Bangkok is one of the most popular destinations with Indian travellers. And if you thought you couldn't find any more reasons to love the Thai capital, you're in for a treat. Viking Ocean Cruises, a Swiss company, is starting a cruise from Mumbai to Bangkok, which will basically take you on an epic 16-day journey of sheer luxury, parties and indulgence as you sail through the Bay of Bengal and make your way to the party capital of Southeast Asia.
This one-way cruise is ideal for a group of friends or couples who are looking for a fun way to explore Bangkok and have more than a few days off. The cruise gives travellers an option to skip the regular flight route for a more lavish experience that takes them through some of the most coveted destinations in Southeast Asia, including Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Koh Samui.
About the cruise
The Viking Orion will take passengers on a cruise called 'Across the Bay of Bengal', which will depart from Mumbai and reach Bangkok after a 16-day long journey. The route will cover eight guided tours and five countries. Passengers will be able to spend time on the sprawling beaches of Goa, experience the cultural heritage of Colombo, witness the temples of Kuala Lumpur, the city-life of Singapore, and relax at the palm-fringed beaches of Koh Samui before reaching the final destination.
There are 14 different types of rooms to choose from, ranging from the basic suites to penthouses. But, regardless of the room you choose, all guests will be able to enjoy several perks such as the Scandinavian-style spa, access to the thermal suite, al-fresco dining, in-house theatre, pool, and a fitness centre. The cruise also has a dedicated entertainment centre, a Viking bar and restaurant, as well as private dining areas for guests.
Mumbai – Goa – Laccadive Sea – Colombo – Bay of Bengal – Strait of Malacca – George Town – Kuala Lumpur – Singapore – Gulf of Thailand – Koh Samui – Bangkok
Price and date
The per person price starts at $4,999 (₹3,24,555), and includes accommodation, all meals, complimentary cruise activities, port taxes and gratuities. The first cruise takes off on September 8, 2018 from Mumbai.
The cruise will depart from Mumbai.
By air: Regular flights from metropolitan cities of India fly to and from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.
By train: There are several railway stations in Mumbai that are well-connected to the rail network of the rest of the country. Victoria Terminus and Kalyan Junction are amongst the busiest stations.
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