IRCTC to launch cruise liner tours on Sept 18

In a tie-up with Cordelia Cruises, operated by Waterways Leisure Tourism Private Ltd, IRCTC will begin the first cruise from September 18 for which bookings can be done on the corporation website.

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has tied up with a private company to offer India’s first indigenous cruise liner from September 18.

It has partnered with Cordelia Cruises, a private company, to begin the first cruise from 18 September. Bookings can be done on the IRCTC website.

“IRCTC has joined hands and signed the agreement with Cordelia Cruises being operated by Waterways Leisure Tourism Private 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,” the railway PSU said in a statement.

“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 said.

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.

Some of the popular tour itineraries of Cordelia Cruises are: Mumbai-Goa-Mumbai, Mumbai-Diu-Mumbai, Mumbai-At sea-Mumbai, Kochi-Lakshadweep at sea, Mumbai, Mumbai at sea, Lakshadweed at sea, Mumbai among others.

“While travelling on Cordelia Cruises, one can enjoy a lot of recreational and leisure activities such as restaurants, swimming pool, bars, open cinemas, theatre, kids area, gymnasium,” the statement said.

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