M.V SILVER SPIRIT, Bahamas Flag Cruise Vessel called at Chennai Port on March 14th with 411 crews and 480 Passengers from Phuket, Thailand and will set to sail to Trincomalee, Sri Lanka on March 15.
The Tour Operators organized the passengers to visit Santhome Basilica, St. Fort George Museum, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Government Museum, Victoria Hall, Marina Beach and Kanchipuram. Mahabalipuram, which attracts the largest number of international tourists, is however missing from the program for the cruise tourists.
India Tourism traditionally welcomed the cruise passengers with garlands and information booklets
Chairman of Chennai Port authority SUNIL PALIWAL emphasized the historical importance of Chennai Port and the role played to promote International Cruise Tourism in India. With the modernized Cruise Terminal and with the various facilitating measures undertaken by the Central and State Government and with the active support of Vessel Agent J.M.Baxi and Co and other agencies, Chennai Port attracts more such Cruise vessels