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Cruises from India

India has a 5000 kms strong coastline with major seaports like Kandla, Mumbai, Goa, Mangalore, Kochi on the West coast and Tuticoran, Chennai, Vishakapatnam & Haldia on the East coast. In addition, the Indian Ocean includes ports like Colombo in Sri Lanka and Male in Maldives. Cruiseliners are finally tapping into the potential of the Indian Ocean region and offering a range of exciting cruises from Indian ports.

Cordelia Cruises will be launching their year round operations in India in May ’21 starting from Mumbai with a range of sailing itineraries to Goa, Diu, Kochi and Lakshadweep. Between June and Sept, she will sail in the Bay of Bengal from Chennai to Sri Lanka before returning to Mumbai in Oct.  Apart from ocean cruises, you can experience India differently by cruising on two of India’s mighty rivers, the Ganges and Brahmaputra with Antara Cruises, M.V. Mahabaahu & Assam Bengal Navigation.

Cordelia Cruises

Cordelia Cruises is India's ONLY cruiseliner that will sail year round from India starting from Mumbai in May ’21. The Empress by Cordelia Cruises is an iconic grandeur vessel that first set sail in the year 1990 with the name The Nordic Empress. After sailing the Bahamas and the Caribbean with Royal Caribbean, The Empress will be cruising the West and the East Coast of India. Cruises in the Arabian Sea from Mumbai will take guests to Goa, Diu, Kochi and Lakshadweep with 2/3/5 night sailing itineraries to choose from. Between June and Sept, Cordelia will cruise in the Bay of Bengal from Chennai to Sri Lanka.

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Antara Cruises

Antara Cruises has introduced luxury river cruising to India giving us an opportunity to explore India differently. Starting with Ganges river cruises, you get to visit offbeat destinations along the Ganga and experience the slow life from the comfort of your luxury cruise ship. Each ship of Antara follows an environmental-friendly and a state-of-the-art design philosophy and offers only an ‘all-suite’ five-star like accommodation to its guests. With large indoor and outdoor public spaces, French balconies and large windows, you can enjoy unrestricted views of the riverscapes.

Antara curates luxury experiences that take you through ancient river routes that includes wildlife safaris, exploring indigenous birds and animals in their natural habitat, private river bank experiences and much more.

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Assam Bengal Navigation

The Indo-British joint-venture company, Assam Bengal Navigation (ABN) was formed in 2002 and is the first company that commenced operating long-distance river cruising in India in the Brahmaputra and Ganges. The Brahmaputra cruises feature visits and attractions such as wildlife viewing (both by jeep and on elephant back), village walks, visits to tea gardens etc. Cruises on the Hoogly include sightseeing of temples, towns and villages, whether by bus, cycle rickshaw or on foot.

Their highly trained staff  have extensive knowledge and expertise of local conditions on both rivers and the smaller group size guarantees a friendly cruise atmosphere.

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MV Mahabaahu

The MV Mahabaahu is a luxury vessel that offers experiential cruises on the Brahamputra. The mighty Brahmaputra River has its origin near Lake Mansarovar and Mount Kailash and is the only navigable river in the world from which you can see 7400 metres high, snow covered Himalayan mountains. It is also the only river in India from where elephant, jeep and boat safaris are conducted.

This boutique vessel can accommodate 46 people in 23 cabins and is spread over 5 decks including the open sundeck. The experiential cruises on the M.V. Mahabaahu will give you an opportunity to learn about the culture of numerous tribes and ethnic communities living on the banks of the Brahmaputra.

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