Are you thinking of unique romantic getaway ideas How about a romantic cruise Though cruise culture is still comparatively young in India, many operators are carving a niche in this space, offering exquisite experiences to guests. From beach hopping in the Andamans to wading through the laidback backwaters of Kerala, here are our top picks of the best cruises in India for a romantic holiday.
The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda Cruise Alleppey, Kerala
Traverse through the breathtaking backwaters of Alleppey on board this luxury five-star vessel that cruises along God&rsquos own country, Kerala. This exquisite cruise liner offers world-class facilities as well as unforgettable dining experiences. It has eight aesthetically designed, spacious deluxe cabins with all the modern facilities. While on the cruise, be enthralled with mesmerising Kathakali and Mohiniattam performances, stop by to watch a stunning sunset on Vembanad Lake, visit a traditional Kerala home, Nalukettu, and explore the natural beauty of the Vembanad- Alleppey canal route. In addition to these romantic experiences, you can devour some lip-smacking meals while admiring the scenic beauty surrounding you.
Duration 2 nights, 3 days
Cost for two Approximately Rs 1,02,000
Cordelia Cruises Mumbai-Kochi-Lakshadweep
Enhance your romance as you sail through the waters of the Indian Ocean aboard the much-sought-after Cordelia Cruises. This five-day cruise will surely rekindle your life's romance with its luxurious accommodations, fine dining experience, and musical performances. Spend time with your bae at the cigar lounge or the bar, splash around in the Jacuzzi, or just relax on the deck watching the gorgeous star-studded sky. And for those who love to party, go to the club and dance through the night. The cruise packs in a lot of off-shore activities too. While in Kochi, you can explore the city's major landmarks, which would include Fort Kochi, St. Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace, and more. Afterwards, you disembark at Agatti Beach in Lakshadweep, where the ship is anchored. You can indulge in adrenaline-pumping activities like scuba diving, kayaking, and snorkelling or simply become a beach bum.
Duration 4 nights, 5 days
Cost for two Approximately INR 1,25,000
MV Harshavardhana Visakhapatnam to Port Blair
Set course on one of the most memorable cruises to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience Soak in the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal, enjoy splendid sunrises and sunsets, and marvel at the aquatic life at close quarters as you sail on MV Harshavardhana. This government cruise ship has plush cabins, classy lounges, delectable dining options, and entertainment programmes to enthral you during the voyage. Add to the indulgence as you book a table on the top deck for a candlelight dinner with your loved one gazing at the starry sky. While in the Andamans, visit Havelock Island to indulge in water sports, walk around the white sand beaches, and take a ferry to Jolly Buoy Island and Neil Island to explore the untouched natural beauty.
Duration 2 nights, 3 days
Cost for two Approximately INR 22,000
MV Mahabaahu Cruise Jorhat-Guwahati
Set off on a fascinating tour of the gigantic Brahmaputra River in Assam as you sail from Jorhat to Guwahati. The cruise vessel boasts 23 luxurious cabins equipped with all the modern amenities. Spend time with your partner looking at the breathtaking view of the setting sun and the powder blue waters of the Brahmaputra from your cabin as you gaze out of the huge windows. Devour delectable food in the multiple fine-dining spaces on board and cool off in the pool with your loved one. And when not swimming, just laze on the sundeck with some drinks and snacks. The cruise has great activities and excursions too. Take a boat safari in the Kaziranga National Park, visit the tea estates, explore beautiful temples, and interact with the locals. Finally, enjoy a bonfire night on an uninhabited island to make your romantic holiday even more special.
Duration- 7 nights, 8 days
Cost for two- Approximately INR 3,68,000
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