KOCHI: In what is being termed as its last voyage from South Asian shores, Mariner of the Seas - a Voyager-class cruise liner of the Royal Caribbean International - came calling at the Kochi Port.
TIRUN Travel Marketing, the exclusive India representative of Royal Caribbean International, recently announced Mariner of the Seas - currently sailing from Singapore to Dubai - will reposition in her new home in Miami, Florida.
The cruise liner which can carry 3,807 passengers is expected to give a great start to the Indian cruise tourism this year as the holiday season has begun. A large number of Indian travellers are booked to sail for seven nights on the Kochi-Dubai segment.
The cruise liner routinely sails in both Northern and Southern Asia. It sails short cruises to South Korea and Japan from Shanghai, China, during the summer season and to Malaysia or Vietnam from Singapore during the northern winter season.
Replacing the ship in Asia will be another gem from Royal Caribbean’s fleet - Voyager of the Seas, with Singapore as its home port. Beginning April 30, Voyager of the Seas will offer a combined total of 77 sailings from Singapore, Hong Kong and Shenzhen in China, offering countless adventures across Southeast Asia.
Ratna Chadha, CEO, TIRUN Travel Marketing, said, “Mariner of the Seas enjoyed unparallelled success in the Southeast Asian region, especially in India, where it single-handedly popularised cruise tourism by offering some of the best onboard amenities and entertainment avenues for guests. It also provided particular attention to the Indian travelling community, from its India-themed menus and restaurants to extending various offers for group bookings. We take this opportunity to welcome Voyager of the Seas to Southeast Asia, and are certain that it will continue to build on the grand memories and experiences offered so far by Mariner.”