India: MV Aquamarine Places Kochi in World Cruise Map

by OldSailor on December 30, 2009

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louis_cruises Kochi (Cochin) is now in the world cruise map with the commencement of weekly cruise itineraries from Kochi to Maldives and Colombo. This service is being provided by MV Aquamarine. Around 60,000 Indian tourists are expected to cruise during this season. The service was inaugurated by Kumari Selja, Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Tourism on December 01 at Kochi.

Some interesting information available are:

  • Voyages through MV Aquamarine is available from December 2009 to April 2010.
  • The first voyage from Kochi commenced on December 02 to Maldives.
  • Cochin Port Trust offers host of amenities to cruise vessels like “walk in” berthing, sufficient draft, bunkering services, concessional tariff, a “single window service” for Customs, Immigration and Port Health clearance.
  • MV Aquamarine:mv_aquamarine
    • Owned by Louis Cruises India, a subsidiary of Louis Cruises one of the largest cruise operators in the world.
    • Has a capacity to carry 1,200 passengers.
    • Has 525 spacious state rooms and suites, several restaurants, a swimming pool, fitness centre, massage/sauna facilities, casino including duty free shopping facility.
    • The vessel has also been modified to play cricket on the high seas.
    • Food and entertainment on board are also available to suit Indian taste.
    • Gross Tonnage: 23,149
    • Length: 193.65 metre
    • Breadth: 24 metre
    • Draught: 6.72 metrekochi_high_seas
    • Cruising speed: 17 knots
    • Passenger Decks: 7
    • Elevators: 4
    • Stabilizers: available
    • Electrical power supply: 110V AC
    • Classification Society: DNW

The round trip voyages available are:

Package Place from Weekday/Time to Weekday/Time Rates per Adult in INR
2Days/1Night High Seas Saturday, 2000 hrs Sunday, 1300 hrs 5850 to 15750
4Days/3Nights Colombo Sunday, 1800 hrs Wednesday, 1030 hrs 19650 to 49350
4Days/3Nights Maldives Wednesday, 1700 hrs Saturday, 1500 hrs 19650 to 49350

Important Notes:

  • Taxes and Surcharges apply as normalkochi_colombo
  • The cruise rate includes:
    • Cabin accommodation in the category booked
    • Full board
    • Gala evening and shows
    • Entrainment on board
    • Port Charges
    • Swimming pool & fitness center
  • The cruise rate does not include:
    • Beverages of any types
    • Shore excursions
    • Gratuities
    • Personal Expenses
    • Fuel Surchargekochi_maldives
    • Everything not specified into “The cruise rate includes”

View a video clip: Luxury cruise liner launched in Kochi

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ali sadeq October 5, 2012 at 5:17 PM

dear sir
we want to booking MV Aquamarine crouise from kochi to maldives
for 2 adult and 2 child /1years old and 5 years old
if you please tell me how can i book at 2/2013
wait for your reply
thank you

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