Indian Ocean Cruise

Indian Ocean Cruise

  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives

Join us as we cruise to some of the most interesting ports in the Indian Ocean!

Our adventure begins in the bustling port city of Mumbai, where we embark our ship. We first sail to the southern Indian ports of New Mangalore, with its intriguing temples and shrines, and serene Kochi, which has been drawing traders and explorers to its shore for 600 years.

We then sail for the tropical nation of the Maldives in the middle of the Indian Ocean. This tropical paradise is composed of more than 1,000 coral islands, and is famous for its beautiful beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. Our ship will stay 3 days in the capital of Malé, with its busy fish market, old buildings, fine restaurants and shops.

Our next destination is lush, tropical Sri Lanka and the port city of Colombo – the ideal base from which to explore this fascinating island country, known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”. Sri Lanka is a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, emerald lagoons and pristine beaches, with exciting wildlife and fascinating attractions, including 8 incredible World Heritage Sites.

We return to southern India and the port of Mormugao (Goa). Its long history as a Portuguese colony is evident in its preserved 17th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Our journey ends back in Mumbai.

We will sail in comfort aboard the neoClassica, one of Costa Cruises’ “Grand-Size” class of ships. This moderate European-style floating resort offers many options for dining, entertainment and activities. Facilities include 2 swimming pools, 4 Jacuzzis, an outdoor walking track and wellness center offering a full range of beauty, health and relaxation treatments. There are theme parties, dance lessons, a casino and shopping boutiques. There are a variety of restaurants to suit all tastes including gourmet buffets, and bars and lounges to relax. Guest cabins are simply furnished with 2 twin beds, phone, TV, safe, fridge and private bathroom with a shower. Choose between a Premium Inside or Premium Outside cabin with porthole.

* All shore excursions are optional. Those interested will pay directly to Costa Cruises on board the ship.

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1: Departure

We depart for Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay), with a change of planes in Paris.

Day 2: Mumbai / Embarkation

Upon arrival in Mumbai in the late evening we transfer to our ship.

Day 3: Mumbai

Overlooking the Arabian Sea, India’s most populous city reflects both British and Indian history in its ornate architecture. On the waterfront stands the iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in 1924. Nearby Elephanta Island is the site of ancient cave temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The city is also the heart of the Bollywood film industry. Our ship remains in Mumbai until this evening so you can explore the endless districts and waterfront promenade, or take one of the many optional tours offered by Costa Cruises. After dinner be on deck to watch the beautiful sunset as we set sail for southern India.

Day 4: At Sea

At leisure to enjoy the amenities and activities on board the ship.

Day 5: New Mangalore, India

New Mangalore is the perfect base from which to visit the shrine of Udupi, the historic Jain Temple or perhaps take a countryside tour to rural areas for a glimpse of local life.

Day 6: Kochi (Cochin), India

Nowhere else in India could you find such an intriguing mix: giant fishing nets from China, a 400-year-old synagogue, ancient mosques, Portuguese houses and the crumbling remains of the British Raj. Here you can explore the narrow streets of the old quarter with its Portuguese and Spanish-influenced buildings, you may take an optional tour to see Fort Kochi and the oldest Synagogue in the commonwealth, or you may wish to enjoy a houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Kerala.

Day 7: At Sea

Days 8 - 10: Malé, Maldives

The tropical nation of the Republic of Maldives is composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. It is known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. Our ship will anchor in the capital Malé, with its busy fish market, fine restaurants and shops, and the 17th-century Hukuru Miskiy (also known as Friday Mosque) made of carved white coral. There will be a range of excursions offered by Costa Cruises during our 3-day stay here.

Day 11: At Sea

Day 12: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Because of the shape of the island, Sri Lanka is known as the “Tear of India”. The exciting city of Colombo is the gateway to this lush and tropical island nation. You will enjoy exploring the city’s bustling streets and busy markets. You may wish to join a shore excursion to visit Galle Fort, to popular Negombo Beach or enjoy a fragrant journey into Sri Lanka’s tea industry and visit a plantation.

Day 13: At Sea

Day 14: Mormugao (Goa), India

In the past Mormugao was famous for its hippy community. Today it's known for its beautiful sunsets, powder-fine sand and crystal-clear water. Here you can visit the small town to see the Portuguese influence from days past or stroll the lovely beach.

Day 15: Mumbai

We arrive back in Mumbai in the morning and have a full day to enjoy the sights. Or you may want to just relax on board until after dinner and the transfer to the airport for our flight home via Paris.

Day 16: Home

We arrive back in Canada.

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Cost per person: $5197
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Home pick-up and drop-off (from most Canadian cities).

All airfare and all airport taxes.

Carefully selected accommodations).

All gratuities (for hotels, drivers, guides & cruise staff).

Most meals.
Insurance for cancellation and health while outside Canada.
Services of one of our cheerful experienced Tour Managers.

All prices guaranteed in Canadian funds.

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