Italy-based Costa Crociere, a part of the world’s largest cruise ship operator Carnival Corporation & PLC, will launch services to Maldives from India’s Mumbai this December.
According to India’s “livemint” news website, Costa Croceire, which boasts of a fleet of 27 ships under the brand Costa Cruises, will commence the cruise line service to the Maldives from December 16. The home port for the services will be Mumbai, India and cruise ends March 18, 2017, according to India’s Director General of Shipping (DGS) as cited by the website.
The cruise operator will deploy the ship “Costa neoClassica” for the Mumbai-Maldives-Mumbai line. The ship features 14 decks with a guest capacity of 1,680 passengers.
The local agent for the Costa Cruises is Inner Maldives Holidays Pvt Ltd. The company released the price list for the December 16 – March 17 cruise line from Mumbai to Maldives last week.
According to Inner Maldives’ schedule, the cruise will depart from Maldives capital Male at midnight and reach Sri Lanka within the first two days of a week-long cruise. After a one day stopover at the Port of Colombo, the cruise will begin for Mormugao, a sub-district of India’s Goa. After another one-day stopover, the ship will depart for Mumbai.
The packages for the cruise are in two categories, sans service charges, visa and other expenses:
3 – 4 people: USD 720 (MVR 11,102)
2 people: USD 999 (MVR 15,404)
1 person: USD 1,418 (MVR 21,865)
3 – 4 people: USD 793 (MVR 12,228)
2 people: USD 1,120 (MVR 17,270)
1 person: USD 1,612 (MVR 24, 857)
The packages for the Mumbai-Maldives-Mumbai cruise line will be sold July 15 – September 30.