IRCTC to Offer India’s First Indigenous Cruise Liner



New Delhi [India], September 16 (ANI): To deliver the country’s first indigenous cruise ship starting September 18, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has partnered with a private company, Cordelia Cruises.

The company has entered into a partnership with the privately held Cordelia Cruises, operated by Waterways Leisure Tourism for the marketing and promotion of India’s first indigenous luxury cruise. This is another luxury travel offering to the public under the umbrella of the PSU Rail Tourism Services.

Cordelia Cruises is India’s premium cruise liner and aspires to promote and promote the culture of cruising in India through elegant, luxurious and most importantly, inherently Indian experiences.

Guests on board will have an experience of sailing to some of the best Indian and international destinations like Goa, Diu, Lakshadweep, Kochi and Sri Lanka. Cordelia Cruises begins its first voyage from September 6, 2021. In the first phase it will sail through Indian destinations with its base in Mumbai, later from May 2022 the cruise will be moved to Chennai and will sail to splendid Sri Lankan destinations like Colombo, Galle, Trincomalee and Jaffna.

Some of the popular Cordelia Cruises routes are Mumbai – Goa – Mumbai (2N), Mumbai – Diu – Mumbai (2N), Mumbai – At sea – Mumbai (2N), Kochi – Lakshadweep – At sea – Mumbai (3N), Mumbai – At sea – Lakshadweep – At sea – Mumbai (4N), Goa – Mumbai – At sea – Lakshadweep – At sea – Goa (5N), Chennai – At sea – Colombo (2N), Chennai – Jaffna – Chennai (2N), Chennai – At sea – Colombo – Galle – Trincomalee – Chennai (5N).

While traveling on Cordelia Cruises one can enjoy many recreational and leisure activities such as restaurants, swimming pool, bar, open cinema, theater, children’s area, gymnasium, etc. Cordelia Cruises is one of its native luxury cruise types that matches the international cruise ship standard.

With security as a priority at the present time of COVID, all standard protocols for guests and crew members are implemented, such as – crew members are fully vaccinated, daily health checks for crew members, hourly disinfection of facilities, air filtration and social distancing standards, limited number of guests in accordance with official government mandate, special services team in charge of safety and health of the elderly and children, Prerequisites for testing and vaccination before boarding for guests under development, apart from a complete prerequisite – travel controls, well-spaced waiting areas, stations disinfection, contactless and online facilities for check-in, boarding, etc., digital menus compatible with QR code and fully functional medical center on board the cruise equipped with all medical elements. essential icals.

Besides Indian luxury cruise, IRCTC is also signing an agreement with all major international cruise liners and will provide their reservations on its web portal as soon as COVID normalizes and international cruise operation begins. (ANI)


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