CRUISES

Seaplanes connect cities

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways has commenced the process of operating seaplanes on select routes from hubs in Delhi, Mumbai and Surat to various tourist spots of North and West India. Manas Dwivedi The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is kicking off the ambitious project of Sagarmala …

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Untapped demand created Antara

With its first successful commercial sailing on the Ganges amidst a pandemic, Antara Luxury River Cruises has  commenced its voyage to offer an unmatched service and life-changing experiences to domestic cruisers. With 12  charter bookings already in its kitty, the 2021 season looks promising for the company. Manas Dwivedi With …

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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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Eight reasons to take a river cruise

Avalon Waterways has led the river cruise trend, unveiling for travellers an unforgettable fusion of distinctive sights, colourful cultures and enduring traditions while sailing aboard innovative Suite Ships. In this article, the company lays out eight reasons this travel style has become a preferred way to see, experience and explore …

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Jalesh arms trade with e-trainings

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. …

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Oceanside paradise in SA

In the Western Cape province of South Africa lies Hermanus, a seaside town popular for whale watching, true farm-to-fork nourishment and some much-loved sporty indulgence. Inder Raj Ahluwalia It promises a ‘whale of a time’, literally! Ranked as the best land-based whale-sighting spot in the world, Hermanus is a quiet, …

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Biggest in passenger volume

Genting Cruise Lines has unveiled its largest cruise ship yet – Global Dream – which is part of the Dream Cruises fleet. The new ship, earmarked for a 2021 launch in Asia, will offer technologically advanced cabins as well as the world’s longest rollercoaster at sea — Space Cruiser. Nisha …

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NCL doubles business in India

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has managed to double its business from India with four years of direct presence in the market. It now readies itself for 2020 as it introduces two new ships to its trade partners here. The leisure segment continues to form a major part of its business …

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Tour aboard Seabourn

STIC Travel Group recently organised a ship tour for its key travel partners in Mumbai, on-board Seabourn Encore that offers 300 luxuriously-appointed, all-veranda suites. TT Bureau STIC Travel Group, the General Sales Agent (GSA) for Seabourn Cruise Line in India, recently organised a ship orientation programme for key travel agents …

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