With ambassadors like Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne and Brett Lee, the Cruise will be the first of its kind in India
December 9, 2015: Monarch Cruise has announced the launch of an unparalleled cruise experience that will bring together the cream of Bollywood and Cricket. The cruise will allow passengers to get close and personal with their favourite cricket icons, Bollywood stars, world-class DJs and celebrated chefs. Departing from Singapore March 6, 2017, the ship will course through Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, Penang, Colombo and Cochin before reaching Mumbai and retracing the route back to Singapore.
The faces of this spectacular cruise are brand ambassadors Sachin Tendulkar, Brett Lee and Shane Warne.
The three legendary cricketers join hands with a host of sports and Bollywood icons including former Sri Lankan cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara, stand-up comic Vir Das, DJ Khushi, singers Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Neha Kakkar, actress Neha Dhupia, rapper Badshah and famed chef Sanjeev Kapoor with many more to be added to the amazing line up of entertainment to appear throughout the cruise itinerary either on-ship or at gala events.
Sachin Tendulkar, India’s cricketing god who will appear at the Mumbai gala event, said, “This is such a unique concept and I am delighted to be a part of it. I’m looking forward to joining with many of my international cricketing friends as we bring a slice of cricket history to the fans in a way never seen before.”
Brett Lee added, “The Monarch Indian Cricket and Bollywood Cruise promises to be the ultimate tour for Indian cricket and movie buffs. I am looking forward to being a part of it as we cruise on the journey of a life time. ”
Monarch Cruise CEO, Somesh Jagga, said, “The company prides itself on creating unique experiences. With this cruise we hope to achieve something extraordinary. Nothing else in India is bigger than either cricket or Bollywood. So what could possibly get bigger than this? We are thankful to all the sportspersons and celebrities who have chosen to partner with us.”
Celebrated chefs such as Sanjeev Kapoor will present passengers with delightful culinary experiences of various cuisines. Exceptional care will be taken to ensure that passengers will have an unforgettable experience with the best of food, music and entertainment.
There will be red carpet gala events offering passengers an itinerary that is diverse and exciting while also providing glimpses of Asia’s most spectacular destinations. Plans for Twenty20 matches are also underway taking the cricket action both on and off the ship for the lucky few that manage to secure a cabin on the maiden voyage.
An experience that will combine luxury, grandeur and glamour, the cruise offers six itinerary options:
- 7 day Singapore – Colombo or Colombo – Singapore route
- 7 day Colombo – Mumbai or Mumbai – Colombo route
- 13 day Singapore – Mumbai or Mumbai – Singapore cruise
A unique feature about this cruise is the opportunity to ‘book your invitation’ that will now be open to prospective travellers. This feature may be availed of by paying a fully refundable fee of INR 3,500. Through this feature, a traveller may be assured of special preference and an exclusive invitation to book a cabin.
Ticket packages, starting at a cost of INR 79,990, will be open exclusively to invitation holders from the end of December.
With the best Indian DJs, chefs and entertainers, Monarch’s first-of-its-kind cruise will deliver an experience that will be unmatched in luxury and opulence. Invitations are available from today at www.monarchcruise.com with cabins expected to sell out fast.