The 110 passenger expedition cruiseship, Clipper Odyssey, called at Port Victoria on 28th January. On charter to Zegrahm and Eco Expeditions, the vessel's itinerary also features some of the finest islands of Seychelles including the nature reserves of Aride and Aldabra. To download the newspaper coverage of the visit in Seychelles Nation click here.
New additional services have commenced connecting to and from Europe, with various ports in East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands via Jebel Ali/UAE. The first vessel southbound is the Rio Bravo 200/205 sailing from early February 2012. Northbound bookings have also commenced with immediate effect. The new service offers very attractive transit times (see above.)