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Port Louis

Port Louis is a major port city located in Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean. It is the capital of Mauritius and the largest city on the island. Port Louis is situated in the northwest of Mauritius, on the Indian Ocean coast. It is located at the mouth of the River Moka and is a major commercial center.

Port Louis is a vibrant city with a population of around 150,000 people. It is a major tourist destination and is known for its beautiful beaches, lush tropical vegetation, and its vibrant nightlife. The city is also home to a number of cultural and historical sites, including the Aapravasi Ghat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Port Louis has a long and varied history. It was first settled by the Dutch in the 16th century and was later occupied by the French and British. During the 18th century, it was a major port of call for ships trading between Europe, India, and the Far East. In the 19th century, the city was a major center of the slave trade.

Today, Port Louis is a modern and vibrant city that has become an important hub for international trade and finance. It is home to a number of multinational companies, banks, and other financial institutions. It is also a popular destination for tourists, who come to enjoy the city’s stunning beaches, cultural attractions, and vibrant nightlife.

Excursion tips for a day in Port Louis

1. Visit the Aapravasi Ghat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to learn about the history of indentured labour in Mauritius.

2. Take a stroll along the Caudan Waterfront and explore the many shops, restaurants and cafes.

3. Visit the Chinatown district and explore its vibrant streets, markets and temples.

4. Take a ride on the Mauritius Cable Car to the top of the Le Pouce mountain for stunning views of Port Louis.

5. Visit the Blue Penny Museum to explore the history and culture of Mauritius.

6. Explore the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden for a tranquil and beautiful experience.

7. Take a boat trip to the beautiful Ile aux Cerfs to explore its pristine beaches and waters.

8. Visit the Fort Adelaide, a former military fort, to learn about the history of Port Louis.

9. Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach at Pereybere or Flic en Flac.

10. Explore the bustling markets of Port Louis and pick up some souvenirs.

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The climate in Port Louis

The climate in Port Louis, Mauritius is tropical, with hot and humid weather all year round. Summer (November - April): During the summer months, temperatures average around 26-30°C (79-86°F). Humidity is high during this time of year and there is usually a lot of sunshine. Autumn (May - August): Temperatures during autumn average around 24-29°C (75-84°F). Rainfall is common during this season, with some heavier showers. Winter (September - October): Temperatures during winter average around 20-25°C (68-77°F). Rainfall is less frequent than in autumn, but still expected. Spring (November - April): Temperatures during spring average around 26-30°C (79-86°F). Humidity is high during this time of year and there is usually a lot of sunshine.

Cruise weather for Port Louis

Our weather forecast for Port Louis helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 22.7 °C
min: 18.5 °C
24.5 m/s
37.4 m/s
17.9 %
24.1 m
71.5 %
1,023 hPa
06:45:36
17:46:30
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 22.5 °C
min: 18.6 °C
25.6 m/s
36.4 m/s
22.4 %
24.1 m
72.4 %
1,022 hPa
06:45:26
17:46:53
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 22.2 °C
min: 18.6 °C
24.5 m/s
36.7 m/s
30.3 %
23.9 m
73.3 %
1,022 hPa
06:45:15
17:47:15
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 23.5 °C
min: 17.8 °C
24.1 m/s
32.3 m/s
36.8 %
24.0 m
74.7 %
1,022 hPa
06:45:03
17:47:37
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 23.4 °C
min: 17.9 °C
18.0 m/s
29.2 m/s
14.2 %
24.1 m
66.3 %
1,020 hPa
06:44:50
17:48:00
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 24.3 °C
min: 17.2 °C
11.9 m/s
22.3 m/s
2.9 %
24.1 m
66.4 %
1,019 hPa
06:44:36
17:48:22
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 17.6 °C
9.0 m/s
10.8 m/s
3.4 %
24.1 m
69.6 %
1,019 hPa
06:44:20
17:48:44
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 24.4 °C
min: 17.3 °C
17.6 m/s
27.4 m/s
9.1 %
24.1 m
71.0 %
1,020 hPa
06:44:04
17:49:07
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 22.9 °C
min: 16.9 °C
18.7 m/s
29.2 m/s
20.8 %
24.1 m
69.9 %
1,022 hPa
06:43:47
17:49:29
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 23.8 °C
min: 17.5 °C
14.0 m/s
28.7 m/s
32.6 %
24.1 m
71.7 %
1,024 hPa
06:43:28
17:49:51
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 17.4 °C
17.3 m/s
30.6 m/s
6.0 %
24.1 m
65.8 %
1,023 hPa
06:43:08
17:50:13
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 23.4 °C
min: 18.2 °C
18.7 m/s
31.3 m/s
6.0 %
24.1 m
69.6 %
1,021 hPa
06:42:48
17:50:35
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 23.0 °C
min: 17.4 °C
16.9 m/s
25.9 m/s
5.9 %
24.1 m
62.7 %
1,020 hPa
06:42:26
17:50:57

