The holiday season is on the way and people are already planning to spend their holidays in luxury. And what’s more luxurious than spending this merry season amidst blue. Know more about different luxurious cruises to enjoy the holiday season with your loved ones.
1) Sundarbans Cruise, Kolkata
• Route: Kolkata – Namkhana – Sundarbans – Kolkata
It’s a 4-night luxury voyage in the largest estuarine national park in the world.
The journey starts from Kolkata then it halts at Namkhana passing a few heritage sites at Fisherman’s cove and then enters the beautiful forest of Sundarban to explore the beauty of exotic mangroves and some small islands. It is the beautiful forest of Mangroves in the delta formed by Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghna the 3 famous rivers in India. It is considered the natural heritage of India declared by UNESCO. The cruise will sail along the beautiful river of the Ganges. The cost for this cruise is around 40,000 rupees for 2 people.
2) Oberoi vessel Vrinda, Kerela
• Route: Alleppey Canal – Kanjipattam – Chambakulam – Pallathrurathy
The cruise sail in the Kerela backwaters also known as “The Venice of the East.” It is the self-supporting water highway that flows into the Arabian Sea. The journey starts from Vembanad Lake to Alleppey. On the cruise, you can witness the authentic performance of Kathakali Dance which tells the stories of Epic Ramayan and Mahabharat. On the journey, you can visit St. Mary’s Church, established in 1721 by St. Thomas, a 100-year old Sree Bhagavathy Kshetram Hindu temple to Mother Goddess and Chambakulam snake boatyard which is home to traditional racing boats. The cost per cabin is 1,02,000 for 2 nights.
3) M V Mahabaahu Cruise, Assam.
• Route: Guwahati – Kiriakara – Tezpur – Silghat – Kaziranga – Bishwanath – Bishwanath Ghat – Majuli Island – Sibsagar – Jorhat.
It sails for 7 nights through the Brahmaputra river allowing you to witness the beauty and wildlife of ‘tea country’ Assam Region especially the Kaziranga National Park, which National Geographic calls ‘the Serengeti of India.’ The voyage gives you a closer look at the bank of rivers and wildlife. The cost for 3 days & 4 nights is Rs 1,63800 for 2 people.
4) Costa Neo Classica/ Grand Classica, Mumbai.
• Route: Mumbai to the Maldives
It’s a 3 to 7 days cruise on India’s western coastline. The journey starts from Mumbai to Cochin and then the Maldives. The Voyage will take you to pristine beaches, sanctuaries and various temples.