Luxury cruise liner MV
AIDAvita of the AIDA Cruises arrived at the Momrugao
Port and berthed alongside the International Cruise Terminal at
around 07.15 hours in the morning on 14th November
2018 from Muscat Oman, with 1182 foreign guests and 400 crew
members. Majority of the guests are German nationals. This is the
third cruise liner to visit Mormugao Port, during the current cruise season
which commenced in September 2018.
All the guests arriving by MV AIDAvita
were issued with e-Landing Cards and smoothly cleared by the
officials from the Bureau of Immigration (BOI) at the Immigration counters
set up at the Cruise Terminal. The Officials of the Department of
Tourism, Govt of Goa, were present at the cruise berth terminal. The
guests were given a warm and traditional Goan welcome. Goan folk
dances and music with a live brass band were showcased to the passengers at the
The visiting guests and crew availed the
facilities provided by local tour operators M/s. International Travel Bureau,
Goa, to explore the beaches and other tourists spots in Goa.
The vessel sailed on its onward
voyage to Mangalore port later in the evening. M/s. J.M. Baxi &
Co. Goa were the Shipping Agents for the cruise liner and provided the
necessary logistical support to the vessel.