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December 11, 2009

New cruise liner in Kochi a draw for tourists and first-timers

     Kochi (Kerala): The full day excursion at deep sea off Kochi coast introduced by the newly-launched international cruise liner 'Louise Cruise' is attracting tourists. Filled with fun and frolic, added with rocks on board in the middle of the sea, the package is tailor made for budget tourists. The ship MV Aquamarine owned by Louis Cruise registered in Greece recently made its debut in the Indian shores by its first sail off to Maldives and Colombo from Kochi Port. "Apart from three day package to Maldives and Colombo, the liner company has introduced a full day or one night cruise to the deep off Kochi Coast with an idea to make people aware and give the exact experience on a cruise ship to a larger audience and also to promote the liners business among first time cruisers, said Oneil Khosa, MD and CEO of Louis Cruises India. "The cruise tourism industry is a new market in India and they as an international cruise liner company with a seventy five year familiarity of holiday making business are committed to redefine tourism in India in the cruising sector," he added To cater to any Indian clientele, a number of steps have been taken. The onboard discos and musical program all include an Indian touch with a little of foreign taste in it. The food served onboard truly international standards including Indian especially Jain buffet purely for vegetarian customers. The full day excursion targets tourists of all ages and even for budget tourists, families, corporate employees and IT buffs. "Budget tourists mainly Indians going on just a one night trip are overwhelmed with the rates and the quality of service with no match on enjoyments of a life time experience to have fun at deep sea, said Rama Krishna a first time cruiser on board. There is also a spa, three restaurants, a swimming pool, duty-free shops and a lounge where films and dance party including Bollywood are screened every day. These cruises are priced between Rs 5,000 and Rs 17,500 per night with all meals and applicable taxes.
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