When cricket and Bollywood come together on a cruise ship
If you’re anything approaching a flag-bearer of ‘true’ Indianness, you’re sure to be thrilled by this. We’re talking about a cruise to Southeast Asia (exciting!) that combines cricket (whoa!) with Bollywood (woo hoo!). Monarch Cruise is offering you the ‘The Journey of a Lifetime’: a cruise that has cricketing celebrities—brand ambassador Sachin Tendulkar, no less, Australian cricketers Shane Warne and Brett Lee—and Bollywood faithfuls including singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, stand-up comics Papa CJ and Vir Das, actor Neha Dhupia and rapper Badshah, among others. Departing from Singapore on March 6, 2017, the cruise goes to Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, Penang, Colombo and Cochin before reaching Mumbai and then returning to Singapore via the same route. Available in seven-day and 13-day trips, prices start at ₹79,990 per person. See monarchcruise.com.