Kerala is a land of beauties and naturally blessed state in India. In order to provide cruise experience to its tourists, Kerala government is thinking to provide a cruise ship port in the state with Public private Partnership where a Dubai based private investor will finance the project, yet the name of the private investor is never revealed. This new project will connect tourism in the state with Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode. Further, PA Shaikh Pareed, Director-Tourism and Ports, Kerala stated that this project will provide a port in next couple of months and port will be completed.
He further added that Russian-flag Hydrofoil ship would soon reach Kerala in a month, which has capacity of 130 seats and travels at 30 knots. This ship is in flag conversation process in Europe, it will soon operate at this port. He also confirmed that previous project of operating cruise connecting Kochi-Colombo and Maldives was unsuccessful because of issue within Colombo based owning company. However, this project will be soon completed after the change of ownership.