Cruise Tourism in India is the most youngest and niche tourism product to promote and attract tourist with specific interest. The Ministry of Tourism developing appropriate infrastructure to promote Cruise Tourism in India, around the five major ports of the country. In addition to cruise terminals at Cochin, Mumbai, Goa, Chennai and New Mangalore Port, cruise tourism facility will be extended to all major ports of India in the future.
The natural deep water harbour of Mumbai on the Arabian Sea is mainly used for bulk cargo, container traffic, ships and boats. Mumbai Port is developing infrastructure for handling cruise vessels and passengers.
Mormugao is the main port of Goa and listed as India’s best natural harbours. The cruise port of Goa lies in Mormugao,Goa Tourism along with Mormugao Port are promoting Cruise Tourism in Goa by welcoming tourist from Seven Seas Voyage,Mariner of the Seas and Costa neoClassica luxury cruise in India.
Cochin Port is one of the largest ports in India and take care of arrival and departure schedules of luxury cruise ships in Kerala. Pacific Princess Cruise Ship, Costa neoRiviera and Royal Caribbean’s Ovation Of The Seas are few international luxury cruise called at the Cochin Port.
New Mangaluru Port in Karnataka is a deep water all weather seaport and one of the largest port in India too. The port offers resting ground for every major cruiseline such as Celebrity Constellation, AIDAdiva Cruises and luxury cruise travel in India.
Chennai Port is a container port and the city of Chennai known as the Gateway of South India. A new Cruise terminal in Chennai has been recently open for holiday destination for cruise ships, first on the east coast of India.
Major cruise ships in India includes Costa neoClassica Cruise – Mumbai, Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda Cruise – Kerala’s Backwaters, M.V. Mahabaahu Cruise – Brahmaputra River, MV Lakshadweep and The Vivada cruise – Sunderbans.