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Jalesh Cruises, a branch of Jalesh Cruises Mauritius, is the first multi-destination cruise line in the country featuring incredible entertainment shows, an exotic spread of cuisines, adventure activities all packed into an exquisite and glossy ship. The cruises on offer cater to Indian audiences and foreigners who wish to experience India – it’s culture, it’s hospitality and its food. With luxurious experiences galore, Jalesh Cruises hopes to sail India onto the global stage.
Discover some of the most beautiful shorelines that India has to offer and see your country in a whole new light. Or set sail for a longer adventure, to some beautiful international destinations. Thomas Cook India offers a variety of Jalesh cruise packages for your enjoyment, so pack your bags, hop on board and discover a new form of luxury at the ultimate venue – the sea
A ship of good things…
The Karnika cruise liner comes equipped with all the good things in life – luxury, entertainment and view that can’t be beat. With the first tug of the cruise liner, as you prepare to move, you’ll know you’re in good hands. Feel as fluid as the water, as you hit the dance floor with some killer moves, feast your eyes on exquisitely prepared cuisine, sit back and soak in a bespoke performance, take part in adventure experiences and lose yourself in a sea of activities designed to give you a taste of the luxurious life. It doesn’t matter where you come from, what age you are and why you’re here – the Karnika accepts all its guests and aims to provide them with the time of their lives.
Well, on the Karnika, it’s considerably more than a bunk. Huge, luxurious rooms furnished with lovely fittings, a bed fit for a (pirate) king, and even a balcony where you can relax and take in the view. Accessibility and mobility are not an issue – Jalesh cruises are built to be as guest-friendly as possible. You can book a wheelchair-accessible room if required. These rooms come with wider doors, no thresholds for the bathroom and handrails built into the bathroom for support. With a capacity of 2000 passengers, Jalesh Cruise ships have more than enough room for all your needs…and then some!
Perhaps the voyagers of yore had to make do with any slight form of entertainment, but that is not the case for Jalesh cruises. Everything that your heart desires is provided –extravagant plays, magic shows to make you gasp in awe, live music concerts that’ll set your feet tapping, dance shows that will quicken your pulse, shopping and many other activities.
The Broadway Experience:Theatre is an immersive experience, which is why the plays on the cruises don’t just draw you in, they make you a part of it. Even if its just something as small as singing along, these plays with world-class, international performers, will take you into a whirlwind of emotions and leave you hungry for more.
The Burlesque Experience:When the sun sets, and night descends upon the ship, brace yourself for a storm of sin. Late night burlesque shows, with incredibly talented performers will push the boundaries in this scintillating adults-only burlesque performance – perfect for voyage on the wild, wild seas.
The Dome:Join the sea of bodies, twisting and turning on the dance floor as a resident DJ spins out the hottest tracks. Parties go on till late at the Dome and cater to everyone’s preference. Add to that a premium bar service, pulsing music and no neighbours complaining about the noise and you have the ingredients for a perfect party.
Movies:You may be fretting about missing all those blockbuster movies on land. Well, fear no more. Jalesh cruises bring the silver screen with them, allowing you to check out a range of big screen movies. Choose from a selection of much-loved films, across a wide variety of genres. You can attend Matinee, Evening and Late-Night screenings of movies, with a trusty bowl of popcorn at your side.
Spas, Salons and Fitness:
You may be living on the high seas, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look your best. All of those sun-kissed selfies on the deck take work, and luckily Jalesh cruises have the tools to help you look and feel your best.
Spa:Soak in the delicate aromasand soothing environment of thespa and indulge in an array of spa treatments like, a body massage, body therapy, thermal suite, anti-ageing treatments, skin solutions, acupuncture therapy and medi-spa cosmetic treatments.
Fitness:Get your endorphins up and running at the fitness centre. A fitness specialist to supervise your workout, nutrition consultations, specialised classes and a fully-equipped gym will help you strengthen those sea legs.
Salon: Board the ship looking like your normal self, disembark a transformed traveller – we mean that metaphorically and literally. The ship’s salon offers a range of hair, beauty and body treatments. Cut your hair, style it, get extensions, keep up with your waxing schedule, colour your hair – it’s all possible. You can book an appointment in advance with the salon’s expert stylists for some incredible treatments, including shaving, nail work and more.
