COME ABOARD THE EMPRESS TO DISCOVER PUDUCHERRY

It’s got India’s first experimental town in Auroville, is famous for its amazing coffee, and is the only destination on the east coast where you will get to scuba dive! Say hello to Puducherry. Formerly known as Pondicherry, this coastal paradise is one of India’s 8 Union Territories and is located in the southern part of the Indian peninsula, surrounded by the state of Tamil Nadu.

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OUR PUDUCHERRY ITINERARIES

Experience state-of-the-art amenities, unlimited activities, best of Indian and global cuisines and so much more on your cruise trip to Puducherry.
2 nights from Chennai
Chennai - Puducherry - Chennai

Cruise through the weekend onboard India’s only premium cruise line, and explore two of India’s east coast gems in Chennai & Puducherry!

Starting from
₹ 38,161/ Twin sharing basis
3 nights from Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam - At Sea - Puducherry - Chennai

Say hello to magical midweek experiences onboard the Empress, as your experience the best of India’s east coast, from the vibrant Visakhapatnam to the cultural capital of south India.

Starting from
₹ 49,064/ Twin sharing basis
5 nights from Chennai
Chennai - Visakhapatnam - Puducherry - Chennai

5 nights of exploring the finest and most culturally-rich east coast destinations of India, along with a host of exciting activities and entertainment onboard. It just can’t get any better!

Starting from
₹ 81,775/ Twin sharing basis

FEATURED DESTINATION: AUROVILLE

Explore India’s first ever experimental town during your visit to Puducherry.

WATERSPORTS

20 km north of Puducherry railway station, Auroville is India’s first ever experimental town where people from across the globe have settled in to live in harmony. It’s been strategically segregated into several zones, which you will be exploring if you opt for off-shore excursions. Also, Auroville’s bakeries have the yummiest cheesecakes while their beaches are the epitome of serenity.

RELAXED BEACH LIFE

With its beautiful boulevards, picturesque promenades, calm beaches, and classic colonial architecture, Puducherry ticks all the boxes of a perfect relaxing holiday with your loved ones. With that being said, it’s also home to plenty of temples and churches, while the experimental township of Auroville adds a completely new perspective to your holiday at Puducherry.

BEST OF TAMIL & FRENCH CUISINE

Thanks to its colonial roots and its present geographical location, Puducherry offers incredible Tamil & French cuisine options. From France’s finest like baguettes and croissants to south Indian classics like soya dosa and coconut curry. Oh yes, for the ones with a sweet tooth, there’s the palpayasam, you’ll be spoilt for choice in this union territory.

SHORE EXCURSIONS

While there are plenty of experiences and activities onboard your cruise trip to Puducherry, we recommend that you book your shore excursions along with your cruise bookings to enjoy the best deals.
WALKING TOUR

Our shore excursions have been designed to help you experience the best of Puducherry. The union territory is synonymous with serene beaches and impeccable colonial architecture, and with our excursions you’ll be exploring the likes of.

EXPLORING AUROVILLE

We can keep going on and on about how incredible and unique Auroville is. But you can only truly experience the experimental township with an exclusive tour, and the best part is that it’s included in our excursions. As part of the same, you’ll get to visit

EXPLORE MORE BEACHES & PUDUCHERRY CHURCHES

At Puducherry, we’re sure that you won’t be able to get enough of the amazing beaches. Add to it the exquisite churches this union territory is blessed with, and you’ve got yourself the perfect off-shore excursion. So get ready to experience.

CRUISE DEPARTURE PORTS

With cruise departures from Chennai and Visakhapatnam, our itineraries have been designed to cater to travelers from around the country with the option to combine their land holidays with a cruise to Puducherry.
MUMBAI

MUMBAI

Mumbai, India’s most fascinating melting pot is a testimony to centuries of transformations. Formerly known as Bombay, the metropolis of Mumbai has a distinct diverse aesthetics of its own. From colonial architecture to high-tech skyscrapers, Mumbai’s skyline is an interesting reflection of history and modernity. Facing the Arabian sea, the Maximum city of Mumbai is popular for the iconic, Gateway of India, picturesque promenades, popular cafes and bistros, and most importantly, street food
KOCHI

KOCHI

Mumbai, India’s most fascinating melting pot is a testimony to centuries of transformations. Formerly known as Bombay, the metropolis of Mumbai has a distinct diverse aesthetics of its own. From colonial architecture to high-tech skyscrapers, Mumbai’s skyline is an interesting reflection of history and modernity. Facing the Arabian sea, the Maximum city of Mumbai is popular for the iconic, Gateway of India, picturesque promenades, popular cafes and bistros, and most importantly, street food

EXPERIENCES ON YOUR PUDUCHERRY

Enjoy unlimited experiences on your cruise holiday. From kids to you and your parents, there are entertainment options and activities for all age groups.
Entertainment

Entertainment

Accommodation

Accommodation

Onboard Dining

Onboard Dining

CASINO

CASINO

PUDUCHERRY CRUISE FOR EVERY OCCASION

WEDDINGS

Embark on the most beautiful and special journey of your life by taking your wedding vows in the middle of the picturesque ocean, onboard the Empress.

CORPORATE EVENTS

Add a touch of grandeur and finesse to your offsite and business events by hosting them aboard the Empress by Cordelia Cruises.

GROUPS & FAMILY HOLIDAYS

Regular family vacations will become a thing of the past once you hop aboard and experience the panoramic ocean views, exciting onboard activities, lip-smacking food, and so much more!

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