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A celebratory beating of drums welcomed Viking Mars at Mumbai Port in Nov 2022. The Norwegian vessel was the first to restart India’s cruise line tourism season (Nov-May), paused by the pandemic since March 2020. In the New Year, the French vessel Le Champlain was the first to arrive in Indian ports, Mumbai, Goa and Kochi, on its way to Galle and Trincomalee in Sri Lanka. Amera arrived with the Bahamas flag at Thoothukudi, in Tamil Nadu, on Jan 11, after six years.