemic and endangered Reunion Cuckooshrike.

On a full-day tour we will visit the central highlands where spectacular and rugged volcanic peaks cradle huge amphitheatres known as cirques, and where mountains tower to over 10,000 feet as cascading waterfalls plummet hundreds of feet. On our excursion we will visit the active volcano "La Fournaise." One road, followed by a good track, leads up to Bellecombe Pass situated over the caldera’s cliffs and offers a good point of view over the northeast part of the caldera. From there a stairway path descends from the pass to the caldera floor. A number of footpaths ascending the lava shield inside the caldera are marked, but access depends on the volcanic activity.

This afternoon, enjoy a typical creole lunch ashore before exploring further with some time for independent exploration in St. Denis, a charming town with a wonderfully French atmosphere. This surely marks another highlight of our voyage and a fantastic way to cap the expedition.

In the evening we return to Silver Discoverer and will set sail for Mauritius.

 

Day 12 – Port Louis, Mauritius
Following breakfast, disembark Silver Discoverer.

 

Please Note: Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather and wildlife activity. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

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