Say hello to Angriya; India’s first Domestic Cruise Liner that will take you from Mumbai to Goa and back! The cruise ship’s first journey was flagged off by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari on October 20, 2018 in Mumbai.
Goa is a destination that signifies exotic holidays, spiritual awakening and freedom of travel. When people travel to Goa, it is usually by land or by air. Some prefer to fly to Goa or they hop on a bus or train and travel overnight. While others prefer to drive in their own vehicles or hire self-drive cars. Now, one more mode of transport has been introduced. The Mumbai to Goa cruise; making the journey more fun and luxurious. Why fly, when you can sail…on a seven-deck cruise from Mumbai to Goa!
Here are 10 interesting facts to know about the luxurious Angriya cruise:
1. Angriya Cruise is a 7-deck, 131-meter long passenger ship built in the year 1997 (almost 20 years old). It once carried passengers from Tokyo to the islands of Ogaswara. Yes, there are some lovely Japanese elements left intact for you to spot!
2. It is named as Angriya, which is taken from Admiral Kanhoji Angre, the 1st notable admiral of the Maratha navy and the great coral bank reef, named Angria bank between Maharashtra and Goa. Interestingly, Mumbai is also home to a naval establishment named after him, called INS Angre.
3. The Angriya cruise will sail to Goa thrice a week except during monsoons.
4. It will depart from Mumbai at 4:00 pm reaching Goa the next day around 9:00 am. From Goa, the Angriya cruise will depart at 4 pm and reaches Mumbai at 9 am, completing the travel journey in just 16 hours (non-stop). The journey timings are such that it allows you to get a taste of both sunrise and sunset during each trip.
5. It will sail both ways between Mumbai and Goa, unfolding its coral diversity and royal sea forts along the way. The two embarking/destination docks being the Purple Gate of Princess Docks in Mumbai and the dock at Mormugao in South Goa.
6. The luxury ship has 104 rooms, divided into eight different categories; from dormitories, deluxe rooms to luxury suites. The dormitory has bunk beds, while rooms have single and double beds. The cruise has luxury rooms on the underwater level as well.
7. It is meant to ferry 399 passengers at a time and will have 67 crew members including hospitality and marine crew.
8. Angriya has two restaurants. In addition to the delectable local cuisine of the Konkan region, Continental, Italian, and Chinese food is served at the two restaurants. The Ancora restaurant includes a coffee shop which is open round the clock. The other restaurant is Coral Reef, which provides glimpses of the sea via portholes.
9. The cruise ship features an underwater-level spa, gym and an infinity pool. Better still, there are six bars and a lounge to let your hair down, so you can start the party well before hitting the shores of Goa.
10. Other than being a passenger cruise liner, arrangements can also be made for a private party, a wedding event or an offshore corporate meeting.
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Inspired much? All globetrotters looking for new thrills on their holiday, this cruise ship is the answer! Expect a premium travel experience, and a lot more, once you board! It’s time to leave behind the land and sail into the sea; onboard the first-ever Indian cruise liner.
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