Kochi: AMET Shipping Pvt. Ltd., will be launching a cruise service to Maldives and Lakshadweep from Kochi from October this year. The first cruise will set sail from here during the first week of October and the itinerary will continue up to April 2012.
Briefing the media, Dr. J Ramachandran, Chairman, AMET Shipping said, “With demand for cruise tourism on the rise, we will sail from Kochi to destinations such as Maldives, Lakshadweep and also operate a cruise on the Kochi high seas. Foreign cruise liners have touched just one or two Indian ports, but these have been few and remained the prerogative of the rich and the affluent.”
Bharathi, MD & CEO, AMET Shipping said, “Amet Cruises is India’s first cruise line that seeks to introduce a new format of holiday, recreation and entertainment in the country. With its rightly priced packages, it brings cruise tourism options within the reach of the burgeoning urban Indian middle class.”
A series of meetings have been held with Cochin Port Trust and Lakshadweep administration authorities and they have offered full support for the operation of the Cruise vessel. The aim is to have one High sea sailing, one 2 night sailing to Lakshawdeep and one 4 night sailing to Maldives each and every week.
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