Few of the most common reasons why people of all ages book a cruise holiday is their luxuriousness, convenience, and enjoyable food. Add in a wealth of entertainment and relaxation activities and you’re looking at an extraordinary travel experience. India’s first premium luxury cruise ship,Karnika’ by Jalesh Cruises has what it takes to create a superb and luxurious holiday at sea.

Jalesh cruise
Jalesh Cruise

Jalesh Cruises pride themselves on providing the ideal balance between onboard enrichment and shore-side adventure to most popular destinations, as well as to all the undiscovered gems. With a goal to provide you with “the finest experience not only in cruising, but in all of luxury travel,” your Jalesh cruise vacation will be one to treasure for a lifetime. The premium cruise covers popular domestic tourist places such as Mumbai, Goa, Diu, Ganpatipule, Mormugao, as well as international destinations such as Dubai, Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Khasab and Bahrain, with many more new destinations being added to its exciting itineraries.

This truly is an amazing cruise ship, offering its guests a unique combination of Indian history, culture, geography and cuisine. Their ships consist of high-quality accommodation such as mini-suites, cabins with ocean view and balcony, interconnecting rooms; all featuring plenty of amenities, memorable activities, exciting excursions, and world-class service. Foodies will be in paradise aboard Jalesh cruises, as they offer a wide range of multicousine restaurants & bars, from casual to connoisseur and relish dining on high sea. Other features range from open-air pool decks and pampering activities to live shows with musicals, performances and much more.

Mini suite
Mini suite
Mini suite straight view
cabin with balcony
Cabin with balcony
Ocean view
Ocean view Cabin

Find out more about the range of Onboard Venues and Activities:



Your Jalesh cruise embraces luxury at every step and the entertainment onboard is no exception. It boasts of professionally organized broadway musicals, dance performances, stand-up comedy shows, all time blockbuster movies, cabaret shows, musicians and an on-board casino ranging from petty slots to high stakes games with as much excitement as you desire.

  • The Broadway Musicals: With a brand new show, specially designed for the Jalesh cruise guests, you can sing along and be a part of the action from overture to final bows. World-class, international performers are ready to blow you away and have you hungry for more. This is a spectacle not to be missed!
Broadway Musicals
Broadway musicals
  • The Burlesque Experience: Stay up late with talented world-class performers and see them in a whole new light. Pushing the boundaries is an understatement in this provocative, adults-only burlesque performance.
Gala night performance
Gala nights
  • The Dome: If music and a vibrant nightlife is what you love, then this is the perfect place for you. The Dome has DJ sets to fit every mood, and will keep parties lively and have your dance hits covered nightly. Whatever your preference; there is something to match your style. Premium bar service, great music and good times!
The Dome
The Dome
  • Movies: Don’t want to miss out on your all-time favourite blockbuster movie? Check out the big screen movie selection. There are daily showings of the much-loved film releases across a wide variety of genres. Matinee, evening and late-night shows are available on the high sea.
Big Movie Screen by the pool side
Big Movie Screen by the Pool side
  • Casino: The Player’s Casino will spoil you for choices. From most popular games like Blackjack, Poker, Casino War and Slot Machine Games to some amazing table games, this place is sure to rise up your excitement.
  • Stand-up Comedy: Enjoy some moments of laughter and a hilarious comedy ride with one of India’s talented and famed Stand-up Comic.
Stand up Comedy night
Stand up Comedy show

Food & Drink

Food is one of life’s greatest pleasure and your Jalesh cruises know that! Cuisine onboard Jalesh always amazes and tantalizes with multiple restaurants ranging from Indian to Chinese, Japanese and everything in between. Regional creations and carefully crafted dishes are sure to be highlights of any cruise experience. Their range of bars and lounges provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy a lively ambience.


