Initially, the vessel will sail twice a week from thoothukudi (Tuticorin) to Colombo and vice versa. The Colombo-bound vessel will depart from Tuticorin on Mondays and Fridays at 6 p.m. and arrive in Colombo at 8 a.m. the next day. The vessel from Colombo to Tuticorin will sail on Wednesdays and Sundays at the same timings.
The vessel 'scotia Prince,' operated by Flemingo Liners, has nine decks with the capacity to accommodate 1,200 passengers. It has 11 first class cabins, two suites, two cabins for travellers with special needs, 169 super deluxe cabins, 22 deluxe cabins and 111 economy cabins, according to the vessel's authorised agent here.
Besides, the vessel has 250-seat Broadway Lounge to host corporate gatherings, banquets and special occasions with multiple options for entertainment. There is a restaurant with 322 covers and a bar.
The fare has been fixed as follows: first-class cabin with four rooms - Rs. 19,550 from thoothukudi ( Tuticorin )and Rs. 20,470 from Colombo; first-class cabin with two rooms ? Rs. 13,800 from Tuticorin and Rs. 14,720 from Colombo; super deluxe cabin (four rooms) - Rs.14, 260 and Rs. 14, 720 (from Colombo). Cabin (two rooms) - Rs. 7,360 and Rs. 7,590; single berth - Rs. 3,450 and Rs. 3,680; deluxe cabin (four rooms) - Rs. 13,800 and Rs. 14, 260; special needs cabin (with four rooms) - Rs.11,960 and Rs.14,260; for single berth - Rs. 2,990 and Rs.3,128.
Economy class: cabin with rooms Rs.11,960 and Rs.12,420; cabin with two rooms - Rs. 5, 980 and Rs. 6, 210; and for single berth - Rs. 2,990 and Rs. 3,128.
Passengers should check in at the terminal four hours prior to departure. Two bags per person are allowed on the vessel.