Fun Filled Evening Cruises
Every evening - 6:15pm, 7:30pm and
A pleasant way to spend a thoroughly
enjoyable evening in Goa is to take the ‘EXCITING EVENING ONE HOUR
CRUISE” from the Tourism Jetty, below the Mandovi Bridge, Panaji Goa. A
tastefully decorated cruiser named the “PARADISE”, Goa' only triple deck
cruiser, takes you for a lovely ride down the river Mandovi past Adil
Shah’s Summer Palace towards the Arabian Sea at Reis Magos Fort from
where you get a panoramic view of the Grand Fort Aguada, majestic CABO –
the Governors Palace, the sprawling Miramar Beach and the glorious sun
setting over the vast Indian Ocean for the sunset cruise.
The atmosphere on the river boat is festive. You are welcomed on board
by the friendly compere who from time to time fills you in with details
of well known landmarks on the shore while advising you to let your hair
down, have a drink and get yourselves into a mood for the program ahead
that is “Fun for Everyone” -fun for the young and fun for the young at
live band now takes over starting with the welcome song. This is
followed by the welcome dance – the dekni – the immortal saga of a
girl’s endearments and the romantic boatman’s reluctance, which is so
captivating. This dance is followed by a medley of songs in Hindi and
English which has everybody clapping, singing and the more enthusiastic
even dance on the small dance floor in front of the band. Soon it is
time for the second dance – the harvest dance or kunbi dance which
depicts the process of farming – sowing, growing, the bountiful harvest
and the celebrations of the same. Colorfully dressed farmers in their
traditional kunbi clothes – dance their graceful way into your hearts.
band now takes a breather and lively recorded music is played giving
everybody a chance to refresh themselves, recharge or cuddle up taking
in Goa by night on the river.
The band is soon back with a colorful exciting Portuguese dance – the
corredinho that is performed in colorful costumes and to the beat of the
triple clap that has everybody clapping.
The band now wraps up the show with fast racy party songs that are easy
to sing along with and easy to dance to. All too soon the cruiser heads
towards the historic Mandovi bridge where it gently re-docks. What makes
the trip really enjoyable is not only the programme but the attitude and
the services offered by the Paradise Cruises staff who are always
around, helpful, friendly, courteous and full of bon-vivant.
Lower Deck - Air Conditioned Disco