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The sail of the country’s first luxury cruise line between Mumbai and Goa will finally make its maiden voyage on 12th October 2018 after much delay. The Union shipping minister Nitin Gadkari had earlier told, “The ministry is investing Rs 1,000 crore to build a cruise terminal in the Mumbai port area on the east coastline of the financial capital. The first cruise line will set sail from Mumbai on October 1 to Goa.”
However, the date of sailing has been shifted to 12th October. The luxury cruise line between Mumbai and Goa will take 15 hours to reach from one port to another i.e., Goa and will not make any stops in between the route.
It is India’s first luxury cruise line named Angriya will take you on an exhilarating journey. It is named after the first Admiral of the Maratha Navy, Kanhoji Angre, or Conajee Angria. The Admiral was also known as ‘Shivaji Samudra’, or Shivaji of the Indian Ocean.
The Minister of shipping had also said, “The first cruise between Mumbai and Goa having capacity of 500 people would start from August 1.”
The cruise has six decks and can carry 399 passengers. It has an infinity pool at the rear end of the ship.
The ship has 104 cabins spread across eight categories divided into dorms and pods, family rooms and suites.
From the rooms, the passengers can have the beautiful views of the blue sea.
If you are one of the passengers on the ship, then your ticket will include three meals – evening snacks, dinner, and breakfast. The cruise has two restaurants to dine in. Its Buffet meals expect Chinese, Continental, and Konkani fare.
It also offers bars and lounges to get into the party mood.
Its luxury facilities include a spa, a pool, a quiet reading room, and a fun area for your kids.
If you are thinking to sail on the cruise and its one-way ticket will cost you approximately between ₹7,000 (for a bed in the dorm) to ₹11,000 (for a suite) per person. Book your tickets through their website.
The 20-year-old vessel Angriya was built in Japan. It once carried passengers from Tokyo to the islands of Ogaswara. So, you can see some lovely Japanese elements left intact for you to spot in the cruise.