Dotted over the ship are a variety of bars, restaurants and cafes to sample the bounty of the sea. Gourmet food, a luxurious ambience and sleek furnishings make this a meal to remember.
The Waterfront: The joys of the Indian thali, along with a specially curated menu, are brought to you by this lovely restaurant.
Chef’s Table: Multiple courses, 3 set menus and an Indian banquet, make this restaurant a hotspot on the water.
Chopstix:Travel across Asia, revelling in the flavours of Thai, Malay, Chinese, Mongolian, Japanese and Taiwanese cuisine. It’s a culinary cruise, like no other.
Deck and Pool Dining:
Essence of India:Soak in the flavours of India, from head (Kashmiri) to toe (Kanyakumari) at this incredible restaurant. In the morning, head there for cereal, fruit and breakfast to start your day right.
The Far Eastern Kadhai:Veggies, meat and other accompaniments are tossed right into the kadhai, bringing you different varieties of stir-fried dishes.
Kettle and Bun: Looking for a little tender, love and care? Well its distilled, sprinkled and soaked into the food at Kettle and Bun. Thick soups, sandwiches filled to the bursting and rich Kebab rolls –it’s a little love for your tummy. In the morning, kick start the day with the bread, preserves and porridge available at this restaurant.
Jain Haven:Careful about your food choices? Jain Haven will whip up a variety of authentic Jain breakfasts, lunches and dinners. You’ll also have access to a special Pav Bhaji counter, so you can access one of the most beloved dishes of India no matter which coastline you’re visiting.
The dining doesn’t end there! You’ve also got access to Vegetarian Bang, Sugar & Spice (for that sweet tooth!), the International Grill (for comforting continental cuisine), Hot Clay Tandoor (bringing the heat and grill to the high seas), Street Food @ Karnika (all your sidewalk classics – vadapav, idli, gol gappa and more), the Café (for that caffeine kick), Frozen (sundaes, kulfi).
The Dome: The finest selection of alcohol, with private nooks and crannies to enjoy your drink in peace.
The Pool Bar: Fresh fruit juices, mocktails, cocktails and beverages to enjoy by the water…
The Oasis Bar: Let’s turn the evening traditional with Sheeshas, Hookahs, Cigars, cognacs and single malts.
Player’s Bar: Lights, casino slots and drinks – add a splash of Las Vegas entertainment to your trip.
The Marquee Bar and Show Lounge: A play in front of you, a drink by your side – a perfect combination.
Connexions Bars: Reconnect and relax as a family, a group or make some new friends over drinks, snacks and music at this fun bar.
The Chairman’s Club: Sleek, lush and premium, this is for the Platinum Members & Members of Chairman’s Club who are looking to sample some of the finest signature beverages from around the world.
Mix Bar:Craft Beer, Bottled Beer, Gin and Whiskeys from across the world await you here.
Jalesh Bar: Coffee, chai and your choice of snacks for tea-time!
Kids and Teenagers:
Your kids don’t have to worry about being bored or feeling restless. There are many activities on which they can spend their energy on!
Whether it’s at the ultimate chill zone Quest, dedicated events at Quest+, arts, crafts scavenger hunts, jewellery making, air hockey and karaoke at Adventurers and Scouts – your kids are assured of a rip-roaring time on the Karnika.
We’ll bet you have a great time at the casino. Head to deck 8 for your choice of casino games, including Blackjack, Poker, Slot Machine games, Baccarat, Roulette, Texas Hold ‘Em Poker. Turn the evening around, with the flip of a card or the roll of the dice.
Celebrating something special with a cruise? Well you can celebrate in true style on a Jalesh Cruise.
Birthdays: If you’re celebrating your child’s birthday, then why not book an exclusive birthday party for them at Quest? Your child and their friends can enjoy unlimited movies, adventure activitiesand sing at the karaoke zone. Or they can have a theme party at Quest+. For a bright and beautiful outdoor event, you can plan a birthday party at the Pool and Bar. Watch some amazing performances, indulge in some incredible drinks and get drenched at the pool.
