Africa and Indian Ocean cruises

Set on age-old trade routes, centuries of influences meet around Africa, Arabia and the Indian Ocean, creating a fascinating tapestry of cultures, cuisines and traditions for you to explore.

Africa and Indian Ocean cruises in 2024 and 2025

Dubai To Southampton, 20 nights, 7 Apr 2025

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Dubai To Hamburg, 22 nights, 7 Apr 2025

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Explore Africa and the Indian Ocean

Walvis Bay, Namibia

Known as the 'Diamond of Africa' Namibia is a country of stark beauty and contrasting landscapes. Home to the world’s oldest desert and highest sand dunes, it has a unique blend of cultures and traditions.

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Abu Dhabi, UAE

The UAE’s capital is a dynamic and fascinating city to explore. A Miami-like mix of salt-white sand and reflective skyscrapers, Abu Dhabi offers world-class art museums, innovative Middle Eastern cuisine, and countless opportunities to shop.

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Phuket, Thailand

Known as the ‘Pearl of Andaman Sea’, Phuket offers a rich and colourful history coupled with sparkling blue waters. Inland, discover coconut groves, traditional rubber plantations, ancient temples, Chinese shrines and ornate mosques.

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Be inspired

Discover dazzling African cities and wildlife, vibrant India, the Arabian Peninsula and Indian Ocean island gems. Read our inspirational articles for a taste of what could be, both on board and on shore, on a Cunard cruise to this magical region.

Dazzling Dubai

Take a voyage with Cunard to a city that trades in high-octane extravagance. Here are just six exciting things to do in Dubai, along with fascinating facts, figures and more.

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The cocktail hour

Let life slow down and enjoy a cold glass as our Head Mixologist talks mixed spirits, and introduces a Cunard cocktail to make from the comfort of your own home.

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Cruise to Cape Town

Sit back and relax as journalist Valerie James takes you on a cruise to South Africa's capital city, with her witty, unique account of the voyage.

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Africa and the Indian Ocean: your questions answered