Cruises to Africa and Indian Ocean

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.

Where we sail in Africa and Indian Ocean

Walvis Bay, Namibia

Known as the “Diamond of Africa,” Namibia is a country of beauty and contrasting landscapes. It has the world’s oldest desert and highest sand dunes and a unique blend of cultures and traditions.

Between the sand dunes of the Namib Desert and the Atlantic Ocean, the large natural lagoon of Walvis Bay is home to a range of exotic bird life.

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.

Phuket, Thailand

Known as the ‘Pearl of Andaman Sea’ Phuket offers a rich and colorful history coupled with sparkling blue waters, teaming with marine life. Away from its idyllic coast, Phuket’s countryside is rich with gems of its own to admire. Dense coconut groves, traditional rubber plantations and lush green hills hide ancient temples, Chinese shrines and ornate mosques—a glimpse into the island’s spirituality.

Africa and Indian Ocean cruises 2024

Africa and Indian Ocean cruises 2025

Make special memories in Africa and Indian Ocean

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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Frequently asked questions about Africa and Indian Ocean cruises