Mormugao Port Trust played host to two luxury cruise liners back to
back at the port during the third week of April 2018, bringing in loads of
international guests to the State of Goa. MS CELEBRITY CONSTELLATION arrived at
Mormugao Port on 16th April 2018 with 2068 guests from several nationalities
and 960 crew members.
One of the biggest cruise ships with a LOA of 311 metres to visit
during the present cruise tourism season MS MARINER OF THE SEAS of the Royal
Caribbean International visited Mormugao Port on 17th April 2018.
The cruise liner sailed in at Mormugao Port early in the morning from
Cochin port. The cruise liner brought in 2682 guests and a crew compliment of
1238 members. The visiting guests hailed from USA (936), Great Britain (553),
Austria (341), and Canada (392). All the passengers were issued with E-Landing
cards and cleared by the Immigration on board the ship at Cochin.
The officials of the Goa Tourism Department, Government of Goa, were
present at the Port to welcome the state guests and extended a warm welcome to
them on their arrival with colorful cultural pageantry.
The transition of the guests
from the port to the various touristsí location was handled smoothly without
delay by the main operator M/s. Travelsmith Adventure Pvt Ltd., Goa.
M/s. J. M. Baxi & Co, Vasco da Gama, were the Ship Agents for the
cruise liner and assisted in all the Ship logistics. The cruise vessel sailed
to Muscat, on its onward voyage later in the evening.