The Maldives is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean consisting of numerous atolls of varying size. The islands gained their independence from the British Empire in 1965, ending centuries of colonial rule. Historically the Maldives have been fought over repeatedly by foreign powers due to its strategic location on the highly lucrative trade routes in the Indian Ocean. You will visit the tiny island of Kuda Bandos, where the tranquil scenery belies the volcanic upheaval which took place here millennia ago. Today's island lies just a few feet above the surrounding Indian Ocean, the mere tip of a sunken volcano. You will enjoy sugar-white sands, crystal-clear waters and brilliant coral reefs on this idyllic tropical paradise.
A truly unforgettable festive grand voyage that includes classical Athens, the treasures of India, Petra - a city carved into living rock, Cairo, Luxor and the Valley of the Kings in Pharaonic Egypt, the islands of the Indian Ocean, as well as Christmas and New Year celebrations at sea.
This extraordinary 130-day voyage spanning three continents takes you to many of the greatest sites in the world, from majestic natural wonders to ancient mysteries and man-made masterpieces, with over 50 sites and excursions included in your cruise fare. This promises to be the travel experience of a lifetime.
Experience an incredible two-night stay in the sprawling, fascinating Indian capital of Delhi. Then journey from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, to Agra and the unparalleled majesty of the Taj Mahal. Sail to Sri Lanka, the Maldives and the Andaman Islands, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, before spending two nights in Singapore.
A fantastic grand voyage from exotic Malaysia and Burma to the tropical paradises of Sri Lanka, the Andaman Islands, Mauritius, Reunion, the Maldives and the Seychelles, before the wonders of South Africa, including three unforgettable safaris, Durban and historic Cape Town.
This grand voyage takes you from the dynamic city of Singapore on an immersive journey to Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Thailand, the tropical islands of the Indian Ocean, Burma and the game parks of South Africa, Namibia and the Skeleton coast, the islands of the Atlantic and the marvels of Morocco.
Jungle landscapes and Buddhist temples give way to tropical islands and big game parks on this 33-day voyage from Asia to South Africa, taking you to Sri Lanka, the Maldives, the Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion Island, before included wildlife safaris and three nights in Cape Town.
Journey from Sri Lanka to the Maldives and the Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion in the Indian Ocean. Visit Durban, Cape Town and the safari parks of South Africa, then cruise the spectacular Namibian coast to the sun-drenched islands of the Atlantic and the Kasbahs of Morocco.