At New Mangalore Port, a cruise vessel with 438 passengers and 344 crew members called on November 7. Two more cruise vessels are expected in New Mangalore next week.
A release by the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) said that the cruise vessel – m.v. Seabourn Odyssey – was the first cruise vessel to call at New Mangalore Port during the current cruise season and the seventh during the current financial year.
From November to April is the cruise season.
This cruise vessel was on the third voyage to New Mangalore Port with passengers from 23 nations. A majority of the passengers were from the US, Australia and the UK.
About 400 passengers and crew members opted for ground tour arranged by the local tour operators. The captain of the vessel was happy with the facilities available at the cruise lounge, berth area, and security arrangements and emigration facility at the port.