Eighth Cruise Vessel Arrived at New Mangalore Port With 509 Passengers:

Eighth Cruise Vessel Arrived at New Mangalore Port With 509 Passengers:

“MS Insignia,” the eighth cruise vessel arrived at New Mangalore Port, on Sunday, May 5, with 509 passengers and 407 crew members. The Norwegian Cruise Liner arrived at the port early in the morning when the port authorities offered a traditional welcome while they disembarked the ship.

A fleet of 16 coaches, including shuttle buses and taxis was made available to transport guests to explore temples, tourist destinations, the city’s vibrant markets, and shops. Guests experienced the benefits of meditation at a dedicated centre set up by the Ministry of AYUSH. NMPA provided complimentary Wi-Fi access and, a Virtual Reality Experience Zone for all the guests visiting the cruise lounge. A unique selfie stand showcasing the coast’s renowned Yakshagana art form, courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism, provided a lasting memento of their visit.

Tourists were later entertained by various cultural dance programmes including Bharatanatyam. The guests visited various tourist destinations, including the Karkala Gomateshwara, the 1000 Pillar Basadi at Moodbidri, Soans farm, Achal Cashew Factory, Gokarnanatha Temple, St. Aloysius Chapel, the local market, and traditional homes in the city. The ship departed at 7 p.m. for its next destination, Mormugao Port.

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