Cruising in this region is still in its early stages; however the calm seas and the welcoming, friendly ambience of its island and mainland ports are helping to make the Indian Ocean a preferred cruise region for many. Alongside the fantastic excursions on offer: dolphin watching and short sea trips are particularly popular throughout the region, as are diving and snorkelling.
Combined with the sun and sand of these beautiful Indian Ocean islands, an itinerary in this area will often start further north in India, well known for its rich culture and vibrant surroundings. This region offers incredible shore excursion opportunities and combined with a stay before or after your cruise, a trip to the Indian subcontinent can be a truly unique and once in a lifetime experience. While the larger lines often only stop in India during their World Cruises, smaller lines offer itineraries leaving from the incredible cities of Chennai and Mumbai.