India is preparing to depart its first-ever international cruise, which will be run by Cordelia Cruises, from Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka. Sarbananda Sonowal, the Indian minister of ports, shipping, and waterways, will signal the start of the inaugural journey on Monday, June 5, leaving Chennai and traveling to Jaffna in Sri Lanka.
Minister Sonowal will attend the opening ceremony at the ITC Grand Chola Hotel in Chennai, highlighting the major advancements the Central government has achieved for the Chennai Port over the past nine years.
At 5 p.m., Minister Sonowal will formally launch the Cordelia Empress cruise ship at the Chennai Cruise Terminal.
During the cruise vacation package, travelers can tour ports in Hambantota, Trincomalee, and Jaffna before departing for Chennai. Cordelia Cruises will run regular services on this route and offer cruise packages for 3, 4, and 5 nights.
Visitors on the trip can travel to breathtaking locations along the east coasts of Sri Lanka and India. Visits to a turtle hatchery farm, tours of the Galle Dutch Fort, animal exploration at Yala or Udawalawe National Parks near Hambantota, and hikes to the Diyaluma Waterfall are just a few of the excursions available.