Raise your hand if the first time you heard the Indian Ocean and cruise together in a sentence, you were not immediately blown away. Maybe you thought this meant days and days at sea. Perhaps you thought to yourself; “what is even in the Indian Ocean?”. Do not stress we have all been then and thought that. It is for this exact reason we are writing this particular blog post. The Indian Ocean is home to, quite literally, heaven on earth. Filled with tropical islands, these clumps of sand off Africa’s eastern coastline are guaranteed to take your breath away. We have put together just a collection of some of the spectacular islands and just what you can expect to find there.
When you think of Mauritius, you probably think of turquoise ocean water, sandy white beaches and beautiful luxury resorts. Now you are not wrong in thinking this – Mauritius is just as you imagine it, but here is the surprise; it is also so much more. From hiking through forests and mountain terrain to snorkelling and diving with spectacular marine life. For activities with less adrenalin soaring through the body try boat trips to near-perfect islets and excursions to botanical gardens and colonial plantation houses.
With islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is a magical place with utterly spellbinding beaches. Kilometres of snow-white sand and turquoise water with luscious hills and palm trees make for an utterly breathtaking sight.
Reunion Island is nothing short of a magical place that will transport you away from the world you know. With an astonishing diversity of landscapes, jaw-dropping mountains, forests, waterfalls, beaches, it is every adventurer’s dream. Adrenaline lovers try your hand at hiking paragliding, canyoning, mountain biking, rafting, diving, whale watching and horse riding. Away from the island’s natural world Réunion has its cultural gems as well, including stunning Creole architecture in beautiful, quaint villages along with colourful religious buildings and festivals.
The Maldives is an unspoiled paradise of white-sand beaches, tranquil lagoons, & coral reefs. Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world make the Maldives an obvious choice for an actual holiday of a lifetime.
After reading this is the Indian Ocean calling you? Well if it is come and have a look at our cruises that will have you playing in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Maybe for you, an Exotic Adventure Africa, Mauritius & Seychelles is the one. Alternatively, a Grand Voyage from Venice to South Africa might be right down your alley. If you’re struggling to choose between the two, give us a call on 1300 509 338, and one of our friendly cruise consultants can help you book the Indian Ocean experience of a lifetime.