The second luxury cruise liner for the
current cruise tourism season M.V. Seven Seas Voyager arrived at Mormugao Port
on 20TH November 2017 and was berthed at the cruise
berth terminal on its arrival. The vessel sailed in from Mumbai Port with high
end guests of different nationalities. The Officials of the GTDC, Govt of Goa,
were present at the cruise berth terminal to receive the guests and they
were given a warm and traditional Goan welcome. Goan folk
dances, and music with a live brass band in attendance was the highlight of the
pageantry at the MPT cruise terminal. The cruise ship arrived with
545 pax and a crew of 445 on board.
The cruise liner brought in high end
guests from USA (208), Canada(70), UK(62), Australia (49), Germany(30),
Switzerland (34) as well as from Mexico, New Zealand, Brazil,
Norway, Spain and Ireland.On disembarking, the visitors were
taken for a sight- seeing tour of Goa’s famous tourists locations of
churches, temples, beaches in the north and south Goa, spice gardens, Panjim
city etc. The ground arrangement for sight-seeing tours was handled by M/s.
ITB. Luxury coaches and tourists taxis were at the disposal of the
visiting guests to take them around sight-seeing in Goa.
The arrangements for sight-seeing tours in
and around Goa were handled smoothly by the local tour operators without any
loss of time. The Port authorities rendered all support and cooperation for
smooth handling of the cruise passengers. The tour operators and other
stakeholders involved in handling the cruise liners at the terminal are happy
with the facilities provided by the Port. With the smooth functioning of the
pre-paid taxi counter managed by GTDC, at the cruise terminal there is no
room for any complaints from the trade. M/s. J. M. Baxi & Co., were
the Shipping Agents for the cruise liner and handled all the ground logistics
thereby making the short stay of the visiting guests a memorable experience.
The cruise liner sailed to New Mangalore port later in the evening.