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Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Season’s 2nd cruise ship drops anchor at Mormugao port

12th October 2018, 04:37 Hrs

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 The Luxury cruise liner M V Bouddica of the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, carrying 522 foreign guests, a majority of whom are from the United Kingdom, and 388 crew arrived at Mormugao Port from Mumbai Port on Thursday morning.  

This is the second cruise ship to arrive in Goa during the current cruise tourism season which commenced on September 10, stated an MPT press note.  

Officials of the tourism department were present at the cruise berth terminal to receive the guests and they were given a warm and traditional Goan welcome. Goan folk dances and music with a live brass band was in attendance at the cruise terminal.   

The cruise liner is scheduled for an overnight stay at the port during which time the visiting guests will explore the scenic beauty of Goa and patronize the commercial outlets, experience Goan cuisine and visit the famous tourists’ locations in North and South Goa.   

This is the first cruise ship this season which is having an overnight halt at the port and this will augur well for accruing higher economic benefits to the tourism sector including the tourists taxi and luxury coach operators, the press note added.  

All the visiting guests and crew were issued with eLanding Cards by the Indian Bureau of Immigration from the immigration counters set up at the cruise berth terminal.