Campagnie Du Ponant, France, the luxury yacht company has recently added India to its list of holiday cruises. The company is offering cruises on two of its luxury yachts from early November this year. It is indeed surprising that very few luxury yachts operate on vast Indian shores and big rivers.
India has been a very popular tourist destination for long time and is known for its exotic locales and diverse culture but still there have been very few luxury travel options. The only options to travel around length and breadth of India have been very few luxury trains and buses or private cars. For a nation with many big rivers and surrounded on three sides by sea it is high time many more sophisticated cruises and yachts start sailing on the waters. One hopes many more companies will follow Campagnie Du Ponant and will start looking at India for a potential luxury travel destination. This will lure more high end tourists which will also help local places and tourism industry flourish.
Campaigne Du Ponant will start cruises on two of its five best luxury yachts– Le Ponant (with capacity for 64 guests) and bigger Le Diamant(226 guests) which will sail on sea waters between Kerala, Goa, Mumbai and Maldives. Check the Campaigne Du Ponant website for exact tour details, destinations and prices. The luxury packages on offer are priced between 2,000 – 2,500 euros per person.