In order to promote cruise tourism in India, a special event ‘The dawn of cruise tourism in India’ has inaugurated in Mumbai, Maharashtra on August 8, 2017. This initiative has a potential revenue gains to all stakeholders of close to Rs. 35000 crore. The promotion of cruise tourism is expected to create over 2, 50,000 jobs. With this new initiative, number of cruise ships visiting India could go up from 158 per year to 955 per year.