Indian Railways is venturing into new technologies and modes of transport amongst which the idea cruiser ship is on the stage along with other facilities. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will start India’s first indigenous cruise liner from September 18, the PSU said. In a tie-up with Cordelia Cruises, a private company, it will begin the first cruise from September 18 for which bookings can be done on the IRCTC website.
A Spectacular Cruiser On The Table
Indian railways issued a statement which said; “IRCTC has joined hands and signed the agreement with Cordelia Cruises being operated by M/s Waterways Leisure Tourism Pvt. Ltd for promotion and marketing of the first indigenous luxury cruise in India. This is another incredible luxury travel offering under IRCTC’s umbrella of tourism services to the public”.
“Cordelia Cruises is India’s premium cruise liner. It aspires to promote and drive the cruise culture in India through experiences that are stylish, luxurious, and most importantly, inherently Indian. It is a cruise liner for Indians catering to the way Indians love to holiday,” it added.
A Unique Travel Experience
IRCTC said guests onboard the ship 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 is starting its first journey from September 18 and in its first phase will sail through Indian destinations with its base at Mumbai, while later from May 2022 the cruise will be shifted to Chennai and set sail to destinations in Sri Lanka like Colombo, Galle, Trincomalee, and Jaffna.
“While travelling on Cordelia Cruises, one can enjoy lot of recreational and leisure activities such as restaurants, swimming pool, bars, open cinemas, theatre, kids area, gymnasium,” the statement said. The number of guests will also be limited according to the official mandate by the government.