Due to the European recession, the number of cruise vessels sailing to Kochi/Cochin port this fiscal are considerably less when compared to last year.
So far in 2013-14, four cruise vessels called at the New Mangalore Port. These include two luxury cruise vessels - Â‘mv Legend of the SeasÂ’ and Â‘mv Pacific PrincessÂ’. While the vessel Â‘mv Legend of the SeasÂ’ came from Kochi, the vessel, Â‘m.v. Pacific PrincessÂ’, came from Phuket in Thailand
It is learnt that two cruise vessels from the US and the UK called at New Mangalore Port recently carrying a total of 1,088 passengers. Both the vessels sailed out to Kochi after a brief halt at the New Mangalore Port. With these two vessels, the New Mangalore Port has received seven cruise vessels so far in the current fiscal. A pre