Indian Ocean Cruises
Imagine a pristine, powdered beach, fringed with swaying palms and surrounded by a coral necklace. Multiply that thought by a thousand, and the result is the islands of the Indian Ocean. This part of the world is paradise; each destination offers diverse cultures, time-honoured traditions, breathtaking natural wonders and amazing endemic wildlife. [ReadMoreMob]
The desert-island dream of the Maldives, where tiny islands are scattered like jewels across a turquoise lagoon, is a sublime, romantic resort. Similarly, the Seychelles, renowned for its postcard-perfect beaches and giant tortoises, presents a heaven on Earth.
An island-hopping cruise through this region offer chances to indulge in a wealth of experiences, such as thrilling helicopter rides over Reunion's vast volcanic landscapes; encounters with Madagascar's endemic fauna and flora; and snorkelling adventures in the Indian Ocean's largest lagoon.
Lagoons & Mangroves
The most prominent characteristic of Mayotte is its vast lagoon, which is separated from the sea by a barrier reef (coral reefs) and bordered by mangroves. This barrier reef is one of the most impressive in the world as it surrounds the island. According to Mahoran legend, this is to protect the island from foreign invasions.