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Angriya – India and Goa’s first cruise liner set anchor in Goa

A dream come true

Mumbai to Goa by boat is no more a dream. Creating a history of sorts, Angriya lands in Goa. India’s and Goa’s first cruise liner, Angriya finally dropped anchor on 21st October 2018 at Murmagao Port, Vasco Da Gama, Goa, with around 220 passengers on board. It was a sight to behold! Likened to an ‘island on the move’, ‘Angriya’ is a dream come true!  Especially for Goans in Goa and Mumbai who were nostalgic about the famous old Mumbai to Goa steamers that once sailed.

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Angriya finally docks at Murmagao Harbour after an eventful voyage from Mumbai Pic. Credit: Clinton D’Souza

The Route

The 14-hour journey will cover the panoramic Konkan coastline with brief halts at Malvan and Ratnagiri.

The Scenic Konkan Coastline with its Forts and lighthouses. Pic. Credit: Angriya Cruises

‘Angriya’ – a force to reckon with

The first Admiral of the Maratha Navy was Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre, who fought against the British, Dutch and Portuguese naval interests on the coast of India during the 18th Century. Despite the attempts of the British and Portuguese to subdue Angre, he remained undefeated until his death. Thus was born the name ‘Angriya’  – a force to reckon with!

Angriya comes fully loaded

Angriya comes fully loaded with two exquisite restaurants, an infinity swimming pool, 6 unique bars, 3 open decks, dry dock spa therapy, cozy rooms and a lounge to groove. It also promises to soon be disabled friendly.

A double / couple room comes at a Rupees 7,600/- per person without meals. It has a large window facing the ocean and is a good option for Senior Citizens. The room comes with an attached washroom.

For meals, the rate is an additional Rupees 2,000/- per person and it includes (tea/ juice and snacks on boarding, buffet dinner (either veg. or non-veg.) and breakfast. Couple Room 7600 (Spacious seating, double bed and portholes)

A Family Room is priced at Rupees 7,200/- (Double bed, kids bunk, large window)

There are also Luxury pods, Buddy rooms and Dorms. Rates in the dorms are Rupees 4300/- per person. Meals are extra.

Luggage allowance

25 kgs check-in baggage and 10 kgs cabin baggage are permitted per person.

Restrictions on travel

For safety reasons, pregnant women who have crossed their sixth month and children below 6 months will not be allowed to travel on the Angriya.

Frequency and Port of Embarkation

Angriya will sail four times weekly between Mumbai and Goa. Departs Mumbai at 4 pm and arrives Goa at 9 am and vice versa.  Boarding from Mumbai will be at the Victoria Docks 15, Purple Gate, Off Ferry Wharf. While Boarding at Goa will be at Mormugao Cruise Terminal, Main Land Sada, Mormugao.

Need To Book?

Booking can be done online via Email response@angriyacruises.com.  For further information, you may call their mobile number: + 91 83148 10440.

So what are you waiting for? Cruise along the pristine Konkan coast and relive the memories of the days gone by when steamers plied between Mumbai and Goa. View the picturesque coastline with its majestic forts and magical lighthouses. Live the dream! All aboard the Voyage of Wows – Angriya.

Information and Picture credit: Angriya Cruises

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