Discover beautiful coral reefs encircling Seychelles islands, the fascinating Mascarene islands of Mauritius, with its ever-changing scenery, and the French influenced island of La Réunion, but also Madagascar, the perfumed islands of The Comoros and the bustling bazaars of Zanzibar. Each island has a distinct and unique character of its own.

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Indian Ocean Cruises

As a holiday destination the Indian Ocean is without doubt one of the few remaining areas in the world that is still relatively un-commercialized and largely unaffected by mass tourism.

The Indian Ocean Cruises range in duration from 4 to 18 nights, with itineraries which not only include the breathtakingly beautiful coral reef encircled Seychelles islands, the fascinating Mascarene islands of Mauritius, with its ever-changing scenery, and the French influenced island of La Réunion, but also Madagascar, the perfumed islands of The Comoros and the bustling bazaars of Zanzibar. Each island has a distinct and unique character of its own.

South Africa reveals an abundance of amazing scenery and diverse cultures. Our 'Voyage to the Cape' visits the exciting ports of Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay and cosmopolitan Cape Town.

Unique cruises in the Indian Ocean of varying durations which can be combined with a relaxing stay at an exotic Kenya beach hotel and optional safari adventures in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.

         

PORTS OF CALL

The Seychelles
The Mascarenes
Tanzanian Islands
The Comoros
Madagascar
South Africa
Mozambique

CRUISE PLANNER

M.S. ROYAL STAR

M.S. ROYAL STAR SERVICES

 

MAURITIUS MAGIC

ROYAL CAPE TOWN

 INDIAN OCEAN ODYSSEY

JEWELS INDIAN OCEAN

MYSTERIES MASCARENES

MYSTERIOUS ZANZIBAR

PORTRAIT OF SEYCHELLES

SEYCHELLES ROYAL

SECRETS OF SEYCHELLES

SPICE ISLAND

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR

Cruise Planner

Cruise holidays which are typically 14 or 21 nights, can include cruise durations of 4, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 18 nights, visiting a variety of ports of call in the Indian Ocean or South Africa.

To help you decide which cruise would be of most interest to you, please see the cruise planner below:

14 night Holiday Durations

Mysterious Zanzibar
Duration: 4 night cruise, 9 nights hotel, 1 night on aircraft.
Ports of Call: Mombasa (Kenya) and Zanzibar & Mesali (Tanzania).

Four nights on board M.S. Royal Star make the perfect introduction to the pleasures of life at sea and give a fascinating glimpse into the treasures of the Indian Ocean. This cruise is ideal for first time cruisers.
Nine nights on the Kenyan Coast provides ample time to experience one of our Kenya Safari adventures and perhaps sample our extensive range of excursions enabling you with the opportunity to see more of this glorious country.

Spice Islands
Duration: 7 night cruise, 6 nights hotel, 1 night on aircraft.
Ports of Call: Mombasa (Kenya), Zanzibar (Tanzania) and Mayotte, Nosy Bé & Anjouan (Comoros).

Six nights on the Kenya Coast and seven nights aboard the M.S. Royal Star make this holiday the perfect combination of beachside relaxation and island hopping adventure, with time a plenty to experience our one of our extensive range of safaris during your hotel stay.


Jewels of the Indian Ocean
Duration: 7 night cruise, 6 nights hotel, 1 night on aircraft.
Ports of Call: Mahé, Praslin, La Digue (Seychelles) and La Réunion & Mauritius (Mascarenes)

The only opportunity we offer to visit both the Seychelles & Mauritius, considered to be the highlights of the Indian Ocean, within a 14 night holiday duration.
With six nights on the Kenya Coast there is still plenty of time to relax or, for the more adventurous, a safari into the heart of Kenya's wildlife reserves.


Secrets of the Seychelles
Duration: 9 night cruise, 4 nights hotel, 1 night on aircraft.
Ports of Call: Mombasa (Kenya), Zanzibar (Tanzania), Mayotte (Comoros), Nosy Bé (Madagascar) and Praslin, La Digue & Mahé (Seychelles).

