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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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Cruise Lines with Cruises to Port Louis, Mauritius

The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Port Louis, Mauritius. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Port Louis, Mauritius:

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Premium Cruise Lines

These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.

Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.

These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.

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Mainstream Cruise Lines

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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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

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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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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

Cunard Line
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 4 (2,061 - 2,996 Guests)
  • State-Of-The-Art Ocean Liners
  • White Star Service
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Holland America Line
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 11 (1,432 - 2,668 Guests)
  • Inspired Cuisine
  • World-Class Entertainment
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MSC Cruises
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 23 (1,952 - 6,762 Guests)
  • Kids Sail Free
  • True Italian Hospitality
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Norwegian Cruise Line
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 20 (1,936 - 4,266 Guests)
  • Freestyle Cruising
  • Award-Winning Entertainment
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Oceania Cruises
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 8 (684 - 1,250 Guests)
  • Gourmet Cuisine
  • Country Club Casual
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Ponant
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (67 - 264 Guests)
  • Luxurious Private Yachts!
  • Sails to Exotic Destinations!
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Princess Cruises
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (2,000 - 4,300 Guests)
  • Great Dining & Entertainment
  • Unique Itineraries
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (490 - 750 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive, Ultra-Luxury
  • Enrichment Programs
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Silversea Cruises
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  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 13 (100 - 728 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • All-Suite Accommodations
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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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