India’s first premium cruise ship Karnika returns to Mumbai for new and maiden cruise destinations


Karnika, India’s first premium cruise ship by Jalesh Cruises has arrived back in Mumbai on September 19 to sail to new and unexplored Indian cruise destinations – Ganpatipule in Maharashtra and Diu. Jalesh Cruises, India’s first multi-destination cruise line is celebrating the homecoming of the ship with a 15% discount to guests for Diwali, Christmas and New Year vacations.

The 70,285 ton, 14-deck white beauty sailed to the blue Indian waters from September 20 with its first itinerary to Goa. Karnika became the first domestic cruise ship to take guests to Ganpatipule in Maharashtra in October and Diu in November.

Jurgen Bailom, President & CEO, Jalesh Cruises said, “We are extremely excited to offer new and unexplored cruise destinations to our guests in India. Being India’s first premium cruise line, we are focused on offering our guests the best of the country’s vast coastline. Karnika will be the first domestic ship to sail to Ganpatipule in Maharashtra and Diu, thereby opening up new cruising frontiers in India for our guests to enjoy and for others to follow.”

Karnika will be sailing from Mumbai to Muscat, Oman for a Diwali and Christmas special itineraries and it will sail from Dubai to Mumbai for the New Year trip.

Karnika has received an overwhelming response from its 15 sailings earlier this year in Mumbai and during its four-month sail in the Middle East.

Karnika undertook its maiden sail from Mumbai to Goa on April 17. In keeping with the maritime tradition, Karnika, meaning a ‘celestial nymph’ was transferred to the water in a gala ceremony held earlier this year on April 19.

Onboard the ship, passengers have a variety of cuisines, entertainment, adventure and relaxation to choose from. Additionally, the cruise offers land-based excursions at different ports for passengers.

The ship offers features that make it convenient and easy for senior citizens and differently-abled passengers to enjoy the cruise.

Karnika is also the first Indian ship to provide therapeutic relaxation facilities on the high seas. The onboard Spa offers a host of aromatic and natural techniques for relaxation. A state-of-the-art fitness studio and multi-purpose salon facilities are also available to passengers.

Karnika is also equipped with a state-of-the-art venue, modern technology and 24×7 Wi-Fi access, which coupled with exotic cuisine and international hospitality will offer the best corporate parties, off-sites as well as family celebrations.