Indian Ocean Gala

6 December 2018 - 5 January 2019

Duration

30 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from United Arab Emirates

Ports

18 Ports

6 December

Setting sail from Dubai

For some Dubai, the most famous of the United Arab Emirates, is the ultimate glamorous holiday destination. Amazing high rise buildings, extensive air-conditioned shopping malls, and extraordinary man-made tourist attractions (such as indoor ski-slopes) abound. Some of the most glitzy and expensive hotels in the world can be found here, so for shopping, sunshine and fun for all the family, this is a great choice. For others, this is a cultural desert as barren as the sands which surround it. But if you search hard you will find the old souk-like centre around Dubai Creek - take a traditional dhow and you will begin to understand the magic of Arabia.

Don't miss

The historic Persian trading centre, the Bastakia Quarter, was a marketplace for pearls and textiles. Even then, this was the home of ‘tax-free', and the area is characterised by Arabian architecture, wind towers, and narrow lanes.

7 December

United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi

8 December

United Arab Emirates: Fujairah

9 December

Oman: Muscat

10-11 December

At sea

12 December

India: Mumbai

13-14 December

India: Marmagao (Goa), Mangalore

15 December

India: Kochi

16-17 December

Maldives: Malé

18-19 December

At sea

20-21 December

Seychelles: Mahé

21 December

Seychelles: La Digue

22-23 December

At sea

24 December

Kenya: Mombasa

25 December

Tanzania: Zanzibar

26 December

At sea

27 December

Madagascar: Nosy Be

28-29 December

At sea

30 December

Mozambique: Maputo

31 December

South Africa: Richard's Bay

1 January

South Africa: Durban

2 January

At sea

3-5 January

Arriving in Cape Town

This magical multicultural city is the perfect jumping off point to explore Southern Africa, but do make sure you linger a few days to enjoy the buzz of a city where Africa meets a European-style cosmopolitan atmosphere, creating a vibrant melting pot of cultures and religions. With flat-topped Table Mountain soaring above the city, beautiful natural landscapes, and gardens within the city, you never feel far from nature here. Enjoy the waterfront, museums and elegant architecture, then take the time to venture further afield - there is so much within easy reach.

Our tip

Combine time in Cape Town with trips outside the city. We will help you plan ahead to make the most of your visit, so our tip is simply to call us to make the most of it.

The Ship

Your home from home

Oceania Regatta at sea
R Class Grand Dining Room
R Class Terrace Cafe

Small enough to operate fascinating port-intensive itineraries, but with the space for dining options, comfortable accommodation and more, sister ships Insignia, Nautica, Regatta and Sirena are for many the perfect size.

What we love

These four boutique style sister ships carry just 684 guests apiece, with a comfortable, relaxed country house style and plenty of intimate corners. We love the alternative restaurants - Oceania is rightly renowned for great food - and the pretty little library up on deck 10.

Capacity 684 Guests
Crew 400 International Staff
Style On Oceania it's all about the time spent ashore, so back on board it's relaxed and unpretentious, with no dressing up. Open seating throughout creates an atmosphere which is friendly and sociable.
Inclusions
  • All meals even in the speciality restaurants
  • Room service dining 24 hours a day
  • All soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees, teas and juices
  • Shuttle service from ship to city centre in many ports of call
  • Airfare (conditions apply)
  • Internet (conditions apply)
  • Loads of extras for Concierge Class and above
More about Nautica

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Madinat Jumeirah - Al Qasr, Dubai

Our favourite hotel in Dubai

So many to choose from! Our current Mundy preference is Al Qasr at the Madinat Jumeirah.

Hatta Village, UAE

Private tours from Dubai

Head out into the desert for the lush valley of Wadi Hatta and Hatta Village, then travel by four wheel drive across the dunes.

Cape Grace hotel, Cape Town

Where to stay in Cape Town

There are some great hotels to choose from, but at Mundy we especially like the Cape Grace on the waterfront.

Franschhoek, South Africa

Extend your stay in South Africa

Take a wine tour to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek for tastings, beautiful countryside and great food.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP