Port Wings News Network:
The Cruise Vessel ‘CELEBRITY CONSTELLATION’ was called at New Mangalore Port on 15 December 2018. The Malta flagged passenger vessel having the length overall of 294 meters with air draft of 54.3 meters has started its voyage from Cochin Port in India. 2100 passengers & 1100 crew members were arrived in the vessel. This is the longest passenger vessel of this season.
On this occasion, Shri M.T.Krishna Babu, IAS, Chairman, NMPT has on boarded the vessel as a courtesy visit and met the captain of the vessel along with other senior port officers to understand their experience with the port. He emphasized on the initiatives taken by NMP to boost the cruise tourism and stated that, after completion of ongoing project of upgrading existing terminal to state of the art cruise terminal, NMP will be one of the most sought tourist destination by cruise lines and passengers. His speech concluded with the request to share feedback in bringing further improvements. The vessel sailed on the onward voyage to Mormugao Port later in the evening.