PONANT invites you on a brand-new 14-day cruise between the Gulf of Oman and the coasts of India and Sri Lanka, departing from Muscat. Come aboard Le Bellot and set off to discover the treasures of the desert of Arabia and the luxurious landscapes of India and Sri Lanka.
Your ship will first take you towards Dubai, the kingdom of excessiveness, before dropping anchor in Khasab, the gateway to the sublime “fjords of Arabia” that you will be able to explore aboard a traditional boat.
Le Bellot will then call at Mumbai, India’s cultural and economic capital. Make sure you visit the Elephanta Caves, a Hindu sanctuary on an island off the coast of Mumbai, and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station (formerly known as Victoria Terminus), a remarkable example of Victorian neo-gothic architecture: both sites are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
You will then discover Goa, a former colony of the Portuguese Indies prized for its beaches and its rich cultural heritage, in particular a collection of late 16th-century churches and convents, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Your ship will then arrive in Kerala, on Malabar Coast, in south-western India. From Cochin, you will have the opportunity to discover, aboard traditional boats, the fishing villages settled along the banks of the “backwaters”, a network of lakes and canals that criss-cross the lush landscapes of Kerala.
Conclude your journey by disembarking in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, located at the cross roads of the maritime trade routes between Europe and Asia.