Le Meridien launches 5-star cruises

Le Meridien Pearl of Seychelles... floating luxury hotel.

Luxury hotel group Le Meridien is launching a five-star cruise operation around the Seychelles this month with Le Meridien Pearl of Seychelles - a 34-cabin catamaran.

The vessel, which has undergone a $2 million refit, will sail a weekly itinerary visiting seven islands, and the cruise can be combined with a stay at Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove or Le Meridien Barbarons.

The three-deck catamaran has 34 seaview double cabins with extensive entertainment and water sports facilities.