Cruise tourism in India is finally getting a boost with many popular cruise liners from across the globe set to anchor at its shores.
“While Luise Cruises, the Greece cruise liner, is entering the Cochin port in the last week of this month, a German cruise liner AIDA Cruise is also nearing port,” Tourism Joint Secretary Leena Nandan said.
Besides, Ocean Village 2, Costa Deliziona, Explorer, Queen Elizabeth, Seabourn Odyssey, Spirit of Adventure are among 35 major cruise lines which have confirmed to anchor at Cochin port.
The Union tourism ministry, which has framed up the cruise tourism policy to promote cruise lines in the country has given Rs 14 crores to Cochin port to develop world-class infrastructure at the port.
With the financial support given by the ministry, the Cochin port is emerging as a passenger turnaround port, Nandan said.