What are the important factors to consider before booking a cruise to Andaman from Vizag?by Experience Andamans Andman ture&travel package
Once upon a time, Vishakhapatnam was known as Vizag and it is still an important seaport from where once a month ship sails to Andaman. If you are planning a trip to the Andaman Islands and time is your luxury then opt for sea route. Cruise to Andaman from Vizag is an ideal way of enjoying the voyage and the best time to opt for sailing is anywhere from January to April as monsoons are yet to hit the Bay of Bengal. So what are the factors to consider before booking the cruise?
First thing first, there is no private cruise available to the Andaman Islands. There is only government operated ferries that transfer food and other material from the mainland to Andaman as most of the stock in Andaman is imported from India. These ships or cargo do carry people but if you think that it will one of those royal cruises in movies that is not true. Still why one should opt for the ship to Andaman from Vizag?
Ø Economical Option: People who can’t afford airfare both the times can opt for the single journey via sea and return via flight or vice versa. This will help to save some cash and enjoy more in the islands. Also, you have the option to choose from different categories of seating available on the ship from deluxe cabins, 1st class, and 2nd class and bunk class to save and budget.
Ø Time of vacation: Monsoons affect voyage as the sea is prone to storms and cyclones. So if you are not travelling between October to December when the Bay of Bengal is prone to monsoon rain and thunder then sea travel is a perfect way to enjoy. So if you are going for the holiday before April or May when the sea is perfect but post that does not take the risk as due to bad weather conditions voyage may cancel.
Ø Adventure: If you have time at your disposal then travelling via ship is best as you get to experience something different. Travelling amidst water, open blue sky, marine life down and bird above the head is an experience you cannot forget. It will also give you some alone time in the peaceful setting to go inwards, shun the brain and ponder over things that are important. The whole sea vibe will make you enchanted and positive.
Ø Seasickness: People who suffer from sea sickness or have phobia from water should avoid travel through the ship as with the change in weather conditions you might not be able to cope up. Also, some people puke throughout the voyage which may lead to weakness and food available on the ship may also add to the misery if it doesn’t suit you. At times, people prone to seasickness have the same problem in Andaman as well as the symptoms persist which can further kill the vacation vibe and the entire holiday can be ruined.
Ø Unpredictable: Voyage can be unpredictable and hence planning or booking a hotel in Andaman in advance can be difficult. At times, when passengers reach Vizag they get to know that the sail has been postponed due to extreme weather conditions or at times a trip of 2-3 days can be delayed to 4-5 days because of the storm. So if you have booked the hotel in advance and you don’t reach on time, there is a possibility that you may not get a refund.
To conclude, these are some of the factors that one should consider before planning a voyage to the Andaman Islands and make a wise decision.
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