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.