The IRCTC will launch India’s first native cruise liner from September 18 and reservations can be made on its website, the Railways PSU said. “The IRCTC has partnered and signed the agreement with Cordelia Cruises operated by M / s Waterways Leisure Tourism Pvt Ltd for the promotion and marketing of the first indigenous luxury cruise in India. To the public,” said the ‘IRCTC in a statement earlier this week.
Cordelia Cruises is India’s premium cruise liner. It aspires to promote and promote the culture of cruising in India through elegant, luxurious and, most importantly, inherently Indian experiences. It is a liner of India. cruise for Indians that adapts to the way Indians like to spend their vacations, ”said the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation.
The IRCTC said that guests aboard the ship will have an experience of sailing to some of the best Indian and international destinations like Goa, Diu, Lakshadweep, Kochi and Sri Lanka. The first phase of Cordelia Cruises will cross Indian destinations with its base in Mumbai and the cruise will be moved to Chennai from May next year and depart to Sri Lankan destinations like Colombo, Galle, Trincomalee and Jaffna. Mumbai-Goa-Mumbai, Mumbai-Diu-Mumbai, Mumbai-At sea-Mumbai, Kochi-Lakshadweep-At sea-Mumbai and Mumbai-At sea-Lakshadweep-At sea-Mumbai are some of the popular routes of Cordelia Cruises.
“While traveling on Cordelia Cruises, one can enjoy many recreational and leisure activities such as restaurants, swimming pool, bars, open cinemas, theater, children’s area, gymnasium,” the IRCTC statement said.
Crew members are fully vaccinated according to the Covid-19 protocol and their daily health checks, hourly disinfection of facilities, air filtration and social distancing standards would also be followed, the IRCTC said. The number of guests will also be limited according to the official mandate. There is also a fully functioning medical center on board the cruise stocked with all the necessary essentials.
According to PTI, the IRCTC is also in the process of signing agreements with all major international cruise ships. The news agency reported that the IRCTC will provide reservations on its web portal as soon as the Covid-19 situation normalizes and international cruises begin operations.