Nosy Be

Madagascar 

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Cruises to Nosy Be

Immerse yourself in Madasgascar's largest and most popular destination, Nosy Be. This "Big Island" off the northwest coast is famous for its natural splendor and Ylang Ylang trees that make up a major part of the local economy. Spend the day hanging out with lemurs and chameleons at the Lokobe Reserve. Indulge in local cuisine like the diverse and delectable variations of Laoka. Then brave the highest peak on the island at Mont Lokobe or relax on the beaches of Befotaka Bay.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Nosy Be Hell Ville Madagascar Cruise Port. Ship will ANCHOR OFFSHORE at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Standard Time Zone. GMT/UTC + 3 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Malagasy and French.
  • Currency & Shopping
    The local currency is the ariary.
    • Famous For
      The Ylang Ylang trees, which produce essential oils, make up the main economic activity on the island.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Nosy Be has had several names throughout its history, including Assada and Nosy Manitra, which means “the scented island.”
    • Fun Fact #2
      The waters between Nosy Be and Madagascar host a habitat for Omura’s whales, and allow the rare species to be researched by scientists.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Malagasy cuisine reflects the influence of the many migrants who have passed through Madagascar, including Chinese, Indian, and Southeast Asian.

Nosy Be TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Nosy Komba - Isle of Lemurs

Enjoy meeting the locals and being entertained by whimsical lemurs on this delightful tour to nearby Nosy Komba....

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Highlights of Norwestern Nosy Be

Experience the tropical charms of northwestern Nosy Be on this half-day tour of its key destinations....

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Highlights of Eastern Nosy Be

Explore the eastern side of the island with a visit to Marodoka and other notable landmarks on this excursion that combi...

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A Glimpse of Nosy Be

This tour serves to acquaint you with the island's main points of interest in a short amount of time. ...

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Muscat, Oman

18-Day Africa from Dubai to Cape Town: Reunion, Seychelles & South Africa

Discover Norwegian Jade’s extensive renovations.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Dubai (United Arab Emirates);
Muscat (Oman); La Digue (Seychelles); Port Victoria (Seychelles); Nosy Be (Madagascar ); Port Louis (Mauritius); Pointe Des Galets (Reunion); Richard's Bay (South Africa); Port Elizabeth (South Africa); Mossel Bay (South Africa);
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La Digue, Seychelles

19-Day from Dubai to Cape Town: South Africa, Seychelles & Mauritius

From bow to stern, Norwegian Jade shines with upgrades. | Indulge in more than 16 superb dining options.
SHIP Norwegian Jade
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Dubai (United Arab Emirates);
Fujairah (United Arab Emirates); Muscat (Oman); Port Victoria (Seychelles); La Digue (Seychelles); Nosy Be (Madagascar ); Port Louis (Mauritius); Pointe Des Galets (Reunion); Richard's Bay (South Africa); Port Elizabeth (South Africa); Mossel Bay (South Africa);
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Praslin, Seychelles

18-Day from Cape Town to Dubai: South Africa & Seychelles

Discover Norwegian Jade’s extensive renovations.
SHIP Norwegian Jade
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Cape Town (South Africa);
Mossel Bay (South Africa); Port Elizabeth (South Africa); Richard's Bay (South Africa); Maputo (Mozambique); Nosy Be (Madagascar ); Port Victoria (Seychelles); Praslin (Seychelles); Muscat (Oman); Khasab (Oman); Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates);
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