Cordelia Cruises all set to sail in September
Cordelia Cruises has announced that it will sail its maiden voyage on 2nd September 2021, from Dubai to Mumbai via Oman. Their maiden cruise was cancelled due to deadly second wave, however, the team is upbeat and cautiously optimistic that they can travel freely again. “The second wave led to the cancellation of our initial sailing plans but we were equipped to handle such exigencies. Our team is in touch with guests who have booked with us, and we are regularly checking on the status of their health and vaccination. Safety is the most crucial word in travel today” said Jurgen Bailom, CEO & President for Waterways Leisure Tourism Private Limited. He also added that the response from the guests to the new itineraries has been overwhelming and extremely encouraging.
According to the press release, the timeline is also in sync with that of the international cruise industry which is making a comeback in a phased manner. Most cruise liners are commencing sailings with a few ships on certain routes as per the permissions received. It is expected that most of them will start operations between July and August 2021 on specific routes and gradually become fully functional by the end of 2021.
Taking due cognisance of Covid situation, Cordelia has implemented all the standard protocols for its crew members and guests. This includes fully vaccinated crew members and daily health checks, hourly sanitization of the facilities, air-filtration and social distancing norms etc.
As far as luxury and convenience are concerned, it promises all its guests an experience par excellence while sailing to some of the best Indian and international destinations like Goa, Diu, Lakshadweep, Kochi, and Sri Lanka. “The enhanced experience we provide differentiates us from any other holiday. Right from embarkation to disembarkation, our unparalleled services will be the highlight for our guests. We will deliver international experiences with the warmth of Indian hospitality. Be it accommodation, dining, or entertainment, every experience will be unique and ‘wow’ driven, with our guests experiencing a new destination every day,” adds Jurgen Bailom.
Given that food is arguably one of the most important aspects of hospitality, Cordelia has partnered with the Apollo Group for its food and drink offerings. With immense variety, the food aboard Cordelia includes a plethora of cuisines and flavours catering to wide ranging palates and tastes.