VACAYA’S 2022 SEYCHELLES CRUISE HAS SOLD OUT!

If you’d like to put your name on our waitlist for this cruise, please follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. If you don’t yet have a profile in our booking system, set one up HERE.
  2. Once your profile has been completed, email info@myvacaya.com and provide us with the following information: full name, phone number, email address, type of room(s) you’re looking for

Once on the list, we’ll reach out to you in the order your name appears on our waitlist if a room that fits your request becomes available. 

If you didn’t get one of the rooms on our Seychelles Cruise and are still looking for a first-of-its-kind high-end luxury adventure, VACAYA will be circumnavigating Iceland with PONANT roundtrip from Reykjavík Sept 3-10, 2021. There are a handful of great rooms and suites still available. Explore our 5-star Iceland Cruise HERE.

With consumers’ pent-up appetite for travel reaching a fevered pitch, we advise that you book as early as you can for all of our trips. We’ve seen a tenfold increase in bookings over the last several months as news – both political and medical – continues to improve. We certainly don’t want you to miss out on another VACAYA adventure! With trips to Ptown, Mexico, New Orleans, the Caribbean, and Costa Rica all ready for you, there’s sure to be one that fits both your calendar and your budget.

Congratulations to all those who managed to scoop up a room on this Seychelles adventure. We can’t wait to welcome you  to Victoria!

 


 

THE ULTIMATE BUCKET LIST VACATION!
Feb 15-23, 2022 – PONANT Le Bougainville
#OnlyWithVACAYA

Tired of the Caribbean? Getting bored with the same old itineraries? Looking for the ultimate winter escape that’ll turn every one of your friends green with envy? Then you’re primed and ready for something TRULY ALL NEW! Think French Polynesia meets Galapagos as VACAYA takes you on a first-of-its-kind adventure to Seychelles!

This rare and unspoiled paradise on earth is blessed with deep turquoise waters, pristine white sandy beaches, a remarkable array of marine life, and culture and cuisine shaped by a diverse combination of European, African, and Asian influences. And to top it all off, there’s not a Diamonds International Store within sight!

One of VACAYA’s missions is to take our guests to fresh new destinations – fabulous places on our planet that have never been visited by other LGBT+ travel companies. Using that mission as our guide, The Vacayans have created this new 8-night luxury cruise around Seychelles just for you – a chance to see a part of our world that holds almost incalculable wonders. Sitting in the warm equatorial waters off the eastern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is an island nation whose beauty is difficult to describe in words. So we’re just going to quiet down a bit and let the pictures of this off-the-beaten-path utopia fill your heart…

THE MUST-SEE JEWELS OF THE SEYCHELLES… ALL FOR YOU!
trip highlights

Discover 8 gorgeous Seychelles islands

UNESCO World Heritage Site:
Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

The large granite blocks of Anse Source d’Argent,
one of the most famous beaches in the Indian Ocean

World-class SCUBA and Snorkeling

Optional Post-Cruise South African Safari Add-On

Day 1 | VICTORIA, MAHÉ | Boarding 4pm | Depart 7pm
Day 2 | SAINTE ANNE MARINE NATIONAL PARK
Day 3 | DESROCHES ISLAND
Day 4 | CURIEUSE ISLAND
Day 5 | ARIDE ISLAND

Day 6 | GRANDE SŒUR
Day 7 | PRASLIN ISLAND
Day 8 | LA DIGUE ISLAND
Day 9 | VICTORIA, MAHÉ | Disembark 8am

DAY 1
FEBRUARY 15, 2022
VICTORIA, MAHÉ 5°S 55°E
BOARDING 4PM | DEPARTURE 7PM
VICTORIA, MAHÉ  5°S  55°E

Discover Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles and also the largest of the archipelago, home to the capital, Victoria. Mahé has almost 70 fine-sand beaches, framed by the emblematic granite rocks, and whose crystal-clear waters are renowned for their rich underwater life. The island is also famous for its splendid mountain panoramas such as the Morne Seychellois, which is 905 meters high and overlooks the Indian Ocean… the perfect hike! Mahé is also an island full of history, where fine colonial properties rub shoulders with Creole houses. And don’t forget the city’s marvelous Botanical Gardens!

