Cordelia Cruises back in homeport of Mumbai

Completing over 100 sailings with 100,000 guests in a year

Tourism

September 30, 2022

/ By / New Delhi

Cordelia Cruises back in homeport of Mumbai

Cordelia Cruises is India's only premium cruise line

India’s first premium cruise liner Cordelia Cruises has returned to its homeport of Mumbai on the west coast after several successful sailings along the Eastern Coast as it now prepares for resumption of sailings in the Arabian Sea as the calm weather returns after the end of the Monsoon season. In the past one year, the cruiseliner has completed over 100 sailings from seven ports and served over 100,000 customers.

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After having successfully completed sailings along the East Coast of India, Cordelia Cruises has returned to its homeport of Mumbai on September 29, 2022.

Now as the Monsoon season is over and the calm has returned to the Arabian Sea, Cordelia Cruises will resume its numerous sailings ex-Mumbai.

According to a press statement, Cordelia Cruises, which is India’s premium cruise liner, has several exciting itineraries to suit a wide variety of schedules and requirements. Whether it is a quick weekend getaway or a long haul on the sea, Cordelia has something for everyone.  All its itineraries are carefully curated to suit all age groups. “With interesting on-board activities, world class entertainment, delectable food and fascinating shore excursions, Cordelia cruises are fast becoming India’s favourite choice when it comes to cruise holidays,’’ says the press statement.

Earlier this year, Cordelia Cruises had announced that beginning January 2023, it will offer a 4-night cruise between Mumbai and Lakshadweep and a 3-night cruise between Mumbai and Goa. The sailings will take place  The Empress now sails along the West coast, bringing thousands of passengers to Mumbai, Goa, Kochi, and Lakshadweep on a limited series of 2-night, 3-night, 4-night, and 5-night cruises.

Cruises, especially after the pandemic, are the perfect way to plan wholesome holidays with family and friends. Now is the time to plan weekend and week-long getaways with your loved ones and experience the beauty of the expansive Arabian Sea on The Empress by Cordelia Cruises. With lip-smacking dining options, incredible music and entertainment, dazzling seascapes, adventurous onboard activities, festival delicacies and much more, Cordelia Cruises has a lot in store for all guests aboard.

“It is heartening to witness the overwhelming response that we have received from our guests over the course of the past 12 months. India and Indians have welcomed Cordelia Cruises with open arms and we take this opportunity to express our gratitude. We are more than excited to be returning to our homeport in Mumbai and are ready to welcome the upcoming festive season, starting with the Navratri celebrations.  We have a host of exciting activities lined up all the way to Christmas and New Years and cannot wait to welcome our guests aboard,” says Jurgen Bailom, President & CEO, Cordelia Cruises.

Earlier in September, Cordelia said it had successfully carved a niche for itself and developed domestic cruising in India, adding that it had successfully completed over 100 sailings along both the east and the west coasts of India, covering seven ports in total, doing over 300  shows and serving more than 100,000 guests in the last 12 months of operation, adding that Cordelia Cruises has positioned itself as one of the most preferred cruises in the country.

“Our goal with the Indian market was to create change and make cruising a top priority on every traveller’s wish list and looking at the numbers, we can certainly confirm that we have been successful. We are overjoyed and humbled in equal measure with the response we have received since our launch. Families come in large numbers, weddings and important events are being hosted on board and guests are making memories of a lifetime through the stellar food, entertainment and destination experiences being offered by Cordelia Cruises. We’re onto a great journey in the Indian market and we will continue to working towards curating top notch experiences for our guests,” Bailom had remarked on the occasion.

The press statement adds that despite the pandemic, Cordelia Cruises dared to venture in India as the first ever and exclusive domestic cruising experience. Today the cruise sails across the western coast covering Mumbai, Goa, Kochi, and Lakshadweep along with the eastern coast covering Chennai and Visakhapatnam.

Bullish on the potential of cruising in India, Cordelia Cruises aims to acquire at least three cruise ships by 2025 and thus encourage the cruising economy in India.

The press statement says that the owner of Cordelia Cruises, Waterways Leisure Tourism, is India’s only largest premium cruise line. “True to its name, Cordelia Cruises aspires to promote and drive the cruise culture in India through experiences that are for families, stylish, luxurious, and most importantly, inherently Indian. It is a cruise for Indians catering to the way Indians love to holiday. So, it is time to embark The Empress in Mumbai and get ready to add a touch of leisure and luxury to your festive season.  It is sure to be an experience of a lifetime!,” says the press statement.

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