Welcome to Cruise Goa
A tiny state on the western coast of India, Goa is relatively well-known for its beaches. But the tourists who visit Goa will definitely say that there’s more to the state than sandy beaches. There are many places to visit: churches, museums, waterfalls, ancient bungalows, temples, and more.
The influence of the Portuguese can be seen all throughout Goa. In the architecture, cuisine, language and religion, and other walks of life. Fontainhas in Panaji is a cultural quarter. You can see how the life, architecture and culture of Goa have been influenced over the years. Even Goa's temples, especially the Mangueshi Temple and the Mahalasa Temple, still stand as evidences of Portuguese-influenced architecture. But after the Portuguese left Goa, and the governance came into the hands of India, similar temples and structures were demolished and reconstructed in the indigenous Indian style.
The famed Dudhsagar Falls is located in the Western Ghats of Goa. It is a great place for a picnic. The Bom Jesus Basilica is a World Heritage Site. It holds the mortal remains of St Francis Xavier, regarded as the patron saint of Goa. Once in 12 years, the saint’s remains are exhibited for public viewing.
The area of Velhas Conquistas is famous for its Portuguese-style architecture. Forts, museums and galleries are plenty in Goa. Some of the most visited forts are located in Chapora, Corjuem, Aguada, Tiracol, Gaspar Dias and Cabo de Rama.
Goa is easily reachable from all parts of the world. There are flights and cruises to Goa from major cities of the world. Trains, flights and buses connect Goa with the rest of India. Within the city itself you can hire taxis and auto rickshaws to go around and visit different places.
As a new venture, Amet Cruises has successfully launched cruises connecting Cochin to Lakshadweep and, Maldives and will shortly be starting cruises to Goa, Mumbai and Mangalore. The five-star luxury cruise has all the top amenities and facilities on board!