DAY 2
FEBRUARY 16, 2022
SAINTE ANNE MARINE NATIONAL PARK
SAINTE ANNE MARINE NATIONAL PARK

Lying off the coast of Mahé, the Sainte Anne Marine National Park has been protecting the natural riches and exceptional seabeds of the verdant islands and turquoise lagoons of Sainte-Anne, Longue, Ronde, Moyenne, and Cerf since 1973. These dream islands with their white sandy beaches edged with granite rock, crystal-clear waters, and coconut trees promise unforgettable moments of relaxation and discovery. These colorful reefs and granite rocks and their large swathes of seagrass are home to a multitude of tropical fish, as well as sea turtles, dolphins, and several species of ray, including the manta ray.

DAY 3
FEBRUARY 17, 2022
DESROCHES ISLAND
DESROCHES ISLAND

With white-sand beaches and warm crystal clear waters, everything here is conducive to daydreaming and relaxation in an intimate setting where the blue sky completes the picture-perfect postcard. You are on Desroches Island, the largest in the Amirantes group in the Outer Islands of the Seychelles. This 6km-long coral atoll covered in lush vegetation is surrounded by spectacular seabeds, where shark and manta rays sightings are not uncommon. On the beach, you may be lucky enough to observe sea turtles, there to lay their eggs. In the island’s north, a lighthouse that’s still in operation stands guard, and the small village is home to a chapel and a cemetery.

DAY 4
FEBRUARY 18, 2022
CURIEUSE
CURIEUSE

Situated off the coast of Praslin, Curieuse has a distinguishing feature: its red earth. Discovered in 1768 by the French explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, it was ravaged by a fire in 1771 and then was home to a leper colony of which a few vestiges still remain. Declared a national marine park in 1979, it’s home to many underwater species, which can be discovered while SCUBA diving or snorkeling in the idyllic waters of the Indian Ocean. But above all, Curieuse is renowned for the hundreds of Aldabra giant tortoises that live here. It’s highly likely you’ll get the chance to meet these fascinating reptiles. Along with Praslin, it’s also the only island on which the sea coconut grows wild.

DAY 5
FEBRUARY 19, 2022
ARIDE ISLAND
ARIDE ISLAND

Aride is an island in the Seychelles situated a few kilometers north-west of Praslin. Listed as a nature reserve, this pearl of the Indian Ocean will seduce you with the beauty of its landscapes of wild cliffs and fine-sand beaches. Protected from human impact and sometimes called “bird capital,” it’s home to several endemic plants as well as exceptional wildlife. Most notably, it’s the refuge of an impressive number of seabirds (Seychelles magpie-robins, terns, noddies, and more), and reptiles, such as Wright’s skinks, which can be found in the island’s wooded areas. Sea turtles can also be observed on the island’s beaches.

DAY 6
FEBRUARY 20, 2022
GRANDE SŒUR
GRANDE SŒUR

Located 6km north of La Digue, Grande Sœur Island is renowned for its two sumptuous beaches and its translucent waters, protected by a coral reef. An ideal spot for snorkeling and observing the sea turtles that co-exist here with the many multi-colored fish. Pristine Grande Sœur Island is considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Seychelles.

DAY 7
FEBRUARY 21, 2022
PRASLIN ISLAND
PRASLIN ISLAND

Situated some forty kilometers away from Victoria, Praslin is the second largest island in the Seychelles. Its idyllic beaches where granite rocks nestle in immaculate sand correspond perfectly to how we imagine the Seychelles to be. They invite visitors to dive into the turquoise waters, which are ideal for snorkeling. In the center of the island, hidden in the heart of a stunning tropical rainforest, lies the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. In this veritable plant sanctuary, several endemic species of palm trees can be observed, as well as the famous sea coconut, which can weigh up to 20 kg and is sometimes called “coco fesse” because its shape calls to mind a pair of buttocks.

DAY 8
FEBRUARY 22, 2022
LA DIGUE ISLAND
LA DIGUE ISLAND

La Digue Island is a veritable concentration of all the beauty of the Seychelles. Located 6km south-east of Praslin, this small piece of land that looks like paradise is the third-largest island in the Seychelles, despite its modest size (5km by 3km). Turquoise waters just asking you to swim in them; lush vegetation sheltering giant tortoises; beaches of fine sand fringed with coconut trees; and those emblematic large granite rocks with their pink highlights like at the famous Anse Source d’Argent create a dream setting. Authentic and preserved, the island follows a peaceful rhythm, with the only means of transport along its little roads being bikes or traditional oxcarts.

