Shall we go by cruise to India?? Kya kehte hoo.


A new bucket list to be ticked with the upcoming India’s first premium cruise liner, ‘Karnika’ by Jalesh Cruises.

Dubai has welcomed ‘Karnika’ to Mina Rashid as it homeports in Dubai for the season. The vessel will commence the operation of regular Arabian Gulf itineraries from June to mid-September 2019, entertaining both residents and visitors of Dubai.

Cruise aficionados can choose from two itineraries a week with Dubai as the home port; the Friday itinerary is set to cover Abu Dhabi and Bahrain while the Monday itinerary will include Muscat and Khasab.

When does the service to Mumbai starts?

As per the company website,

Mr. Jurgen Bailom, President & CEO, Jalesh Cruises, said: “It is an honour and a privilege for us at Jalesh Cruises to bring India’s first premium ship Karnika to her second home, Dubai. Karnika is equipped with international level cruise amenities. A beautiful ship designed to enthral both domestic and international guests with the famed Indian hospitality, our ship will make it possible for both Indians living in Dubai and locals to experience a cruise vacation with a high level of customisation that will delight all those who sail aboard her.”

Weighing 70,285 gross tonnes, Jalesh Cruises’s ‘Karnika’ ship sailed its maiden voyage from Mumbai to Goa in April and has since made 15 trips around India. The ship set off on its first international cruise from Mumbai to Dubai in May and will port in the Emirate until mid-September.

On board the ship, passengers can enjoy a selection of cuisines and world class entertainment, as well as a variety of adventure and relaxation options. The ship also offers Broadway shows, Burlesque performances, music and dance nights, movie screenings and adventure activities keeping guests entertained at sea. Additionally, while in port, the cruise offers many different land-based excursions in different locations for passengers looking to explore the surrounding areas.

Jalesh Cruises has opened reservations for its 2019/20 itineraries which can been found on its website.


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