Mumbai, which was formerly known as Bombay, is a popular and often hectic destination in India as well as being the most populated city. It’s busy, raw and loud, but your cruise in Mumbai will be memorable. Home to India’s Hindi film and TV industry, the Bollywood scene is alive and well here. Wander across the cruise port to the monumental ‘Gateway to India’ arch, spend time in Sanjay Gandhi National Park or go sightseeing and grab a bargain at the local markets. The energy is magnetic, and a cruise trip from Mumbai will take you on a ride you will never forget.
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Take an immersive cruise trip to Mumbai with the luxury lines, Azamara Club Cruises and Seabourn.
•Azamara Club Cruises - With inclusive fares and amenities, a relaxed atmosphere and friendly service,’ you’ll find that life onboard with Azamara is quite pleasant. A casual dress code, low-key entertainment options and comfortable spaces make it a truly relaxing experience.
•Seabourn- Ultra-modern, and most acclaimed in the luxury cruise segment. Guests will love the fine dining, exquisitely designed suites (each with their own balcony) and enrichment programmes.
Cruise Ships Visiting Mumbai
Cruise Mumbai on these smaller, luxury ships that will get you closer than ever to your destination
•Azamara Quest - With capacity almost 700 guests and roughly 400 crew, the Quest is much smaller than other cruise ships. The Azamara’ Quest’s interior decor is contemporary and refined, with stunning public spaces and gorgeous sea views. Visit the Looking Glass on Deck 10, and the panoramic views are truly breathtaking.
•Seabourn Encore - The Encore is sophisticated and highly innovative. Carrying only 600 passengers, this new generation of Seabourn cruising is sleek, elegant and extremely exciting.
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Mumbai Port Information
The cruise ship will dock at Bombay Port Trust and could be in several different locations. If your cruise ship happens to be the only visitor that day, you’ll probably arrive at the general passenger terminal. The larger cruise lines will dock at Ballard Pier where there is a cruise terminal with small shops and currency exchange.
There are basic port facilities, including toilets and baggage check-in; however, we recommend heading out to go sightseeing as quickly as possible.
Please note: Walking around in the cruise port is not allowed. The cruise ship will provide a shuttle for visitors to get everyone to the exit of the port.
Popular Destinations From Mumbai
So you’re looking at a cruise from Mumbai? What a treat!
How about an all-inclusive 24-night Africa Cruise visiting exotic locations like Cochin, Praslin, Zanzibar, Durban and Cape Town. If you fancy longer then a similar cruise to Africa will take you to Mumbai as well a couple of extra ports on a 26-night journey.
We love the Jewels of Arabia and India cruise offered by Seabourn, luxury at it’s finest and you’ll visit some of the worlds most exotic locations.
India may seem a little out of the comfort zone or daunting to some travellers, but a cruise can help alleviate some of that uncertainty. The beauty of cruising is that you get a taster of many different destinations, and once you’ve finished exploring - it’s back on the cruise ship and on to the next place.
If you’re interested in a cruise to India from Australia, then a Fly Cruise package may be just what you need.
As you can probably imagine, India gets hot! The most pleasant months for Mumbai cruises are the coolers months between November and February.
• March to May - Humidity starts rising from March and as summers start approaching.
• June to October - This is the monsoon season in Mumbai which sees continuous rainfall, particularly in July and August.
Transport Options Around Mumbai
Mumbai is one of those large, busy cities where you’ll need to take a cruise ship excursion or take public transport to make good use of your time here.
Because the city is big, busy and there’s a lot to see, your best bet is to hire a taxi driver for the day, but you’ll need to haggle over the price. As a rough guide, you should be paying around R 600 for two hours, but how much you pay depends on how excellent your negotiation skills are.
Another option is the little black and yellow rickshaws or ‘autos’ which you’ll see weaving in and out of traffic across Mumbai.
If you have the opportunity to take a Mumbai cruise, then absolutely take it! This city can be chaotic, loud and busy, but there is harmony amongst the chaos. Sometimes you need to get out and explore that for yourself with a cruise in India.