There really is nowhere on earth that can compare to the magic of the Indian Ocean. With island hopping adventures allowing you to experience a vast diversity of cultures, cuisines, languages, wildlife, sights and activities, Indian Ocean cruises are a true explorer's dream.
Indian Ocean Cruise Deals
03 December 2024
Myanmar from Mumbai£6,466pp
24 March 2025
Persian Gulf from Mahe£6,662pp
20 December 2024
Glimmering Towers of Asia from Dubai to Singapore£12,665pp
22 April 2025
Singapore Stay, Southeast Asia & India to Mumbai£7,149pp
02 May 2024
Empires of the Sun from Singapore£13,885pp
24 March 2024
Route of Ancient Empires from Keelung£33,412pp
09 March 2025
Palms & Pagodas from Singapore£4,684pp
13 April 2025
Singapore Stay & The Indian Ocean to Cape Town£9,649pp
07 April 2024
Singapore Stay, The Maldives & Seychelles to Cape Town£8,499pp
Giving you the freedom to encounter worlds apart and dock in several extraordinary countries and destinations, guaranteeing something special for everyone, a journey to this spectacular part of the world will leave you wanting to come back again and again. What's more, with most cruises to the Indian Ocean departing from Dubai or Singapore, you'll also be able to add on an unforgettable hotel stay in one of these incredible cities.
From lively cities to peaceful, picture-perfect coastlines, the countries bordering the Indian Ocean are some of the most diverse and exciting in the world. Ranging from Madagascar and its impressive wildlife selection found nowhere else on earth, to the idyllic island life of Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Maldives where the stunning scenery will exceed all expectations, every moment of your cruise will be as special as the last. For the unparalleled adventure of a lifetime, Indian Ocean cruises give you everything you’re looking for and more. Sail to these faraway lands and return with lifelong memories and the tales of a true explorer.
Visiting Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean Cruises Special Events
Colourful and lively festivals and celebrations take place throughout the year, so you may just get the chance to experience one of these special events during your cruise around the Indian Ocean:
Taking place in Mauritius in September, this Hindu celebration sees the locals carry statues of Ganesh- God of Wisdom- through the streets to the beach where they submerge his head in the water.
Held in May each year in the Seychelles, this festival has music, dancing and food to celebrate the country's African ties.
On July 26 each year in the Maldives, locals come together to celebrate the country's independence in 1965 with dancing, performances, food and partying throughout the day.
Indian Ocean Cruises Weather
Boasting a tropical climate throughout the year, you're bound to enjoy high temperatures and sunny days whichever time of the year you choose to travel. However, January and February tend to be the months which experience the most rainfall, so if you want to make sure that your cruise is as dry as possible, the best time to go on an Indian Ocean cruise is simply to avoid the beginning of the year.
Indian Ocean Cruises Highlights
Activities, excursions and adventures are endless when sailing across the Indian Ocean. From diving, snorkelling and surfing for those that love to be in the water, to ultimate levels of relaxation on postcard perfect beaches, everything is possible in this grand oceanic utopia. However, some real highlights of a cruise here include:
Embark on a culinary adventure with the delicious variety of delicacies to choose from whilst sailing the Indian Ocean. From the rich local spices of India to the sweet enticing aromas of South East Asia, the freshest catch of ocean seafood and the distinctive sizzling BBQ grill on the Indian Ocean islands, dining in these corners of the world will make even the choosiest of foodie’s dreams come true.
Head out into nature and spot some of the amazing species which call the countries around the Indian Ocean home. From a drive through Domaine Les Pailles in Mauritius to see the deer and monkeys, to the exotic flora and fauna of Madagascar, you won't be disappointed by what you find.
Boasting vibrant cities such as Nosy Be in Madagascar, Male in the Maldives and Colombo in Sri Lanka, take a trip into the heart of these busy capitals and get a glimpse into local life as you tour the historic landmarks and wander the fascinating streets.
Cruise lines that visit Indian Ocean
Fresh from the blog
Find all the latest cruise-themed guides and news here!
Visit our blog