Voyage to Madagascar
aboard the SH DIANA

Aboard the New Expedition Cruise Ship SH DIANA

Voyage to Madagascar
aboard the SH DIANA

Aboard the New Expedition Cruise Ship SH DIANA

Description to come.

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Cruise Overview

Countries Visited: Kenya, Tanzania, Mayotte, Madagascar, Mozambique
Starts In: Kenya
Ends In: Mozambique
Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Cruise Date: October 26 – November 6, 2024
Group Size: Max 192
Accommodations: Luxury (5 ★)
Activity Level: Easy
Experiences: Culture, Wildlife
Int'l Air Route: USA–Nairobi (NBO) | Maputo (MPM)–USA


To Come.

About SH Diana

Currently under construction in Finland and launching in early March 2023, Swan Hellenic’s Diana is a new-generation expedition cruise ship. Although at 12,100 tons the ship is large enough to accommodate more than 350 passengers, Diana will accommodate a maximum of 192 guests in 96 spacious staterooms and balcony suites. The low guest density results in one of the most generous indoor and outdoor space-to-guest ratios among cruise ships.

Featuring the latest advances in technology and engineering, Diana is among the world’s first environmentally-responsible ships. Equipped with hybrid engines, a system of powerful batteries, and a unique water filtration system, Diana leaves a minimal footprint. For cruising in Polar regions, the ship meets the stringent requirements of the new Polar Code with its high PC5 Category A ice-strengthened hull and other advanced features. A computer-controlled Dynamic Positioning System allows the ship to maintain position without anchoring. Operated by a complement of 135 experienced European officers and international crew members, Diana will carry a fleet of Zodiacs, versatile landing boats, and kayaks. Powerful stabilizers provide a smooth ride.

Diana’s interior spaces exude sophisticated elegance, with most rooms opening to panoramic views of the sea. All staterooms and suites face outside and are equipped with private facilities, climate control, TV, Wi-Fi and USB connections and other amenities. Of the ship’s 96 staterooms, 76 have balconies. Public areas include a spacious observation lounge equipped with state-of- the-art facilities for lectures and presentations; a club lounge; a restaurant that accommodates all guests at one seating; an outdoor café/bar that surrounds the heated swimming pool; a wellness area with gym, spa, and sauna with an adjoining outdoor jacuzzi; library; beauty salon; and an infirmary that is attended by a full-time doctor and nurse. The ship also features expansive open-deck areas. Two elevators connect all decks. Attentive service is provided on a 24-hour basis. The outstanding cuisine is complemented by fine wines at lunch and dinner.

All accommodations aboard Diana are spacious staterooms and balcony suites. They are elegantly decorated, face outside, affording sea views, and include a queen-size bed that can be arranged as two twin beds, a spacious bathroom, mini-refrigerator, safe, ample closet space, climate control, telephone, TV, Wi-Fi, and USB connections, as well as other amenities.

Built inVessel LengthVessel BreadthVessel Sun DeckNumber of Cabins
2023410 ft75 ft.See Deck Plan96

Cabins & Prices

Cabin CategoryDouble/TwinSingleCabin Square Footage
Cat. E - Oceanview staterooms with two large oval windows. Deck 4. Staterooms 401 – 404.$0$0206 sq. ft.
Cat. D - Oceanview staterooms with two large oval windows. Deck 4. Staterooms 405 – 420.$0$0206 sq. ft.
Cat. C - Suites with balcony & living room area. Deck 5. Suites 501 – 504, 538 – 541. $0$0300 sq. ft.
Cat. B - Suites with balcony & living room area. Deck 5. Suites 505 – 518, 521 – 537. $0$0300 sq. ft.
Cat. A - Suites with balcony & living room area. Deck 6. Suites 601 – 618, 621 – 635.$0$0300 sq. ft.
Cat. AA - Suites with large balcony, separate bedroom & living room. Decks 5 & 6. Suites 519, 520, 619 & 620.$0$0474 sq. ft.

A deposit of $1,500 per person is required to reserve your space on the tour. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Payment can be made by personal check or charged to a credit card.

Special Notes:
  • Single Occupancy rates can be avoided if you wish to be matched with another single traveler who also wishes to share. If no share is available, the single rate will apply.
  • Rates are based on current rates and currency exchange rates at the time of publishing the tour online.
  • Rates are subject to change until final payment has been made. Rates are based on a minimum participation and if the minimum participation is not met rates may need to be revised.


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Tour Map


  • Day 1 | OCTOBER 25

    Depart the USA on any regularly scheduled flight to Nairobi.

  • DAY 2 | OCTOBER 26

    Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya. Overnight at the Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport Hotel.

    Hotel: Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport Hotel

  • DAY 3 | OCTOBER 27

    Fly to the port city of Mombasa to board the Diana and sail.

  • DAY 4 | OCTOBER 28

    Zanzibar Island, Tanzania. Explore the island.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • DAY 5 | OCTOBER 29

    At sea.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • DAY 6 | OCTOBER 30

    Mayotte. Explore the island, an overseas department of France.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • DAY 7 | OCTOBER 31

    Nosy Be, Madagascar. Explore the island.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • DAY 8 | NOVEMBER 1

    Mahajanga, Madagascar, for the excursion to the Ankarafantsika National Park.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • DAY 9 | NOVEMBER 2

    At sea.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • DAY 10 | NOVEMBER 3

    Morondava, Madagascar. Explore the Kirindy National Park.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • DAY 11 | NOVEMBER 4

    Toliara, Madagascar, for the Antsokay Arboretum.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • DAY 12 | NOVEMBER 5

    At sea.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • DAY 13 | NOVEMBER 6

    Maputo, Mozambique. Transfer to the airport for return flights to the USA.

    Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

What's Included

To Come.

What's Not Included

  • International airfare.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary or the above inclusions.

Travel Prep

Please request a quote if you would like Coda Tours to assist with international airfare bookings. We often can offer favorable rates for Business or Economy class at a standard fee of $35 per ticket.

No internal flights during the cruise.

A valid passport is required for international travel and must be valid for 6 months after the return date of travel and have two blank pages available per country visited.

Visa requirements will be advised after registration.

Packing/weather details.

The cruise is guaranteed. A Coda representative will accompany Coda clients if 12 or more book through Coda Tours.

A portfolio of pre-departure information will be mailed approximately three weeks prior to departure.


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Coda Tours has been our travel agent for over two years and has planned two private tours for my husband and me. The first was a crossing on The Queen Mary ll from New York to Southampton. From Southampton we flew to Paris for a wonderful week in the Most beautiful city we’ve experienced.
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