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Luxury Mumbai-Goa Cruise Service Likely by September; Minimum Fare Rs 7,500

There are seven categories of bookings, with the minimum fare starting at Rs 7,500 per person, which includes two meals and brunch onboard. Apart from a swimming pool, a lounge and recreation room, the vessel has round-the-clock restaurants and coffee shops.

Chaitanya Mangure | CNN-News18

Updated:May 26, 2018, 9:12 PM IST
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Luxury Mumbai-Goa Cruise Service Likely by September; Minimum Fare Rs 7,500
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Mumbai: Tourists planning a lavish getaway from Mumbai to Goa can now board a cruise directly to the beach gate away. With the sea trials of a new cruise underway, the service is expected to begin by September, 2018. The ticket will start from Rs 7,500.

During the first sea trial, cruise ship 'Angriya' reached Panjim in Goa on May 24. It had set sail from Mumbai on May 23.

“With this service, Mumbaikars’ holidays will begin as soon as they board the cruise. We are happy that this cruise service has been launched. This will add to Mumbai’s charm as a tourist destination. Both Goa and Mumbai are great attractions for tourists. People will be able to have a unique experience. Mumbai Port Trust is happy to be a part of this initiative,” Yashodhan Wanage, Deputy Chairperson of Mumbai Port Trust, told News18.

‘Angriya’ was built in 1997 in Japan. It can accommodate 400 passengers and will be operated on alternate days from either Mumbai or Goa. Angriya is named after Admiral Kanhoj Angre, the first notable admiral of the Maratha naval fleet and the great coral reef - the Angria bank.

The cruise will depart on every alternate day at 5 pm from Mumbai or Goa and reach the destination at 9 am. En route, the ship will not halt at any place.

There are seven categories of bookings, with the minimum fare starting at Rs 7,500 per person, which includes two meals and brunch onboard. Apart from a swimming pool, a lounge and recreation room, the vessel has round-the-clock restaurants and coffee shops.

Passengers onboard will also be able to enjoy the views along the coastal lines of Konkan and Goa as the ship will sail along the 5 nautical miles of coastline.

The cruise services will operate depending on the weather conditions, which means the service will operate only between October and May. The Mumbai Port Trust already has the infrastructure to commence the service from the domestic cruise terminal at Victoria Dock in Mazgaon.

The last passenger sail service between Mumbai and Goa took 24 hours to reach its destination and operated 26 years ago in 1991.​
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