Indian Ocean cruises
From £2,199 per person
India cruises, Seychelles cruises & Mauritius cruises
Indian Ocean cruises guarantee a feast for the eyes. Whether it emanates from the rich fabrics of traditional dress, the ornately decorated temples or the natural hues of the rolling fields and Indian Ocean, India cruises visiting the Indian mainland are full of vivid colour. Cruise the Indian Ocean and see the beauty for yourself. You won’t find skylines dominated by towering skyscrapers, but instead, an authentic charm to the grand buildings and bustling spice-scented markets. Outside of town you’ll find a more measured pace of life where daily rituals are performed and age-old methods employed.
Cruise the Indian Ocean with Seychelles cruises and Mauritius cruises, and the perfect beaches and idyllic charm of these islands will greet you. Regarded by many as paradise isles, they live up to their reputation with ease. Swaying palms, turquoise lagoons, exotic fruits and dense tropical forests can be found, offering a true castaway experience.
Indian Ocean ports
The view of the harbour is immediately recognisable even if you have never cruised to this uniquely picturesque Indian port before. For the lines of fishing nets gracefully hanging down from bamboo frames along the waterfront have inspired artists and hotographers ever since this Chinese fishing style was imported into Indias Kerala region.
It is a magical welcome to a mystical place, especially its old town - Fort Kochi (Cochin). This not only has a 16th century Portuguese-built church but a 17th century synagogue for the small community that still remains from the Jewish settlers who arrived 2,000 years ago.
There is a bustling new town, Emakulam, too, but you probably still want to spend most of your time moving through the network of canals leading off the Vembavad Lake on which Cochin sits. On their banks and across their bridges, fishermen and their families live much as they have done for centuries.View typical shore excursions for this port
Gateway to one of the world’s most vibrant cities, India’s cruise port Mumbai (formerly Bombay) offers so many memorable experiences it is hard to know where to begin.Perhaps a stroll along Marine Drive, the broad seafront promenade, which links the skyscrapers and bustle of Nariman Point with the serene greenery of Malabar Hill, is the best introduction to the sheer variety of this fascinating city.
Or climb to the top of Malabar Hill to visit the terraced Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens, which overlook the Arabian Sea and the famous Towers of Silence. Then make your way to Crawford’s Market (now Jyotiba Phulle), which will take you back in time to Victorian days - the frieze above its entrance was designed by Rudyard Kipling’s father, and Rudyard’s childhood home lies right opposite.
Bargain hunters should not miss the famous Chor Bazaar and the antique shops of Motton Street at its heart, where you can pick up fabulous memorabilia – and do not be afraid to bargain.View typical shore excursions for this port
Strict government controls here have ensured that this idyllic island has retained its charm.
No building can rise higher than the indigenous palm trees and the number of visitors is restricted to maintain the atmosphere of unspoiled paradise.View typical shore excursions for this port
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