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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Our Recommendations
  Luxury Cruises
Sailing from Singapore via Colombo
Sailing from Singapore via Colombo
11 Nights with the Silver Whisper
p.p.from $5,400
Amazing Australia
Amazing Australia
27 Nights with the Silver Explorer
p.p.from $14,060
Cruising with Silversea from Darwin to Broome
Cruising with Silversea from Darwin to Broome
10 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 July 2021 - August 2021
p.p.from $12,960
Cruising from Broome via Buccaneer Archipelago
Cruising from Broome via Buccaneer Archipelago
10 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 June 2021 - August 2021
p.p.from $12,960
16 day cruise on board the Silver Whisper from Singapore
16 day cruise on board the Silver Whisper from Singapore
15 Nights with the Silver Whisper
p.p.from $8,460
  Cruises to Australia
Wonderful voyage from Brisbane with Princess Cruises
Wonderful voyage from Brisbane with Princess Cruises
10 Nights with the Sea Princess
p.p.from $2,886
Journey with Princess Cruises from Sydney
Journey with Princess Cruises from Sydney
8 Nights with the Majestic Princess
p.p.from $1,674
Cruise with Cruise and Maritime Voyages from Perth
Cruise with Cruise and Maritime Voyages from Perth
10 Nights with the Vasco da Gama
 February 2020 - January 2021
p.p.from $1,449
Sailing to Melbourne from Perth
Sailing to Melbourne from Perth
6 Nights with the Sapphire Princess
p.p.from $1,164
29 day voyage on board the Sun Princess from Sydney
29 day voyage on board the Sun Princess from Sydney
28 Nights with the Sun Princess
p.p.from $5,100
  Cruises with Flights
Sydney Harbour to Big Ben
Sydney Harbour to Big Ben
64 Nights Asia, ...
 Queen Victoria
p.p.from $16,999
Singapore to London with Vasco da Gama
Singapore to London with Vasco da Gama
48 Nights Mediterranean Sea, ...
 Vasco da Gama
p.p.from $6,899
Broome & the Kimberley
Broome & the Kimberley
11 Nights Australia, ...
 Vasco da Gama
p.p.from $2,399
Voyage from Sydney to London with Columbus
Voyage from Sydney to London with Columbus
74 Nights Africa, ...
p.p.from $12,399
 Royal London to Sydney Harbour
Royal London to Sydney Harbour
47 Nights Australia, ...
 Queen Mary 2
p.p.from $12,299
Our Recommendations
Travelling to Dubai from Singapore
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,Asia,Middle East
  • 19.05.2021

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Journey with Princess Cruises from Dubai
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
  • Asia,Middle East,India and Indian Ocean
  • 26.11.2019

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Expedition with Cunard from Dubai to Singapore
This is a luxurious sail from the Middle East to Singapore. Embark in Dubai and spend a night on board, exploring Queen Mary 2's beautiful restaurants, lounges and clubs or wandering the bustling markets and sparkling malls of Dubai. This cruise will see you visiting Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia in 15 days.
Our advice:
Make sure you visit the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the city view is fantastic.

  • Dubai - Singapore
  • Asia,India and Indian Ocean,Middle East
  • 30.01.2020

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Top India and the Indian Ocean Ports
Colombo, Sri Lankafrom

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.

Phuket, Thailandfrom

Phuket is located in southern Thailand in the Andaman Sea. The country's largest island is well renowned for its marvelous white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, colorful fish and coral reefs, but Phuket is also full of vibrant nightlife and great tourist attractions. Visit Laem Phromthep at the island's southern tip to watch the stunning sunset, see the great work being done at Phuket Gibbon Rehabilitation Center, or laze around and do nothing but relax on the 8km long Hat Bang Thao beach.

Penang, Malaysiafrom

The tropical island of Penang lies on the west coast of Malaysia. The capital, Georgetown is a registered UNESCO World Heritage site since 2008. There are numerous temples, mosques and churches on the island. Of particular interest is the Ke Lok Si, the largest Chinese temple in Malaysia. Penang is known as a region of diversity and is often seen as a connection between Europe and Asia. Some argue that Penang offers the best food Malaysia has to offer and the island is fondly referred to as the 'Pearl of the Orient'.

Benoa, Bali, Indonesiafrom

Benoa is a popular holiday destination located in the southern region of the island of Bali, Indonesia. Benoa beach, lined with coconut trees and huts, is the perfect place to enjoy exciting water-sports, or to relax and sunbathe with a cold drink in your hand. Benoa itself is a small fishing village, which offers tranquility and a unique island charm.

Ko Samui, Thailandfrom

The paradise island of Koh Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand, about 35 km from the mainland and is the third largest island of the country. The interior of the island is covered by an impressive mountain landscape, while the coast is charactarized by fine-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and a fascinating underwater world. A snorkeling trip is definitely to be considered!

Mumbai (Bombay), Indiafrom

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.

Salalah, Omanfrom

Salalah is the capital of the Dhofar region in Oman. This subtropical city lays on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is famous for its coconut-fringed beaches. Khareef - the rainy season, starts mid-June and brings monsoon clouds that constantly drizzle until mid-August, transforming the city into an oasis of misty pastures. Visitors find it hard to believe that they are in the heart of the Arabian desert. Salalah is a good starting point for numerous excursions.

Perth (Fremantle), Australiafrom

Perth is the fourth most populous Australian city with a population of about 2.02 million people. The city is full of restaurants, cafes and offers a lively nightlife. The city is blessed with numerous sandy beaches, not far away is the Cottersloe beach, where you can not only swim, but also go snorkelling and diving. There is a distinctly laid-back vibe about the city, with the big-city attractions blending with informal surroundings. Perth Zoo, is just 5 minutes from the city centre and offers the opportunity to see Australian wildlife up-close at the Australian Walkabout exhibit.

Bali, Indonesiafrom

Bali lies between the Indian and the Pacific oceans and is known as the "Island of the Gods". In addition to the beautiful beaches, the Indonesian island is home to volcanoes. A must-visit of Bali are its temples. The most famous is the "Tanah Lot" temple which is located on the southern part of the island, right on the water.

Kochi, Indiafrom

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.

Durban, South Africafrom

Durban is situated on the Indian Ocean on the east coast of South Africa. Durban is South Africa's second biggest city, with slightly more than 3 million inhabitants, and is one of the most important industrial cities in the country. The beaches and the subtropical climate make Durban a popular spot for vacationers from around the world. Watersport enthusiasts will be extremely impressed by the activities on offer and the cultural side of the city boasts many museums, theatres and botanical gardens.

Semarang, Indonesiafrom

The city of Semarang is the ideal place to take a trip to the Borobudur Buddhist temple, which is one of the largest temples in Southeast Asia. The temple is thousands of years old and fell into obscurity before it was rediscovered and cleaned out in the 19th Century.

Port Louis, Mauritiusfrom

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.

Langkawi, Malaysiafrom

Langkawi lies north of the Strait of Malacca, near the border between Malaysia and Thailand. The monsoon climate means the area is hot and humid all year round. Local attractions include a mangrove swamp on the east coast of the island and a black sand beach in the north.

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Busselton is located in Western Australia on the South Western coast. The scenic shoreline of Busselton brings many tourists every year. It is home to the Busselton Jetty, built in 1841 and bconsidered to be the longest wooden structure in the world. It now offers tours and an underwater observatory, plenty of seaside cafes and restaurants for you to enjoy your meals al fresco by lapping water. Popular tourist destinations include the Old Courthouse, St. Mary's Church and many wineries and breweries.

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.