Mumbai, January 27, 2016
At a glittering ceremony in Mumbai today, India’s legendary cricket star Sachin Tendulkar launched the first ever luxury Monarch Cruise featuring the best of Cricket and Bollywood. Tendulkar was joined on-stage by other Bollywood artists and personalities such as Badshah, Stand-up comedian Papa CJ, and celebrated Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. Monarch Cruise CEO, Somesh Jagga, and Vice-Chairman, Josh Hill, introduced the unique concept to everyone present at the launch ceremony. The glitterati, along with the Monarch Cruise personnel, announced cabin sales now open (www.monarchcruise.com).
The glamorous cruise offers seven different itineraries with four 7-day legs, two 13-day legs, and one 26-day experience for the cruise enthusiasts. The journey will include destinations in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. As per the initial reports, ticket sales will be in high demand, with cabins expected to sell-out fast.
Elaborating on the concept of Monarch’s cruise, Somesh Jagga said, “Through this cruise, we want to bring to Indian travellers the ultimate travel experience in a way that is truly unique. The Monarch Experience positions travellers up close and personal with their most beloved Bollywood stars and Cricketing legends.”
Speaking on the occasion, Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar said, “The Indian sub continent is passionate about Cricket and Bollywood and this cruise promises to be a thrilling experience with some of the best from these fields on board. I am sure that patrons will enjoy the experience of cruising with fellow cricketers along with famous Bollywood stars, musicians and brilliant chefs.”
Apart from Sachin Tendulkar, Monarch also named Aussie cricket greats Shane Warne and Brett Lee as brand ambassadors. They will join Sri Lankan cricket star Kumar Sangakkara and other cricketing names. The cricketing stars will be joined by stand-up comic Vir Das, DJ Khushi, singers Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Neha Kakkar, actress Neha Dhupia, rapper Badshah, famed chef Sanjeev Kapoor and a host of other illustrious personalities on the cruise.
With red carpet gala events, world class DJs, deliciously prepared gourmet meals and indulgent spa treatments onboard, Monarch will bring to Indian globetrotters an unforgettable experience in March 2017. Exceptional care will be taken to ensure that the 2,200 passengers will have the best of food, music and entertainment.
Bookings for the cruise are now open; cabins starting from 79,990 per person may be purchased at www.monarchcruise.com.