The Key items
identified for success of cruise tourism are:
and developing the right market atmosphere
immigration process for cruise tourism
procedures that do not impede movement
regime that allows for a platform for growth.
& Duties procedures that do not tie the industry.
and tourism infrastructure that meets the needs of the cruise lines and
visitors today and tomorrow.
Recommendations of the studies are:
window system for all pre cruise requirements for cruise operators to save time
dedicated approach road and entrance to the cruise terminals.
and consistent security procedures by CISF at all ports.
between Immigration and CISF.
all departments dealing with Cruise tourism with Standard Operating Procedures
(SoPs) for better handling of passengers.
of technology in clearances, providing passenger manifest to CISF
of green lane/red lane at existing terminals with random custom checking as is
done in the airport.
of only limited items of inventory of the cruise ships in place of the existing
requirement of having the complete inventory for all the stocks in the ship.
taken for growth of cruise tourism.
for handling cruise vessels and passengers have been implemented.
flag vessels carrying passengers allowed to call at Indian ports without
obtaining license from DG (Shipping).
Committees constituted to address manpower, coordination and logistics issues
for handling cruise vessels at ports.
discount of 40% is given at Major Port in Port charges.
rebate of 25% for home port cruise vessels in addition to 40% rebate for
coastal cruise transportation.
facility and e- Landing card extended to five major ports.
in port charges for cruise vessels at all Major Ports- About Rs. 1,600 per
person as against earlier practice of charging per
tonnage of ship- cargo ships and
cruise ships are not the same- now charges are comparable to Singapore and
other global ports for cruise tourism
• Plans to develop more port
destinations other than the 5 ports of Mumbai, Goa, New Mangalore, Cochin and
infrastructure at Mumbai at a cost of Rs. 300 cr- tender awarded for civil
construction of terminal building
preparedness of Mumbai Port and Ministry of Shipping to host cruise
vessels in the country was revealed to a worldwide audience at an event “The
Dawn of Cruise Tourism in India”, held in Mumbai today. The event also saw the
launch of three reports, ‘Mumbai Port SoP’s for CruiseOperations’, ‘Road Map
for Sea Cruise Tourism’ and ‘Cruise Terminals in India’.
occasion, Mr David Dingle, Chairman, Carnival - the biggest cruise line in
the world, which has started home port operations from Mumbai Port, presented
Carnival’s plans for India. Asia/ India heads of other leading cruise lines,
like Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, also participated, which is symbolic of the
interest of global cruise lines in India.