New Delhi: Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a PSU under the Ministry of Railways has entered into the Cruise booking business through its online portal. "IRCTC has joined its hands and signed the agreement with Cordelia Cruises being operated by Waterways Leisure Tourism Pvt. Ltd for promotion and marketing of the first indigenous luxury Cruise in India", Indian Railways' catering arm said in an official statement issued Friday.
IRCTC has been a pioneer in offering various travel and tourism-related services through its online portal ranging from ticket booking of Indian Railways, Domestic & International Flights, more than 10000 hotels across the country and recently launched bus tickets. In the line with the mentioned offerings, IRCTC is now starting a new segment i.e. luxury cruise bookings through its web portal www.irctctourism.com.
Cordelia Cruises is India’s premium cruise liner, it aspires to promote and drive the cruise culture in India through experiences that are stylish, luxurious, and most importantly, inherently Indian. It is a cruise liner for Indians catering to the way Indians love to holiday.
The guests on-board will have an experience of sailing to some of the best Indian and international destinations like Goa, Diu, Lakshadweep, Kochi, and Sri Lanka. Cordelia cruises is starting its first journey from September 06, 2021, onwards. In the first phase, it will sail through Indian destinations with its base at Mumbai, later from May 2022 the Cruise will be shifted to Chennai and will be sailing to splendid Srilankan destinations like Colombo, Galle, Trincomalee and Jaffna.
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