After the success of luxury river cruise Ganga Vilas, another international major Costa is all set to start its coastal cruise operations in Indian waters today.
Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal is set to launch the domestic sailing of the first International Cruise Liner ‘COSTA SERENA’ at Mumbai today.
The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is very focussing to bring India on the cruising map of the world. At the recently concluded Global Maritime India Summit 2023 organised by the Ministry, discussions revolved around reaching the target of 50 million cruise passengers in India by 2047. India has a huge potential to achive this.
Costa Cruises, a prominent European cruise company, operates under an Italian flag and is renowned for offering high-end inter-country cruise experiences
Costa Cruises is expected to carry approximately 45,000 passengers in its next 2 months voyages. These passengers would have otherwise booked from international destinations. The biggest advantage is an International Cruising experience for Indians in Indian waters.