One of the main attractions of ‘Sea Tourism’ in the world is cruise ships. Despite all these pleasure boats floating in the sea, it has all the modern civic amenities. There is a system to enjoy the blue water and the harmony of the sky. The best vacation times can be spent. However, despite repeated attempts at various complications, it was elusive for us to ride around in a luxury cruise ship.
But this time the door of that opportunity is going to be opened. This time, if you want, you will get the opportunity to float in the salty air of the sea on a luxury cruise. He is giving the opportunity to the famous Karnafuli Shipbuilders Limited of Chittagong.
A source in the company confirmed that the luxury cruise ship was purchased from Japan to provide tourists with an international quality travel experience. The previous name of the ship was ‘Salvia Maru’ but it was brought to Bangladesh and renamed as ‘MV One Bay’. The ship arrived at Chittagong port last Saturday (September 19). At present it is anchored at Chittagong Marine Fisheries Academy Jetty. The pleasure boat will start serving tourists at the end of October if the government gives instructions.
Initially it will give travelers the pleasure of traveling by sea from Cox’s Bazar to St. Martin. However, since the ship is an IMO registered ocean liner. In that case, the authorities are also thinking of a pleasure trip from Chittagong to Cox’s Bazar and the surrounding islands. The construction of the jetty at Darianagar in Cox’s Bazar has already been finalized for berthing the ship.
The cruise ship, built at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Kobei, Japan, is 393 feet long, 55 feet wide and has a draft of about 18 feet. It has an average speed of 16.1 nautical miles per hour and a maximum speed of 24 nautical miles per hour. However, this ship is capable of moving at an average speed of 18 to 20 nautical miles per hour off the coast of Bangladesh.
The pleasure boat has two thousand presidential suites, bunker bed cabins, twin bed cabins, comfortable chairs and various categories of seats. There is also a restaurant, automatic vending machine and coin operated fountain. Authorities will adapt the ship to the current context of Bangladesh, which will have a seating capacity of more than 2,000.
According to the ship identification website Vessel Finder, the ship left for Bangladesh earlier this month. On September 9, it crossed the East China Sea. On 15 September the ship left Singapore for Chittagong port. On 19 September, the luxury cruise MV One Bay arrived at the port of Chittagong via the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal.
Kamal Uddin Chowdhury, admin of Karnafuli Shipbuilders Limited, told Business Mirror that the ship arrived in Chittagong last Saturday. After the necessary repairs, the ship will be ready to serve passengers. In the beginning we had a comprehensive plan of reform, but after getting the ship in hand, it seems that not so much reform will be needed. We hope to be able to serve the people of Bangladesh by the end of October as soon as possible