If you are open to exploring the water transport, then after the success of Mumbai-Goa cruises, ferry services between Mumbai and Surat have started functioning from this week. On Friday, private cruise ferry services between Hazira Port in Surat and Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai were flagged off from Essar Ports jetty terminal. Operated by SSR Marine Services this Mumbai Maiden Cruise Ship will be functional every week. Residents of Mumbai may have travelled over the Sea Link, but this cruise will give you a chance to ride under it. As the first ship flagged off, few pictures of the cruise have also been shared on social media. If you too plan to explore this route and cruise, we give you all the details about the dates, timings and pricing.
The Essar Bulk Terminal Ltd (EBTL), a part of the Essar Ports helped to complete the work on the Passenger Ferry Terminal. In future, they will also expand the ferry services on other routes from Hazira terminal. The Phase I concentrates on passengers between Hazira Port in Surat and Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai and they plan to extend it to other coastal locations in Gujarat too. The cruise services are a way to reduce road congestion along with tackling air pollution. Given below are all the details about the Mumbai Maiden Cruise. Mumbai- Goa 'Angriya' Cruise Begins, Know The Tickets Rates, Timings and Halts on The Route.
Date and Timings
The Mumbai Maiden Cruise passenger ferry will run on Thursdays from Mumbai and Fridays from Surat. It will start every Thursday from Bandra-Worli Sea Link at 5 pm. The cruise will reach Surat the next day at 9 am. From Hazira, the cruise will depart on Friday around 5 pm and reach in Mumbai the next day (Saturday) around 9 am. This is for the starting days, depending on the demand, the ferry services will be increased.
The passenger ferry is said to have a capacity of 200-250 passengers. The approximate price range is said to be between Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000 depending on the facilities you are opting for.
The cruise is equipped with over 20 rooms which can accommodate over 250 passengers. As per reports, the cruise also has an open-deck lounge which will offer a combination of luxury and leisure to the passengers.
Here Are Some Pics of the Mumbai Maiden Cruise:
— GMB_Ports (@Ports_GMB) November 15, 2019
MV SOFIA Cruise Liner set to begin its voyage between Surat (Essar Hazira Terminal) & Mumbai (Bandra) from 15 November 2019.
— Mukesh Kumar (@Mukeshias) November 14, 2019
Do the pictures make you want to take the cruise ride soon? The cruise service is also said to boost tourism between the two cities. They are well connected by road and rails, the waterways are also getting there. If there is a growing demand then the frequency of these services will also be increased.