Tourists coming to Goa come here with a wide variety of expectations. Some come looking for the spectacular natural beauty of the state, with the diverse flora and fauna present here whereas others come here for the pristine beaches which vary from white sands to black rocks or the various historical monuments, in the form of churches, forts and other structures which are indicative of its past. A select few, however, come to enjoy a thrill unlike any other, the casinos of Goa. The only state where gambling is permitted legally, Goa offers a unique experience to tourists in the form of the MS Caravela, an offshore gambling venue which is a cruise ship offering them the very latest options for gambling, as well as a wide variety of cuisines. This ship was named after the very first ship by which the Portuguese came to India in the 16th Century.