The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Company (IRCTC) will begin India’s first indigenous cruise liner from September 18, the railway PSU stated on Wednesday.
In a tie-up with Cordelia Cruises, a non-public firm, it’ll start the primary cruise from September 18 for which bookings will be executed on the IRCTC web site http://www.irctctourism.com
“IRCTC has joined arms and signed the settlement with Cordelia Cruises being operated by M/s Waterways Leisure Tourism Pvt. Ltd for promotion and advertising and marketing of the primary indigenous luxurious cruise in India. That is one other unimaginable luxurious journey providing below IRCTC’s umbrella of tourism providers to the general public,” the railway PSU stated in an announcement.
“Cordelia Cruises is India’s premium cruise liner. It aspires to advertise and drive the cruise tradition in India via experiences which can be trendy, luxurious, and most significantly, inherently Indian. It’s a cruise liner for Indians catering to the way in which Indians like to vacation,” it stated.
IRCTC stated visitors onboard the ship could have an expertise of crusing to a number of the greatest Indian and worldwide locations like Goa, Diu, Lakshadweep, Kochi, and Sri Lanka.
Cordelia Cruises is beginning its first journey from September 18 and in its first part will sail via Indian locations with its base at Mumbai, whereas later from Might 2022 the cruise will likely be shifted to Chennai and set sail to locations in Sri Lanka like Colombo, Galle, Trincomalee and Jaffna.
Among the widespread tour itineraries of Cordelia Cruises are: Mumbai-Goa-Mumbai, Mumbai-Diu-Mumbai, Mumbai-At sea-Mumbai, Kochi-Lakshadweep – At sea – Mumbai, Mumbai–At sea–Lakshadweep– At sea –Mumbai amongst others.
“Whereas travelling on Cordelia Cruises, one can take pleasure in lot of leisure and leisure actions equivalent to eating places, swimming pool, bars, open cinemas, theatre, youngsters space, gymnasium,” the assertion stated.
As per COVID-19 protocol, crew members are totally vaccinated and each day well being checks for the crew members, hourly sanitisation of the services, air-filtration and social distancing norms would even be adopted.
The variety of visitors may also be restricted in response to the official mandate by the federal government.
There’s additionally a fully-functional medical centre on board the cruise outfitted with all of the required medical important objects.
Beside the posh cruises in India, IRCTC can also be within the technique of signing agreements with all main worldwide cruise liners and can present their bookings on its net portal as quickly because the COVID-19 scenario normalises and the worldwide cruises begin their operations.