About the Indian Ocean
This ocean makes up about one-fifth of the water on the planet and is the largest after the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. It stretches to Asia in the north and to Africa in the west. To the east, it is bounded by Australia and reaches to the Southern Ocean. It encompasses the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. It is surrounded by land on all but one side. It doesn’t run
from pole to pole. There are large-scale seasonal variations in ocean current thanks to the Indian Monsoon Current. The climate north of the equator is influenced by a monsoon climate. The Indian Ocean is the warmest in the world. It is also the youngest of the world’s main oceans. It connects 57 island nations including, Bahrain, the Maldives, Madagascar
and Sri Lanka. When planning your dream cruise around this part of the world there are many great places you may choose to visit. Some favourite destinations include the Andaman Islands in Birmania, Mauritius, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Seychelles. You can also journey to Pucket Island in Thailand, Langkawi, Sumatra and Indonesia to make this a
cruise you’ll always remember. Let’s find out more about the Indian Ocean before you embark on a beautiful cruise around
this part of the world.
Top destinations in Indian Ocean
- Andaman Islands 0 Itineraries
- Maldive 4 Itineraries
- Mauritius 2 Itineraries
- Mergui Archipelago 2 Itineraries
- Seychelles 27 Itineraries
- Thailand 14 Itineraries
Before you plan a leisurely, dream cruise on the Indian Ocean let’s discover some
interesting facts about the world’s warmest ocean.
- The depth of this ocean is approximately 3,741 metres on average. Its deepest point is at a depth of 8,047 metres.
- The surface temperature of the ocean is 22 degrees Celsius on average and sees highs of 28 degrees, although the belt between Southern Africa and Southwestern Australia is so cold icebergs form throughout the year.
- Some of Earth’s greatest rivers run into this ocean including the Ganges, Indus, Brahmaputra, as well as the Zambesi.
- The ocean joins 16 African counties, 23 countries in Asia, Australia and 57 island groups together. The islands include Madagascar, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Bahrain.
- Some of the major port cities in the Indian Ocean are Mumbai, India, Perth, Western Australia, Durban in South Africa, Jakarta in Indonesia and Singapore.
- The ocean is divided by a mountain range called the Ninety East Ridge you can also reach the Mediterranean by the travelling through the Suez Canal. It was built from 1859 to 1869.
- The ocean is known as ‘the mine of gems’ in Sanskrit.
- Vasco da Gama was the second person of European birth to sail to India and the Far East after rounding the Cape of Good Hope in 1497.
- Just less than half of the world’s oil is said to be derived from this ocean.
So, are you wondering what you may need to take with you when you set sail on the Indian Ocean? Here are a few ideas to get you started. You’ll need to remember to bring all the correct items and documents with you on embarkation day. If you plan to visit Pucket Island, in Thailand, there are lots of things you can do. You can go sightseeing and experience the
stunning beauty of the Similan Islands or go and explore Phag Nga Bay. If you’re in the mood for some shopping you can shop till you drop at the weekend market or the Jungceylon Mall. You can check our website for seasonal temperatures and other tips about the weather.
Bear in mind that temperatures may vary significantly from region to region. To top it all off you can visit some great restaurants, including Mom Tri’s Kitchen. If you add a visit to Mauritius, you may want to visit its capital and largest city, Port Lois and enjoy at night out at the theatre. You can also go deep sea fishing, check China Town out or even scuba dive in Blue Bay Marine Park. So, what are you waiting for? Begin planning your very own cruise on the Indian Ocean
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