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East Africa Islands (Eastbound) Cruise

  • Departure DateTue 6th Jan 2026
  • Silversea Silver Muse
  • 17 Night Cruise From Mahe
  • Fly Cruise From £11,969 pp

Itinerary

  • Mahe
  • Praslin Islands
  • Antsiranana
  • Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Pointe des Galets
  • Tolagnaro
  • Durban
  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Cape Town

What's Included

  • April Special Offer! Exclusive Extra Savings - Quote 'April'
  • Ask about FREE $1000 On Board Spend
  • Unlimited Beverages
  • Ask About 2 Category Suite Upgrade
  • Shore Excursions Included
  • Gratuities
  • Private Executive Transfers
  • Ultra-luxury, all-suite accommodation on board small intimate ships
  • Multiple restaurants with diverse cuisine & open-seating dining
  • Beverages in Suite and throughout the ship, including Champagne, select wines & Spirits
  • Soft Drinks including specialty coffees & bottled water
  • WiFi
  • 24-hour room service
  • Full Personalised Butler Service for every Suite

Prices from pp

TypeSuite
Cruise Only
£9,969
Fly Cruise
£11,969

Cabins

CabinCruise Only FromFly Cruise From
Vista Suite
£9,969
£11,969
Classic Veranda Suite
£11,489
£13,489
Silver Suite
£19,279
£21,279

Includes extra savings of up to £630pp
Single Fly Cruise prices available from £17,999
Cruise Only - price based on cruise only, call to add flights from your regional airport.
Fly Cruise - flights are included, call to discuss flights from your regional airport, flight supplements may apply.
Voyage Code: SM260106017

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Day 1 - Mahe

Arrive: Tue 06 January 2026 / Depart: Tue 06 January 2026 at 23:00

Like jade-colored jewels in the Indian Ocean, the more than 100 Seychelles Islands are often regarded as the Garden of Eden. Lying just four degrees south of the equator, the Seychelles are some 1,000 miles from the nearest mainland Africa. Little more than 200 years ago, all 115 islands were uninhabited.Then in 1742 a French ship dispatched from Mauritius sailed into one of the small bays. Captain Lazare Picault was the first to explore these unnamed islands. He encountered breathtaking vistas of rugged mountains, lagoons, coral atolls, splendid beaches and secluded coves. After Picault sailed away, the islands remained untouched for the next 14 years. Then France took possession of the seven islands in the Mahé group. During an expedition Captain Morphey named them the Sechelles, in honor of Vicomte Moreau de Sechelles.This name was later anglicized to Seychelles. The first settlers arrived at St. Anne's Island in 1770; 15 years later the population of Mahé consisted of seven Europeans and 123 slaves. Today there are about 80,000 Seychellois, the majority of whom live on Mahé; the rest are scattered in small communities throughout the archipelago.The people are a fusion of three continents — Africa, Asia and Europe.This has created a unique culture and the use of three languages — Creole, French and English. Mahé is the largest island in the archipelago and the location of the capital,Victoria. Ringed by steep, magnificent mountains, few capitals can claim a more beautiful backdrop.The town features a mixture of modern and indigenous architecture; it is the center of business and commerce thanks to the extensive port facilities. Noteworthy sites in Victoria are the museum, cathedral, government house, clock tower, botanical gardens and an open-air market.

Day 2 - Praslin Islands

Arrive: Wed 07 January 2026 at 08:00 / Depart: Wed 07 January 2026 at 17:00

This tropical Eden covers 14.5 square miles and lies a mere 28 miles from the island of Mahé. In addition to glorious beaches and fantastic marine life, Praslin is best known for the Vallée de Mai World Heritage Site where the botanical rarity, the coco de mer, grows wild. In fact, this incredible palm forest earned the island its original name of "Isle de Palme," accorded by the French navigator Lazare Picault who had to carve his way through the tangled undergrowth of the inland hills. In 1768 Marion Dufresne led an expedition to the island and renamed it Praslin. He placed a Deed of Possession in a bottle which he buried in the sands of the northern coast. In the early 1800s the total population of the island amounted to ten families. Nothing noteworthy happened through most of the century, except for the arrival of General Charles Gordon in 1881. The hero of Khartoum thought he had found the biblical Garden of Eden and pronounced that the coco de mer was the biblical tree of knowledge

