received a grand welcome
The vessel, owned by ‘Cordelia Cruises’, is the first luxury cruise to arrive at the state-of-the-art terminal after the devastating impact of COVID-19.
- The tourism department warmly welcomed the tourists
- Tourists were taken to Mattancherry and Fort Kochi
Kerala: The first luxury cruise liner ‘MV Empress’ arrived from Mumbai on Wednesday at the newly constructed cruise terminal at Kochi port in Kerala. With this, the promotion of indigenous tourism has started in Kerala after the epidemic. 1200 passengers were on board the cruise liner going to Lakshadweep. It stayed here for some time, after which 300 passengers got down on the coast for tourism purposes. The Kerala Tourism Department extended a warm welcome to the tourists and was greeted by Marshal Velakali dancers and women in traditional attire.
- First luxury cruise to reach terminal
The vessel, owned by ‘Cordelia Cruises’, is the first luxury cruise to arrive at the state-of-the-art terminal after the devastating impact of COVID-19. According to a tourist, I am from Indore in Madhya Pradesh. This is an encouraging welcome. We will visit some heritage areas of Kochi. The tourists were welcomed by Kerala Tourism’s Joint Director R Radhakrishnan and Deputy Director TG Abhilash and other top officials.
- On-shore tour reaches Kerala
This is an on-shore tour following the COVID-19 protocols to explore the city’s rich culture and a piece of history. Kerala Tourism Minister P A Mohammed Riyas said the arrival of domestic tourists is a promising start for a full-scale resumption of Kerala tourism to tide over the pandemic-induced crisis. After this the tourists were taken to Mattancherry and Fort Kochi.
- Kerala safe for holiday
Kerala is a safe place to celebrate holidays in lockdown. There is everything from vaccination to bio-bubble models. According to the company, we are grateful to the Kerala Tourism Department for the warm welcome received by Cordelia Cruises upon its arrival in Kerala. Hope the world pays attention to our subcontinent and prepares to experience our offers. We have a confluence of international quality and local tourism.