Jalesh Cruises will restart sailing on Karnika from 6 November 2020, following the Indian government's announcement to permit cruise ships to commence operations from 1 October.
The decision to resume cruises is part of the Indian government’s Mission Begin Again campaign to revive economic activities in the country.
To ensure an enjoyable, safe and secure cruise holiday on the sea, Jalesh Cruises will offer all passengers free rapid Covid-19 and all other flu-related testing at the time of embarkation.
Kanika passengers are expected to receive their test results in 15 minutes, after which they can board the ship without any fears or worries, according to the cruise company.
Jurgen Bailom, president and CEO, Jalesh Cruises said: “The announcement by the Indian government to permit sailing by cruise companies comes as a fresh breath of air to all of us. We have been waiting to set sail with passengers and we eagerly await November. The health and safety of our passengers and our crew has been and will always be our priority.”
Karnika, which commenced operations in April 2019, has been in Mumbai since 12 March 2020 and has been in India ever since.