Mumbaikars can soon sail to Dubai, Singapore, and Goa

On April 17, the 2,000-seat passenger vessel, Karnika, will set sail from Mumbai to Goa which is currently being refurbished in Singapore

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This year, people will be able to sail to Goa in April, Singapore in June and Dubai in December from Mumbai port. 

On Monday, the Zen cruises, a private firm launched Jalesh cruises, India’s premier domestic and international cruise business. On April 17, the 2,000-seat passenger vessel, Karnika, will sail from Mumbai to Goa that is currently being refurbished in Singapore.

Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman of the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), said that they are converting Mumbai port into a tourism hub, for which one of the goals was to start cruise services in the city.

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The ticket prices for Goa will be ₹10,000 per person which will include food and basic beverages. Jalesh is also planning to start local cruises within Maharashtra as well as to Chennai, Kochi, Vizag and international locations such as Muscat, Colombo and Abu Dhabi. It expects to get a second ship by the year-end.

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