Cruises

River cruising in India a luxury

River cruising in India may have been a travel segment that was once ignored, but if utilised well, could be a product that India can boast of. Sharing their experience on-board Antara Cruises, luxury travel planners explain what defines a perfect itinerary and a boutique, niche holiday coupled with state-of-the-art …

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Luxury stay and events on a river

Antara Luxury River Cruises, a first-of-its-kind luxury river cruise brand in India, has been launched by HemantMediratta, who has joined the brand as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer under the expert guidance of Raj Singh, Founder and Chairman – Group, Antara Luxury River Cruises & Heritage River Journeys. Nisha Verma …

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Jalesh preps for Sept

Jurgen Bailom, President and CEO, Jalesh Cruises, shares details of the cruise line’s preparedness for its September 2020 sailings. It has already conducted several workshops for its trade partners. Hazel Jain Q Is Jalesh Cruises conducting training workshops for trade, to ready them for your upcoming itineraries? Yes, we had …

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Luxury ferry in Goa

Travel agents can make bulk bookings for their clients in advance through a separate login access to book and pay for seats on the new luxury ferry by Drishti Marine. HAZEL JAIN Goa’s Drishti Marine has recently launched premium passenger ferry services within Goa for tourists as well as locals …

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What it means to be CLIA certified

The first Indian national to get certified by the largest cruise industry trade association speaks about her experience and why travel agents in India who are interested in selling cruise packages need to do this course. Kashish Jiandani, Business Development Manager, NCLH It was the thirst to learn that took …

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Ark’s training for Mumbai agents

Ark Travels and United Travel Agents organised a training workshop for agents in Mumbai. It plans to take this workshop across India. Ark Travels, a B2B travel agent in India for cruise and luxury resort vacations, recently organised a training workshop for travel agents in Mumbai. The event was organised …

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Celebrity Edge woos Indians

Celebrity Cruises is eyeing the high-end Indian cruise market for its newly introduced ship – Celebrity Edge, which will begin sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Eastern and Western Caribbean regions in December 2018. The very popular cruise line — Celebrity Cruises — has opened early bird bookings for its …

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An achievable aspiration

Cruising holidays are no longer the once in a lifetime, expensive, unreachable dream it used to be. India is now a supply-driven market as cruise liners are always looking for new markets and itineraries. We are seeing encouraging growth in cruise tourism in recent years with demand among Indian tourists …

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