The Mormugao Port in Goa is scheduled to welcome around 30 cruise liners between October 2013 and April 2014. Recently the luxurious Sea Dream Yacht Club for the first time arrived at Mormugao Port. The yacht arrived on October 28, 2013, carrying around 125 passengers. The ship sailed in from Athens in Greece to Mumbai and then to Goa. The yacht is now headed to Kochi followed by Singapore and other Asian destinations.
A traditional welcome reception with Goan music was organised by Goa tourism, government of Goa to greet the passengers. Various Goan folk performances like Ghode, Modni, Qurudin, Carnaval dance, etc. were performed.
Sudesh Kishore, president, Sea Dream Yacht Club, India said, ďFor the first time Sea Dream has chosen Goa as a part of its itinerary, this is due to a popular vote that was cast in favour of this state by members of the club.Ē Since this is the first time that this yacht is docking at Goa, the tourism department wanted to ensure that the guests get a feel of the state during their stay here.