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Thomas Cook India & SOTC introduce river cruise packages with Antara Luxury Cruises

Thomas Cook India and its Group company, SOTC Travel, have reinvented their portfolio of holiday offerings this festive season, with the launch of unique river cruise journeys together with Antara Cruises, India’s leading luxury river cruising company. From exclusive all-suite accommodation, luxurious on-board amenities, gastronomy experiences to wellness/on-board activities and shore excursions, the cruise itineraries are designed to ensure a fresh and transformative experience while exploring spiritual river routes and fascinating destinations steeped in culture and heritage – from Kolkata and back.

While cruise tourism in India has been witnessing strong growth, India’s riverways offer a significant yet underleveraged opportunity. To tap into this potential, together with the strong pent up travel demand and re-emergence of domestic tourism, Thomas Cook India & SOTC have curated special Christmas, New Year, Valentine’s Day and Holi river cruise packages starting at an attractive price of Rs. 50 000.00* per person, offering Indians unmatched & unforgettable holidays.


  • Price includes accommodation, all meals (breakfast/ lunch/ high tea/ dinner)
  • Evening Cocktail hour with choice of beverages and snacks
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily sightseeing with onboard guide
  • Spacious air-conditioned lounge
  • Thomas Cook India & SOTC’s comprehensive Assured Safe Travel Program in partnership with Apollo Clinics together with Antara Assure – a heightened hygiene, health and safety protocol

Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India), said, “At Thomas Cook India, we have maximised on the lockdown to re-imagine our holiday business and I am delighted to present this fresh and exciting new product of river cruises. The fascinating journey across the mighty Ganges, India’s powerful ancient waterway, offers customers a delightful blend of history, culture, heritage and wellness. The array of exceptional dining experiences, amenities and activities like spa, yoga classes, outdoor and indoor kid activities, present our customers with yet another exciting holiday option to choose from. With travel dates strategically timed around key holidays such as Christmas, New Year, Republic Day, Valentine’s Day and Holi, we aim to offer India a unique holiday experience and at attractive price points.”

Daniel D’souza, President & Country Head, Leisure, SOTC Travel said, “We have observed strong growth in cruise tourism across segments including honeymooners, families, millennials and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events). India’s new age traveller is seeking novel vacation experiences and River Cruises offer a perfect alternative to explore the country.

He added, “To build customer confidence in travel our 3 pronged initiative- Assured, Insured, Secured Program covers every aspect of physical safety as well as mental and financial security to give the customer complete peace of mind.”