Indian Ocean Islands Cruises

Dreamily drifting around the Indian Ocean

Laziness never felt so good

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Ocean’s a heaven


From space, islands such as the Seychelles, Mauritius and the Maldives are virtually naked to the invisible eye, like mere specks of dust cloaked from civilisation. Upon closer inspection on a cruise to the Indian Ocean islands, such remote positioning seems appropriate given their revered idyllic statuses, where one can envisage their own Castaway production. Madagascar, on the other hand, does anything but conceal itself, as Earth’s fourth largest island. Its bulky frame however, isn’t vastly populated with natives or tourists - quite the opposite.


Of course, the Indian Ocean is renowned the world over as the epitome of barefoot luxury; be it as a honeymoon hotspot, the perfect location for a family break or just a complete getaway from the norm. But there are so many more layers to its flawless façade just waiting to be peeled; little secrets to be discovered the further you delve. After all, the islands boast a maritime antiquity dating back over 7,000 years, when everyone from the earliest Malagasy (Madagascar) ancestors in outrigger canoes, to Omani traders and Gujarati merchants set foot on these shores.


Collectively, it’s one heck of a melting pot, with numerous traditions, beliefs and cultures stirred in from far and wide. Asia, Africa, India and Europe have all left their respective influential stamps over time – on an Indian Ocean cruise you could find you are eating croissants for breakfast, noodles for lunch and fish curry for dinner!


The surrounding waters and vast, varied tropical landscapes provide ideal conditions for an audacious session of shark diving, marvelling at giant turtles or bird watching, to name but a few of the activities on offer. Madagascar cranks up the wildlife wow-factor; one can not only admire the lemur in its natural habitat, but also a host of other flora and fauna – 5% of the entire planet’s to be precise. For a quirkier diversion, the annual cheese-diving festivities are always guaranteed to draw the crowds.


Those seeking more than just silky sand and sunshine on their cruise to the Indian Ocean islands won’t be left short-changed. Hunt for waterfalls, jump on a quad bike, go mountain trekking, ride a horse or find your catch of the day with a spot of deep-sea game fishing. Alternatively, take time to learn more about the Hindu or Creole culture.


Everything about these pristine pockets of the world warm the soul, from the moreish meals and music, to the sites and sights. Cruising to the Indian Ocean is like peering through the looking glass, where reality is suspended in an ethereal state. Perhaps Mark Twain was right after all.


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Featured Indian Ocean Islands Cruises


On board spend
from £5,497pp
Cabin type: Outside

Singapore to Southampton Grand Voyage

COMPLIMENTARY ON BOARD SPEND AVAILABLE*, RETURN FLIGHTS & OVERSEAS TRANSFERS*, EARN EXCLUSIVE CRUISE MILES

23 March 2019 | 36 Nights
Cunard : Queen Victoria

Itinerary
Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (from Port Kelang), Malaysia, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Victoria, Seychelles, Port Louis, Mauritius, Reunion, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, Walvis Bay,… ...Read More

HOTEL STAYS IN CAPE TOWN & DUBAI
from £5,999pp was £7,199
Cabin type: Inside

5★ All-Inclusive Indian Ocean Adventure

INCREDIBLE SAVINGS*, DRINKS & GRATUITIES INCLUDED*, EXCLUSIVE FREE ON BOARD SPEND OF UP TO $1000*, 5★ HOTEL STAYS IN CAPE TOWN & DUBAI*

17 February 2020 | 31 Nights
Azamara Club Cruises : Azamara Quest

Itinerary
Cape Town, South Africa, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Durban, South Africa, Richards Bay, South Africa, Taolagnaro, Madagascar, Pointe Des Galets, Reunion, Port Louis, Mauritius, Colombo, Cochin,… ...Read More

from £7,389pp
Cabin type: Inside

Dubai to Cape Town

Mid-sized, elegant ships with a high staff to guest ratio to take care of your every need , Finest cuisine at sea, served in a variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional…

07 December 2019 | 30 Nights
Oceania Cruises : Nautica

Itinerary
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Muscat, Oman, Mumbai, India, Goa (Mormugao), India, Mangalore, India, Cochin (Kochi), India, Male,… ...Read More

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