Sailing from Mozambique
Before you board
One night in Maputo
Fly into Maputo, where you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight pre-cruise stay, allowing you time to explore the turn-of-the-century buildings and the jacaranda-lined Baixa neighbourhood. Transfer to the port the following morning to embark Silver Cloud and start your 18 night cruise.
Setting sail from Maputo
Mozambique’s laid back capital is an eclectic mix of elegant Portuguese colonial architecture and concrete blocks that hark back to the days of Soviet influence. Maputo also has an excellent selection of restaurants and a lively nightlife scene, as well as some interesting museums and markets.
There’s not much to see in the seaside town of Morondava, but nearby attractions include one of the most famous sights in Madagascar, the Avenue of the Baobabs. These uniquely weird and bulbous trees grow up to 30 metres tall and 10 metres in diameter. Also close by is Kirindy Forest, home to endemic wildlife including common brown lemurs, sifakas and fossas.
Madagascar: Belo Sur Mer
Mozambique: Island of Mozambique
The densely populated Island of Mozambique was the capital of colonial Portuguese East Africa, and the island gave its name to the country when it gained independence. An impressive collection of historical buildings saw the island awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1991, and it’s a fascinating place to explore.
Tanzania: Kilwa Kisiwani
The island of Kilwa Kisiwani, just off the coast of Tanzania, was once the centre of a great East African empire that stretched from Kenya to Mozambique, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fascinating ruins include mosques, palaces and the tombs of the sultans who grew rich off the back of trade in gold, ivory, spices and slaves.
Tanzania: Fanjove Island
The name Zanzibar evokes images of sultans and spice traders, an island of beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise waters criss-crossed by dhows. It’s also a great place for spotting wildlife, including dolphins, antelope and the rare red colobus monkey.
Seychelles: Assumption Island
29 April - 1 May
Seychelles: Aldabra Atoll
The remote Aldabra Atoll is the world’s second largest coral atoll, situated on the outer fringes of the Seychelles. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the world’s largest population of giant tortoises, providing a sanctuary for over 100,000 of these remarkable creatures.
Seychelles: Astove Island
Arriving in Mahé
Mahé is the largest island in the Seychelles, home to the diminutive capital, Victoria, and 90% of the country’s population. It’s the quintessential tropical paradise, a sun-drenched landscape of granite mountains, lush jungle and heavenly white sand beaches.
Before returning home
One night in Seychelles
Disembark from the ship and be transferred to your hotel in Mahe for your overnight post-cruise hotel stay, before flying back to the UK the following day.
Cruise Line Offer
Your fare includes 18 nights in a Vista Suite, all meals and drinks, private overseas transfers, return flights, all taxes and gratuities, private chauffeur UK transfers, an overnight pre-cruise hotel stay in Maputo and an overnight post-cruise hotel stay in the Seychelles.
Your home from home
The intimate and popular Silver Cloud is reborn as a stylish expedition ship, following an extensive refurbishment in August 2017.
What we love
The lovely Silver Cloud is now part of Silversea's Expeditions fleet, with a reduced capacity, an ice-strengthened hull and 18 zodiacs making this one of the most luxurious expedition ships at sea.
|254 guests (240 guests in polar regions)
|208 International Staff
|Cosy, welcoming, stimulating, exciting - this ship has it all! If you enjoy the finer things in life but have an adventurous spirit, you will find yourself in congenial company on board.