India & Indian Ocean Cruises

The diverse, colourful and fascinating cultures and the exotic and flawless nature of the many countries and islands that compose the Indian Ocean.

India and Indian Ocean

India is a spectacular, spiritual sublime. Some of the world's most astounding architecture can be found in this area, ranging from the Taj Mahal to the Royal Palace. Beautifully scenic landscapes contribute to India's lasting impression on tourists. The Himalaya Mountains are amongst the most talked about mountain ranges in the world, they can be easily accessed during your exploration of this mind-stirring country.


The limitless diversity of this region allows for constant discovery of cultures, landscapes and traditions that will remain in your memory long after you leave the Indian shores. Along the coast of India lies the Indian Ocean which is emerging as a thriving cruise destination. This ocean borders a vast array of countries ranging from Southern and South East Asian countries to Australia which allows for a huge variety of destinations to please all individual preferences.

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  Princess Cruises
India and Thailand Discovery
India and Thailand Discovery
11 Nights with the Sapphire Princess
 10.03.2019
p.p.from AU$ 1749
India and Thailand from Singapore to Dubai
India and Thailand from Singapore to Dubai
11 Nights with the Sapphire Princess
 10.03.2019
p.p.from AU$ 1749
Alluring Wonders Singapore to Dubai
Alluring Wonders Singapore to Dubai
16 Nights with the Sapphire Princess
 08.03.2019
p.p.from AU$ 3899
Dubai to Singapore Voyage via Sri Lanka and Thailand
Dubai to Singapore Voyage via Sri Lanka and Thailand
11 Nights with the Sapphire Princess
 26.11.2019
p.p.from AU$ 1502
Indian Ocean and South Africa Odyssey Perth Return
Indian Ocean and South Africa Odyssey Perth Return
46 Nights with the Sun Princess
 24.01.2020
p.p.from AU$ 9000
  Cruises to Australia
Sailing the Southern Seas
Sailing the Southern Seas
16 Nights with the Queen Elizabeth
 January 2019 - December 2019
p.p.from AU$ 2899
Indian Ocean and South Africa Odyssey Perth Return
Indian Ocean and South Africa Odyssey Perth Return
46 Nights with the Sun Princess
 24.01.2020
p.p.from AU$ 9000
An Enriching Sail to Australia
An Enriching Sail to Australia
22 Nights with the Queen Elizabeth
 19.01.2019
p.p.from AU$ 3099
Indian Ocean and South Africa Odyssey Adelaide Return
Indian Ocean and South Africa Odyssey Adelaide Return
55 Nights with the Sun Princess
 20.01.2020
p.p.from On Request
  Cruises with Flights
Alluring Wonders Singapore to Dubai
Alluring Wonders Singapore to Dubai
16 Nights with the Sapphire Princess
 08.03.2019
p.p.from AU$ 3899
Souks and Spices
Souks and Spices
18 Nights with the Oceana
 02.03.2020
p.p.from AU$ 3999
Marina Bay to Grand Malls of Dubai
Marina Bay to Grand Malls of Dubai
19 Nights with the Celebrity Constellation
 16.12.2019
p.p.from AU$ 5799
Exotic Lands of Souks and Spices
Exotic Lands of Souks and Spices
33 Nights with the MSC Splendida
 28.03.2019
p.p.from AU$ 4999
African Safari to the Gondolas of Venice
African Safari to the Gondolas of Venice
30 Nights with the MSC Musica
 23.04.2019
p.p.from AU$ 4999
Our Recommendations
Katalin
A Scenic Sail From Singapore to Dubai
Experience the exotic adventure of a lifetime over 19 days on board the Nautuca. This port intensive cruise with overnight docks ensure that you see the most of Myanmar, India and beyond. Enjoy the legendary street food scene in Penang, and try everything from Hokkien black noodles to spicy seafood.
Our advice:
This is the perfect cruise for those who seek adventure. Find yourself experiencing new cultures as you sail across the Indian Ocean before ending in upbeat Dubai.

  • Singapore - Dubai
  • India and Indian Ocean
  • May 2020 - May 2020

from AU$ 5770
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Gail
Dubai to Singapore Voyage via Sri Lanka and Thailand
If you're a fan of getting to know your ship then the Sapphire Princess is the one for you. There are plenty of cruising days across the glistening Indian Ocean for you to enjoy onboard activities like spectacular shows in the Princess Theater. Alternatively, wine and dine in the luxurious specialty restaurants like the Pacific Moon or the Vivaldi.
Our advice:
When you arrive in Sri Lanka, be sure to visit one of the beautiful Buddhist Temples. Gangaramaya and Asokaramaya are home to awe-inspiring collections of art and statues.

  • Dubai - Singapore
  • India and Indian Ocean
  • 26.11.2019

from AU$ 1502
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Nikki
Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal
Step aboard the Queen Mary 2 and enjoy a luxurious sail from the Middle East to Singapore. Explore the dreamy Nai Thon Beach as you bask under the rays of the sun. Get your hands messy at a Thai cooking class and learn how to make authentic local food for yourself. Cunard takes you on trip of a lifetime.
Our advice:
Try your hand at fencing in the Queens Room for a truly unique morning activity.

