On November 9, 2023, the Chennai Port Authority (CPA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Littoral Cruises Limited to enhance cooperation and encourage cruise shipping in India. The cruise will start its service in February 2024. It will likely to start the operations of two big vessels, with a maximum capacity of 800 and 1,200 passenger each, and two luxury boats (maximum capacity of 22 and 30 passengers each), which will run service respectively on the following cruise circuits; namely Chennai–Trincomalee–Colombo–Maldives, and Chennai–Visakhapatnam–Singapore. The Chennai Port is one of the most favoured cruise destinations on the east coast of India. The port registered a patronage of over 90,000 tourists in FY 2023.