Cruises to Port Louis

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Scheduled ship calls in Port Louis, Mauritius
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 16th 2024 Saturday, 16th of Nov. 2024 MSC Musica 08:00 am 11:59 pm
Nov. 17th 2024 Sunday, 17th of Nov. 2024 MSC Musica 12:01 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 19th 2024 Tuesday, 19th of Nov. 2024 MSC Fantasia 11:00 am 11:59 pm
Nov. 20th 2024 Wednesday, 20th of Nov. 2024 AIDAstella 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Nov. 20th 2024 Wednesday, 20th of Nov. 2024 MSC Fantasia 12:01 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 26th 2024 Tuesday, 26th of Nov. 2024 AIDAprima 02:00 pm 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Nov. 27th 2024 Wednesday, 27th of Nov. 2024 AIDAprima 12:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 8th 2024 Sunday, 8th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Dawn 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Dec. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Dec. 2024 Costa Smeralda 09:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 19th 2024 Thursday, 19th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Sky 07:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 20th 2024 Friday, 20th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Sky 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 21st 2024 Saturday, 21st of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Sky 12:00 am 11:00 am
Dec. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Dec. 2024 LE DUMONT DURVILLE 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 2nd 2025 Thursday, 2nd of Jan. 2025 MSC Musica 10:00 am 11:59 pm
Jan. 3rd 2025 Friday, 3rd of Jan. 2025 LE DUMONT DURVILLE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 3rd 2025 Friday, 3rd of Jan. 2025 MSC Musica 12:01 am 11:59 pm
Jan. 4th 2025 Saturday, 4th of Jan. 2025 LE DUMONT DURVILLE 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 4th 2025 Saturday, 4th of Jan. 2025 MSC Musica 12:01 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 4th 2025 Saturday, 4th of Jan. 2025 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 5th 2025 Sunday, 5th of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 6th 2025 Monday, 6th of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 12:00 am 08:00 pm
Jan. 13th 2025 Monday, 13th of Jan. 2025 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 15th 2025 Wednesday, 15th of Jan. 2025 AIDAsol 06:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 16th 2025 Thursday, 16th of Jan. 2025 AIDAsol 12:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 28th 2025 Tuesday, 28th of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 08:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 29th 2025 Wednesday, 29th of Jan. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Feb. 9th 2025 Sunday, 9th of Feb. 2025 MS Europa 07:00 pm 12:00 am
Feb. 10th 2025 Monday, 10th of Feb. 2025 MS Europa 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Feb. 2025 MS Europa 05:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 28th 2025 Friday, 28th of Feb. 2025 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 09:00 pm
Mar. 1st 2025 Saturday, 1st of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Mar. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 12:00 am 08:00 pm
Mar. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Mar. 2025 Island Princess 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 9th 2025 Sunday, 9th of Mar. 2025 Costa Deliziosa 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Apr. 3rd 2025 Thursday, 3rd of Apr. 2025 Queen Anne 05:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 7th 2025 Monday, 7th of Apr. 2025 MSC Musica 07:00 am 11:59 pm
Apr. 8th 2025 Tuesday, 8th of Apr. 2025 MSC Musica 12:01 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 9th 2025 Wednesday, 9th of Apr. 2025 MSC Fantasia 07:00 am 11:59 pm
Apr. 10th 2025 Thursday, 10th of Apr. 2025 MSC Fantasia 12:01 am 11:59 pm
Apr. 11th 2025 Friday, 11th of Apr. 2025 MSC Fantasia 12:01 am 12:00 pm
May 2nd 2025 Friday, 2nd of May 2025 Norwegian Sky 07:00 am 12:00 am
May 3rd 2025 Saturday, 3rd of May 2025 Norwegian Sky 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Jun. 19th 2025 Thursday, 19th of Jun. 2025 Crown Princess 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 4th 2025 Tuesday, 4th of Nov. 2025 MS Amera 01:00 pm 11:59 pm
Nov. 5th 2025 Wednesday, 5th of Nov. 2025 MS Amera 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 6th 2025 Thursday, 6th of Nov. 2025 MS Amera 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Nov. 2025 AIDAstella 08:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Nov. 25th 2025 Tuesday, 25th of Nov. 2025 AIDAstella 12:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Nov. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Nov. 2025 AIDAstella 12:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink

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