Alexa Cox’s Bazar-St. Martin fare Tk 15,000!

Dhaka, Saturday   29 February 2020


Cox’s Bazar-St. Martin fare Tk 15,000!

 Travel Correspondent

 Published: 11:31 AM, 28 January 2020   Updated: 03:03 PM, 28 January 2020

MV Karnaphuli Express

MV Karnaphuli Express

Tourists and travelers are eager to wait for the direct ship of Cox’s Bazar to St. Martin ‘MV Karnaphuli Express’ which is expected to be launched from January 30. 

Though the ship is going to launch that day, it will operate regularly from the day after. Hossain Islam Bahadur, managing director of Farhan Express Tourism, confirmed the matter. 

Meanwhile, MV Karnaphuli Express has 510 seats in four categories. Of these, the fare for economy seats has been fixed at Tk 2,000 per person. Besides, the business class fare has been fixed at Tk 2,500. There are 17 VIP cabins in Karnaphuli Express. Of these, economy class cabin fare is Tk 12,000 and luxury cabin’s fare is Tk 15,000.  

It has been initially decided that the Karnaphuli Express will operate from Cox’s Bazar BIWTA Ghat from 7:00 am, said Lutfur Rahman, Marketing Officer of Farhan Express Tourism. “It’s departure time fixed at 3:00 pm for Cox’s Bazar to St. Martin. The ship will take about 4hrs to reach the destination.”

Luxurious cabin of MV Karnaphuli Express

Earlier, a sea trial of the vessel was completed on Cox’s Bazar before heading to St. Martin. The Karnaphuli Express runs successfully from the Karnaphuli River to the estuary of Patenga. 

The ship can travel at speeds of about 12 nautical miles per hour. The length of the vessel is 55 meters and the width is 11 meters. There is two propulsion engines of the famous Cummins brand of America with a capacity of about 600 BHP. The Karnaphuli Express has a conference room, dining space, and a sea view balcony.

Karnaphuli Ship Builders will operate the St. Martin’s ship services from Cox’s Bazar. Farhan Express Tourism is in full cooperation with the management. Earlier, the ship used to operate on Chattogram Sadarghat via Hatia’s Nachira to Sandwip. Which was known as Legendary Shipping MV Alauddin Ahmed. The design was later changed with the help of design firm SST Marine Solutions.