India’s first premier cruise liner ‘Angriya’ all set to sail from Goa

Panjim, Oct 11 (GCBusiness) Angriya, arguably India’s first premier cruise liner is all set to begin its voyage between Goa and Mumbai in a week’s time.

On Wednesday, trial runs were conducted in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Goa. The vessel is 133 m long and has seven decks. It can accommodate 350 passengers and 70 supporting crew and has eight types of accommodation facilities.

The cruise is expected to have a major impact on coastal tourism and also benefit the tourism sector in north Karnataka as a large number of footfalls to Goa are from Hubballi-Dharwad and Belagavi.
Speaking to The New Indian Express, Captain Nitin Dhond said that it was his dream to connect the financial capital of country with Goa — what he called the tourism capital.

The cruise will leave Mumbai/Goa at 4 pm and reach the destination at 9 am the next morning. A ticket on the cruise per person is in the range of Rs 7,500 to Rs 11,000, which includes dinner and breakfast.

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