Culinary Cruise

In the Seychelles

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Location

Seychelles

Travel Period

16 July 2022

From (Port)

Victoria Port (Inter island Quay), Mahe

Duration

8 days

Price

From 2390 $ per person



General Info

Variety Cruises is partnering with Celebrated Chef Josh Thomsen on an 8-day culinary themed Seychelles Island cruise.

The 8-day cruise will sail round trip from Mahe to Mahe, and is open for booking.

Guests on the cruise will have multiple opportunities to interact with and learn from the Author, World Traveler and Award Wining Chef. The sailing kicks off with an evening welcome reception featuring a cocktail and the chance to meet the Chef. The cruise will include onboard cooking demonstrations, cookouts on a private beach, food market and rum tours that will show off the culture and the amazing "Seychellois cuisine". 

Thomsen said. “I look forward to partnering with the Variety Cruises Team on this very special sail and taking their guests on a journey of culinary exploration.”

At a Glance

Variety Cruise At a Glance
  • Day 1 | Saturday: Mahe/Victoria (Inter island Quay) - St. Anne
  • Day 2 | Sunday: St. Anne - Curieuse
  • Day 3 | Monday: Curieuse - Cousin island - Anse Lazio
  • Day 4 | Tuesday: Anse Lazio - Aride - St. Pierre - Baie St. Anne/Praslin
  • Day 5 | Wednesday: Baie St. Anne, Praslin - Felicite - La Digue
  • Day 6 | Thursday: La Digue - Moyenne Island
  • Day 7 | Friday: Moyenne island - Mahe - Inter Island Quay
  • Day 8 | Saturday: Mahe/Victoria (Inter island Quay)

Day by Day

Variety Day
Day 1 | Saturday

Mahe (Victoria port, Inter island Quay) - St. Anne

Welcome to the Seychelles, the Variety way. This natural paradise will be your home for the next few days: expect cultural immersion, uninhabited islands, and unique biospheres. But first, enjoy a welcome drink before we set sail for our first stop, Sainte Anne. We know you’ve been waiting to dive into the inviting Indian Ocean: this is your first chance of many. Dinner on board and overnight at anchor. 

Variety Day
Day 2 | Sunday

St. Anne - Curieuse

An early departure means we’ll be at the uninhabited island of Curieuse ready for a day of excursions: guided walking tours, mangrove forest exploration, giant tortoise spotting, and more. Welcome in the afternoon with a beach barbecue and snorkelling opportunities or, with beaches this beautiful, you may prefer to simply lie back and soak it all in. We wouldn’t blame you. Overnight at anchor. 

Variety Day
Day 3 | Monday

Curieuse - Cousin island - Anse Lazio

From Curieuse to Anse Lazio. But first a visit to Cousin Island: the entire island has been a nature reserve since 1968. We’ll visit the bird sanctuary before sailing onwards to Anse Lazio in Praslin - globally recognised as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here, the time is yours; enjoy swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing or napping, before heading back to the ship. Overnight at anchor. 

Variety Day
Day 4 | Tuesday

Anse Lazio - Aride - St. Pierre - Baie St. Anne/Praslin

Experience a wake up call like no other: experienced island rangers will take you on an early-morning guided tour to the top of the island for a one-in-a-million vantage point. Be sure to bring your camera. Aride is famous for numerous indiginous species; your guide will point these out as you traverse the unique landscape. At noon we sail to St. Pierre Island for 3 hours of snorkelling and swimming. Dry off, and enjoy a sunset sail to Baie Sainte Anne, Praslin, in time for a cultural Creole Night. Overnight at dock. 

Variety Day
Day 5 | Wednesday

Baie St. Anne, Praslin - Felicite - La Digue

Today is all about going where the wind takes us - figuratively and literally! After an optional tour to Vallee de Mai, the green heart of Praslin often described as a Garden of Eden, we’ll set off for Felicite or Grand Soeur. Wherever we end up, we guarantee you fun in the beautiful Seychelles sun. Evening sail to La Digue where we’ll anchor for the night. 

Variety Day
Day 6 | Thursday

La Digue - Moyenne Island

Join us for an optional morning excursion where our knowledgeable guides will take you to L’Union Estate Farm for a tour of a coconut oil mill. Spend the early afternoon souvenir shopping at La Passe, or idle the time away at Anse Source D’Argent beach. This is another beach well-known for being one of the world’s most beautiful. What can we say, the Seychelles will spoil you. Late afternoon sail to Moyenne Island, overnight at anchor. 

Variety Day
Day 7 | Friday

Moyenne island - Mahe - Inter Island Quay

Your last day with us in the Seychelles is equal parts food and swimming. Dive into those sparkling waters for one last time at Moyenne before enjoying a barbecue on deck. Late afternoon we’ll head back to where it all began - Mahe - for our signature Captain’s Farewell dinner with live music. Dancing isn’t required, but very much smiled upon. Overnight in Mahe. 