Romantic Getaways:A cruise is a great way to connect with that special someone. To truly celebrate your relationship, why not book a couple’s massage and relaxing therapy? Or you can share some gorgeous cocktails at the Oasis, sharing a cushioned cabana. For a milestone like an anniversary, book a gourmet dinner at one of the fine dining restaurants on the ship.
Corporate events:If your reasons for booking the trip are more official, don’t worry. Your corporate cruise retreat will be ably supported by the ship’s facilities. Conduct meetings in the spacious lounges or high-end theatres, that are built to accommodate large groups. You can customise your event, by requesting for state-of-the-art multimedia technology like plasma screen TVs, AMF panels, podiums, sound and lighting. The cafes on the ship will keep the conferences, meetings and activities fuelled with incredible caffeine options, pastries and Indian and international delicacies.
A sea of adventures, experiences and destinations await you! Thomas Cook offers a variety of Jalesh Cruises domestic packages. Cruises last between 2-4 days and cater to a range of budgets. You can take a look below at which parts of India you’ll be sailing to.
Goa: Board the luxury liner to sail to the gorgeous Goan coastline and back. You can disembark at Mormugao –a seaport situated in a Southern district of Goa –to explore the surroundings or take a guided tour. Visit important landmarks, like the Mormugao Fort or the Naval Museum or simply walk around taking the sights and sounds or spend some time at the lovely beach. The rest of the cruise is filled with incredible activities on the ship.
Mumbai High Seas: Take full advantage of the opportunities and entertainment offered by the ship during this cruise. Visit the casino, split your meals between the multiple restaurants and cafes on the ships. Dance the night away at a party. Enjoy the view of the water rippling by from your cabin’s balcony.
Ganpatiphule: Explore the gorgeous Konkan coastline when you opt for this cruise package. Gapatiphule is a small town located around 35 kilometres north of Ratnagiri. The coastline and the landscapes that you’ll view from the ship are world-famous, attracting visitors from across the country and the globe. The ship makes a stop at Ganpatiphule, where you’ll have access to some incredible landmarks. Take a stroll along one of the lovely beaches, visit the Prachin Konkan Museum, walk up to the Jaigad Fort and Lighthouse, experience serenity in the local temples, witness the history of the region at Gopalgad Fort and Anjavel Lighthouse. Bear in mind that if you do decide to head out on your own, you’ll need to be back within the specified time, so choose your landmarks accordingly. Alternatively, you could go on a guided tour and head back to the boat when it is done.
Diu: An island off the southern coast of Gujarat’s Kathiawar Peninsula, Diu is a coastal paradise. Quiet, clean and choc-full of Portuguese history, Diu is the serene and stunning stop on this cruise. You could head to Gomtimata Beach and relax for a few hours, explore Diu Fortress and climb to the lighthouse, offer a prayer at St. Paul’s Church, discover small hole-in-the-wall restaurants that offer authentic Portuguese cuisine andtrek through the Naida Caves. Bear in mind that if you do decide to head out on your own, you’ll need to be back within the specified time, so choose your landmarks accordingly. Alternatively, you could go on a guided tour and head back to the boat when it is done.
You can check out detailed itineraries on the Thomas Cook website. Do bear in mind that these itineraries are tentative and could be subject to change.
Jalesh Cruises has pledged to take its environmental responsibilities very seriously. This includes preserving marine environments, arranging for the appropriate treatment of wastewater, recycling and treatment of waste generated onboard and reducing air emissions. The rooms and ship are furnished with low energy lamps, efficient air conditioning and other environmentally friendly technologies.
You’ve explored India across the land. You’ve flown, driver or ridden on the rails. Now, this is your chance to explore the coastline of the country during your vacation.It’s time to “sea” India in a whole new light. So, if you’re interested in a luxury cruise, why not visit our Jalesh Cruise Packages page on our website and book your holiday. Or you could visit the nearest Thomas Cook branch and plan your trip with the help of one of our travel experts. Either way, its time to pack your clothes, slap on some sunscreen, pack your camera and prepare for the cruise of a lifetime.
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