What comes to your mind as soon as you hear the name GOA? Beaches, nightlife, party, watersports and sunbath…isn’t it!  Well, the reasons are somewhat restricted because there are plenty of other things, which Goa has in store for you. A tiny state Goa remains to be one of the most celebrated holiday destination of almost every traveler. Whether you are a solo-traveler for business or leisure trip, a couple for honeymoon, or a group of family or friends, Goa has so much to offer.

And while planning a trip, why take a usual mundane flight when you can sail through the Indian sea via a luxurious cruise? Onboard, see the beautiful golden sunset along the coastlines as the cruise makes its way into the luminous waters. Explore the actual beauty of Goa while sailing on the blue waters of paradise. Romantic lovers can dance away to glory in bright day light right into the moonlight. Celebrate your vacations in the land of beaches ‘Goa’ and give it a reason by cruising on the Arabian Sea. A cruise journey is especially ideal for those planning their wedding, honeymoon or vacations in Mumbai, or Goa at affordable rates, or even those mulling to explore the unexplored in India only. All this is possible now, with India’s first luxury cruise ship, ‘Karnika’ by Jalesh Cruises.

Jalesh Cruise
Jalesh Cruise

No matter what kind of holiday you are looking for, with Jalesh Cruises you can make it happen: from cabins overlooking the sea to excellent gastronomy and much more. The multi-destination cruise line started operations from Mumbai to Goa in April, 2019. The lucky guests can enjoy high-quality accommodation such as mini-suites, cabins with ocean view and balcony, interconnecting rooms; all featuring plenty of amenities, gourmet cuisines, live entertainment, broadway musicals, a breathtaking pool deck, multiple spa treatments, exciting excursions, world-class service and much more all included.

Mini suite

Goa is one of the oldest and most popular cruise destinations in India. Angria, India’s first domestic cruise launched a few months ago, has been running full capacity, giving those on boards the thrills of cruising. However, the vessel sails only on the Mumbai – Goa– Mumbai route, so only those desirous of travelling to Goa have been making the most of it. It may be noted that Jalesh Cruises – meaning ‘Lord of Water’ is designed to offer an authentic experience of Indian culture, hospitality and great food to both domestic as well as international travelers. It offers onshore destinations and excursions across Indian port cities such as Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Mormugoa, Vizag and international destinations such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Muscat, with new destinations being added.

The 70,285gt ship, owned by Zen Cruises and operated by Jalesh Cruises, is home ported out of Mumbai. The ship can carry up to 2,000 passengers, housed in 36 mini suites, 162 balcony rooms, 430 ocean view rooms and 209 interior rooms. The best part about Jalesh cruise as quoted by Jurgen Bailom, President and CEO, Zen Cruises Private Limited is that “one doesn’t need to fly far away to experience a cruise, [and that] you can experience it in your own country in the comfort of doing it the way you used to” adds to the appeal, he further says. The idea is to enjoy your favourite soap opera or your favourite sport while having an international experience with the crew, the cuisines and the shows in your own country”, explains Bailom. It’s a home away from home.


An important aspect of Jalesh cruises would be its relatively affordable cost. Also you won’t require a car to go anywhere or worry about your pick up & drop. Here, you wake up every day in a different place, you can eat as much as you like at all the multicousine restaurants. You are able to enjoy broadway shows, plays, magic shows, live music concerts, dance shows, shopping, spa treatments and a host of other entertaining shows all onboard your Jalesh cruise ship.

Man clicking pic on cruise
Deck Area

Want to know a bit more about what you can expect from your luxury cruise? Here’s just a glimpse of what you can expect from India’s first luxury cruise:

Entertainment: When it comes to entertainment on the high sea, it’s a full steam ahead. From extravaganza plays, breath-taking magic shows, broadway musicals, live music concerts, blockbuster movies, dance shows, shopping and a host of other entertaining shows will to keep you surprised throughout at cruise.

Entertainment show
Gala night

Spa, Salon & Fitness at Sea: Relaxing your mind, body & soul on a cruise is the best gift you can give yourself. The on board spa offers a host of aromatic and natural techniques for relaxation. A state-of-the-art fitness studio and multi-purpose salon facilities are also available to guests.


Dining: Dining is an important part of Jalesh’s hospitality. Choose from different restaurants & bars from casual to connoisseur and relish dining on high sea. Indulge in gourmet food, luxury ambience and gorgeous interiors in the middle of the vast ocean. On board are nine bars and three fine-dining restaurants, serving Indian cuisine at Waterfront and Chef’s Table and Thai, Malay, Korean, Mongolian, Taiwanese and Japanese cuisine at Chopstix. The ship also hosts several buffet and food stations offering a variety of delicacies, ranging from street food and barbecue to international grill, patisserie and frozen desserts. There is a dedicated cuisine for Jain guests. For dinner, guests can choose from one of the several glamorous restaurants and can later enjoy a full night life with bars, dance clubs and the ship’s own casino.

Indian thali
Indian Thali

Kids & Teenager Activities: Rest assured knowing that your children are having a blast with up-to-date fun and educational activities, specifically designed for kids. For slightly older age group there is a dedicated curriculum that keeps them engaged with games, educational pieces and exploration designed to bring out their creative sides.

Kids academy
Kid’s Academy

Casino: Located on Deck 8, 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.


Shore Excursions: Enjoy an extraordinary cruising experience that’s combined with fun, adventure, travelling and a lot more. Discover amazing cultural heritages or plunge into a wide ocean of adventure sports or indulge into sightseeing and shopping, your shore excursion is sure to fill your vacation with a lot of excitement.

Mumbai to Goa Cruise on your mind? Jump onboard Jalesh Cruises

Any cruise ship lets you see the world.  Jalesh cruises brings it close enough so you can fully live it. See, hear, smell, taste and feel what it’s like to sail on a dreamy luxurious ship.

This Ship has created exclusive Mumbai to Goa itineraries on its grand and magnificent ship KARNIKA! As you soak in the breathtaking view of the tranquil sea and experience the grandeur of India’s First Premium Cruise Ship, you’ll be treated to loads of surprises and delightful moments! Enjoy nights of ultimate luxury and a different cruise experience altogether. Holiday in style, as you sail from Mumbai to Goa, with a range of inclusions, from full board to onboard activities, wellness facilities, and evening and night-time entertainment— Jalesh Cruises includes all you could ask for from a holiday!

A Mumbai to Goa Jalesh cruise booking offers everything you could want from a holiday – and best of all, all the coordination is done for you by Akbar Holidays. All that’s left for you to do is pack your bags.

Its time you say goodbye to exhausting bus journeys and lengthy road trips – your journey to Goa just got an upgrade, thanks to Jalesh!

Go on, try it at least once and discover the incomparable pleasure of a more personal and intimate kind of cruise, discover JALESH.

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