AFRICA & INDIAN OCEAN
An Africa or Indian Ocean Cruise
An Africa or Indian Ocean Cruise is Truly Astounding and Leaves an Imprint on its Visitors Forever
The Indian Ocean offers cruising along the coasts of Arabia, India, Sri Lanka and on to Singapore or exploring the coral atolls of the Maldives and Seychelles. The size of the region and the vast distances cruised make for more relaxed cruising with many days at sea. Geographically diverse from desert to mountains and tropical rainforest, the area also offers guaranteed sunshine and great beaches.
Cruise holidays to Southern Africa Attract the True Adventurer
With South Africa's game-rich savannahs, fine vineyards, cosmopolitan cities and architectural heritage of a great colonial past, the region begs to be explored. Book a special Planet Cruise holiday and stay longer on the coast in a superb hotel in Cape Town, dramatically framed by Table Mountain. Venture by cable car to the plateau where, on a clear day, there are spectacular views of the city and south shoreline of Africa. Add a safari to your cruise holiday and for the lucky ones, the 'big five' might be spotted grazing in the wild. Cruise into this and every port in this rich land and a whole host of attractions will all vie for your attention.
The Vivid Colours of India and an Indian Ocean Cruise 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, cruises visiting the Indian mainland are full of stunning 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. After exploring the temples, tea plantations and Elephant Orphanage of Sri Lanka, some cruises continue round the coast of India to Madras and its Dravidian temples.
An Indian Ocean Cruise to the Seychelles or Mauritius offers a True Castaway Experience
Most Indian Ocean cruises to the Seychelles will depart from or return to East African ports like Mombasa and visit Madagascar and perhaps Mauritius or Reunion en route. Cruise the southern Indian Ocean, and the perfect beaches and idyllic charm of the Maldives and Seychelles will greet you on a world voyage on the way to South Africa. 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.