Andaman and Nicobar Islands By Ship

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At present,there are five ships operating between mainland of India [Chennai (Madras), Kolkata (Calcutta) and Vishakapatnam  (Vizag)]and Andaman and Nicobar Islands(Port Blair ,the capital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands).

The names of ship are:

These ships operate between following sectors:
Port Blair-Chennai-Port Blair
Port Blair-Kolkata-Port Blair
Port Blair-Vishakapatnam-Port Blair

M.V.NANCOWRY Arrival and Departure from Chennai to Port Blair

Arrival   DepartureDate and Time Voyage No Via
14.12.2011   18.12.2011, 16:00 965 Campbell Bay at ANCHORAGE

01.01.2012, 16:00


11.01.2012, 16:00


Note: – This is a Tentative Sailing Programme subject to change at Short Notice. The Directorate of Shipping Services will not bear any responsibility what so ever loses (if any) due to any change in the Programme.

Note: Advance reservation of passenger tickets for the above sailing will commence from 29.11.2011(Tue) onwards at STARS Ticketing Counters.

Ship Name M.V.Nancowry 

Accommodation                     Fare per berth (Tourist/Non Islanders)(in Rs.)
Deluxe Cabin                           7,640.00
1st Class Cabin                        6,320.00
2nd Class Cabin                      5,030.00
Bunk                                            1,960.00

Journey Time

Chennai – Port Blair – Journey time about 60 hrs


The following addresses are useful for tourists,from where all information about shipping services cab be obtained.

The Director/Dy.Director/Manager,
Shipping Corporation of India Limited,,
Madras Port Trust,
Rajaji Salai
Chennai-600 101
Phone: 25231401
The Deputy Director of Shipping Service,
Andaman and Nicobar Administration,
6 Rajaji Salai,
Chennai – 600 078
Phone: (044) 25220841, 25226873

Dy. Resident Commissioner,
Andaman and Nicobar Administration,
C.P.W.D Campus, K.K.Nagar,
Chennai – 600 078
Phone: (044) 24844715

Andaman House,
North Main Road Ext.,
Anna Nagar West Ext.,
Padi Village
Chennai – 600 078
Phone: (044) 26259295

Procedure for purchasing ship tickets to Andaman

General Guidelines
The tourists have to o come to Kolkata,Chennai or VIZAG at least wo days in adavnce,if they have talked to concerned offices or reserved their tickets .Otherwise at least five days in advance from ship sailing date to contact above offices or ticket issuing authority. The prescribed application form need to be filled up and two passport size photographs are alos needed for attachment. The tickets are issued on firts come first serve basis. Passenger are required to give details of infants below two years of age while purchasing tickets. No fare will be charged for the infants .

Eatable to be carried during Ship Journey
Item and Qty for One Person

Lemon Fruit 3 Nos.
Avomine Tablets 3 Nos
Lemon/Ginger/Mango Pickle 200 grams
Bread 3 Packets
Jam 250 grams
Mixture 250 grams
Salt Biscuits 3 Packets
Orange or Apple 5 Nos.


Expect mild sea sickness while travelling in December

Posted on November 29, 2011, in Attractions, Entertainment, Transportation and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Noted the important details. Was planning for a trip.

  2. Andaman Tour Packages ia a beautiful place to spend holidays with feel of happy and peaceful in minds for all memorable days.

  3. Loving the info on this website, you have done great job on the blog posts.

  4. Vasudeva Varma

    Loved d info.. It would be more helpful if you post some pics of the Cabins so that it would be more helpfull to cross verify and book tickets accordingly..

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