Port Wings News Network:
M.V LE LAPEROUSE, an ultra modern cruise vessel built in Romania with the latest facilities like floating marina and blue eye underwater lounge where one can see the underwater life, was launched in the year 2018. This vessel arrived at Chennai Port on 25 December 2018 on her maiden visit with 151 Passengers on board and 113 crews from Trincomalee and is set to sail to Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar Islands, on 27 December 2018.
This is the first cruise vessel berthed at the newly modernized Cruise Passenger Facilitation Centre in Chennai Port. The tour operators informed that the passengers have plans to visit for various destinations in the city apart from Mamallapuram and Kanchipuram.
Shri.P. Raveendran, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, exchanged plaque with Capt. Florian Richard, Master of the Ship, welcoming the crew and passengers to Chennai Port in a ceremony held on board of the vessel on 26 December 2018. Chairman hoped that with the modernized Cruise Terminal the port may attract more such cruise vessels in the months to come.