Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Ports, Shipping & Waterway flagged off the Cruise service from Hazira Port of Surat to Diu today via video conferencing.
One side voyage time of the cruise service is approximately 13 to 14 hours. Cruise has the capacity of 300 passengers and has 16 cabins. This cruise will sail two round trips in a week.
The Cruise has Gaming Lounge, VIP Lounge, Entertainment on Deck and other modern amenities. One side journey will cost Rs.900 plus taxes (per head).
“Development of cruise tourism is the prime focus of the Government of India under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said Mansukh Mandaviya.
“There has been a steady growth in the number of tourists traveling by Cruise Services since 2014. The number before 2014 was one lakh and the number of tourists in 2019-20 was 4.5 lakhs’, added Mandaviya.