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India and Indian Ocean Cruises

Discover the idyllic islands of the Indian Ocean, explore India's coastline on a small ship cruise, or - new for 2015 - take a cruise and tour holiday of India's sights including the holy River Ganges

The islands of the Indian Ocean are the perfect getaway destination - no news, no shoes, just palm trees, white sand beaches and a chance to relax and unwind. Superb snorkelling and diving opportunities are endless.

This collection of exotic Indian Ocean cruises includes the beautiful islands of the Seychelles - a stunning mix of perfect beaches, picture postcard villages and exciting flora and fauna. Our twin-hulled mega-yacht Pegasus is a superb way of exploring the Seychelles.

A ribbon of coral atolls in the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives islands are the perfect destination to relax, snorkel, swim, dive and fish under the tropical sun. An en-suite cabin on our 8 or 10-person crewed catamaran sailing yachts is ideal for visiting the Maldives.

Mauritius, a volcanic island situated in the Indian Ocean, is lush and beautiful, with lovely mountain ranges, fine beaches, stunning coral reefs and picturesque villages. Madagascar, the ‘perfumed island’ includes the picturesque Nosy Be and Diego Suarez.

The island of Sri Lanka is situated off the southern coast of India. Explore the capital city of Colombo which traces its roots back through Dutch and Portuguese occupations, discover the town of Hambantota, formerly known as the Magama Kingdom and visit Galle, home to an impressive 17th-century Dutch fort.

Explore India's coastline on a cultural voyage with expert guest lecturers and a choice of shore excursions. Visit Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, see the Bollywood mansions of Mumbai and uncover the treasures of Goa.

Some of our cruises visit the unspoilt Malabar Coast which stretches from Maharashtra to Kanyakumari. Explore the peaceful backwaters of Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin and soak up the exotic spices which waft out of the Pepper Exchange in Cochin.

Indian Ocean Cruises

Indian Ocean Cruises

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Maldives Catamaran Sailing Cruise

8 Nights - Male and back

Dream Yacht Charters Ship - Eleuthera 60 Eleuthera 60

NEW FOR 2015 – Your own en-suite cabin on a catamaran sailing yacht exploring the islands and beaches of the Maldives. With captain, chef, just 6-8 fellow guests, and opportunities to swim, snorkel and sea kayak in the blue waters Sailingyacht

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Maldives Catamaran Sailing Cruise
From £1695pp
Save 5% if you book at least 90 days before departure!

Seychelles Garden of Eden Cruise

8 Nights - Mahe and back

Variety Ship - Pegasus Pegasus

Explore the beautiful Seychelles on this 8-night cruise holiday from Mahe on board MY Pegasus, with oppportunities to swim, snorkel and dive in the crystal clear waters and relax on golden beaches Megayacht

2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Seychelles Cruise from Mahe on MY Pegasus
From £1980pp
Save up to £970 per couple - now from just £1980pp!

India and the Malabar Coast

14 Nights - Colombo to Muscat

Swan Hellenic Ship - Minerva Minerva

Explore the diverse landscapes of India on this cultural voyage along the Malabar coast on board Minerva with included shore excursions and guest lectures Discovery

2015 - Mar

India and the Malabar Coast Cultural Voyage
From £1999pp
Book by 28 Feb 2015 to save £950pp!

Lower Ganges

10 Nights - Kolkata and back

Travelmarvel by APT Ship - Rajmahal Rajmahal

Superb value APT Travelmarvel holiday combining 7-nights exploring the Lower Ganges away from the tourist trail with an overnight hotel stay in Kolkata, once the biggest colonial trade centre in Asia. Includes excursions and flights from the UK Cruise and Land Tour

2015 - Mar, Apr

Lower Ganges Cruise
From £2665pp

Authentic India

15 Nights - Patna to Kolkata

Travelmarvel by APT Ship - Rajmahal Rajmahal

Discover India's hidden gems on this excellent-value APT Travelmarvel holiday combining a 12-night cruise along the Lower Ganges on board Rajmahal and an overnight stay in the bustling city of Kolkata. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions Cruise and Land Tour

2015 - Oct, Nov, Dec

Authentic India
From £3745pp
Second passenger flies free! Save up to £900 per couple!

Burma and the Malay Peninsula

20 Nights - Colombo to Singapore

Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

Explore the heart of Burma, historic Malaysia and the cosmopolitan city of Singapore on this fascinating 20-night discovery cruise and land tour from Colombo. Includes return flights from the UK, hotel stays in Colombo and Singapore and guest lecturers Discovery

2016 - Feb

Burma and the Malay Peninsula Discovery Cruise and Land Tour
From £4395pp
Save up to £2000 per cabin plus low single supplement!

Passage to Sri Lanka and India

21 Nights - Singapore to Delhi

Voyages to Antiquity Ship - Aegean Odyssey Aegean Odyssey

Explore the gems of Sri Lanka and discover the cultural and historical splendour of India’s Golden Triangle on this fascinating 20-night discovery cruise and land tour. Includes return flights from the UK, hotel stays and guest lecturers Discovery

2015 - Mar

Passage to Sri Lanka and India Discovery Cruise and Land Tour
From £4495pp
Save up to £2000 per cabin plus low single supplement!

Spirit of India

15 Nights - Delhi to Kolkata

APT Ship - Ganges Voyager Ganges Voyager

Learn about the diverse culture, ancient traditions and rich heritage of India on this fascinating holiday combining a 7-night cruise along the Ganges and hotel stays in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Includes return flights from the UK and Freedom of Choice Touring Cruise and Land Tour

2015 - Mar, Sep, Nov
2016 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Sep, Nov

Spirit of India
From £5595pp
Second passenger flies free! Save up to £900 per couple!

Incredible India

19 Nights - Kochi to Kolkata

APT Ship - Ganges Voyager Ganges Voyager

Explore the idyllic Kerala backwaters on a houseboat before discovering the bustling cities of Jaipur, Agra and Delhi and enjoying a cruise along the Lower Ganges on this superb holiday, with Freedom of Choice Touring and return flights from the UK Cruise and Land Tour

2015 - Mar, Sep, Nov
2016 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Sep, Nov

Incredible India
From £6820pp
Second passenger flies free! Save up to £900 per couple!

Tales of India and Arabia

16 Nights - Dubai to Colombo

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Explore the breathtaking fjords of Oman, dense forests of Sri Lanka and the bustling cities of Mumbai and Dubai on this 15-night discovery cruise to India and Arabia on Voyager with included return flights from the UK, gratuities, expert guest lecturers and fascinating shore excursions Discovery

Tales of India and Arabia Discovery Cruise

Splendours of the Indian Ocean

16 Nights - Port Louis to Cape Town

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Cross the Indian Ocean from cosmopolitan Port Louis in Mauritius to the volcanic Reunion Island and explore South Africa with its Zulu culture and safari landscapes. Includes return flights from the UK, gratuities, expert guest lecturers and fascinating optional shore excursions Discovery

Splendours of the Indian Ocean Cultural Voyage

Treasures of the Indian Ocean

17 Nights - Colombo to Mauritius

Voyages of Discovery Ship - Voyager Voyager

Visit the bustling city of Colombo and the town of Hambantota in Sri Lanka before exploring the contrasting idyllic Maldives and Seychelles islands. Includes return flights from the UK, gratuities, expert guest lecturers and fascinating optional shore excursions Discovery

Treasures of the Indian Ocean Cultural Voyage
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