India’s first cruise service ‘Angriya’ from Mumbai to Goa was launched on October 20, 2018. We’ve already answered all your questions about the Mumbai-Goa cruise and we have given you a virtual tour as well. But here are some fun facts about the ship, you don’t want to miss out on your trip. Here are five:
- Angriya may look sparkling new but it is a 20-year old Japanese vessel that once ferried passengers from Tokyo to the islands of Ogasawara. Inside, you’ll stumble upon some lovely details: Japanese signboards, a pastel-hued reading room and common loos with Japanese Washlets. But its Japanese make also meant that every single button in the control room had to be translated to English before it began its Indian operations.
2.The on-board lounge, called Fathom, was once used as a giant storage refrigerator. Now home to two bar stations, a dance floor and plenty of seating space, it is still the coolest place to be.
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3.A real-life anchor from Angriya’s early days is the proud centerpiece of the all-day restaurant, Ancora. The anchor is placed in front of a wall-sized collage, with photos depicting Goan sands of different colours and textures.
4.There’s a reason why the on-board wellness center is called the ‘Dry Dock Spa’. Dry-docking is the process where ships are taken to a service yard for repairs. They are brought into a narrow basin, the water is flooded out, and the submerged portions then undergo maintenance. Simply put, it’s the ship’s very own spa time.
5.Yes, the cruise makes for a great holiday, but it is also equipped to meet your business needs. Angriya houses an informal boardroom (can be booked on board), that can comfortably seat 20 passengers. It’s named ID8, an abbreviation of Mumbai’s Indira Docks Jetty 8—the spot where the ship underwent its transformation.
Fun Fact: Captain of the country’s first cruise service ‘Angriya’ plying between Mumbai and Goa has solemnized a marriage on board. The newly wed couples, Prabir and Sayali Correa, got married in a Mumbai court on October 20 2018, on the day Angriya set to sail. Later, their marriage was solemnized by Captain of the ship, Irwin Sequeira as per laws.
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