Zen Cruises launches India’s Premiere Cruise Line ‘Jalesh’

The first ship under the brand will sail from Mumbai in April 2019, following the traditional naming ceremony of the 2,000 passenger vessel.

INDIA’S PREMIERE domestic and international cruise business, Subhash Chandra’s Essel Group promoted Zen Cruises yesterday launched its first brand, Jalesh Cruises - a multi-destination cruise line with an aim to offer the best of entertainment shows, adventure activities and exotic authentic cuisines packed with international hospitality on the waters. The first ship under the brand will sail from Mumbai in April 2019, following the traditional naming ceremony of the 2,000 passenger vessel.

Jalesh Cruises – meaning ‘Lord of Water’ is designed to offer a rich experience of Indian culture, hospitality, and food to both domestic and international travellers. With a multitude of onboard offerings, the cruise line will be targeting vacationers, corporates, wedding planners and event organisers to offer new experiences customised for Indians audience.

The cruise line also provides facilities and rooms specially designed for elderly and differently abled passengers on its ships.

Speaking about the launch of the cruise line, Jurgen Bailom, President and CEO, Zen Cruises said, “Zen Cruises is pioneering cruise holidays for Indian passengers in both domestic and international waters. Our premiere brand Jalesh Cruises believes in upholding the spirit, culture, and values of ‘Incredible India’ by contributing to the growth of tourism and allied businesses in India. Jalesh Cruises will be a wholesome experience to cruisers who will get the best of culinary experiences, accommodation, wellness and retail therapy, adventure, and entertainment, all packed together in one exotic vacation. Zen Cruises wants to grow the cruise market as a whole in India. Our aim is to touch, delight and fulfil the lives of a million Indians and make them travel worldwide by 2025.”

To give a wholesome experience of vacation to cruise passengers, Jalesh Cruises will also offer onshore Destinations and Excursions across Indian port cities including Chennai, Kochi, Mormugoa, Mumbai, Vizag and international locations including Abu Dhabi, Colombo, Dubai, Muscat, Penang, Ras Al Khaimah, and Singapore.

Onboard Jalesh Cruises, passengers will be delighted with Broadway shows, extravaganza plays, breath-taking magic shows, live music concerts, dance shows, shopping and a host of other entertaining shows. Jalesh Cruises will offer a bevy of fine dining restaurants including Jain preparations to suit the culinary preferences of passengers.

The company has initiated bookings for its 2019 itineraries on its website.

Established in 2018 in Mumbai, Zen Cruises Pvt. Ltd. is India’s first premiere cruise line.

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