Kochi is all set to reinforce its position as a prominent cruise destination in this part of the globe! The new cruise season in Kochi will see the arrival of 20 luxury liners. Aida Cara, the luxury liner is set to inaugurate the new season. The Kochi port would become a turnaround port for the first time. The Germany-registered Aida Cara, has selected Kochi as a turnaround port and will dock at Kochi port in October.
High-spending passengers and crew members would disembark at Kochi and fly off to their destinations from here. Similarly, new passengers and crew would drop in to Kochi and board the vessel from here. And this would bring in revenue to the port, the airport, hotels and resorts, travel operators, taxi and auto drivers and other stakeholders in the tourism sector. The port’s BTP Berth would be converted into a hub for cruise ships. The port is already on cloud nine as the organisers of the Volvo Ocean race have expressed their interest to have a Kochi stopover for its 2011 race as well.