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Every newly wedded couple has tons of plans made way in advance for their honeymoon travel destinations. From beaches to mountains, cities to jungles, there are endless choices and it leaves them spoilt for choice. Moreover, with recent developments in the tourism sector all over the world, people are also left bewildered to choose between domestic and international destinations. However, among all the options, a good cruise ride is something which promises a fair amount of fun, frolic and adventure in equal parts.
Well, if you’re one of those experimental newlyweds who wouldn’t mind exploring an all-new host of amazing experiences on a cruise, then check out some of the most luxurious cruise rides that can be taken in India, and it is an ideal option for your honeymoon diaries.
Organised by the company called Antara Cruises, this 5-day cruise ride promises an exhilarating view of life along the Ganges, overlooking the massive Sundarbans jungle and the unique mangrove trees. The vessel, called as the Ganges Voyager sails from Kolkata and moves towards the gateway of the natural forest of Sundarbans in Namkhana. The capacity of the vessel is for about 56 guests and is designed in the most luxurious design, using Burma teak wood interiors and panelling. There are various categories of rooms spaced across three decks, which offers a serene view through windows and balconies. Modern fittings, all-inclusive meals, sightseeing, gym, spa and other recreational activities are included in their wholesome itinerary. The all-inclusive fare per person is Rs. 1,20,000.
For lovers of the North Eastern states of India, the Brahmaputra Maximum Cruise organised by Assam-Bengal Navigation can be a unique and one-of-a-kind cruise ride for your honeymoon travels. Sailing along the majestic Brahmaputra river, the 10-day cruise trip provides an immersive experience of the culture of Assam. The journey that begins at Neamati Ghat covers the spotlight areas such as Sibsagar Temples of the Ahom Kings, safaris at the Kaziranga National Park, local shopping at Tezpur, and silk weaving at Sualkuchi among others. Other than the sightseeing, the vessels offer modern amenities in a sound lodging atmosphere, perfect to dive into the bliss of nature. The fare per person for this amazing cruise ride is approximately Rs. 3,97,512.
If you’re a couple looking forward to exploring one of the busiest trade routes in India, then you must undertake the Mumbai-Kochi-Lakshadweep cruise ride by Cordelia Cruises. The five-day trip from the shores of Mumbai is a dream experience for those who wish to party away their nights on the sea. Once the cruise sets sail and reaches the international water boundaries, it then offers the guest a prolific view of the expansive sea. Through subsequent halts at Kochi and Lakshadweep islands, guests are dispatched to smaller kayak boats to explore the iconic sightseeing places in both these hub spots. The ship offers a luxurious experience, and has top-of-the-notch room accommodation with best-in-class services. Lounges, restaurants, food courts promise an extravagant stay on the ship. The ticket per person for this unique cruise ride is Rs. 1,25,00, which includes stay, meals, on-board activities and access to all facilities on the ship.
The next best luxury cruise that you should definitely take note of is the MV Ganga Vilas, organised by Antara Cruises. This newest vessel was launched in 2023 itself by the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. Completely made in India, the vessel offers the guests the longest luxury river cruise experience in the world. It covers five Indian states and spans internationally over 51 days. The journey starts in Varanasi, and then moves forward through Dibrugarh to Bangladesh. The cruise houses three decks, 18 state-of-the-art elegant suites and has a capacity of 36 guests. Other luxury facilities include personalised butler service, global cuisine arrangements, excursions and other activities. The fare per person is approximately Rs. 20,00,000.
The backwaters of Kerala have always remained a major tourism highlight for decades of travellers. And what best to explore the beauty of the region through a luxurious cruise ride? Well, the Backwater Cruise organised by the Spice Coast Cruise and CGH Earth is the perfect choice for your honeymoon. The traditional boats that were once used to ferry across the backwaters have been given a modern uplift to provide the travellers with a serene experience of the backwaters. These one-night journey cruises provide a culmination of local taste and culture, along a serene environment and natural views. The sightseeing on these cruises includes local market hopping and paddling through smaller canoes to explore the wilderness. The fare per person on this cruise is Rs. 22,000.
Which one of these cruises would you like to travel? Let us know.