M V Akbar is a regular passenger ship which operates between Port Blair
, and Chennai
(1190 km), Kolkata
(1255 km) and Visakhapatnam
(1200 km). It is run by the Shipping Corporation of India Limited. There are two sailings in a month, each from Kolkata and Chennai to Port Blair and vice versa. The ship sails between Port Blair and Visakhapatnam, once in every 3 months. The voyage takes about 3/4 days. The ship has a capacity to carry 1,560 passengers.
M V Akbar offers different classes of accommodation, including deluxe, bunk, first class cabin, AC dormitory and ordinary bunk.