  • Dubai - Singapore
  • India and Indian Ocean
  • 29.01.2019

from AU$ 3309
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Ports in India and the Indian OceanTop India and the Indian Ocean Ports
Colombo, Sri Lankafrom
AU$ 1502

Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka and should definitely be on your must-see list when visiting the island. The city used to be known as 'the garden city of the East' and though unlikely to reclaim this moniker, it is still a compelling place. The colonial architecture of the Fort, the lively markets of Pettah and growing number of stylish galleries and shops make Colombo an excellent start or finish to your Sri Lankan expedition. The ever-growing number of eateries serving anything from Sri Lankan to street food, is another reason travellers are starting to flood to the city.

Highlights of Colombo
  • Explore the local flora and fauna at the recently spruced up Viharamahadevi Park
  • Shop in the beautiful colonial-era surroundings of the Dutch Hospital
  • Enjoy an evening walk along the Galle Face Green
Mumbai (Bombay), Indiafrom
AU$ 1819

The Indian port city of Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is located on the island of Salsette, off the west coast of Maharashtra. Mumbai is not only India's economic center and fashion powerhouse it is also one of the most populous cities in the world with an estimated 14 million residents. It is home to theaters, unique bazaars, hidden temples, hipster hang-outs and some of the country's prime restaurants and nightlife. 'Bollywood' is also located in Mumbai - you can take a tour around Film City or be an extra in one of the upcoming movies.

Highlights of Mumbai
  • Try Mumbai's best chaats at the Churchgate Station food street market
  • Explore the ancient rock-cut temples of the Elephanta Island
  • Take a tour of Mahatma Gandhi's Mumbai home at Mani Bhavan
Kochi, Indiafrom
AU$ 1749

Kochi is located in southwestern India on the coast of the Arabian Sea. The city's shores have attracted traders and travellers for over 600 years, making it to a melting pot of cultures it is today. You will find an ancient mosque standing alongside a 400 year old synagogue, Portuguese houses and giant fishing nets from China, British colonial and modern Keralan artifacts - these all make up one delightful city. Kochi is divided into small islands that are all linked by a network of ferries and bridges.

Highlights of Kochi
  • Enjoy one of Kochi's famous homestays
  • Cruise the backwaters on board a private houseboat
  • Explore beautiful Hindu murals at the Mattancherry Palace
Port Louis, Mauritiusfrom
AU$ 2199

Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius. With a population of around 170 000, the city is the largest on the island. It is also the economic center of the country. Port Louis feels like a mixture of different countries and continents - Africa, China, Europe, the Middle East and others. Its lively streets provide a good alternative to the other part of the island filled with peaceful resorts and private beaches. Be aware that once the commuters leave the city after dark, it dies out and practically nothing is open.

Highlights of Port Louis
  • Pray for a miracle at the Pere Laval Shrine
  • Place a bet at the Champ de Mars rececourse
  • Get a feel for local life and enjoy exotic fruit at the Central Market
Goa, Indiafrom
AU$ 1819

Goa is the smallest state in India and is located centrally along the west coast of the country. Its palm-lined beaches and emerald jungle are not the only things Goa relies on to attract and impress. It is a melting pot of the Portuguese and Indian cultures, a spiritual sanctuary and a culinary world of its own. Here you will witness colourful Catholic ceremonies, hear mournful fado music, try the many Indo-Portuguese delicacies and enjoy the string of golden sand beaches.

Highlights of Goa
  • Visit a hippy flea market at Anjuna
  • Explore the beautiful Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Take a ride to the impressive Dudhsagar Falls
Le Port (Pointe des Galets), Réunionfrom
AU$ 2199

The town of Le Port is located on the west side of the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean and is the commercial and industrial center of the island. It was created around the harbour in the 1980s. Le Port's straight avenues and modern architecture are more interesting from an urban point of view rather than a tourist one. The harbour is the third largest naval base belonging to France. The town's marina provides a great opportunity to explore the underwater world.

Highlights of Le Port
  • From June to October embark on a grand whale-watching and reef exploration voyage at the Marina
  • Enjoy a diving expedition to investigate shipwrecks and volcanic caves
  • Try local street food and exotic fruit at Saint-Paul's market on Fridays and Saturdays
India and Indian Ocean

The splendour of the Indian Ocean not only lies within India itself but spans over various continents.

Some highly frequented ports include; Perth (Fremantle), Durban (South Africa), Mumbai (India) and also Singapore. This vast Ocean also contains some of the most paradisiacal islands on the planet. Locations such as the Seychelles, the Maldives and Mauritius are counted among the most popular tourist destinations worldwide and all call the Indian Ocean home.

Moreover, the beautiful Lakshadweep coral atolls, reefs and Sri Lanka’s unique flora and fauna all combine to make this one of the most untainted locations in the world.

Cruises to India Itself

India’s majesty is a result of its auspicious past steeped in spirituality and rich culture. India has thrived by repeatedly adapting and reshaping itself. It is constantly producing new forms of culture and absorbing new influences. Within India, there are numerous ports which are frequented by the most renowned cruise companies such as Mumbai (or Bombay) where Bollywood comes alive and energy pervades the streets. This bustling metropolis is both multicultural and traditionally Indian. Other ports include Cochin, a natural harbour, which was once the focal point for the Indian spice trade. Here you can explore the many palaces, museums, and forts of the city as part of an exciting onshore excursion.