Day 3 - At Sea

Day 4 - Antsiranana

Arrive: Fri 09 January 2026 at 08:00 / Depart: Fri 09 January 2026 at 18:00

Antsiranana, also known as Diego Suarez, is a port city in northern Madagascar. It sits on Antsiranana Bay, a vast natural harbor made up of several smaller bays. Offshore, conical Nosy Lonja, or Sugar Loaf Island, is considered sacred by locals. Long, sandy Ramena Beach lies to the northeast. The city’s French colonial architecture is highlighted by the old covered market and the ruins of the Hôtel de la Marine.

Day 5 - At Sea

Day 6 - Port Louis, Mauritius

Arrive: Sun 11 January 2026 at 13:30

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. Surrounded by one of the largest unbroken coral reefs on the planet, conservationists are now campaigning to protect its white coral sand beaches and fragile ecosystem. Though it can be found on the maps of early Arab mariners, Mauritius remained uninhabited until the end of the 16th century. The Portuguese became the first European visitors in 1510, however, they did not lay claim to the island. In 1598 Dutch colonists settled on the island, naming it after Prince Maurice of Nassau. The Dutch colonial period saw the development of thriving sugarcane plantations as well as the decimation of the ebony forests and the extinction of the dodo bird and other indigenous wildlife. Eventually abandoning their settlement in 1710, Mauritius lay unclaimed until the arrival of the French five years later. Renaming the island Ile de France, the French continued the cultivation of sugar as well as indigo, cloves, nutmeg and other spices, retaining possession of the island until 1810 when it was ceded to Britain at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Now an independent republic, Mauritius is a vibrant cultural mix with impressive mountains, boundless sugarcane plantations and some of the most exquisite beaches and aquamarine lagoons in the Indian Ocean.

Day 7 - Port Louis, Mauritius

Depart: Mon 12 January 2026 at 18:00

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. Surrounded by one of the largest unbroken coral reefs on the planet, conservationists are now campaigning to protect its white coral sand beaches and fragile ecosystem. Though it can be found on the maps of early Arab mariners, Mauritius remained uninhabited until the end of the 16th century. The Portuguese became the first European visitors in 1510, however, they did not lay claim to the island. In 1598 Dutch colonists settled on the island, naming it after Prince Maurice of Nassau. The Dutch colonial period saw the development of thriving sugarcane plantations as well as the decimation of the ebony forests and the extinction of the dodo bird and other indigenous wildlife. Eventually abandoning their settlement in 1710, Mauritius lay unclaimed until the arrival of the French five years later. Renaming the island Ile de France, the French continued the cultivation of sugar as well as indigo, cloves, nutmeg and other spices, retaining possession of the island until 1810 when it was ceded to Britain at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Now an independent republic, Mauritius is a vibrant cultural mix with impressive mountains, boundless sugarcane plantations and some of the most exquisite beaches and aquamarine lagoons in the Indian Ocean.

Day 8 - Pointe des Galets

Arrive: Tue 13 January 2026 at 08:00 / Depart: Tue 13 January 2026 at 19:00

Located about 480 miles east of Madagascar and 102 miles southwest of Mauritius, Réunion is the largest of the Mascarene Islands. The archipelago, consisting of Rodrigues, Mauritius and Réunion, was named The Mascarentes following its discovery in 1512 by the Portuguese navigator, Pedro de Mascarenhas. The French made the decision to settle Réunion in 1642, but no one actually lived here until four years later when the French governor of Fort Dauphin in Madagascar exiled a dozen mutineers to the island. In 1649, the king of France officially took possession of Réunion and renamed the island Colbert Bourbon. After the French Revolution, the island took back its original name. Since 1946, Réunion has been administered by France as an Overseas Department, with St. Denis as its capital. Facilities here are comparable to any major town in metropolitan France. St. Denis straddles the mouth of the St. Denis River and sweeps upward into the flanks of la Montagne where modern apartment complexes and luxurious houses have replaced the shanty town of the post-war era. Pointe des Galets is the principal port of Réunion, 30-minute by car from the small capital, St. Denis. The island is best known for the rugged beauty of its interior. Major attractions include the fascinating and still active volcano, Piton de la Fournaise, and three extinct craters known as cirques. Their forested slopes are dotted with isolated villages. Two thirds of the western part of Réunion are covered by mountain ranges, with the 9,200-foot-high Piton des Neiges the highest point on the island. The major source of income is from agriculture, mainly sugarcane, vanilla and the production of geranium oil used as a fixative in perfumes.

