Indian Ocean

From the wildlife of Madagascar to the deep history of Mauritius, the Indian Ocean is an intoxicating mix of exotic atolls and captivating destinations


From the renowned wine region of South Africa’s Western Cape to the paradise island of Mauritius, the Seychelles and Maldives this cruise region offers the chance to experience a huge range of different cultures, sights and experiences. Animal lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will be enthralled by the wildlife and in destinations such as Madagascar and foodies can savour world-class cuisine paired with fine wines in Cape Town.

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The Seychelles’ second-largest island is rich in natural attractions and will appeal to nature-loving clients. Cousin, a nature reserve located off Praslin, is a nesting ground for hawksbill turtles and it’s incredible to see birds nesting at ground level due to the absence of predators.


Many flights stop in Dubai, providing clients with the chance to stay in world-class hotels, soak up urban and desert sights and shop at Dubai’s incredible retail malls and authentic bazaars.

Garden Route

Recommend the Garden Route for food and wine lovers. Taking in a stunning 125-mile stretch of coastline from Cape Town in the west to Port Elizabeth in the East, the wineries and gourmet restaurants of the region can be explored on a self-drive or escorted tour.

Don't miss this excursion

Founded in 1892, Bois Chéri is the first and biggest tea producer in Mauritius. Excursions include a tour of the factory and museum follow by a tasting of black, green and herbal teas.

Selling Tips

Special occasions

Indian Ocean destinations are idea for special-occasion cruises, so recommend to honeymooners and all other clients celebrating milestone events. Use plenty of imagery to sell the story

Added value

There is plenty of added value here, with add-ons including pairing a cruise with a South African safari


Sell the quality of cuisine to foodies and the unparalleled opportunities to see the wonders of nature

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Cruise Trade News March 2023 Digital Edition

With what seems to be unrelenting speed, we are fast approaching Easter and yet another milestone in the year.

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