Karaikal (India)

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Karaikal is a major cargo port and city in India, with population over 220,000. 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 Bay of Bengal (east).

Port Karaikal (India) cruise port

Port Karaikal is a deep-water seaport with land area over 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 (subsidiary of MARG Ltd) and started operations in 2009. City's current economy is based mostly of 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 company's newest (2018-launched) ship Seabourn Ovation. Next table shows the repositioning cruise itinerary (33-days from Dubai to Hong Kong) as call ports and port times.Prices started from USD 16,000 pp (double occupancy rates)

Date / TimePort
02 Dec 17:00Departing from Dubai, Port Rashid, 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 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

Port Karaikal cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Karaikal, India. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
14 December, 2019
Saturday
Seabourn Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Ovation08:0018:00
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