India’s first cruise brand has initiated a series of webinars since the lockdown to turn a challenging situation into an opportunity, so that all its trade partners are ready to hit the ground running once travel resumes. These webinars are well-attended and cover an array of offerings from the brand.
Jalesh Cruises, first premium cruise liner catering to the Indian domestic and international cruise business, is making cruising an ‘affordable luxury’ for Indians. It has its very own cruise ship ‘Karnika’ that is unique as it is equipped in its variety of features that is respectful of every Indian who aspires to enjoy cruising the
high seas.In order to make the best of the current situation, Jalesh Cruises has launched a series of webinars for its trade partners. Its aim is to ensure that the travel trade partners are updated bout the measures that are being taken on board the ship as well as future sailings and opportunities. Kiran Bhandari, Co-founder, Cruise Club Vacations Pvt Ltd, has been a key player in arranging training webinars for Jalesh Cruises. He is also the Director of Trips Academy that brings in a new form of learning for the travel fraternity.
The cruise company has so far successfully conducted Trainings for 10 key travel partners that was attended by over 2,000 participants. Its key participants included Riya Travels (Avinash Jadhav), Akbar Travels Dharmin Desai), Gem Travels (Amit Jain), Zenith Leisure Holidays (Ishita Ghoshal), Orchid Global (Sanjoy Bose), Big Breaks (Raghav Rana), Delmos (Shruti Shah) and Travel Triangle (Humesh Sharma). Webinars help partners understand the ultra-premium comforts and non-stop entertainment with stunning shows, thrilling adventure activities and exotic cuisines with international hospitality on the high sea.
Webinar participants are excited to be onboard Jalesh too and are looking forward to having their guest on the ship soon. The sessions have been designed keeping the end customer’s questions and perspectives in mind.
Travel partners feel that Jalesh Cruises offers them one of the biggest opportunities and feel this new and safe way to travel will intrigue a lot of
These training webinars were conducted by Jalesh’s sales team. It was moderated by Faizan Ghadai, Business Development Manager at Jalesh alongside their pan-India sales team managers Ritesh Yadav, Yogesh Kothawde, Hrishikesh Kulkarni, Abhay Raj Singh, Harshwardhan Joshi, and Shanta Soibam. They will conduct more such trainings in order to forge a synergy with its travel partners and share knowledge about the Jalesh cruises brand. As India’s first cruise brand, it unites all the stakeholders to the spirit that is uniquely Indian.
Explore the ship Karnika is an outstanding cruise liner. It has beautifully furnished spacious cabins. On board the ship, passengers can enjoy a variety of cuisines, entertainment, adventure and relaxation to choose from. Additionally, the cruise offers land-based excursions at different ports for passengers. The ship has three fine dining restaurants, which includes Indian cuisine and Thai, Malay, Korean, Mongolian, Taiwanese and Japanese cuisines. The ship hosts nine different buffet and food stations. There is a dedicated platform for Jain passengers. There are nine bars on board with a full bar menu. With a host of on-board entertainment for children as well as adults, there are Broadway shows, Burlesque performances, casino, music and dance nights, movie screenings and adventure activities to enjoy
to the hilt.
Jalesh ensures that passenger have the best of culinary experience complimented with Indian hospitality and guest service. The team ensures that its guests take back happy memories after experiencing its finest entertainment curated and written by the international partners. The cruise company’s major focus is to bring home the cruise experience and ensure the product is a home away from home experience for Indian passengers. Passengers can be on-board a cruise ship without going through the hassles of booking an international vacation.
Post-COVID 19 measures on
the ship India’s first multi-destination cruise line launched on April 19, 2019 in the Indian market has been taking active measures to ensure that the passengers onboard Karnika are safe and protected. Safety being one of the major concerns, it has set processes in place after the COVID-19 situation. Guests are made to understand that outside F&B will not be allowed on board. Temperature checks and signed health declarations by passengers have been made mandatory. Guest bedrooms and linen are sanitised and disinfected regularly, as are the common public areas and touch points that are sterilised hourly.
Self-service in the dining areas has been suspended and recreational and entertainment facilities are sanitized pre and post usage. Air filters and coils are replaced to ensure healthy air quality in all cabins. The ship also has a 24×7 medical centre onboard with isolations room. All the frontline crew members wear a protective gear and undergo temperature checks regularly. To ensure complete safety, drinking water is checked several times during the day.
While Karnika is a destination in itself, Jalesh Cruises has a major focus on developing its domestic itineraries for its season starting from September
2020. Sailings starting from Karnika’s home port Mumbai to destinations like Goa, Diu, Lakshadweep and the high seas are some of the major itineraries.It also has a few itineraries planned for international destinations such as Sri Lanka