Out of all the trips that you take in your life, the ones that you take with your loved one are the most memorable ones. I say so because not only do you get to experience and explore a new place with them but you also bond with them. The beautiful memories that you create with them last for a lifetime and what’s a better treasure than that? But that doesn’t mean that you only have to have a great time with them while you are on the trip. Having fun on the journey counts too. And what better way to travel than a cruise? Probably the most interactive travel experience, you get to do a lot of things whilst travelling to a destination. It is also one of the most romantic ways to get somewhere. You can take inspiration from Titanic (it didn’t end well but let’s conveniently skip that part). Coming to the main point, cruises are fun! So, why not make your next trip with bae an idyllic cruise? Here’s a list of cruises from India that are perfect for a romantic time with your S/O.
1. Jalesh Karnika Cruise From Mumbai to Goa
Goa is every young couple’s go-to destination. There’s just something about golden sunsets and sipping on mimosas by the beach that a mountain holiday can’t beat. India’s biggest premier cruise line, Jalesh Cruises gives you the chance to cruise all the way from Mumbai to Goa in their huge cruise liner. Regardless of how you travel, the journey from Mumbai to Goa is always really picturesque, more so when you get to be in the midst of blue water. With multiple activities on board, there’s no dearth of fun while you are cruising. You also get to choose between 4 different categories of rooms and we suggest you get the one with the balcony so that you can watch the sunrise.
2. MV Kavaratti From Kochi to Lakshadweep
It is pretty difficult to the islands that comprise to form Lakshadweep. The union territory is a restricted territory and tourists only get access to a few of the islands and even those require permits. However, if you sail via the MV Kavaratti then you don’t need to worry about anything. The cruise ship connects Lakshadweep to the mainland (Kochi) and works as a lifeline for the natives of the different islands in Lakshadweep. The MV Kavaratti only makes a few tourist trips to Lakshadweep so it is always advisable to book your trip in advance. Visiting 3 islands at a time, you get to experience the white sand beaches and azure waters of every island for a day before you get back on board. It’s a really amazing experience as it is already a task to reach Lakshadweep because the islands are so far apart.
3. Cruise From Mumbai to Surat
In just a few more days you will be able to cruise from Mumbai to Surat. So, if there’s a quick getaway on the cards then this looks like a great opportunity to make the most of it. Starting November 10th onwards, you will be able to board a cruise from the Mumbai port and sail up to Gujarat’s financial capital. Train journeys are always fun but this seems like an opportunity you wouldn’t want to pass up.
4. Uniworld River Cruise From Delhi To Kolkata
Probably the most luxurious cruise on the list, if you want to treat your loved one to the cruise of a lifetime then you have to go down this road. The 13-day-long tour makes you traverse on land as well as water. The best part is that you get to stay in some of the most expensive properties in India by Oberoi Hotels. The tour starts in Delhi and ends in Kolkata. You get to visit the beautiful cities of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur by road before flying to Kolkata where you begin your cruise. Onboard the Ganges Voyager II which is an absolutely gorgeous boat and sail through the holy Ganga river. Explore a historical village on the banks of the river every day before you make your way back to Delhi. BRB, booking my tickets!
5. Costa Cruise From Mumbai to Male
Wanna get your baby out on international waters? Then you don’t need to look further than the Costa Cruise that runs between Mumbai and Male and covers Goa and Colombo too. The 7-nights-long trip takes you on the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea before heading to the vast Indian ocean. The ship itself has many onboard activities and some of the best bars and restaurants you will find when you are in the middle of nowhere. They even have an in-house theatre, casino and disco so that you can party the nights away!
6. Kerala Backwaters Cruise By Oberoi Hotels
Kerala is popularly known as God’s Own Country so it’s not surprising that it is also one of the most popular travel destinations among Indians and foreigners alike. The backwaters of Kerala are a sight to behold. Waking up to a view of the coconut trees reflecting in the blue water is something that you don’t get to see too often. So, you just have to make the most of it. Run by Oberoi hotels, this cruise is truly a treat.