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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mumbai To Goa Cruise Ferry
A. Ticket prices for Mumbai to Goa cruise range from ₹4,300 for a dorm to ₹7,650 for a double room.
A. As per the reports of popular newspapers, the ticket prices for the cruise is expected to start at INR 7,000/- and can rise up to INR 12,000/-. The tickets can be availed at the newly unveiled Angriya website as well.
A. Angriya is owned by Angriya Sea Eagle Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sea Eagle Cruises–a company devoted to helping eco-tourists learn about the biodiversity of Goa.
A. Angriya, India’s first luxury cruise ship, will make four trips a week between Mumbai and Goa. There will be no halts in between.
A. The minimum time a train takes to reach Goa from Mumbai is 6h 24m. The cheapest way to reach Goa from Mumbai takes you 6h 24m, which is to take Jan Shatabdi Ex from Mumbai to Goa. The fastest way to reach Goa from Mumbai takes you 1h 05m, which is to take Go Air from Mumbai to Goa.
A. The lower and more central you are on a ship, the less roll and sway you will feel. Even if you choose a balcony stateroom, choose the lowest level and the most midship one you can find. The higher decks and cabins at the very front (forward) or back (aft) of the ship will rock and roll the most.
A. Here are some of the best cruises in India:
1. Sunderbans Luxury Cruise.
2. The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda Cruise.
3. River Ganges Heritage Cruise.
4. M.V Mahabaahu Cruise.
5. Lakshadweep Cruise.
6. The Luxury Vrinda – A Luxury Backwater Cruise.
7. Goa Cruise Destination.
8. Costa Neo Classica Cruise.