Cruises from Mumbai
Mumbai (also referred to as Bombay) is the most populous city in India and known for its vibrant atmosphere with everyone scurrying about to take care of business each day. Colourful markets, historic buildings and delicious local foods are around every corner. As a departure point for several cruises from Mumbai, passengers are encouraged to arrive early and set aside at least a day or two to enjoy this energetic city.
Bombay to Athens
Azamara Club Cruises operates cruises that take passengers on an unforgettable journey from Bombay all the way to Athens. Ports of call along this exciting route include Salalah, Eilat, Safaga (Egypt), Paphos (Cyprus) and finally Athens. This route takes you through the famous Suez Canal which is an artificial waterway that took 10 years to build (1859 – 1869) in order to allow ships easy passage from the Middle East to Europe without having to travel all the way around the southern tip of Africa. As you cruise through this canal, it’s amazing to think that over one and a half million people were hired from several countries to complete this massive construction project. Like Mumbai, Athens also has plenty to offer in terms of culture, history and natural beauty and passengers are encouraged to spend some time here too before concluding their holiday.
Visit the Seychelles and Maldives
Azamara also offers an excellent itinerary that travels all the way to the Seychelles, Maldives and back to Mumbai. This round trip includes a number of sea days during which, passengers can make the most of all the fun on board activities!
In Cochin, here are plenty of sights including St Francis Church which was once the final resting place of Vasco de Gama. In the Seychelles, passengers will have more than enough time to explore Victoria and enjoy a true, remote island paradise!
The Maldives is the next main stop and the uninhabited island of Kuda Bandos provides the ultimate escape before you head for Sri Lanka, Goa and back to Mumbai to conclude your trip.