Cruising – Mumbai to Goa
From songs being penned to movies being shot around it, a Mumbai to Goa Cruise trip has been alluring tourists and locals like for a few years now. Youngsters from in and around Goa make sure to travel once, twice, a couple times or more than that from Mumbai to Goa on an adventure filled experience. Most travel through road trips with friends or a picturesque and nature oriented train journey and the sophisticated fly to and fro in just 45 minutes, but the best and most calming experience to this land of sunshine and sand is a Mumbai to Goa Cruise trip.
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 passengersand 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?
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