Are you one of those people who watched Dil Dhadakne Do and fantasized about packing your bags and going on a lavish and luxurious cruise vacation? You are not the only one then because most of us urban dwellers have done that. We all have imagined traversing across deep blue waters, lay on deck chairs, watching the sun scatter shades of orange and pink across the sky as it sets beyond the horizon, pampering ourselves with delicious food, enjoying cruise activities, and just relaxing.
If you are also guilty of daydreaming about a rejuvenating cruise holiday but have no visa in hand, we have some amazing cruises in India that you can check out.
1. The Sundarbans Luxury Cruise
If you are a wildlife enthusiast, the Sundarbans Cruise is the right choice for you as it takes you along the coastal mangroves. The Sundarbans, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has the world’s largest collection of mangrove forests. It serves as the entrance to the vast delta formed by the rivers Ganga and Brahmaputra which allows you to feast your eyes on the jaw-dropping backdrop of forests coupled with sightings of deer, crocodiles, and if you are lucky enough, even the Royal Bengal Tiger that inhabits these forests. There are also many watchtowers and wildlife parks that will make your experience memorable and thrilling.
2. The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda Cruise
Sail through the serene waters of Alleppey on this enthralling journey to explore God’s own country. The sight of breathtakingly calm waters with a luscious green background full of verdant foliage is as close to paradise as it gets. You also get the chance to explore the narrower backwaters in traditional rice boats. Treat your eyes to beautiful and traditional Kathakali and Mohiniyattam dance performances on this luxurious cruise.
3. M.V. Mahabaahu Cruise
Take this fascinating tour across the beautiful North-east region of the country. Get a sense of the North-east cultural ethos on this cruise that includes visits to temples, monasteries, tea picking at tea estates, dolphin spotting, bird watching, boat safari, a view of snow-clad mountains, jeep safari to Kaziranga National Park, and so much more. Enjoy onboard facilities like jacuzzi, health spa, swimming pool, cultural performances, etc.
4. Lakshadweep Cruise
The Lakshadweep islands are a popular destination for adventure water sports. If you are an adrenaline junkie then you should definitely consider going on this adventurous cruise. Indulge yourself in bird watching, turtle walking, coral reef walking, and hire water scooters and jet skis to have fun.
5. Goa Cruise Destination
It is almost unfair to not have Goa’s name in any list that involves a vacation. Hop on a Goa cruise to embark on a journey across the scenic Arabian Sea under beautiful blue skies. Witness golden sunset on the open deck, release tension with massage and spa, treat yourself to multiple cuisines, enjoy entertaining performances, and more.
6. M.V Makruzz Luxury Andaman Cruise
Take a cruise through the lush green surroundings of the Andaman Islands. Travel between the islands of Havelock, Neil, Baratang, and Port Blair on the brilliant clear waters. The stunning tropical paradise will make you forget all your worries and stress. You can also enjoy offshore activities like kayaking, fishing, snorkelling, canoeing, and other water sports.
7. MV Paramhamsa
Immerse yourself in the magic as you traverse through the serene waters of the river Ganga from Kolkata to Bihar. Start the tour with the city of joy and make your way to treat your eyes to the French Colony of Chandannagar, the magnificent temples of Kalna, tour the city of Mayapur, engage with history at Murshidabad, sail through Farakka Barrage which is the largest barrage in the world, cruise towards Jharkhand, and finally end your trip at Vikramshila.
8. River Ganges Heritage Cruise
Another tranquil cruise on the holy waters of river Ganga offers majestic views of religious pilgrimage sites and the surrounding lush greenery. Enjoy the local cuisine on the spacious terrace dining area that can accommodate up to 80 guests.
9. The Luxury Vrinda
Another luxury cruise liner that navigates you through the serene waters of Alleppey and offers luxurious cabins and on-board meals to all its passengers. Relax and enjoy the gorgeous views of the Vembanad Sea or opt for off-board activities like fishing, house boating, or cultural performances.
10. Golden Triangle Cruise
Take this historically acclaimed 12 nights long cruise across the heartland of India that takes you across the plains of Eastern India and all the way up to the country’s capital on the calm waters of river Ganga. Enjoy the enthralling river cruise and take in the beautiful views as you pass major cities by the banks of this mighty river. Treat yourself to the delicious food served both on and off-board, and let the holy waters of Ganga wash away all your worries.
11. The Brahmaputra Cruise
River Brahmaputra is one of the largest rivers of Eastern India. It traverses a long distance before it enters Bangladesh and meets river Ganga. Enjoy the little charming villages and landmarks spread across the vast expanse on the banks of this majestic river. Another major reason to take this cruise is the chance to spot the Gangetic dolphins that inhabit these waters, flipping out majestically on the surface of the river and racing by your boat.
12. Kochi Cruise
This cruise offers arguably one of the most beautiful scenic backdrops as it sails along the southern coast of India. The blue seas meeting the endless expanse of the sky at the horizon, this cruise will take your breath away. It is an exciting experience for people who are marine travel enthusiasts to enjoy the lush blue waters of the ocean. Take in the joys of eating exceptional food while looking at stunning landscapes and explore Kochi Beach, which is one of the most popular beach destinations in India.