Indian Ocean Cruises

The Indian Ocean is home to some of the most beautiful and luxurious destinations in the world, including Mauritius and the Seychelles. Sailing these waters, you can explore a new and exciting place every day.

Experiences

For nature lovers, the Black River Gorges National Park is the biggest and most well-known national park in Mauritius, and covers roughly 2% of the island’s surface. It is a dense jungle of rolling hills and valleys, and is incredibly important for the native wildlife of Mauritius. A trip to Mauritius also means you will have the opportunity to relax and unwind under the sun on some of the world’s prettiest beaches. But if you are feeling more adventurous, there are also experiences such as safari trips that are available to you while in Mauritius.

Whilst in the Seychelles you can visit the world’s smallest capital, Port Victoria. Here, you can explore the National Museum and stroll through the beautiful Botanical Gardens that are filled with tropical fauna and flora.

History

As the third largest ocean in the world, the Indian Ocean has a rich and fascinating history, defined by maritime trade. It is thought that commercial activity in the Indian Ocean dates back around seven thousand years. The world’s earliest civilisations such as Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt and the Indian Subcontinent all started around the Indian Ocean.

Culture

The culture of the various destinations and islands in the Indian Ocean blends elements from a number of different cultures and histories. People here are friendly and welcoming, and the generally favourable weather means that an outdoors lifestyle is common. Indian Ocean island culture still shows signs of French and some British influence.

Cuisine

In the Indian Ocean region, the typical cuisine is a result of a mix of diverse cultures coming together. Indian, African and French all combine to create a unique fusion, with classic dishes to try on your Indian Ocean cruise including fragrant curries and rich fish stews.

Location

Featured cruises to Africa

  • Sydney To Cape Town

    Featured Cruise

    Thu 28 Feb to 12 Apr 2019

    Sydney To Cape Town

    Queen Victoria

    43 nights from $7,279 per person

  • Southampton to Fremantle

    Featured Cruise

    Thu 3 Jan to 04 Feb 2019

    Southampton to Fremantle

    Queen Elizabeth

    32 nights from $4,409 per person

  • Dubai to Singapore

    Featured Cruise

    Tue 29 Jan to 12 Feb 2019

    Dubai to Singapore

    Queen Mary 2

    14 nights from $2,369 per person

Indian Ocean Cruises

Available cruises: 27

Wonderful places to visit

An Indian Ocean cruise to the idyllic islands of Réunion, Mauritius or the Seychelles offers a truly indulgent combination of breathtaking beaches, warm hospitality and sublime relaxation.

Mauritius

Are you ready to explore paradise during a cruise to Mauritius? This volcanic island in the Indian Ocean is renowned for its tropical beaches, glorious natural surroundings and unrivalled luxury. While the coast is threaded with lagoons and reefs, the interior of the island is wild and mountainous.

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