India’s First Cruise Ship, Setting Sail To Maldives

Maldives Promotion House – India’s first cruise ship, MV AMET Majesty, will soon set sail from its home port in Chennai to Maldives. AMET Shipping India Pvt. Ltd, will initially run its cruise liner in a sailing trip on the Chennai high seas on Thursday. However it will also cover Port Blair, Karaikal, Phuket, Langkavi and Trincomalee.

AMET Cruises is the second cruise liner and the first Indian to start a service after their new shipping policy was approved in June 2008.

As many as 90,000 Indians go abroad on cruises, said Thomas C. Thottathil, a spokesman for Cox and Kings Ltd. “The market is growing at 15-20% a year,” he said.

The ship that can carry as many as 1,000 passengers will also train students graduating from AMET University, a maritime education institute with a deemed university status run by the same company.

The cruise ship will also sail to Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

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