Cruise vessel calls at M'lore port

Cruise vessel V Seaboourn Legend with 190 cruise passengers and 173 crew members called at NMPT on Thursday. This is the 13th cruise vessel calling at the Port during the current financial year 2011-12. 

The vessel came to NMPT as its first port of call  from  Indonesia and will be sailed out to Goa in the evening and from there, it will go to Mumbai Port.  Majority of the passengers are from USA and the UK . 

As many as 134 passengers opted for ground tour. The passengers have visited places like cashew processing unit at  Baikampady, 1000 Pillar Jain temple, Moodbidri, Soans Farm, Monolithic statue of Gomateshwara at Karkala, Gokarnanatha temple, Kadri temple, St Aloysius chapel and others places.

Another 14 passengers disembarked at the port and opted to go by air to Delhi and Agra and will be boarding the same vessel at Mumbai.

Being the First Port of Call, arrangements were made for immigration by the local officers duly authorised by the Bangalore Immigration Authority.

Dr P Tamilvanan has stated that this cruise liner is in her repeated 3rd call to NMPT during the current financial year.  Four more vessels are scheduled to call during the last week of the current month.  

A giant cruise vessel M V Brilliance of Sea with 3000 passengers and 1200 crew is also expected to call at the Port on April 1 which will be the largest cruise vessel ever calling at the Port.

This giant vessel having a length of 298 meters is again expected to call at NMPT on April 12, 2012, informed a press release.

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