Come Christmas and New Year, Goa gets fully crowded with tourists. Goa is undeniably the numero uno of all the Holiday destinations in India. From white sandy beaches to amazing nightlife, from colonial-style buildings to the great tasting Goan cuisine, there’s no dearth of attractions in a place like Goa. Goa can be an ideal hangout for a Christmas getaway in India.
You might have explored the floating casinos of Goa but have you explored Goa’s floating night club yet? We bet you wouldn’t have because this is a more recent addition. Those looking to party in Goa this winter have something to feel happy about. Goa has a new feather in its cap to the city’s attractions- The Galaxia Galante, a luxury heritage cruise ship that boasts of a floating nightclub with a multi-cuisine restaurant, attached bar, a dance floor and DJ booths along with music performances is already grabbing the attention of tourists from across the world.
The luxury cruiseship is also ideal for hosting parties, corporate events, social get-togethers and celebrating special occasions like birthdays and weddings. All you need to do is book the place in advance by calling the administration of the cruise operator. The cruiseship is open to patrons in the evening hours between 20:00 hours and 22:00 hours and operates two batches of cruise tours per day that last for 2 hours each on Goa’s iconic Mandovi River. Patrons can choose from the three available cruise packages-
- The regular package includes the cruise, one Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) drink and a snack to munch, costs INR 999
- The Superior Package includes unlimited Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL)and the sumptuous buffet spread, costs INR 1999
- The Premium Package includes unlimited imported foreign liquor, a sumptuous buffet spread, costs INR 2499
The Galaxia Galante Cruise on the Mandovi River gives the on-board passengers a chance to get stunning views of Goa’s skyline along with the rich coastlines of Panjim city and Old Goa. This is the first of its kind in Goa and is unmissable for a one-of-a-kind cruise experience. The cruise starts at Panjim, Goa and lies in close proximity to Maharaja Casino. It is highly recommendable to buy the premium package as it gives an added advantage of accessing a seat on the top deck of the heritage luxury cruise ship that can greatly aid in getting the best panoramic views of Panjim city.
Don’t forget to carry a high quality camera to take snapshots of the picturesque surrounding views while cruising down the calm waters of the Mandovi River. The Galaxia Galante is a luxury cruiseship with three layers of decks and is very similar in built and design of the typical houseboats of Kerala’s backwaters. The open-air deck floating night club of Galaxia Galante is where all the fun unfolds, you could have a lavish buffet, sample your favorite alcoholic beverages from the on-board bar’s huge liqueur collection, dance to the DJ’s music or even indulge in tasting the popular Goan, Thai, Chinese, continental and Mughlai cuisines.
The luxury heritage cruise is catching up with the tourists and is famed for the music performances by top musicians and DJs from across the world covering popular genres of House, Dance, Pop, and Techno. Get on-board Goa’s floating nightclub this Christmas along with your friends and family for exploring the scenic beauty of Goa’s Mandovi River.
Goa Airport Information
The city of Goa is served by Dabolim Airport (IATA code: GOI), located about 30 km from Goa’s capital city Panjim. The airport is the only international airport in Goa that has flights to The Middle East and domestic destinations. Goa is the focus city for airlines like Qatar Airways, Air India, Air Arabia and Lot Polish Airlines Book your cheap flights to India on Indian Eagle for leveraging the lowest prices.