Due to its rich trading history, the Indian Ocean was once known as “Ratnakara”, the Sanskrit word for “creator of gems”. Flanked and defined by Africa’s east coast and Madagascar, the calm azure waters are dotted with a plethora of exotic isles. Luxury Indian Ocean cruising allows you to visit many of the beautiful idyllic islands that lie in the third largest oceanic region in the world.
The magnificent endemic wildlife of the stunning and fascinating islands provides ample observation encounters in close quarters. As a contrast, the islands of the Seychelles and the Maldives offer the perfect beach escape experience. The pristine palm tree lined, sun kissed white sandy beaches boast crystal clear waters and excellent scuba diving and snorkelling sites. If culture and history are your thing there many iconic sights to captivate you on the enchanting islands.
The Indian Ocean has an unusual climate that varies from region to region. In the Seychelles, the climate is tropical all year round, with a humid rainy season and a cooler, dry season. The Maldives boasts year-round equatorial temperatures with two monsoons. On our luxury Indian Ocean cruise you can relax and enjoy a scenic adventure with an exclusive retreat experience.