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Cordelia Cruises Charts a Bold Course for India’s Cruise Tourism with Mumbai Homecoming and Global Expansion Plans

Cordelia Cruises, renowned as India’s premier cruise line, has made a triumphant comeback to Mumbai this month after a highly successful four-month stint in Chennai. The return to the esteemed Mumbai port on September 23rd marks a significant milestone, as Cordelia Cruises will call Mumbai its homeport until June 2024. Following a series of prosperous voyages to Sri Lanka in June 2023, Cordelia Cruises achieved a historic feat by becoming the first Indian cruise line to venture into international waters, signifying a remarkable advancement in Indian cruise operations.

Embarking on an extraordinary journey, Cordelia Cruises has seamlessly blended Indian hospitality with world-class amenities, enchanting over 400,000 passengers since its inception. With a grand vision of transforming India’s extensive 7,500-square-kilometer coastline into a vibrant hub for coastal tourism, Cordelia Cruises aims to position India prominently on the global cruise tourism map.

With the festive season approaching, Cordelia Cruises has exciting plans to create unforgettable memories for travellers. The upcoming 4-night itineraries to Mumbai, Kochi Lakshadweep, and Goa promise a delightful fusion of festivities and relaxation. Passengers eagerly anticipate celebrating Navratri and Diwali aboard the Empress, amidst a maritime setting adorned with luxurious amenities and rich cultural experiences.

Looking ahead to expanding its horizons into international waters, Cordelia Cruises is set to embark on exceptional voyages to the Middle East in June 2024, featuring stops in prominent destinations such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island, Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar. These international cruises will introduce travellers to the opulence and cultural heritage of the Middle East, further solidifying Cordelia Cruises’ reputation as a global cruise line.

Jurgen Bailom, President and CEO of Waterways Leisure Tourism Pvt Ltd, Cordelia Cruises, expressed immense pride in Cordelia Cruises’ journey and the success of the Sri Lanka sailings. Returning to the vibrant city of Mumbai signifies not only a return to roots but also a voyage towards an exciting future. With a steadfast commitment to showcasing India’s coastal beauty, Cordelia Cruises aspires to position India as a global leader in cruise tourism. The homecoming is more than a celebration—it’s a testament to the boundless possibilities that lie ahead.