For long, Indian cruise junkies had to fly to Singapore to board a ship. Not anymore. International cruises from Mumbai are starting this May 2019 and we can’t keep calm. Gear up and be one of the first few Indians to take this historic cruise. DesiPassport has exclusive details of the dates, what to expect and how to plan.
Don’t live in Mumbai ? Book your flights now and don’t miss out on this experience that only a few hundred can do.
Jalesh Cruises, will be sailing their ‘flag’ ship Karnika from the shore of Mumbai starting May 24th. It’s destination – not one, not two but three beautiful ports of the Middle-East : Muscat, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. And keeping in spirit of the “Habibi” feel, add to that an exclusive island stopover at Sir Bani Yas Island ( Yes, a hidden resort island we bet you’ve not heard of before ).
What to expect ?
Keeping up with international standards, Jalesh have decked up the best features ( Never been on a cruise ? – keep reading ) you should expect.
Luxurious accommodation awaits you on Jalesh, rooms with wide open views of the sea yet 5 star in comfort. Couples and families ( no grumpiness guaranteed ) on the cruise will absolutely enjoy the privacy on board while enjoying extravagant luxury.
And it is for the adults as well. With a Casino ( yes, you read that right ) on board, the cruise will definitely not have a dull moment. And the casino on board Jalesh cruises are being managed on the lines of the river casinos in Goa, so expect some teen-patti along with the usual black-jack and roulette.
Eat & Drink
With cuisines as extensive as authentic oriental to exclusive Jain Indian Vegetarian ( chilas for breakfast, oh such bliss ) the Karnika is a food lovers paradise. You have options to dine in the restaurants or order room service. However, when you are on the sea, do what we do – take the seats on the ‘Deck & pool side’ food court and nibble on some fresh warm pizza while sea gazing in flip-flops.
The cruise also has well stocked bars serving international cocktails and mocktails to suite every taste. Not to forget the bakery which churns out awesome pastries and other goodies.
Jalesh cruises is going full hog, bringing to you a floating resort experience. For everyone in the family there is so much on offer. A full blown spa experience all day long, an in-house salon to keep you looking lovely and an exclusive fitness centre offering everything to keep you fit.
Still waiting for more reasons ? Go ahead and book the inaugural cruise to be a part of history. Prices are in tune with international cruise rates and you have choices depending on your requirement. If you are falling short on budget, there are options of quick EMIs – apply for any of these CITI bank cards to grab one of these deals or take a quick Mobikwik wallet loan. You can also book on SOTC and get some great deals on their website.