The splendour of the atolls
A cruise to the Seychelles will introduce you to the 115 islands which have only been permanently inhabited for 200 years. Situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean, 500 miles from the nearest mainland, their striking environmental and cultural diversity amaze visitors.
The external islands are coral atolls with immense pure white beaches which emerge from waters that change shades from light blue to turquoise.
Arriving at the Seychelles on an MSC Grand Voyages cruise means walking into a life sciences manual, it’s not without reason that 50% of their territory is part of a national park or natural reserve.
Two sites are protected by UNESCO: Aldabra, the largest raised coral atoll in the world, where you can find the world’s biggest seed, the sea coconut, in the Vallée de Mai in Praslin, a real earthly paradise.
On these islands you will also find the only eight examples in the world of the jellyfish tree, as well as the black parrot or the Seychelles nightingale, the smallest frog on the planet and the heaviest of the giant tortoises.
And if all these natural wonders seem too many to take in, you can also have a break and relax on the white beaches and the warm waters of one of the countless bays of this archipelago.