Jalesh Cruises to introduce second ship by October 2020

Subhash Chandra-owned Essel Group’s Jalesh Cruises, which sailed its first ship Karnika on April 17 last year, is planning to introduce a second vessel by October 2020 following robust demand for cruise tourism in India. “We witnessed huge demand since Karnika sailed from Mumbai on April 17, 2019. We are witnessing huge growth in bookings..

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Bangladesh, Indian cruise passengers to get on-arrival visa

Shipping secretaries of Bangladesh and India have decided to address on-arrival visas for cruise ship passengers visiting each others countries. Bangladesh Shipping Ministry Secretary Abdus Samad said: “We have agreed to issue on-arrival visa for cruise passengers as they are mostly tourists.” The decision came at a shipping secretary level meeting of both nations’ Shipping.

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Cochin port introduces Helicopter service for cruise tourists

As a step towards adding more attractions and interesting experience to Cruise Tourists a helicopter service has been introduced from Willingdon Island, Cochin by M/s. Chipsan Aviation in association with District Tourism Promotion Council, Kerala Tourism, Greenix Village. The helicopter service was formally inaugurated by Dr. M. Beena, IAS, Chairperson, Cochin Port Trust on 20/11/2019..

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Cruise from Mumbai arrives in Diu on its maiden journey

As many as 385 travelers from Mumbai reached the Diu coast on Thursday morning in the maiden trip undertaken by Jalesh cruise, run by Messrs Karnika. With the first trip to Diu, the services of Jalesh by Messrs Karnika started from Mumbai to Diu from November 14. Jalesh is India’s first multi-destination cruise, which began.

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Mumbai Port Trust changes track to concentrate on cruise

The 75,000 gt Costa Victoria arrived in Mumbai on 8 November, in preparation for offering cruises between India and the Maldives, lasting between three and seven days, in the next four months until February 2020. This is the fourth season that the Italy-based Costa Cruises will be homeporting a ship at Mumbai, one of India’s oldest ports,.

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India’s first full-fledged global cruise terminal in Kochi

India’s first full-fledged international cruise terminal that is coming up at Ernakulam wharf in Willingdon Island will be commissioned in February 2020, Cochin Port Trust (CPT) chairperson M. Beena said on Wednesday. The ₹25.72-crore cruise terminal with facilities to handle 5,000 tourists will be spread over 12,200 sft. It will bring under one roof personnel.

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Bon voyage! Luxury cruises to berth along state coast

Those dreaming to unwind on luxury cruises now won’t have to go too far from Gujarat. The state’s sprawling coastline is all set to welcome international cruises at some of its most sought-after tourist spots like temple towns of Dwarka and Somnath as well as Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. The Union ministry of.

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City emerges as major cruise destination, to host 259 ships this fiscal

Mumbai Port Trust, which is transforming itself into a cruise port, has announced the homeporting — the point of origination — of Costa Victoria, the largest foreign cruise vessel to have ever homeported in India. The Italian-flagged vessel of Costa Cruise with a capacity of 2,400 passengers, will sail from Mumbai to Maldives till February-end..

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India has clocked four-fold jump in cruise calling in 2 years: MoS Shipping

Union minister of state for shipping Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday said the initiatives undertaken to bring in synergy in the functionality of various stakeholders have resulted in a nearly four-fold jump in cruise callings on Indian ports in the last two years. The cruise industry accounts for a significant portion of the contribution to the.

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