Cruise from Chennai to Port Blair

#1 Sep 14th, 2008, 15:23
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Hello all,

Iam planning to goto Andaman in the month of December. I was checking this site http://www.andamanisland.com/reach.htm, which gives info on ships that travel from chennai to port blair. My question is , how comfortable is the ship journey , apart for the duration of 60 hrs??? what is the difference between deluxe cabin, A Class & B Class cabin????
Would really appreciate if i can get some 1st hand info on this..thanks in advance :-)

Cheers!
#2 Sep 14th, 2008, 18:48
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fly!

if you can afford it as there are trips on boats that you can do between and around some of the islands. i have just been to neil island and the accommodation is minimal. it must get realy packed out in the touristy months but what a place! it is gorgeous.
i am told there is a boat trip for 8 hours going from port blair to digliapur/or north and a 12 hour bus trip for the same destination.
other shorter boat trips as well.
#3 Sep 15th, 2008, 20:10
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Hi!

I went from Chennai to Port Blair by ferry 2 years ago. It took 3 nights, and cost 1550 Rupees in bunk class.

After the first night, I slept out on deck as it got really hot down with bunks, where it was crowded and a bit dirty. But overall I enjoyed the experience, met loads of people. You should bring some food with you.

If you have the time, and don't mind too much a little bit of discomfort, the ferry is a great way to arrive in Port Blair.
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hey shiver....thanx for yr post....well actually i didnot mention that iam carrying my 2 yr old daughter along with me....so dyu think probably a B Class would be better rather than a Rs 1550 bunker ??? Or shud it be strictly Deluxe / A Class ???
Iam not lookin for luxury...all we need is privacy and a comfortable journey :-)..

And Kalbarri, I'll definitely check out neil island if time permits ...thanx
#5 Sep 16th, 2008, 02:16
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Yeah I think the B class should suffice - I didn't really get a good look at the cabins, but they should be ok.
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Best time to visit

Hello guys,
What would be the besttime to travel to the Andamans? I want to travel when the climate is very pleasent, the information about the ferry's did help me a lot as I am planning to make a budget trip the andamans.
#7 Mar 3rd, 2009, 18:37
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Originally Posted by Adithebady View Post Hello guys,
What would be the besttime to travel to the Andamans? I want to travel when the climate is very pleasent, the information about the ferry's did help me a lot as I am planning to make a budget trip the andamans.
january and february!

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