Day 9 - At Sea

Day 10 - Tolagnaro

Arrive: Thu 15 January 2026 at 08:00 / Depart: Thu 15 January 2026 at 17:00

Tôlanaro or Tolagnaro is a city on the southeast coast of Madagascar. It is the capital of the Anosy Region and of the Tôlanaro District. It has been a port of local importance since the early 1500s, and a new port, the Ehoala Port, has been built by QMM and the World Bank

Day 11 - At Sea

Day 12 - At Sea

Day 13 - Durban

Arrive: Sun 18 January 2026 at 07:00 / Depart: Sun 18 January 2026 at 19:00

The great natural harbor of Port Natal, on whose shores the city of Durban now stands, was thought by early Portuguese navigators to be a lagoon at the mouth of a large river. They called the harbor Rio de Natal (Christmas River), as its discovery fell on Christmas Day in 1497. The name Durban was acquired in 1843 when Port Natal was renamed for Sir Benjamin D'Urban, the Cape governor who had ordered the British annexation of Natal. Durban became a municipality in 1854 and a city in 1935. Today it is one of the principal cargo ports on the African continent, a center for industry and a major holiday resort. With a population of almost one million people, Durban is a bustling, subtropical city with a warm, more often hot and sultry climate that favors the luxuriant growth of trees and gardens. It is considered to be the Asian capital of South Africa with a massive Indian population. While the downtown area is predominantly Muslim, Hindu Durban lies to the north of the city center. It was here in the Phoenix Park Settlement that Mahatma Gandhi set up his retreat center in 1903, from where moral support was drawn for the Indian demonstrations of 1913. Durban's 21st-century economy can largely be credited to the immense amount of cargo passing through its huge port, as well as to the thousands of Transvaal holiday makers who, since the 1930s, have turned the city's beachfront into a popular playground. Its most dominant landmark is the handsome Grey Street Mosque, the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Day 14 - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Arrive: Mon 19 January 2026 at 14:00

Port Elizabeth is the third largest port and the fifth largest city in South Africa. The center is spread over steep hills overlooking Algoa Bay. Except for some interesting historical architecture, 21st-century Port Elizabeth, or PE as it is commonly known, has few attractions of note. To compensate, the town is surrounded by charming countryside; it bills itself as the Friendly City. Its origins go back to the site of Fort Frederick around which settlers from Britain established Port Elizabeth in 1820.

Day 15 - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Depart: Tue 20 January 2026 at 18:00

Port Elizabeth is the third largest port and the fifth largest city in South Africa. The center is spread over steep hills overlooking Algoa Bay. Except for some interesting historical architecture, 21st-century Port Elizabeth, or PE as it is commonly known, has few attractions of note. To compensate, the town is surrounded by charming countryside; it bills itself as the Friendly City. Its origins go back to the site of Fort Frederick around which settlers from Britain established Port Elizabeth in 1820.

