Waves of luxury, Take a Kochi-Maldives cruise on MV Aquamarine

Sunday, 8 November 2009 11:31

Luxury cruising comes to the city. Louis Cruises and The Great India Tour Company have officially launched their services in Kochi on Wednesday. Louis Cruise’s luxury vessel ‘MV Aquamarine’ will commence its Kochi-based services from December 2.

There will be three cruises- Kochi-Maldives (four days/three nights), Kochi-Colombo (four days/three nights) and Kochi High Seas (two days/one night). The Kochi High Seas cruise will start every Saturday and return on Sunday.

The trip to Colombo will begin on every Sunday afternoon and will return Wednesday while the cruise to the Maldives starts every Wednesday and returns on Saturday. Louis Cruise has already signed pacts with the Department of Tourism and the Cochin Port Trust for the service. “M V Aquamarine brings the best of Mediterranean experience to the Indian sub-continent. We have added some more features for the customers in India. A cricket bowling machine is one of the added facilities.

Indian cuisine will be available on board Aquamarine,’’ said Oneil Khosa, MD and CEO of Louis Cruises.

Based in Greece, Louis Cruise has 12 vessels in its fleet and is the fourth largest cruising company in the world. Aquamarine, which has seven passenger decks, can carry 1,268 passengers and will cruise at 17 knots. The rate per person starts from Rs 6,500 and an additional amount of Rs 700 will be charged as port handling charges.

“Proximity to Colombo and the Maldives prompted us to start services from Kochi. Besides, Kochi is one of the preferred cruising destinations,’’ Oneil said.Bookings can be done through any of the outlets of The Great India Tour Company in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode.



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