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Indian Ocean Cruises

Indian Ocean cruises offer the chance for exploring the vast region along with multiple countries and regions, from the coast of Arabia, India, Sri Lanka and Singapore along with the quiet coves and the coral atolls of the Seychelles and the Maldives. Due to the vast size of this region, any cruise here entails many relaxed days at sea before you reach your next destination. From desert, to mountains to tropical rainforests and white sand beaches, this diverse region offers something for everyone.

When to Visit?
The Northern Winter from November to April is the best time to visit the Indian Ocean; this is the dry season so whilst the weather will depend on your proximity to the equator it will generally be sunny and warm.

Arabia and India

Most cruises to Arabia and India are part of world cruises, with the exception of cruises from Dubai which are starting to attract a growing number of cruise lines who will set up limited seasons for 10 night cruises between November and March. Dubai is an unquestioned highlight of the region and the majority of cruises that visit the "City of Gold" will generally spend at least one night in port. Other destinations in Arabia include Salalah and Muscat in Oman, bustling Abu Dhabi and stunning Sir Bani Yas island. Cruises visiting India call in at incredible Mumbai, Cochin the city of canals, the beaches of Goa and the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo.

Sri Lanka India East

After exploring the tea plantations, temples and Elephant Orphanage of Sri Lanka, some cruises will carry on around the coast to the Dravidian temples of Madras. Others will sail south and east over the Indian Ocean to the beaches of Thailand and Malaysia and the city state of Singapore. Some voyages will call at the Andaman Islands on the way, famed for their clear waters and excellent snorkelling opportunities.

Maldives and Seychelles

Lesser visited, the Maldives and Seychelles are generally visited as part of longer world cruise itineraries which include other ports of call in the Indian Ocean and Africa. Their white sand beaches and lush green foliage stand these exotic islands out as a virtual paradise on earth, and a true highlight for any cruiser lucky enough to visit.

Selected Indian Ocean Cruises