Day 16 - At Sea

Day 17 - At Sea

Day 18 - Cape Town

Arrive: Fri 23 January 2026 at 07:00 / Depart: Fri 23 January 2026

Sprawling across endless, staggeringly blue coastline, and watched over by the iconic plane of Table Mountain, Cape Town is without doubt one of the world’s most beautiful cities. A blend of spectacular mountain scenery, multiculturalism and relaxed ocean charm awaits in the Mother City, where you can venture out to rolling vineyards, dine in laid back sea suburbs, or spend days exploring cool urban culture. Cape Town’s natural splendour fully reveals itself as the cable car rears sharply to the top of Table Mountain. From the summit, 3,500 feet above sea level, you can let the scale of the panoramic vistas of the city rolling down towards the ocean wash over you. Another heavenly perspective waits at the top of Lion's Head’s tapering peak. A sharp hike and an early start is required, but the views of the morning sun painting Table Mountain honey-gold are some of Cape Town’s finest. Cape Town’s glorious sunshine and inviting blue rollers can be a little deceiving - these oceans are anything but warm at times, with nothing between the peninsula’s end and Antarctica’s icy chill. This cool water has upsides though, bringing a colony of adorably cute African penguins to Boulders Beach. Boarded walkways offer the perfect vantage point to see the cute creatures dipping into the sea and lounging in the sun. Nearby, journey to the end of Africa at the Cape of Good Hope, where you can stand at the bottom of this mighty continent, watching out over the merging waves of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Cape Town’s beauty is counterpointed by the ominous island form, which sits four miles offshore from the bustling restaurants and lazy seals of the lively V&A Waterfront. A living history lesson, you can sail in the ships that transported prisoners out to Robben Island, before a former prisoner tells of the traumas of life on this offshore prison. Your guide will show you the cramped cells, and render Mandela’s long walk to freedom in heartbreaking, visceral clarity.

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Ship Cabins

Classic Veranda Suite

The Classic Veranda Suite provides generous living space for voyagers. Located lower bow, the Classic Veranda Suite offers all the comfort and attention to detail that you can expect aboard — both inside and out. A generous expanse of interior comforts — elegant décor, stunning marble bathroom and ample seating area, make this a cosy home away from home. But perhaps this suite’s finest asset lies just outside, as floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a private veranda, making every sunset feel as if it is yours alone. Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Sitting area. Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Marble bathroom with vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower. A choice of pillows. Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe. Writing desk. Two 42” / 106 cm flat-screen HD TVs. Interactive Media Library. Unlimited Standard Wifi.

Deluxe Veranda Suite

The Deluxe Veranda Suite offers a comfortable living space, close to the heart of the ship. With its preferred mid-ship location and all the comfort and attention to detail that you can expect aboard, the Deluxe Veranda Suite is the savvy traveller’s paradise— both inside and out. Elegant décor, stunning marble bathroom and ample seating area, make this a cosy home away from home. But perhaps this suite’s finest asset lies just outside, as floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a private veranda, making every sunset feel as if it is yours alone. Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Sitting area. Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Marble bathroom with vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower. A choice of pillows. Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe. Writing desk. Two 42” / 106 cm flat-screen HD TVs. Interactive Media Library. Unlimited Standard Wifi.

Grand Suite

Indulge in the epitome of ultra-luxury cruising. The Grand Suite is for those who want to experience sailing in style. The sophistication of the Silversea philosophy coupled with ample interior and exterior space makes this the perfect choice for serious travellers. With the biggest verandas on board, enjoy entertaining new friends or simply sharing intimate meals while contemplating spectacular sunsets. Savour the sense of well-being offered by the luxurious furnishings and modern amenities. Offering an unprecedented level of relaxation, the Grand Suite is the perfect romantic getaway. Two teak verandas with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional veranda. Living room with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest. Sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area. Separate dining area. Twin beds or king-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queensized bed. Marble bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized bath, plus a powder room; bedroom two has additional marble bathroom with fullsized bath. Savoir Beds mattresses and a choice of pillows. Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe. Vanity table(s). Writing desk(s). One 55” / 140 cm and one 42” / 106 cm flat-screen HD TV in main suite, plus two 42” / 106 cm flat-screen HD TVs in bedroom two. Interactive Media Library. Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity. Illy espresso machine. Unlimited Premium Wifi.

Owner's Suite

Picture yourself taking a delicious breakfast on your private veranda. Imagine watching the sun set, a flute of chilled champagne in hand, setting sail for your next destination. Prestigious, classic and sophisticated, this stylish apartment suite offers the ultimate in finest accommodation on board. Set aside for those who seek a superlative level of space, comfort and service, the Owner’s Suite has it all. The adjoining bedroom, with its en-suite bathroom, offers its own spectacular sea views. Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional large picture window. Living room with sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area. Separate dining area. Twin beds or king-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queensized bed. Marble bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized bath, plus a powder room; bedroom two has additional marble bathroom with shower. Savoir Beds mattresses and a choice of pillows. Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe. Vanity table(s). Writing desk(s). One 55” / 140 cm and one 42” / 106 cm flat-screen HD TV in main suite, plus two 42” / 106 cm flat-screen HD TVs in bedroom two. Interactive Media Library. Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity. Illy espresso machine. Unlimited Premium Wifi.

