If you are planning to embark on Chennai - Port Blair by ship to experience travel by a luxurious cruise, you will be disappointed. Ships that ply to Andaman Islands are ordinary passenger ships that take 60 hours to reach Andaman Islands. Be warned : Amenities are ordinary, food is bad and fare is expensive.
Chennai Andaman Ship fare
Deluxe cabin fare for tourists is Rs.8,020.00.
First class cabin fare for tourists is Rs.6,640.00.
Deluxe Cabin:- Two persons in a one Cabin with T.V., Refrigerator etc on the top floor. First Class:Similar to Deluxe cabin but four persons in a one cabin
Latest Fares: Have a look at the latest Ship Fare between Chennai and Port Blair as published by authorities.
M.V. Nancowry and M.V. Swaraj Dweep ply between Chennai and Port Blair.
Chennai to Andaman voyage is cheap for Islanders and Government servants, definitely not for tourists. For tourists, flight tickets from Chennai to Andaman turns out be cheaper than ship fare. You can get a great deal on flight tickets, if you book well in advance. Definitely, air travel is comfortable than ship cruise for travel from Chennai to Andaman.
Chennai Andaman Ship Schedule
Latest Chennai - Andaman ship schedule is posted here
Chennai Andaman Ship Booking
You can book from SCI, contact them on 044-25231410 Ext - 252 for booking details.
Chennai based operator, Amet cruises started operating a luxurious cruise on Chennai - port blair sector with some fanfare last year. I have read mixed reviews about the company as well the cruise they operate. I did try to contact them while writing this post but was unable to reach anyone at their office.