Jalesh Cruises first premiere cruise line
catering to the Indian domestic and international cruise business, received its
first ship, Karnika, the erstwhile Pacific Jewel from P&O Australia, in Singapore on March 12th.
The vessel, which is the first in the
fleet of the multi-destination cruise line Jalesh Cruises, will reach Mumbai on
Keeping with tradition, the 2,000
passenger ship, which weighs 70,285 tons, will go through its naming ceremony
at a gala event in Mumbai on April 19.
Karnika will dry dock in Singapore at
Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard over the next few weeks for a extensive
refurbishment exercise to customize the ship to suit Indians travelers. It will
then proceed from Singapore to Colombo via Kochi, New Mangalore, Goa and
finally arrive in Mumbai on April 17.
The cruise liner will be sailing
initially between Mumbai and Goa for first few weeks till May, 2019 before
proceeding to the Middle East where it will remain till mid-September. The
cruise liner will be exploring the huge coastal length of India and giving the
customer to enjoy and savor the same. Between May, 2019and September, 2019,
cruise passengers will have a choice of itineraries between Abu Dhabi, Bahrain,
Doha, Dubai, Muscat and Sir Ban Yas Island.
Following the refurbishment, Karnika will
offer a multitude of facilities including spas, salons, fitness, fine dining,
leisure activities for kids and teenagers alike.
To give a wholesome experience of
vacation to cruise passengers, Jalesh Cruises will also offer on shore
Excursions across Indian port cities including Kochi, Mormugao, Mumbai, and
international locations including Abu Dhabi, Colombo, Dubai, Muscat among others.
The company has initiated bookings for
its 2019 itineraries on its website www.jaleshcruises.com or directly through its holiday advisors
at 1800 266 8927 in addition to its Sales Business Partners.
Bailom, President & CEO, Zen Cruises, said, “Today marks an important day for
the Indian cruise tourism industry with the acceptance of Jalesh Cruises first
ship. We are going to offer a memorable vacation to passengers on board with
exotic culinary experiences, international hospitality and best of
entertainment shows at high seas. With Karnika, we mark the beginning of
memorable cruise holidays that will bring joy and delight to the Indian and
Jalesh Cruises is set to commence their
first multi destination sailings in India in April 2019.
Established in 2018 in Mumbai, Zen
Cruises Pvt. Ltd. is an exclusive ticket selling agent on behalf of the Owners
of Jalesh Cruises.