A treasured secret of the world’s most seasoned travellersAt MSC Cruises we truly enjoy giving our guests aboard our luxury cruise ships the vacation of a lifetime, which is why we include excursions to the world’s beautiful and best holiday spots.
A little off-the-beaten track, the Reunion Island has long been a treasured secret of the world’s most seasoned travellers. The ship will dock in the marina of Pointe des Galets, the main port of Reunion Island on this French-governed overseas territory in the Indian Ocean.
The Portuguese were the first Europeans to visit the island, finding it uninhabited in 1513, and naming it Santa Apollonia. At 980 square miles large, Reunion Island is situated 500 miles east of Madagascar. In addition to its 17 miles of excellent beaches, the interior of the island features a dramatic mountain range including an active volcano that makes for breathtaking views. This island has much to offer in addition to simply spectacular scenery.
Opt for a trip to the capital of St. Denis and get acquainted with elegant French squares, streets and a wealth of modern art by Picasso and Gauguin in the Leon Dierx Museum. Architecture fans will adore the colourful Creole homes that make up the town, and some are open to the public.
With dramatic landscapes, most visitors head inwards, visiting the scented vanilla plantations, the breathtaking volcanic ravines or the spice and perfume gardens, lush with native plants.
Take your pick from our day trip outings below and see why, once again MSC always provide the best possible vacation for you to enjoy!
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