The foundation stone for Cochin’s new cruise terminal was due to be laid
on 28th July, 2018.
The 2,253 sq m cruise terminal will be equipped to handle 5,000 tourists. Inside the terminal will include a passenger lounge, crew lounge, 30 immigration counters, eight customs clearance counters, seven security check counters, wifi, tourist information counter, duty free shopping, souvenir/artefact/curio shops, medical care, book store, mini conference hall, gaming zone, ATM/bank services, foreign exchange counter, cafeteria, luggage counter, toilets, plus a parking area for buses and cars, trolleys, wheel chairs, etc.
The estimated cost of construction of the terminal is Rs25.72cr and of this Rs21.41cr has been sanctioned as a grant by the Indian Ministry of
Currently cruise vessels having length of up to 260 m are handled at the BTP berth
and Samudrika, the cruise passenger facilitation centre of Cochin Port. Vessels with a length of more than 260 m are handled at Ernakulam Wharf, which where the new termianl will be built.
It is expected to be completed by February, 2020.