For the first time ever, a cruise experience combining the best of Bollywood and Cricket has been created. With the objective of creating the experience of a lifetime that is both Indian and global, Monarch will bring together cricket legends such as Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne, Brett Lee and Kumara Sangakkara on board their cruise along with the biggest names in Indian showbiz such as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Badshah, Vir Das and DJs Khushi and NYK. Sailing in March 2017 from Singapore to Mumbai and back, the cruise is available in 7 day and 13 day iterations sailing through Asia’s most picturesque destinations such as Colombo, Kochi, Phuket, Penang and Kuala Lumpur.
Unmatched in luxury and opulence, the Monarch Cruise has something on board for everyone! It doesn’t matter if you’re not a cricket buff or a Bollywood crazed fan, the cruise will also bring to its passengers the very best in entertainment, luxury and cuisine. Irrespective of your nationality or background, globally acclaimed chefs like Sanjeev Kapoor and Vineet Bhatia will curate a host of culinary treats and will pay tribute to cuisines from all around the world. Stand-up comics Vir Das and Papa CJ will bring their unique brands of comedy onboard the Monarch Cruise, while DJs NYK, Khushi and Gouri Sharma will spin the best of Bollywood and international tunes!
This kind of experience will appeal to ardent travelers transcending nationality and culture. For Indians around the world, it will be an unforgettable experience sailing on board in luxury alongside the cricket and Bollywood stars they adore so much. For Australians, Sri Lankans and people of other nationalities, the cruise promises to take them through locations and experiences that are truly unique and exotic. With red carpet events, exploratory trips to breathtaking locations along the Southeast Asia coastline and the prospect of sampling the best global cuisines, the Monarch Cruise will be everything a travel aficionado longs for! Australian travelers can in fact take the opportunity to board the cruise from Singapore and then sail on the 13 day trip to Mumbai. Non resident Indians and Indians or Sri Lankans located in Australia would be able to sail onboard an experience that will take them to the land of their origin, reconnecting with friends and families and experiencing the local culture, cuisine and lifestyle. Likewise, Australian nationals can also avail of the chance to experience either Indian or Singaporean culture by setting sail on this cruise that is essentially Indian with a luxurious, global feel. Aussie travel buffs have the added bonus of celebrated national cricket stars like Shane Warne, Brett Lee and Dean Jones on board with them.
While on the Monarch Cruise,passengers can expect a wide range of activities to indulge in along with the biggest stars like the Jacuzzi, Spa, foot reflexology lounge, wine tasting and Karaoke. Moreover, they can also dance to the best celebrity DJ parties, listen to the very best musicians and singers, participate in cricket games with the stars, take cooking and mixology lessons from the best chefs.
Ticket packages, starting at an attractive cost of only INR 89,000 for a 7 day itinerary, are already available for booking on the Monarch Cruise website (monarchcruise.com). The 13 day cruise itinerary is priced at INR 1,44,000. This cruise offers 6 itinerary options:
- 7 day Singapore – Colombo route
- 7 day Colombo – Singapore route
- 7 day Mumbai – Colombo route
- 7 day Colombo – Mumbai route
- 13 day Singapore – Mumbai route
- 13 day Mumbai – Singapore route
Talking about the concept of Monarch Cruise, CEO Somesh Jagga said, “We are delighted to bring to our customers the ultimate cruise experience that will combine luxury, glamour, cricket and Bollywood in a truly unique way. This cruise will allow the passengers to rub shoulders with their favourite cricket stars and Bollywood personalities while also offering a host of other entertainment and luxury experiences. The celebrities we have roped in also are looking forward to creating a memorable experience and special memories with their fans on the cruise. While we have created an experience that is largely customized for the Indian traveler, we have taken great care to ensure that people of various nationalities will also enjoy this.”
Monarch Cruise bookings may be made on monarchcruise.com or with your preferred travel partners.