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December 12, 2011
Cruise Shipping


12 December 2011

New Delhi:
Cruise Shipping is one of the most dynamic and fast growing components of the leisure hospitality industry worldwide and is growing at the rate of 12% per annum globally. This sector has witnessed some activity in India, as well in the recent times. However, it is still in its infancy in India. Presently Indian Shipping Line owns one luxury cruise liner.

The Government has formulated Cruise Shipping Policy which enumerates the action plan for encouraging cruise tourism in India.

Under the Ministry of Tourism, Central financial assistance for Cruise Tourism was sanctioned for development of Tourism Infrastructure in Willingdon Island, Cochin Port during the year 2008-09 for an amount of Rs. 145.00 lakh. The project was completed at a lower cost i.e. Rs. 1225 lakh. An amount of Rs.491.53 lakh has been sanctioned and Rs. 245.77 lakh released during the current financial year (2011-12) to Cochin Port Trust for development of Cruise Passenger facilitation centre at Cochin Port.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.