Karaikal (India)

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Karaikal cruise port


Local Time
2024-02-26 23:39

min: 77 °F (24 °C) / max: 88 °F (31 °C) 80°F
Wind: 42°/ 4.7 m/s  Gust: 8.9 m/sWind: 42°/ 4.7 m/s  Gust: 8.9 m/sGentle breeze
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Min / Max Temperature88 °F / 31 °C
77 °F / 25 °C
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Karaikal is a major cargo port and city in India, with population over 230,000. The town was conquered by France in 1674 and until 1954 remained part of French India (1664-1954). Karaikal, Pondicherry, Yanam, and Mahe together form the Union Territory of Puducherry (created in 1954).

The city is bounded by Nagapattinam (India's Tamil Nadu state/north and south), Tiruvarur (Tamil Nadu / west), and Bengal Bay (east).

Port Karaikal (locode INKRK) is a deepwater harbour with a land area 600+ acres (2,4 km2). The port is managed (under 40-year concession / until 2045) by MARG Group India (Infrastructure Development Company). The port has docking capacity 9 berths and serves mainly bulk carriers shipping coal and cement, also petcoke, fertilizers, raw sugar. The port is conveniently located midway between Chennai-Madras (300 km to the south) and Tuticorin (360 km to the north).

The seaport was developed for 3 years (2006-2009) by Karaikal Port Private Ltd (a subsidiary of MARG Ltd) and started operations in 2009. The city's current economy is based mostly on metallurgy (iron and steel), tiles, polythene and rubber production, chemistry, agriculture, commercial fishing, liquor production.

As cruise port, Karaikal was included for the first time in Seabourn's schedule of the company's newest (2018-launched) superyacht Seabourn Ovation.

The next table shows the repositioning cruise itinerary (33-days from Dubai to Hong Kong) as call ports and port times.

Date / TimePort
02 Dec 17:00Departing from Port Rashid, Dubai UAE
03 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Khor Fakkan, Sharjah UAE
04 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Muscat, Oman
07 Dec 07:00Mumbai, India
10 Dec 10:00 - 18:00Cochin, India
13 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Chennai, India
14 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Karaikal, India
15 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
18 Dec 07:00 - 15:00Pulau Weh Island, Indonesia
20 Dec 12:00Singapore
24 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Laem Chabang-Bangkok, Thailand
25 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Koh Kut-Kood Island, Thailand
26 Dec 07:00 - 20:00Sihanoukville, Cambodia
28 Dec 09:00Saigon, Vietnam
31 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Da Nang, Vietnam
02 Jan 07:00 - 20:00Halong Bay, Vietnam
04 Jan 07:00Arriving in Hong Kong, China

Prices started from ~USD 16000 pp with double occupancy.

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