Mangalore: 'M V Brilliance of the Seas' Giant Cruise Vessel Anchors at NMPT

Mangalore: 'M V Brilliance of the Seas' Giant Cruise Vessel Anchors at NMPT

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Mangalore, Apr 1: Giant luxury cruise vessel 'M V Brilliance of the Seas' of Royal Caribbean International called at New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) on Sunday April 1.

'Brilliance of the Seas' is one of the radiance-class ships that combine sleek swiftness, panoramic vistas, and wide-open spaces. It is the largest cruise vessel ever handled at the port. The vessel having a length of 196 mts with 1962 passengers and 860 crew members was handled at the deep draft berth (No14).

Around 1600 passengers opted for ground tour arranged by local tour operators, Lia Travels, Nirmala Travels and My Trip Guide, here. They visited various tourist locations like cashew processing units, 1000 Pillar temple, monolithic statue of Lord Bahubali, Soans farm, St Aloysius Chapel, Kadri temple, Gokarnanatha temple, Pilikula, Summersands, Ullal, etc. J M Baxi & Co were the agents of the vessel.

Dr P Tamilvanan, chairman along with traffic manager and other officers of the port received the vessel by presenting a bouquet to the captain of the vessel. The chairman got a very good feedback from the captain and the manager of the cruise operator Adam Sharp. They said that they were highly impressed by the world class facilities available at the cruise lounge. They have also assured to bring more such big vessels during the next cruise season.

The vessel left the port in the evening and sailed to Cochin. The same vessel will be calling again at NMPT on April 12.

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  • Ashok kamath, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 12 2012

    Interesting. the same vessel was in Goa before arriving at Mlr and there was not even a ripple and not a single word mention of it anywhere in the media. It was a routine visit like any other cruise ship that arrived at Goa on regular intervals.

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  • John Tauro , Mangalore / Kuwait

    Mon, Apr 2 2012

    I wish Indian vessels also operate cruising tours, both for Indian and foreign tourists as well as passenger services along the coastal cities of the country. People on long vacation and not in a hurry to reach their destination can conveniently travel by sea.

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  • Bulsam, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 2 2012

    Big liners are anchoring but are we prepared to tour them around our tourist spots. For example, the spot very next to the port, the mine lorry entry area as well as the Gateway to Panambur Beach is so bad, God save us from the blackish watery-filth all over the road and many big sunken pot-holes at that junction.

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  • sachin, mangalore

    Mon, Apr 2 2012

    Lots of cruise vessels have been calling at the ports recently .. this wil create an impresion of mangalore in the minds of all foreign tourists ...

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  • nasir , karkala

    Mon, Apr 2 2012

    Its very good industry to show as 'KARNATAKA STATE " for entire world with respect and hospitality.
    Thanx mangalore

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  • Damodar Bhat, Udupi

    Mon, Apr 2 2012

    I think Dr.rakash is mistaken.The engine fire on board was on ' The Azamara Quest', on a 17 day southeast Asian cruise, drifted in the southern Phillipine waters and now towed to Sandakan Port,Borneo,Malaysia.

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  • Dr Prakash Harischandra, Mangalore /PortCanaveralFLUSA

    Sun, Apr 1 2012

    Very Sad ,after the Vessel Sailed from Cochin had a mAssive Fire On Board, Few crew are critically Injured. First Information from Ob Board Nurse.

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, Texas

    Sun, Apr 1 2012

    Each and every Cruise vessel will bring not only economic benefit to Mangalore but will also boost our local tourism and local image.

    When the foreign passengers express their satsfaction on Mangalore shoreline visits, they will speak good about the people and the places they visited. The passengers will also buy local handicrafts and novelties to their folks back home and Mangalore will be remembered for a long time.

    Successful shoreline trips need a teamwork of professionalsm duly supported by the Government incentives so that the tourists derive the ultimate benefits and the Cruise Line will continue to be patronized by more and more passengers, including those of the Indian origin.

    Having utilized more than twelve luxury cruise liners all the way from Anchorage in Alaska upto the Suez Canada via the Pacific Coast and via the Panama Canal and then thru the North Atlantic via the Strait of Gibralter thru the Mediterrenean upto the Suez Canal. Our next ambition is to pass thru the Suez Canal via the Red Sea to the Arabian Sea upto the port of "Mungalooru". It will be so nice to disembark at Mangalore port and go home with a smile.

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  • a.v.a, blore

    Sun, Apr 1 2012

    Please maintain our dignity. Keep away cheap mongers, ensure these people are housed only at 5 class hotels. No doubt we are poor but should we exhibit it to the whole world.

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