Are you looking for that special trip to celebrate your milestone event? Why not embark on a bucket-list cruise destination to the Indian Ocean offered by Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and create memories to last forever! Here are some of the places you will visit on this once-in-a-lifetime journey.
Start in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai’s modern duty-free shopping malls and traditional souks offer some of the best bargains in the world. For a more historic outing, visitors can explore the museum at Al Fahidi Fort or venture out into the Old Quarter of Bastakiya.
Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the most populous city in the world. This bustling metropolis offers a seemingly endless array of sights and cultural activities, and is the commercial and entertainment capital of India. Mumbai is home to India’s Hindi film and television industry, known as Bollywood. It is also one of the few cities that accommodates a national park, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, within its city limits.
Popularly referred to as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Cochin (Kochi) has been a trading post since early Roman times, due to its strategic location between Europe and China. From the court of Kubla Khan to the captains of Europe’s great Age of Exploration, travellers and merchants from far-off lands have been coming here in search of spices, sandalwood and ivory.
Mombasa is the second-largest city in Kenya, lying on the Indian Ocean. The city’s inhabitants are the Mijikenda/Swahili people. Mombasa is your gateway for exciting safaris to Tsavo, Maasai Mara and the Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary.
For centuries, Zanzibar—part of the archipelago sometimes referred to as the Spice Islands—has been a melting pot of influences where Africa, India and Arabia meet. Visitors can savour this confluence in its food and delight in the variety of unique offerings for sale at its bazaars.
Durban is a bustling, subtropical city and Africa’s busiest port. Vasco da Gama is said to have sighted Durban Bay on Christmas Day, 1497, naming the land Natal as a mark of respect for the Nativity. The name Durban was acquired in 1843 when Port Natal was renamed for Sir Benjamin D’Urban.
Called “the fairest cape in the whole circumference of the earth” and regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Cape Town offers museums, lush parks and shops. Impressive mountains, magnificent beaches and outstanding wineries add to the attraction. The historical highlight is Robben Island, which was once the prison that held Nelson Mandela.
For more information, call Zaneta or Joe Rochemont at Cruise Holidays of Clarkson, at 905-855-1700, or toll-free at 1-866-919-2111.