At Seafarer, we’re always looking to add exciting tours to our list, and what better can we offer than a brand new destination and a thrilling new take on the Greek Islands with Istanbul thrown in for good measure? To help you understand what exciting new horizons await you as a result of these fantastic additions, take a look at our little round-up below.
Madagascar and its Mozambique Islands
Anyone who fancies getting away from the stuffy office and enjoying the incredible Great Outdoors is in for a treat on a holiday to Madagascar and its Mozambique Islands. Lemurs, baobabs, rainforest, beaches, desert, trekking and diving – this is but a taste of what’s on offer.
Seafarer’s itinerary allows you to explore a number of individual landmasses during your journey, but let’s keep it simple for now and simply address the island of Madagascar, which is worth visiting on its own. There’s no denying its unique ecosystem – five per cent of all known animal and plant species can be found here, and you can go from tropical rainforest to dry arid desert within just 300 kilometres. A Seafarer trip always likes to focus on the coast, and there is more than enough of that to take in at Madagascar. A grand total of 5,000 kilometres, to be precise. Quite frankly, cruising is most definitely the best method of exploring the island, since the roads are in a pretty sorry state.
All this is without considering the other stop-off points. The Mozambique Islands allow you to experience a wide variety of activities, from exquisite diving that reveals underwater kingdoms to exhilarating water sports across the charismatic coast. Find tranquillity in a small deserted cove on the coastline of Nosy Tanikely, characterised by its soft white sands and occasional patches of shallow coral. Or get to know the unique fishing community located on Nosy Iranja, which is also home to some of the most incredible wildlife in the world – Hawksbill turtles. Failing that, just explore the open ocean in search of humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins, which can be found cruising alongside you in the warm month of August.
Our newly announced Aegean Mosaic itinerary is perfect for everyone who wants to incorporate a sizeable chunk of time in Turkey during their holidays. The eight-day programme splits things pretty much right down the middle so that you have the opportunity to really make the most of both these unique destinations. Part of the joy of experiencing Greece and Turkey in one cruise is that, although they are located near to one another, they are exceedingly different.
For example, Turkey possesses an East-meets-West explosion of cultures that is impossible to find anywhere else. The exciting atmosphere in Istanbul, powered by busy markets, enormous mosques and a street life that never seems to sleep, makes it an incredible place to start your journey. Then there is the opportunity to explore Canakkale, with an action-packed excursion that encompasses a visit to where the ancient battle once raged.
By day four – after stopping at Dikili and Kusadasi – you will be well on your way to Greece, finishing up the Turkey part of the tour with Ephesus, one of the greatest archaeological sites in the Aegean region, which contains its own beautiful collection of landmasses. The islands incorporated into this part of the trip allow you to visit the Lipsi Islands, Mykonos, Santorini and more. Explore their beautiful secluded beaches and beautiful ruins.
As if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be conducting this cruise with the flagship of Variety Cruises mega-yacht fleet flagship, the luxurious 36 cabin ‘Voyager’, which allows you to embark on the adventure in complete comfort.
If our introduction to Seafarer’s new cruises has triggered some excitement, why wait? Book your next holiday today on the Aegean Mosaic Itinerary or the Madagascar and its Mozambique Islands Itinerary.