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Cruise Vessel Silver Spirit docks at New Mangalore Port

Cruise Vessel Silver Spirit docks at New Mangalore Port
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Mangaluru: “Silver Spirit” the sixth cruise vessel of the current season called at New Mangalore Port and docked this morning at 8 a.m. The vessel carrying 497 passengers and 411 crew members berthed alongside berth no. 04. The overall length of the ship is 210.70 meters with a carrying capacity of 39,444 Gross Tonnage and it has a draft of 6.60 meters. The vessel’s last Port of Call was Cochin Port and after leaving Mangalore it will sail to Mormugao Port.

The passengers were given a warm welcome by playing traditional drums (chende). Arrangements were in place for the pleasant experience of the cruise passengers such as; medical screening of passengers, multiple immigrations and customs counters for swift movement, 25 bus coaches including two shuttle buses for passengers visiting local market and shops in and around Mangalore city, taxis, tourist vans etc. The cruise passengers also availed benefits of the meditation centre set up by the Department of AYUSH inside the cruise lounge. Clothes and handicraft outlets were also kept open for them. As a special attraction, a selfie stand was set up by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India depicting regional culture.

The passengers visited various tourist destinations such as Achal Cashew Factory, Kudroli Gokarnatheshwara Temple, Kadri Majunatheshwara Temple, St. Aloysius Chapel, Local market, Pilikula Artisan village, Thousand Pillars Basadi and Soans Farm. Souvenirs were given to the cruise passengers while they were embarking on their ship, in reminiscence of their visit to Mangalore. The ship sailed at 6 p.m. to its next destination, Mormugao Port, GOA.

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