Panorama Suite

The Panorama Suite provides generous living space for voyagers. Located on deck 9, the Panorama offers all the comfort and attention to detail that you can expect aboard. A generous expanse of interior comforts — elegant décor, stunning marble bathroom and ample seating area, make this a cosy home away from home. The seating area of the Panorama Suite has plenty of room to relax, while large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. Sitting area. Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Marble bathroom with vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower. A choice of pillows. Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe. Writing desk. Two 42” / 106 cm flat-screen HD TVs. Interactive Media Library. Unlimited Standard Wifi.

Royal Suite

Designed with the values of the culture of living in mind, the Royal Suite offers a vast, eloquent space. Precise lines, authentic Italian craftsmanship and fine materials make up just some of the details of this stunning suite. Commanding and majestic, the Royal Suite boasts a lavish living area perfect for entertaining, plush interior furnishings and sweeping seascapes from the private terrace. The comfort of the spacious apartment makes this the ideal space for those wanting to feel the true comfort and luxury of the Silversea philosophy. Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; bedroom two has additional veranda. Living room with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest. Sitting area; bedroom two has additional sitting area. Separate dining area. Twin beds or king-sized bed; bedroom two has additional twin beds or queensized bed Marble bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and full-sized bath, plus a powder room; bedroom two has additional marble bathroom with full-sized bath. Savoir Beds mattresses and a choice of pillows. Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe. Vanity table(s). Writing desk(s). One 55” / 140 cm and one 42” / 106 cm flat-screen HD TV in main suite, plus two 42” / 106 cm flat-screen HD TVs in bedroom two. Interactive Media Library. Bose Sound Touch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity. Illy espresso machine. Unlimited Premium Wifi.

Silver Suite

Step onto your terrace and bask in the calm feeling of the ocean breeze. Dissolve into the comfort of your king size bed. Prepare for the evening in the beautiful marble bathroom. The upper deck location gives the most spectacular of sea views, the spacious living area allows for comfortable relaxing where cosy nights in become veritable experiences in themselves. The two-bedroom configuration of this suite makes this it the ideal option for families. Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Living room with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest. Sitting area. Separate dining area. Twin beds or king-sized bed. Marble bathroom with double vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower; bedroom two has additional marble. bathroom with full-sized bath. Wheelchair accessible suite has a marble bathroom with vanity and separate shower (no full-sized bath as illustrated). A choice of pillows. Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe. Vanity table. Writing desk. Two 55” / 140 cm flat-screen HD TV in main suite, plus two 42” / 106 cm flatscreen HD TVs in bedroom two Interactive Media Library. Unlimited Premium Wifi.

Superior Veranda Suite

Located on the upper deck, and offering spectacular sunset views, the Superior Veranda Suite has all the comforts and luxury that you can expect aboard. A comfortable living space, attention to detail and a generous expanse of amenities, this stunning suite makes for a cosy home while on the seas. But perhaps this suite’s finest asset lies just outside, as floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a private veranda, making every sunset feel as if it is yours alone. Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Sitting area. Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Marble bathroom with vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower. A choice of pillows. Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe. Writing desk. Two 42” / 106 cm flat-screen HD TVs. Interactive Media Library. Unlimited Standard Wifi.

Vista Suite

The Vista Suite provides generous living space for all travellers. The Vista Suite offers all the comfort and attention to detail that you can expect aboard. A generous expanse of interior comforts — elegant décor, stunning marble bathroom and ample seating area, make this a cosy home away from home. The seating area of the Vista Suite has plenty of room to relax, while large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views, the perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed! 3 Wheelchair Accessible Suites (407, 409, 417) Sitting area. Twin beds or queen-sized bed. Marble bathroom with vanity, full-sized bath, separate shower. Wheelchair accessible suite has a marble bathroom with vanity and separate shower (no full-sized bath). A choice of pillows. Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe. Writing desk. Two 42” / 106 cm flat-screen HD TVs. Interactive Media Library. Unlimited Standard Wifi.
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