Variety Day
Day 8 | Saturday

Mahe (Victoria port, Inter island Quay)

Get ready to disembark, but first enjoy a breakfast on board. We never like saying goodbye, so instead let us say we hope to sea you soon!

  • Day 1 | Saturday

    Mahe (Victoria port, Inter island Quay) - St. Anne

    Welcome to the Seychelles, the Variety way. This natural paradise will be your home for the next few days: expect cultural immersion, uninhabited islands, and unique biospheres. But first, enjoy a welcome drink before we set sail for our first stop, Sainte Anne. We know you’ve been waiting to dive into the inviting Indian Ocean: this is your first chance of many. Dinner on board and overnight at anchor. 

  • Day 2 | Sunday

    St. Anne - Curieuse

    An early departure means we’ll be at the uninhabited island of Curieuse ready for a day of excursions: guided walking tours, mangrove forest exploration, giant tortoise spotting, and more. Welcome in the afternoon with a beach barbecue and snorkelling opportunities or, with beaches this beautiful, you may prefer to simply lie back and soak it all in. We wouldn’t blame you. Overnight at anchor. 

  • Day 3 | Monday

    Curieuse - Cousin island - Anse Lazio

    From Curieuse to Anse Lazio. But first a visit to Cousin Island: the entire island has been a nature reserve since 1968. We’ll visit the bird sanctuary before sailing onwards to Anse Lazio in Praslin - globally recognised as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here, the time is yours; enjoy swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing or napping, before heading back to the ship. Overnight at anchor. 

  • Day 4 | Tuesday

    Anse Lazio - Aride - St. Pierre - Baie St. Anne/Praslin

    Experience a wake up call like no other: experienced island rangers will take you on an early-morning guided tour to the top of the island for a one-in-a-million vantage point. Be sure to bring your camera. Aride is famous for numerous indiginous species; your guide will point these out as you traverse the unique landscape. At noon we sail to St. Pierre Island for 3 hours of snorkelling and swimming. Dry off, and enjoy a sunset sail to Baie Sainte Anne, Praslin, in time for a cultural Creole Night. Overnight at dock. 

  • Day 5 | Wednesday

    Baie St. Anne, Praslin - Felicite - La Digue

    Today is all about going where the wind takes us - figuratively and literally! After an optional tour to Vallee de Mai, the green heart of Praslin often described as a Garden of Eden, we’ll set off for Felicite or Grand Soeur. Wherever we end up, we guarantee you fun in the beautiful Seychelles sun. Evening sail to La Digue where we’ll anchor for the night. 

  • Day 6 | Thursday

    La Digue - Moyenne Island

    Join us for an optional morning excursion where our knowledgeable guides will take you to L’Union Estate Farm for a tour of a coconut oil mill. Spend the early afternoon souvenir shopping at La Passe, or idle the time away at Anse Source D’Argent beach. This is another beach well-known for being one of the world’s most beautiful. What can we say, the Seychelles will spoil you. Late afternoon sail to Moyenne Island, overnight at anchor. 

  • Day 7 | Friday

    Moyenne island - Mahe - Inter Island Quay

    Your last day with us in the Seychelles is equal parts food and swimming. Dive into those sparkling waters for one last time at Moyenne before enjoying a barbecue on deck. Late afternoon we’ll head back to where it all began - Mahe - for our signature Captain’s Farewell dinner with live music. Dancing isn’t required, but very much smiled upon. Overnight in Mahe. 

  • Day 8 | Saturday

    Mahe (Victoria port, Inter island Quay)

    Get ready to disembark, but first enjoy a breakfast on board. We never like saying goodbye, so instead let us say we hope to sea you soon!

Dates & Prices

What is Included

Cruise fares mentioned are per person in double occupancy and exclude Port Charges.
*Offer Rate: Terms & Conditions apply for  Early Bird Offers & Special Offers. For more information please visit the Special Offers section.

Date Category C Category B Category A Category P Port Charges
16 July 2022 $ 2390 $ 2690 $ 3190 $ 3590 $ 450
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Highlights

Chef Josh, our on board guest chef!


A native of Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, “My love of food emanated from my father Jerry, a passionate amateur chef. I remember that my sixth grade year book said future chef and I have never doubted it.” A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, Thomsen has honed his skills with some of the most prominent chefs in America.

Yachting in the Seychelles


Back on deck, enjoy deck-side BBQ; take out the kayaks, snorkel or swim from the ship's swimming platform and marvel at hundreds of species of rainbow-hued fish, as well as manta rays, spinner dolphins and green and hawks-bill turtles. or dip into the mini-spa on the lower deck for some seaside pampering. Step in tune with nature or swim with the turtles while enjoying an intimate floating home that offers every comfort.

Getting to know the amazing "Seychellois cuisine"


The cruise will include onboard cooking demonstrations, cookouts on a private beach, food market and rum tours that will show off the culture and the amazing "Seychellois cuisine".

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