  • The Waterfront: Savour signature Indian Thali and specially curated menu for lunch and relish on a more comprehensive menu for dinner. Thali offers the best of Indian Vegetarian & Non Vegetarian dishes served during lunch & dinner.
Indian dishes
The Waterfront
  • Chef’s Table: A Chef infused experience like no other awaits you with 3 set menus and a choice of multiple courses featuring an Indian Banquet. Vegetarian & Non Vegetarian, Sea Food Banquet & the traditional Dastarkhwa are available.
Non veg dish
Chef’s Table
  • Chopstix: Take your taste buds on a culinary tour as you’re served the best of Asian food all at one place. Thai, Malay, Chinese, Korean, Mangolian, Taiwanese & Japanese are offered.
Thai cuisine
Asian cuisine
  • Essence of India: From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Mumbai to Kolkata, this restaurant brings you the best of best from every Indian region served on your plate. This food station also doubles up as a cereal & fruit junction at breakfast.
Indian dish
Essence of India
Spread of Indian dishes
Essence of India
  • The Far Eastern Kadhai: Devour on selection of stir fry dishes created using traditional woks that breathe energy into a host of far eastern delicacies with a strong aroma and concentrated flavours. You can also enjoy hot Indian food for breakfast.
Kadhai dish
The Far Eastern Kadhai
  • Kettle & Bun: For the times when you seek nothing but simple comfort food that reminds you of home sweet home, make it to Kettle & Bun where you are served an extensive variety of hot & cold soups and delectable sandwiches and kebab rolls. The station also turns into a counter serving breads, preserves and porridge for breakfast.
Kettle & Bun
  • Jain Heaven: The dedicated Jain Cuisine service whips up an array of authentic Jain dishes for breakfast/lunch & dinner. There’s also a special Pav Bhaji counter for those who want to indulge in lip-smacking delicacies.
Pav bhaji
Jain Heaven
  • Vegetarian Bang: Vegetarians can look forward to a wholesome selection of dishes handpicked from every part of India. Recipes that have been traditionally delighting the nation have been recreated by our expert chefs. The station also serves a variety of fruits & cereals for breakfast.
Indian dishes
Vegetarian Bang
  • Sugar & Spice: If you have a sweet tooth, rest assured that this restaurant will treat you to all things sweet and nice. From classic Indian sweets to specialty cakes, pastries, chocolates and confectioneries from around the world, find something that satiates your sugar rush. The station also serves pastries for breakfast and tea cakes in the afternoon.
Sugar & Spice
Gulam Jamun
Sugar & Spice
  • The International Grill: Indulge in the comfort of simple homemade pastas. Served all day long, this station is a must experience. Dig into a selection of Gourmet chicken, fish, vegetable burgers, pizzas & pastas.
The International Grill
  • Hot Clay Tandoor: The barbecue equivalent of Asia & Middle East, Hot Clay Tandoor takes you through a gastronomical journey like no other with an extensive menu of kebabs, grilled meat rolls and exotic breads. The station doubles up as a breakfast counter for traditional hot Indian dishes.
Tandoori kebab
Hot Clay Tandoor
  • Street Food @ Karnika: From Khaman Dhokla from the coast of Gujarat to the fiery Mumbai Vadapav and Pav Bhaji. From Delhi Chaat to Kolkata Rolls. From Goan Omelette Pav to Chennai Idli & Dosa….everything you crave for from the Indian Street can be enjoyed at the high seas.
Pani puri
Street Food @ Karnika
  • The Café: While the way to your heart is through good food, there are also people who are addicted to their daily dose of teas & coffees. The Café is your adda to enjoy cup of teas coffees all made to your discerning taste and preferences. The station also serves a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages along with exciting range of finger food and short eats.
  • Frozen: Your quintessential ice cream & kulfi station offers a variety of cups, cones, sundaes, traditional kulfis and our signature masala chai ice cream.
ice cream

Bars & Lounges

  • The Dome: The Dome offers the finest selection of alcohol and your much needed private space to enjoy a drink.
  • The Pool Bar: Sip from a wide selection of freshly made fruit juices and a wide variety of mocktails, cocktails and drinks. Just the perfect place to be in company of family and friends enjoying your favourite sundowners.
  • The Oasis Bar: The Oasis Bar is the place to enjoy the best of traditional Sheeshas, Hookahs and Cigars along with a fine selection of speciality cognacs and single malts
Oasis bar
The Oasis Bar
  • Player’s Bar: Enjoy all the action at the Casino with your favourite drinks served at the players and spectators table. Experience a slice of Vegas right at the sea with thousands of square feet of lights, action, slots and drinks.
  • The Marquee Bar & Show Lounge: The theatre style bar where you can enjoy your favourite musical, entertainment show or movie along with a wide choice of drinks.
  • Connexions Bar: As the name suggests this is just the place to enjoy with family and new friends made onboard. Great choice of drinks & beverages, and happy music is all you need to connect.
Connexions bar
Connexions Bar
  • The Chairman’s Club: Reserved for Platinum Members & Members of Chairman’s Club, this is an exclusive place to enjoy the best of signature beverages from around the world.
The Chairman's club
The Chairman’s Club
  • Mix Bar: Go around the world in a few tipples as we serve you the best of Craft Beer, Bottled Beers, Gins & Whiskeys from all over the world.
  • Jalesh Bar: The speciality Barista serving signature Coffee & Chai along with indulging choice of food.

