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Cruise your way to Andaman

Note: Andaman Tourism Opens For Tourists

Exhausted by your 9-5 job? Irritated with the bothersome traffic? Well, we at PickYourtrail.com have the perfect answer for you to help you detox yourself thoroughly. We bring to you a once in a lifetime experience, the Cruise to Andaman to fulfil your long-awaited cruize rides. We bring to you the 8 best routes to reach Andaman island sailing through the Bay of Bengal, with you getting to view the sea like never before and the undisturbed sunrise and sunset views. Feels like a dream right? Go on reading to know more about this adventurous voyage.

The Top 3 routes to reach Andaman

Port Blair the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is also the main harbour city. The 3 major routes to reach Port Blair are via Kolkata, Chennai and Vizag. These ships are huge and gigantic managed by the Shipping Corporation of India. The most Renowned port among the 3 is the Chennai Port with the maximum number of ships operating to and fro from Chennai. The ships sailing from Chennai are the MV Nicobar, MV Nancowry, MV Akbar, MV Harshavardhana, and MV Swaraj Dweep.

Chennai To Andaman- An Amazing Journey

For the residents living in and around Chennai, it’s feasible to board the ship from Chennai to Andaman, keeping the travel time to reach the Chennai harbour very much in advance. It’s always advisable to consult a travel agent who can guide you right from bookings to advising on-boarding the correct cruise.

  • How often does it operate: Once a week, 3-4 times a month.
  • Total Distance Covered: The Cruise covers a total of 1362 km
  • Duration: 60 hours approximately
  • Duration: 60 hours approximately
  • Starting Point: Chennai Port
  • Ending Point: Port Blair
  • Address Of SCI, Chennai: Gate Number 1, Port Trust, Rajaji Salai, Opposite Customs Office, Chennai-1
Evening on a cruise
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Kolkata – Port Blair: Luxury Cruise From

This route is feasible for the residents dwelling in and around the East of India. Though this is the longest route among the 3 famous routes it’s advisable for people suffering from seasickness to travel via Kolkata to Andaman especially between January – April and November.

  • How often does it operate: Once a week, 3-4 times a month
  • Total Distance Covered: The Cruise covers a total of 1302 km
  • Duration: 70 hours approximately
  • Starting Point: Kolkata Port
  • Ending Point: Port Blair
  • Address Of SCI, Kolkata: Shipping House Number 13, Strand Road, Kolkata-17

Vishakhapatnam – Port Blair: An Exhilarating Trip

This Route is the smallest route among the 3 major ports. Traversing to Andaman is an adventure one wouldn’t wanna miss. Travelling to Andaman by Flight is time-consuming but this trip via cruise it worth giving a shot.

  • How often does it operate: Once a week, 3-4 times a month
  • Total Distance Covered: The Cruise covers a total of 1124 km
  • Duration: 56 hours approximately
  • Starting Point: Vishakhapatnam Port
  • Ending Point: Port Blair
  • Address Of SCI,Vishakhapatnam: Post box no -17, M/S A.V Bhanoji rao garuda Pattabhiramayya & Co.ltd, Visakhapatnam

Top 5 Government-run through cruise to Andaman

The government of India has also started the Cruize to Andaman from 2020.the tickets fare vary from INR 900 to INR 10000 depending upon the class of accommodation you choose. These tickets are needed to be booked very much in advance as they get sold out forthwith. These Cruize usually have 3-4 sailings per month from Kolkata and Chennai to Port Blair and 1 sailing/month from Visakhapatnam to Port Blair and vice-versa.

All you need to know about the Ship before boarding.

  • MV Nicobar: A Majestic Cruise

MV Nicobar operates from Chennai, Visakhapatnam, and Kolkata to Port Blair

Deluxe Cabin: INR 10,240

1st Class Cabin: INR 8,490

2nd Class Cabin: INR 6,750

Bunk Class: INR 2,630

one hell of an experience, you wouldn't want to miss.
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  • MV Nancowry: A Journey To Remember

MV Nancowry operates from Chennai to Andaman and is a magnificent ship to board on.

Deluxe Cabin: INR 10,240

1st Class Cabin: INR 8,490

2nd Class Cabin: INR 6,750

Bunk Class: INR 2,630

  • MV Swarajdweep: A Trip To Remember

The ship sails from the Chennai port and takes 3 days to reaches Port Blair 

Deluxe Cabin: INR 10,240

1st Class Cabin: INR 8,490

2nd Class Cabin: INR 6,750

Bunk Class: INR 2,630

  • MV Harshavardhana: A Vintage Cruise

This ship operates from Kolkata and Visakhapatnam to Port Blair.

Deluxe Cabin: INR 10,240

1st Class Cabin: INR 8,490

2nd Class ‘A’ Cabin: INR 6,750

2nd Class ‘B’ Cabin: INR 5,210

Bunk Class: INR 2,630

  • MV Akbar: Most Popular Cruise

Mostly plying between Kolkata – Port Blair and Visakhapatnam – Port Blair, MV Akbar is one of the oldest ships operating to Andaman. This sails from 2 harbours they are the Kolkata – Port Blair and Visakhapatnam – Port Blair

Deluxe Cabin: INR 10,240

1st Class Cabin: INR 7,240

2nd Class Cabin: INR 4,400

Bunk Class: INR 2,290

So let us help you fulfil your dream of travelling on this marvellous Andaman Cruize, one you would want to revisit! Check out Pickyourtrail for more exciting itineraries and we assure you that your vacation with us would be the best you have ever had.

 

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