Indian Ocean Cruises
The Indian Ocean surrounds some of the most perfect island holiday destinations on the planet. From Mozambique Island, Madagascar, Mauritius and Reunion to name but a few. Each destination has it’s own cultural legacy to discover, and rich natural beauty to explore.
You’ll love the breath-taking scenery and exciting history of Mozambique island with it’s strong Portuguese influence. The Natural splendour of Madagascar, with species of flora and fauna that exist nowhere else on the planet are sure to keep you on your toes for much of your stay. The islands of Mauritius and Reunion have long been a favourite for visitors who want fun activities in the sun, and relaxation on perfect beaches with warm tropical water.
Mozambique and Ilha Dos Portugueses
A former Portuguese colony, Mozambique boasts 2500 kilometres of pristine coastline, with beautiful turquoise waters, peaceful islands and coastal resorts. It is told that the country got its name from Mossa Al Bique, an Arab trader who lived there. When you cruise to Mozambique, it will offer many attractive locations for those who seek holiday diversions such as swimming, fishing, snorkelling or bird watching, in places such as Ilha Dos Portugueses (Portuguese Island) which is situated in the bay of Maputo, near the country’s capital.
Mozambique Island is a beach holiday and historical paradise. Located just off the coast of the Nacala Province in the northern part of Mozambique, the island is connected to the mainland by a 3km long narrow bridge. The island is a world heritage site and is home to the oldest European building in the southern hemisphere, which is The Chapel of our Lady of the Bulwarks, built in 1522. The island and its narrow streets are bustling with a busy harbour and market. A definite must see is the 7th century palace museum which is filled with items gathered from around the world by Portuguese colonialists.
Why not cruise to the island paradise of Mautitius, which is about 2000km southeast of the African continent? Today it’s a multilingual society, with English, French, Mauritian Creole and other Asian languages being spoken. The island of Mauritius is a volcanic island and is well known for its exquisite beaches, lagoons, and reefs, and was home to the famous Dodo, which became extinct soon after humans inhabited the island. The swaying palm trees and lush foliage form the perfect backdrop to this island paradise with crystal clear water and beautiful hotels and resorts. Strolling along the beach as the sun dips below the deep blue horizon may be the perfect ending to a perfect day of parasailing, diving, swimming and soaking up the Mauritian sun.
The Island of Reunion is east of Madagascar and about 200km southwest of Mauritius. It’s an island administered by France and is well known for its breathtaking beaches, volcanoes and rainforests. It’s the perfect destination for climbers, hikers and sun worshippers. Whether you’re climbing the Piton de la Fournaise volcano or relaxing on the white sandy beaches underneath the swaying palm trees, the island of Reunion is an island paradise you won’t soon forget. So speak to your Cruiseabout consultant today and get ready to set sail for the Indian Ocean.