A bustling harbour and port on a cerulean sea
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During our South Africa cruise, your luxury cruise ship will stop off at Port Louis, the capital and main port on the island of Mauritius . Offering an interesting and relaxing day trip on shore, Port Louis is just one of our exciting and varied destinations that you’ll find along our South African cruise itinerary.
Glimpsed from your luxury liner, this island in the Indian Ocean rises out of a cerulean sea, displaying its famous ring of mountains that shelter the bustling harbour and port, a centre of commerce and trade for the island.
Historically in Dutch and French ownership, the two cultures have left their mark on this charming city. Port Louis has conserved many historic and colonial buildings through the years and elegant, well-preserved French buildings from the 17th century are a treat for architecture buffs.
Those in the mood for a spot of shopping will find plenty of enticing items, either in the covered markets, the Port Louis Bazaar or along the well-appointed main streets lined with palm trees.
Port Louis offers good opportunities for sightseeing, from the city’s museums to Mauritian Chinatown its fort, La Citadelle, built by the British in 1835 and which dominates the city. So whether bargain hunting, bird watching at the Casela Bird Park or getting away from it all on nearby Paradise Island, make sure you meet us in Port Louis!