Cordelia Cruises plans to call at ports in West Asia from June 2024

Cordelia Cruises, owned by Waterways Leisure Tourism Pvt. ltd is expanding its itinerary to include major ports in West Asia from June 2024.

Juergen Bailom, President and CEO of Waterways Leisure Tourism, announced that after launching international cruises from Chennai to three coasts of Sri Lanka, the cruise operator is now adding ports in Oman, the United Arab Emirates, the entire Gulf region, Qatar and Bahrain from Mumbai becomes .

Cordelia Cruises aims to offer Indian travelers more options by offering three, four, five and seven night packages for voyages from Mumbai to West Asia compared to the current five night package to Sri Lanka. The approximate cost of these packages ranges from INR 11,000 to 13,000 per person per day.

Bailom reflected the company’s long-term vision and commitment to advancing India’s maritime tourism industry by deciding to operate international routes. He noted that the number of Indian tourists on Cordelia Cruises has increased since its launch, with over 400,000 people having traveled on the cruise line since September 2021. This includes 130,000 travelers on the West Coast and 70,000 on the East Coast each year.

The CEO also mentioned that global travel numbers have exceeded pre-pandemic levels and that the outlook for tourist potential from India and Southeast Asia is positive. Consistent with this growth potential, Cordelia Cruises plans to acquire two to three ships larger than Cordelia in the near future. The cost of each vessel is estimated at approximately INR 500 crore, funded by internal reserves.

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