Published On: Thu, Mar 5th, 2015

“The World” Arrives in Aldabra still in the Seychelles

photo_verybig_2468“The World” cruise ship arrives in Aldabra. It left Praslin Island at midnight on Saturday 28th February where it has been at sea for two days before anchoring at Aldabra this morning. SIF will be managing their stopover at Aldabra and Assumption Island.

“The World” is not just any cruise ship, it’s a cruise ship with a difference where their permanent residents travel to various destinations around the globe. Minister St Ange had the honour of delivering a unique lecture ‘from the heart’ to over 120 of its residents in advance of the visit to Mahe last week. Officials from The World were quoted as saying that “They were extremely impressed and said it was one of the most genuine and interesting lecturers they had heard”. Senior Seychelles tourism officials ensured that this stopover is etched in The World’s history by delivering a framed photograph of the Seychelles for the ship’s Hall of Fame.

All hands were on deck at 7°South DMC last week. Staff organised a range of excursions for the residents on board once they docked on our three main islands. Tourism service providers were able to offer the best of Seychelles during the visitors stopover. This ranged from our small bicycle hire operators, local guides, restaurants, Eden Plaza shops, hotels and restaurants, fishing and boat charters for various island excursions. It is hoped that the visit of “The World” will have a cascading effect on the numbers of visitors to our beautiful shores through their own advertisements and word of mouth recommendations.

This visit highlights the uniqueness of our destination and is a welcome boost to our tourism sector.