Relaxation Activities

You’re on a holiday, en route to a tranquil destination and surrounded by miles and miles of pure blue sea… is there any better time to relax? To make your trip even more peaceful and unforgettable, check out ways how you can pamper yourself.

Relaxation at the deck area
  • Spa: With the breeze of the ocean, the rich zen aroma and gorgeous natural textures, you are sure to have a tranquil spa experience on the cruise. Few of the sessions include:
    • Body Massage
    • Body Therapy
    • Thermal Suite
    • Anti-Ageing Treatment
    • Skin Solutions
    • Acupuncture Session
    • Medi-Spa Cosmetic Treatment
  • Swimming Pool: A holiday isn’t a holiday without a day spent taking a dip into the pool! Besides, you’ll be treated to beautiful panoramic views where you can soak it all in whilst enjoying beverages from the poolside bars.
Swimming pool
Swimming Pool area
  • Salon: Choose from numerous beauty, hair & body treatments from haircutting, hairstyling, extensions, waxing, massages, hair colouring and lot more. Book expert stylists in advance if you wish to plan your wedding on the cruise. The Salon activities are:
    • Shave Bar
    • Face Bar
    • Blow Out Bar
    • Nail Bar
    • Hair Bar
    • Colour Bar
    • Wax Bar
  • Fitness Lovers: Power up with the ultimate fitness experience! Enjoy a mix of fun, exercise & training along with nutrition consultation and specialized classes.
    • Personal Training
    • Nutritional Consultation
    • Specialised Classes
    • Yoga
    • Boxing
    • Body Composition Analysis


Hop in to the stores to pick some of the most astonishing jewellery, merchandises and gifts for your loved ones.

Kids & Teenager activities

Worried your child won’t have enough to do if you choose a cruise vacation? You might be surprised at the array of activities geared for each age group. Take a look at some of the enjoyable activities kids & teens can enjoy onboard:

  • Quest: The ultimate chill zone for young adults between the age group of 12-17 years to have the coolest holiday ever.
Quest zone for kids
The Quest
  • Adventures & Scouts: Fun, activities and entertainment perfectly describes these two amazing zones for your little ones. Kids are always energetic, fun & full of life, and that’s exactly how this place is designed. This section has an amazing range of offerings from arts & crafts area, scavenger hunts, jewellery making, air hockey, karaoke & lot more. A palace of fun filled with excitement & joy.
Kids academy
Jalesh Academy
Kids hangout zone
Kids hangout area
Kids pool area
Kids Pool area
Kids zone
Hangout area


Satisfy your appetite for adventure and enjoy your opportunity to immerse yourself in new cultures and exciting escapades. With something for every interest and exertion level, shore excursions on your Jalesh cruise allows you to explore extraordinary sights and hidden gems at your ports of call. At every port of call, you’ll meet the locals and uncover the charm unique to each destination.


On your Jalesh cruise ship there is one member of staff for every guest, and each one is there to ensure every aspect of your holiday is perfect…whether you’re dining, relaxing or exploring. That’s the Jalesh difference.

room service
Room service
Friendly staff at bar
Friendly staff at the Bar

Let’s Start Planning

Truly, a luxury cruise vacation is simply the best way to enjoy the richest variety of destinations, cultures, activities and entertainment imaginable. Add on impeccable personal service, exquisite dining and amenities, and you have a vacation experience second to none. And it is none other than Jalesh cruises that offers all of these plus the promise of unforgettable moments aboard. All you need to do is choose a part of the world you want to discover, and Akbar Holidays will plan your luxury cruise vacation.

Our partnership with Jalesh cruises ensures that no matter which Jalesh cruise package you select, you’ll receive the finest accommodations, highest-end amenities, and the most exclusive, coveted shore excursions.

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