India’s first luxury cruise ship, known as Angriya, was inaugurated on October 20 at Mumbai. While this is a good news and a matter of pride for all Indians, there are people who have more reasons to be happy because of its launch. Interestingly, with this, Indian wedding has found a new destination and the concept of cruise weddings has finally introduced in the country.
Mumbai-based couple Prabir and Sayali Correa got married on board the country’s first luxury cruise on the day it was launched. With this, they become the first couple to tie the knot in the cruise in India. The marriage was solemnized by the captain of the ship, Irwin Sequeira.
Captain Irwin Sequeira, who is said to have more than 15 years of experience in sailing and has steered more than 60 ships in his career, said this:
Captain of Mumbai-Goa Cruise ‘Angriya’ solemnizes a marriage onboard; says, “Captain has right to solemnise marriage&later on give evidence in court that they’re married on sea.I feel happy that on India’s first cruise I got this chance.” Cruise was flagged-off from Mumbai y’day. pic.twitter.com/myIFkp6Gfe
— ANI (@ANI) October 20, 2018
Prabir and Sayali were seen cutting a cake on the deck as the crew and holidaymakers on board looked on and cheered.
Expressing happiness on being married on board the cruise, the bride, Sayali Correa, said:
“It’s extremely unique. I am honored to get married onboard in India’s first cruise. It was a dreamy moment for me. This was something I didn’t expect. For the very first time, I am sailing on the cruise.”
Meanwhile, talking about the country’s first luxury cruise ship, it is said the cruise was named after the first Maratha Navy Admiral Kanhoji Angre. It has six decks and 104 cabins and it can ferry about 400 passengers at a time.
Other facilities of the cruise include six bars, two restaurants, a swimming pool, discotheque, a reading room and a spa for the travelers. For the party lovers, the discotheque will stay open till 2 am.
Meanwhile, Angriya will make four trips a week, except during monsoons, between Mumbai and Goa.
It is said that the cruise will start at 4.30 pm on alternate days from Mumbai and reach Goa around 8 am the next day, without any halts in between. For now, it is said that the price of the tickets will range between Rs 7,000 and Rs 12,000 per passenger. Can’t wait to pack your bag and head out to take a ride after learning all these?