Jalesh Cruises christens inaugural vessel

Image: Wikimedia Commons/Bahnfrend
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Bahnfrend – Pacific Jewel, later to be renamed Karnika, in 2015

Jalesh Cruises, a recently launched company under India’s Zen Cruises, has held an official naming ceremony for Karnika, the first vessel to join its fleet.

Built by Fincantieri, the vessel was originally delivered as Crown Princess to Monte Carlo-based Sitmar Cruises in 1990. It last sailed as Pacific Jewel with P&O Australia until March of this year.

Karnika measures 245.08 by 32.35 metres, displaces 69,000 tonnes, and has capacity for 1,590 passengers.

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