India is bringing a variety of options to those who love to travel by water. After the success of Angriya, that shuttles between Mumbai and Goa, there’s a new cruise on the horizon which will take you across India. Not only that, the new cruise liner is all set to take the traveller to international shores as well. It is called the Jalesh Cruises (Lord of Waters), and has already made quite a stir with its announcement. It’s a beautiful 2000-passenger vessel all set for its maiden voyage in April.
Although the first trip will be between Mumbai and Goa, Jalesh will also venture out across other Indian ports like Chennai, Kochi, Mormugoa, and Vizag as well as international destinations such as Abu Dhabi, Colombo, Dubai, Muscat, Penang, and Singapore. The ship has all the standard attractions you would expect from a cruise: from entertainment spaces for Broadway shows, Burlesque performances and movie screenings; fully equipped gym, spa and salon to gorgeous bars around the ship including The Pool Bar, The Casino Bar and The Chairman’s Club. There’s also provision to make it child-friendly; there are LEGO zones, an arts and crafts area, air hockey and activities like karaoke and scavenger hunts to keep kids entertained. In fact, there are also special facilities and rooms specifically designed for elderly and differently-abled passengers as well.
Whether you’re young or old, a trip is never complete without having exotic food. You’ll be spoilt for choice on board this ship for sure. The ship boasts of 14 dining options to suit various culinary preferences on board, including an all Jain menu. They’ve taken it a step further by having a dedicated restaurant called the Jain Haven. From kulfi stations to delicious Chinese food, an international grill station and a cosy café, you’d have never seen as many options ever before.
The best part about the cruise is that it is pretty affordable. Depending on your budget, you can choose between various available packages starting from Rs 10,000 per person, per day. Then there are mid-level and high-range packages as well if you take an international trip.