International cruise ship arrives at port in southern India for the first time

International cruise ship arrives at port in southern India for the first time

An international cruise ship, known as ‘The World’ made its first visit to southern India’s Andhra Pradesh.

The luxury cruise ship arrived at the Visakhapatnam International Cruise Terminal (VICT) in Visakhapatnam on April 28.

Visuals showed the luxury cruise ship’s arrival at the port. The grand structure arrived at the port and was docked at the state-of-the-art facility of the VICT for which Rs 96 crore (USD 1,15,07,577.60). Global tourists as a result, will get a chance to explore the city of Visakhapatnam and pay visits to the historical spots and the beaches among other places. The luxury cruise ship carried 80 passengers.

M Angamuthu, chairman of the Visakhapatnam Port Authority (VPA) welcomed the luxury cruise ship. After its Visakhapatnam sojourn, ‘The World’ will next travel to Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The Vizag International Cruise Terminal (VICT) has proudly announced the inaugural arrival of the luxurious cruise liner, The World, at its docks. This significant occasion signifies a major milestone in our commitment to establishing ourselves as a premier destination for international cruise liners in the region.

Constructed with an investment of Rs 96 Crore, VICT boasts state-of-the-art facilities tailored to accommodate some of the world’s most prestigious cruise ships, including The World. The terminal is dedicated to delivering top-notch services and amenities, enhancing the overall passenger experience, and fostering the growth of tourism in the area.

The arrival of The World, renowned for its unmatched luxury and impeccable service, took place at Visakhapatnam on Sunday, April 28. This event heralds an exciting influx of global tourists eager to discover the rich cultural heritage and breathtaking natural beauty of Visakhapatnam and its environs.

“We are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to The World and its passengers to our city,” stated Dr. M Angamuthu, Chairperson of the Visakhapatnam Port Authority, which owns and operates the Vizag International Cruise Terminal (VICT). “This visit not only showcases Visakhapatnam’s allure as a premier tourist destination but also underscores the capability of our terminal to host world-class cruise ships.”

The arrival of The World is anticipated to invigorate local tourism and the economy by creating opportunities for local businesses and cultural exchanges. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore a range of attractions in the city, including its renowned beaches, historic landmarks, and vibrant markets. We are eager to ensure that The World’s visit is a memorable and enriching experience for all involved.

The first officer and captain of The World expressed their satisfaction with the completion of the immigration process within just 45 minutes of the vessel’s berthing, marking the fastest turnaround time in any Indian port.

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