The Mumbai to Goa cruise ferry, which is India’s first cruise service has finally started to sail. The trial run happened this Wednesday, i.e. 23rd May wherein the cruise left from Mumbai in the evening and reached Goa the next day in the morning. So, if you and your friends have been planning a trip to Goa, we suggest you wait a little more as the cruise services will open soon for the public, and it’s definitely going to be one hell of an experience!
Although the service was expected to launch in December, as per the chairman of Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) “The delay is mainly because of certification and that the vessel is being readied. IRS and DG shipping clearances are pending. These formalities have to be completed.”
There were also a few other causes for the delay in the commencement of the Mumbai to Goa cruise ferry, which was earlier scheduled to launch by December 2017 like the delay in obtaining dry docking permissions in Mumbai and modification of the on-board safety apparatus among others. But now that the trial run has been successfully ticked off too, the cruise shall start its tourist operations soon.
Mumbai To Goa Cruise Ferry Details
The Mumbai to Goa luxury cruise ferry will have a capacity of around 350 passengers and prices will start from INR 7,000 per night, which will include your meals, stay, and refreshments. However, the price will depend on the type of room you book.
The timings of the Mumbai to Goa cruise will be such as: the ferry will depart from Mumbai at 5 PM and reach Goa the next day by 9:00 AM, making the total duration of the journey 16 hours. The cruise will return every alternate day, and sail from the domestic cruise terminal at Mazgaon and will have stops in Dighi in Raigad, Dabhol and Jaigad in Ratnagiri district, Vijaydurg and Malvan before finally docking at Panjim. When it comes to operations, the luxury cruise will run all round the year except for the four months of monsoon.
The cruise will feature 8 restaurants, 24-hour coffee shops, a recreation room, a state-of-the-art lounge, and an infinity pool on the deck where you could take a dip whenever you feel like.
Considering this is a luxury cruise for people who truly want to experience the Arabian Sea, there are high hopes that it will again revive the busy route that was so active during the 60’s and 90’s. We definitely can’t wait! What about you?
Till then, get ready for a luxury cruise experience from Mumbai to Goa and also for some kickass memories before you even step foot in Goa. And yes, for the rest of your Goan holiday, trust TravelTriangle to personalize it for you.