Authorities from Gujarat Maritime Board, Essar Passenger Terminal, SSR Marine Services during Mumbai Maiden Cruise inauguration at Hazira Port
~ The first Commercial Voyage to begin on Thursday, 21st November, 2019
MUMBAI : Mumbai Maiden, India’s first passenger Luxury Cruise created history when it completed its maiden voyage between Mumbai – Surat – Mumbai and reached Bandra, Mumbai under the Bandra – Worli Sealink after its inaugural run.
There was a celebration and Captain Praveen S Khara from Maharashtra Maritime Board was seen along with Sanjeev Agarwal, CEO of Mumbai Maiden Cruise as he escorted the dignitaries around the ship which had returned to Mumbai.
Actor, Model and Miss India Asia Pacific runner up 2017, Twinkle Sehgal who has been signed as the Brand Ambassador for the cruise ship, was also present at the event.
The inaugural function for the launch of the cruise route between Surat – Mumbai was hosted at Hazira port in Surat on 15th November, 2019 with dignitaries and heads of Gujarat Maritime Board, Essar Bulk Terminal and other trade heads visiting the vessel.
The cruise ship offers passengers travelling to and fro between the Mumbai and Surat a fun, luxurious and leisure cruise experience onboard Mumbai Maiden. With two levels and an upper deck, it has all the amenities to make the overnight journey a great experience for its passengers, offering the passengers an impeccable experience of travelling in luxury between the two cities.
“We are sincerely grateful to the Maharashtra Maritime Board, Gujarat Maritime Board and and Essar Bulk Terminal for giving us this opportunity to help enhance the travel between the two iconic cities of India, ” said Sanjeev Agarwal – CEO Mumbai Maiden Cruise
“It is the continuous efforts by the government towards enhancing tourism experience by exploring and adopting new techniques and Ideas. We welcome any new innovative idea in maritime domain and the Govt is fully committed to make it happen”, said Captain Praveen Khara, Officer, Maharashtra Maritime Board.
“I am excited about being a part of Mumbai Maiden’s venture first in the area of promoting coastal tourism and now this remarkable offering in providing cruise between Mumbai and Surat. Mumbai city has mesmerised people from all walks of life and around the world with its offering of the best in business, hospitality and it is only going to get better with more such infrastructural and travel and tourism development”, said Twinkle Sehgal, Brand Ambassador, Mumbai Maiden Cruise.
Initially this service will be weekly and the vessel will be departing from Bandra Worli Sealink every Thursday evening around 1700 hrs and arriving Hazira on Friday morning around 0900 hrs. Departing from Hazira on Friday around 1700 hrs and arriving Bandra Worli Sealink the very next day morning 0900 hrs. Number of trips will be increased as per the requirement.
The ticket fares begin at INR 4000 to 5000 per passenger, with attractive packages for families and bulk bookings.
The first commercial voyage between Mumbai – Surat – Mumbai is expected to take place on 21st November, 2019.