The most premium India travel experience between Mumbai and Goa was launched Wednesday evening, May 23. At a price starting from Rs 7,000 the first domestic cruise ship service, Angriya (formerly Ogasa), began from the new domestic cruise ship terminal in Mumbai on a test run at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday and arrived in Goa Thursday morning, May 24.
The premium pricing for the voyage is for an array of services aboard a luxury cruise ship. The fare includes 2 meals and a brunch, use of a swimming pool situated on the open deck, as well as a view of Konkan coastline. On hand are the staff and the sailor-owner of the ship, Capt. Nitin Dhond, to inform passengers of the storied past of the region. A lounge attached to one of the restaurants doubles up for weddings as well as for off-shore meetings and conferences for corporate clients.
There are 7 categories of staterooms but director of Sea Eagle Cruises, Siddharth Newalkar, said the pricing was yet to be fixed for all of them. However, the base price is over Rs 7,000. The time for the cruise and the cruise schedule would be fixed once the test run has been completed.
The new cruise service is targeted at leisure travel market, keeping both foreign and domestic tourists in mind.