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Port Louis, Mauritius

The capital of Mauritius (an island in the Indian Ocean), Port Louis is a great city to explore before or after your cruise. Located right on the water, it is filled with tons of interesting things to do that you cannot experience elsewhere. Perfect for culture-seekers, this city is filled with French colonial architecture, local markets, historic sites, forts, museums, and much more!. Port Louis is also best known for its exceptional restaurant and shopping scene. The kinds of cuisine you can get in Port Luis include French, Greek, and Cajun/Creole, European, with an emphasis on seafood.

A great time to visit Port Louis is between April and November, when the city is less crowded with tourists.

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Destinations for Cruises from Port Louis, Mauritius

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Port Louis, Mauritius. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Port Louis, Mauritius

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Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.

Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.

Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.

During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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  • Ships: 19 (1,936 - 4,266 Guests)
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  • Ships: 11 (67 - 264 Guests)
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Things to do near Port Louis, Mauritius

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Port Louis, along with a brief description:

♦ Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden

A great way to spend time outdoors when visiting Port Louis is to pay a visit to the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens. Built in 1767 by French Governor Mahe de Labourdonnais, these gardens now contain over 90 acres of flora and fauna. Guided tours are available so you can learn all about the different plant life and species contained within the gardens. Among the things you can see here are over 80 types of palm trees, water lilies, birds, turtles, spices and herbs.

♦ Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site

This UNESCO World Heritage Site once operated as an immigration depot for the 19th century British government. Today, it is now a museum where you can learn about indentured labor that occurred in Mauritius after the abolishment of slavery. Many of the exhibitions are interactive, making it a good activity for families or large groups. You’ll be able to see photographs of immigrants who passed through, learn about their living and working conditions, and much more!

♦ Jummah Mosque

This Mosque dates all the way back to 1850 and remains a symbol of Indian, Creole, and Islamic architecture on the exterior. The architecture inside is just as breathtaking (to be able to enter, you must be dressed properly). Just a short walk from the waterfront, visiting this Mosque is a great way to take in local culture.

♦ Blue Penny Museum

One of the best ways to gain a deeper understanding of art and history in Mauritius is to visit the Blue Penny Museum. This is where you can come to view artifacts such as Blue and Red Penny Stamps, navigation maps, statues, coins and historic photographs. There are also exhibits that tell the story of the island’s colonial history, postal service history, and that of the novel Paul & Virginie, believed to be set in Port Louis. There is also a gift shop where you can pick up a few souvenirs to remember your visit by! Plus, this museum is located in close proximity to the Caudan Waterfront, which is filled with the city’s best shops, casinos, theaters, and restaurants!

♦ Central Market

A great way to immerse yourself in local Port Louis culture is to pay a visit to the Central Market! There are many vendor stalls at this market, selling items such as clothing, produce, spices, handicrafts, local beverages, and more! Plus, you can practice your haggling skills, as most vendors are open to negotiating on prices. Central Market is a very colorful experience that will embody all five senses, a must-visit when spending time in Port Luis!

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