Port Louis Cruises

Port Louis Waterfront center, Capital of Mauritius
Port Louis Waterfront center, Capital of Mauritius
Giant Lily Pond at Mauritius Botanical Garden

Port Louis, capital of Mauritius and its busiest city, delivers a huge slice of everyday Mauritian life. Sat in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, the port is known for its French colonial architecture and the 19th century Champ de Mars horse-racing track.  

To see a colourful snapshot of this paradise, a visit to the lively Central Market, which contrasts with the sparkling new Caudan Waterfront and shopping precinct, is recommended for local produce and handicrafts.

The Blue Penny Museum offers a taste of the island’s colonial and maritime history and culture. Port Louis’ famous Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens, with its giant Victoria Water Lilies, demands discovery, as does the nearby 3,000-acre Domaine des Pailles Nature Park. [ReadMore]

Tea is a big deal in Mauritius, with 58 varieties produced on the island. Many take the opportunity to visit the manufacturers’ factories and view the picturesque colonial houses en route. Alternatively, many simply choose to relax beside a fabulous Indian Ocean Beach.  

Cruises to Port Louis

Giraffes and Zebras, South Africa Giraffes and Zebras, South Africa Fred. Olsen's Africa and Indian Ocean Cruise

The Intrepid Beauty of Africa & the Indian Ocean • T2330

Sun 19 Nov 2023
93 nights
  • Experience an adventure of a lifetime on this epic circumnavigation of Africa
  • Seek out incredible flora and fauna; visit iconic historic sites; journey off the beaten track; and much more
  • Get a feel for authentic Indian life; enjoy time in Jeddah; and sail the Suez Canal too