Port Wings News Network:
M.V SEABOURN OVATION, a modern Bahamas flag ultra-luxury cruise ship on its the maiden visit called Chennai Port on 13 December 2019 with 551 Passengers and 429 crews from Kochi and sailed out to Trincomalee, Sri Lanka on 14 December 2019. This cruise vessel is berthed at the modernized Cruise Passenger Facilitation Centre in Chennai Port located at West Quay 4.
The ship features all oceanfront suites with private verandas, along with modern design elements and innovations including one additional deck, expanded public areas and a brand-new, al fresco dining venue, “Earth & Ocean at The Patio”. The facilities on board include jogging track, swimming pool, gym, beauty salon, restaurant, pool grill, lecture room for meetings and briefings about the destinations and a panoramic lounge.
The Tour Operators informed that the passengers have plans to visit for various destinations in the city including Mamallapuram, Kanchipuram and City Tour. India Tourism organized a traditional Cultural programme and greeted the visitors with tourist pamphlets and flowers.
Shri. P. Raveendran, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust welcoming the passengers and crew highlighted the historical importance of Chennai region and stated that with the various facilitating measures under taken by the Central Government and other agencies, the cruise calls are set to increase in the near future.