Cruise into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, and the perfect beaches and idyllic charm of the Maldives and Seychelles will greet you. Regarded by many as paradise isles, they live up to their reputation with ease. Swaying palms, turquoise lagoons, exotic fruits and dense tropical forests can be found, offering a true castaway experience.
The Indian Ocean is the warmest ocean on earth and is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface. The ocean is 6,200 miles wide at the southern tips of Africa & Australia. It is bounded on the north by the Indian subcontinent and on the south by the Antarctica. It's area covers a massive 28,350,000² miles including the Red Sea & Persian Gulf.
The ocean's volume is estimated to be 70,086,000 cubic miles. Small islands dot the continental rims. Island nations within the ocean are the world's 4th largest island Madagascar and other notables such as Reunion Island, Comoros, Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius & Sri Lanka.
The climate north of the equator is affected by a monsoon climate. North-east winds blow from October until April. From May until October south & west winds prevail.
Cruising the Indian Ocean is the perfect way to explore a paradise of deserted stunning soft white sandy beaches from the comfort of your ship. You will visit great Indian ports such as Mumbai & Cochin and the contrasting beauty of idyllic Ocean Islands like the Maldives & Seychelles. These gems have long been regarded as paradise isles with swaying palms, turquoise lagoons, exotic fruits & dense tropical forests.