Mangaluru: Over 1,000 foreigners tour city as two luxury cruise vessels call at NMPT

Media Release

Mangaluru, Mar 3: MV Costa Victoria with 1771 passengers and 809 crew and MV Insignia with 612 passengers and 407 crew called at New Mangaluru Port here on Saturday March 3. These were the 19th and 20th cruise vessels calling at the port during the current financial year 2017-18. Both the vessels were berthed at the alongside berths of the Port - 2 to 4.

Costa Victoria - an Italian cruise vessel with passengers representing 35 nations of the world, in which a majority from France, Dutch and Germany came from Colombo - sailed out the same evening to Salalah.

MV Insignia - a Norwegian cruise liner with passengers from US and Canada came from Male and sailed out the same evening to Cochin.

Around 1,300 passengers from these two vessels opted for ground tour arranged by the local tour operators - M/s Globe Travels and M/s Lia Travels, and visited various locations in and around Mangaluru like Mangaladevi temple, Gokarnanatha temple, St Aloysius Chapel, cashew processing units, monolithic statue of Lord Bahubali at Karkala, Soans farm and thousand pillar Jain Basadi at Moodbidri, Belmont House at Balmatta, city shopping, etc.

After enjoying the scenic beauty of Mangaluru, the passengers returned to their respective vessels and sailed out to the next port. M/s J M Baxi & Co are the agents of both the vessels

Suresh P Shirwadkar, chairman, while recalling the steady growth of cruise vessels calling at the port has informed that during the current financial year 2017-18 (as on March 3, 2018), 20 cruise vessels called at the port with 20,400 passengers. The next vessel is scheduled to call at the port on March 6.

The captain and passengers of the vessel were highly impressed with the facilities available at the cruise lounge, neat and tidy berth area, concreted roads, security arrangements, immigration facility, greenery in and around the port, availability of local ground tour operators, proximity to tourist areas, etc. During the interaction the passengers expressed their satisfaction over their short stay in Mangaluru.


Comment on this article

  • Rigid, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 4 2018

    Please don't come to Mangalore!! Chaddis are roaming everywhere to attack innocents!!

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  • Lokesh, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 4 2018

    Saw some foreigners take photos of the big gutter at Kudroli.
    They were covering their nose, and their expression was of utter disgust.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Sun, Mar 4 2018

    Rich coastal Karnataka surely become a tourist hub because of its wonderful nature and excellent people.

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Sun, Mar 4 2018

    Communalism will destroy tourism. Many know how india is treating minorities and torture and attack worship places systamatic ways on religious basis. It is sad but happens on time to time basis which is a drawback for a great nation like India at the International platform. Tea wala can fake but reality of his behavior world learned it. Politics and leaders will destroy peaceful nation with thier communal hatred mind.

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Sun, Mar 4 2018

    O cheddis please boycott them do not allow them to enter . they Eat your Cow God .

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  • I wish I was there, Bahrain

    Sat, Mar 3 2018

    Welcome to Mangalore, hello RSS, BD and moral policing, please don't hit them for holding hands, otherwise khalass.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Sat, Mar 3 2018

    Dear those rich Mangaloreans

    As far as possible, please enjoy your life. After meeting all your necessities, the extra money you are multiplying in the bank is of no use. I and you may go 6 feet under, any time and let us be like foreigners. Go to foreign countries, see the wonders of the world, ocean cruises are so enjoyable.

    Sorry, to folks, who cannot afford, please enjoy your life within the means provided by God. There are so many activities within our area that can keep us happy.

    What does this song mean to you?

    You work and work
    For years and years
    You're always on the go
    You never take the minute off
    Too busy making dough
    Someday you'll say
    You'll have your fun
    When you're a millionaire
    Imagine all the fun you'll have
    In your 'ol rocking chair
    (Song: Enjoy yourself, Doris Day)

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 3 2018

    If BJP starts it dombarata of communal troubles to win votes, the news will go round in international media and tourists will stop coming to Mangalore. Each of these big ships have few thousand passangers and staff and think of the money they will be spending in Mangalore and also foreign exchange which is good for our economy.
    All I would say is don't shoot your own foot.

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  • Ramesh, Manipal

    Sat, Mar 3 2018

    Go, get a life bro! Am pretty sure that they might not even be aware that person called Siddaramaiah exist!

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  • anseema beary, Ullal Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 4 2018

    Hello Ramesh Manipal
    These visitors are doing a stop over to visit the city. Your statement doesn't make any sense to them or anyone. Keep the dirty politics away. Mangalore has so much potentiality for the tourism which creates employment and revenue but some people stop the development. Shame!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 4 2018

    Blind Bhakt ...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Mar 3 2018

    These foreigners have great trust & faith in Siddaramaiah ...

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  • Shawn, Manipal, Udupi

    Sat, Mar 3 2018

    Lolz... As if they know who is Mr. Nidderamaiyaa. They are not in a position to even pronounce his name in a decent way. The foreigners know that India is the place they are visiting and it is our Honourable Mr. Modi who is the Prime Minister of this great nation.
    Mr. Jossey... Your comments are so sarcastic.
    Take a chill pill now as your Scammy govt is reduced next to ashes.
    Deum tuka borem boodh divnchak havn tuka magtha.

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  • pradeep, Mangaluru

    Sat, Mar 3 2018

    Jossy Wait till election.. i don't know it might happen in month of May or later this Year You have time till that.. After that somebody will give missing complaint against you.. hahaha only 9 states left for you... just thin congress is contesting from Italy next

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 4 2018

    Pradeep, Mangaluru,
    I have been a Congress supporter ever since our Churches were attacked.
    I have full faith in God & he will do the needful ...

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