DAY 9
FEBRUARY 23, 2022
VICTORIA, MAHÉ
DISEMBARK 8AM
VICTORIA, MAHÉ

We return to Mahé at the end of our journey. Today you’ll either fly home, extend here for a few days on your own, or… join VACAYA for an extraordinary 4-night post-cruise adventure in South Africa! We’re taking over one of the world’s top hotels – SINGITA PRIVATE RESERVE. And when we say “top hotels,” we’re not messing around. Singita has perennially ranked at the very top (as in #1) or near the top of the list of the “World’s Best” since she made her debut. Only 24 spots are available for this one-of-a-kind luxury adventure and they will go fast, so don’t miss out!

Ship Highlights
Incomparable
Luxury on the
5-Star Le Bougainville
AFT MARINA PLATFORM
AFT MARINA PLATFORM
(Deck 2) – An aft marina platform serves as a launch for Zodiac rafts and water sports activities such as kayaking and paddle boarding.
BLUE EYE
BLUE EYE
Located below the waterline, Blue Eye is the first ever multisensorial lounge, offering a unique experience: the opportunity to enjoy undersea views and the sounds of the marine world while sharing a drink together.
LE NAUTILUS GASTRONOMIC RESTAURANT
LE NAUTILUS GASTRONOMIC RESTAURANT
(Deck 4) Located aft, prepare to indulge in the very best of French and international cuisine.
GRILL RESTAURANT
GRILL RESTAURANT
(Deck 3) An exterior grill restaurant offering a relaxed ambiance and atmosphere.
PANORAMIC LOUNGE
PANORAMIC LOUNGE
(Deck 6) Located high atop the ship, this lounge offers 180-degree views overlooking the ship’s bow.
MAIN LOUNGE
MAIN LOUNGE
(Deck 3) A perfect place to relax during the day and join VACAYA Piano Bar Sing-Alongs at night.
EXCURSION DESK
EXCURSION DESK
(Deck 3) Find information and book optional excursions and activities.
THEATER
THEATER
(Deck 3) Both PONANT and VACAYA entertainers bring this beautiful venue roaring to life.
GYM
GYM
(Deck 7) The ship features a well-equipped gym with panoramic ocean views.
L’ESPACE BIEN ENTRE SPA & HAMMAM
L’ESPACE BIEN ENTRE SPA & HAMMAM
(Deck 7) Relax those muscles with a massage or in the thermal sauna with friends.
POOL
POOL
(Deck 3) A swimming pool offering panoramic views and equipped with an exterior bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas.

You’re not going to let another amazing adventure slip through your fingers. You know what to do…

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SOUTH AFRICAN SAFARI - OPTIONAL POST-CRUISE ADD-ON

Nestled in Sabi Sand, one of the most exclusive areas of South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park, Singita Private Reserve is a Place of Miracles.

Singita’s lodges offer you the freedom to feel your senses awaken on safaris that enrapt and revive. Awe-inspiring landscapes form the perfect backdrop for your South African adventure. With limited guest and vehicle numbers, exceptionally consistent game viewing, and warm-hearted hospitality, you’ll leave transformed – with body and soul soothed by meaningful connections with friends, loved ones, yourself, and nature.

Featuring unfiltered space & time, Singita’s award-winning lodges offer remote locations, complete privacy, and intuitive service at every turn. Each unique setting allows you to truly connect with nature and experience Africa’s most pristine wildlife & wilderness up close.

VACAYA has secured Singita’s famed Ebony Lodge for an exclusive experience and level of luxury NEVER BEFORE OFFERED to the LGBT+ community. This optional post-cruise add-on is limited to 24 guests. While we can add additional spots beyond 24 at Singita’s nearby Boulders Lodge, that will be on a request-only basis. We encourage you to book early to ensure you don’t miss out.

EXPLORE SINGITA WITH VACAYA

<p>Paradise was born here!</p>

Paradise was born here!