Breathtaking mountain peaks, exotic flora and fauna, pristine white-sand beaches - the secrets of the Seychelles are spectacularly revealed on this unforgettable cruise.
With a four night stay there is still time to experience Kenya's natural charm and stunning beauty as well as her fascinating wildlife on a 1 night safari adventure.


Magic of Mauritius
Duration: 9 night cruise, 4 nights hotel, 1 night on aircraft.
Ports of Call: Mombasa (Kenya), Zanzibar (Tanzania), Mayotte (Comoros), Nosy Bé (Madagascar) and La Réunion & Mauritius (Mascarenes).

The French-accented Mascarenes are the undoubted highlight of this cruise. You can explore the forested gorges and awesome craters of La Reunion before relaxing on the fabulous beaches of neghbouring Mauritius - a heaven of an island.
Four nights on the Kenya Coast, with the opportunity to take an optional one night safari adventure in search of lion, elephant and zebra, make the perfect end to a truly magical holiday.


Seychelles Royal
Duration: 11 night cruise, 2 nights hotel, 1 night on aircraft.
Ports of Call: Mombasa (Kenya), Praslin, La Digue & Mahé (Seychelles), Nosy Bé (Madagascar), Mayotte (Comoros) and Zanzibar (Tanzania).

Two glorious days on the island of Mahé is the undoubted highlight of this regal cruise. Although two nights in Kenya does not allow for a safari adventure, you will have plenty of time to explore the Seychelles - taking a tour of the forested peaks, seeking out gecko, giant tortoise and unique orchids in the botanical gardens and marvelling at the stunning coral seascapes.


Mysteries of the Mascarenes
Duration: 11 night cruise, 2 nights hotel, 1 night on aircraft.
Ports of Call: Mombasa (Kenya), Mauritius & La Réunion (Mascarenes), Nosy Bé (Madagascar), Mayotte (Comoros) and Zanzibar (Tanzania).

A riot of colour welcomes you to Mauritius where you will have two days to explore the breathtaking mountains, wild waterfalls, blue lagoons and the unique culture of this glorious isle.
Although with just two nights in Kenya not allowing for a safari, you may find it preferable to sit back and relax from your earlier adventures at sea.

Portrait of the Seychelles
Duration: 13 night cruise, 1 night on aircraft.
Ports of Call: Mombasa (Kenya), Praslin, La Digue & Mahé (Seychelles), Nosy Bé (Madagascar), Mayotte (Comoros) and Zanzibar (Tanzania).

With no time spent in Kenya and five leisurely days at sea, this round-trip voyage is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the cruising life. Relax on deck as you sail through the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean, bound for the Seychelles.

Voyage to the Cape
Duration: 13 night cruise, 1 night on aircraft.
Ports of Call: Mombasa (Kenya), Zanzibar (Tanzania) and Maputo (Mozambique), Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay & Cape Town (South Africa).

South Africa reveals an abundance of breathtaking scenery and diverse cultures. With many of the most spectacular places of interest lying on or close the coast, a journey by sea is the ideal way to savour the highlights of this wonderful country.

21 Night Holiday Durations

Indian Ocean Odyssey
Duration: 18 night cruise, 2 nights hotel, 1 night on aircraft.
Ports of Call: Mombasa (Kenya), Mahé, Praslin & La Digue (Seychelles), Mauritius & La Réunion (Mascarenes), Nosy Bé (Madagascar), Mayotte (Comoros) and Zanzibar & Mesali (Tanzania).

Discover the Indian Ocean in all its wondrous variety on this exceptional cruise as you visit all ports of call including the obvious highlights of the Seychelles and Mauritius.

Cruises in March 2008


Cruise Title

Departs UK

Returns UK

Cruise Duration
Magic of Mauritius 15 Mar 2008 29 Mar 2008 9 nights
Mysteries of the Mascarenes 22 Mar 2008 05 Apr 2008 11 nights


Cruises in April 2008


Cruise Title

Departs UK

Returns UK

Cruise Duration
Secrets of the Seychelles 05 Apr 2008 19 Apr 2008 9 nights
Seychelles Royal 12 Apr 2008 26 Apr 2008 11 nights

 

 

 

 
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