19 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Took a private tour with lunch at the Turf Club. Amazing city.
Took a private tour with lunch at the Turf Club. Amazing city. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Better than we thought. We had a female taxi driver who is part of a company that has 10 taxis and drivers, all female. We paid circa $110 for 4 of us on a city tour that lasted most of the day. We took the driver with us to lunch at a ... Read More
Better than we thought. We had a female taxi driver who is part of a company that has 10 taxis and drivers, all female. We paid circa $110 for 4 of us on a city tour that lasted most of the day. We took the driver with us to lunch at a fabulous restaurant. Amazing food. Read Less
15 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2016
A lot of people complained that Mumbai was dirty. It might have been once upon a time, but the new prime minister, as well as causing chaos with the currency, has ordered people to start cleaning up the streets. As a result it was much ... Read More
A lot of people complained that Mumbai was dirty. It might have been once upon a time, but the new prime minister, as well as causing chaos with the currency, has ordered people to start cleaning up the streets. As a result it was much better than we expected. We only experienced one really bad smell event, driving past the main slum area on the way back to the port. Other than that, I have had worse when we were on a small Greek island or some Spanish villages, to be fair. Our first day, we had pre-arranged a private tour. The guide and driver were waiting at the main gate and we had to take the shuttle there as arranged by NCL. Thank goodness those buses weren't used on any excursions, they were a little dated is probably the kindest thing you could say! However, we got to the gates without incident. The tour was adequate. We enjoyed the commentary but the young man could have shown a little more interest. We discovered that he had been at a family party the night before and hadn't got in until around 3am so it went a long way to explain his lack of enthusiasm. He arranged for us to get some currency from a Western Union place and so that assisted with the remaining time in India. Mumbai is a bustling city, best seen for yourself.It is hard to describe adequately the scenes of traffic chaos, except to say that if you have been to Vietnam, then Mumbai will seem quite sane to you! We visited all the main sites, including the Gateway to India, the huge cricket ground area, the Queens Necklace, Crawford Market (not worth it as it is obviously all owned by one person and all the stalls, bar a very few, sell the same goods - Im sure once upon a time it was much more exciting). We went to the Colaba district and had coffee in Mondegar and lunch in Leopolds. I bought some indian cotton trousers for very small amounts of cash and also bought a book recommended by the guide from a second hand book stall near the railway station. (Shantaram if you are wondering). I will return one day and spend more time just wandering around taking in the sights and sounds (and hopefully not the smells). Don't book with the cruise company, there is no need and they don't offer nearly as much. The place is very safe to wander yourself, just keep to the main pathways if you aren't sure. The taxi drivers don't speak much English so it might be worth keeping a map with the port gates marked on it just in case. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2015
This tour company is run out of Dharavi and its profits go there. There guides are either current Dharavi residents. It was a privilege to be guided by them.
This tour company is run out of Dharavi and its profits go there. There guides are either current Dharavi residents. It was a privilege to be guided by them. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2015
We had a private tour in Mumbai to see the top 20 with the wonderful Pranav. We felt safe had a wonderful day saw so much. Mumbai is a city of many contrasts but it is chaotic and completely exhilarating. We ate out and the food was ... Read More
We had a private tour in Mumbai to see the top 20 with the wonderful Pranav. We felt safe had a wonderful day saw so much. Mumbai is a city of many contrasts but it is chaotic and completely exhilarating. We ate out and the food was amazing. No one suffered any after effects! Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2015
I went by myself to Badami 3 days/2 nights and I went back to the ship in Mormugão/Goa. It was the best remembering of the cruise.
I went by myself to Badami 3 days/2 nights and I went back to the ship in Mormugão/Goa. It was the best remembering of the cruise. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2012
This is a hectic city. There are lots of taxis. We had been here before. We took an excellent tout to the Kanheri Caves and the Bandra neighborhood through Mumbai Magic.
This is a hectic city. There are lots of taxis. We had been here before. We took an excellent tout to the Kanheri Caves and the Bandra neighborhood through Mumbai Magic. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2012
The port is located 10 minutes from the Gateway of India & Taj Mahal hotel making it an easy destination to explore the major pints of interest - we had visited mumbai before so arrived the night before boarding the ship and did not ... Read More
The port is located 10 minutes from the Gateway of India & Taj Mahal hotel making it an easy destination to explore the major pints of interest - we had visited mumbai before so arrived the night before boarding the ship and did not take a tour. Boarding was very smooth - a shuttle bus took us from the port gates to the main processing hall and all boarding procedures wee competed within 15 minutes of arrival. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2011
Amazing experience; docked overnight so took tour first day which would recommend; saw loads in 5 hours, We are not fans of organised tours but this was great & help appreciated; then felt confident enough to get off alone second day ... Read More
Amazing experience; docked overnight so took tour first day which would recommend; saw loads in 5 hours, We are not fans of organised tours but this was great & help appreciated; then felt confident enough to get off alone second day get taxi to "Gateway to India" & take boat trip to Elephanta Island (cheap)& then shop. Lots of people begging & hassling to buy stuff but really no worse than we have encountered in other places. Read Less

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