Mauritius has become a chic vacation destination in recent years and is home to prestigious hotels as well as a whole range of activities including golf, trekking, quad biking and horse-riding, not to mention world-class beaches which are home to the world’s third largest coral reef and popular with divers.
The island’s culture draws on its French and Creole heritage (although English is the official language here), expressed in diverse cuisine, with these influences often found in the same meal. Dishes can be washed down with the excellent rum (made from the sugar cane produced on the island) which is made here.
MSC cruise ships call at the capital of Port Louis, a bustling port town with much to offer holidaymakers. You’ll see fine examples of French 18th century colonial architecture and may wish to visit the old part of the town (Maheburg) to visit an artist village built in typical Creole style.
We have a large selection of different excursion packages for Port Louis, so you can enjoy the great deals on the sights, simply stroll the capital soaking up the atmosphere or take a pleasure trip out of town. Note that Mark Twain wrote ‘Mauritius was made first, then heaven’ - this may give lucky cruise guests a taste of what to expect from this tropical island!