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Colorful India & the Ganges River 2023

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  • Cruise Overview
  • day 1
    Kolkata Embarkation – Kalna
     
  • day 2
    Kalna – Matiari
     
  • day 3
    Matiari – Khushbagh
     
  • day 4
    Khushbagh – Baranagar – Murshidabad
     
  • day 5
    Murshidabad - Mayapur
     
  • day 6
    Mayapur – Chandernagore – Kolkata
     
  • day 7
    Sailing to Sundarbans
     
  • day 8
    Namkhana – Bony Camp – Bali Island
     
  • day 9
    Bali – Sudhanyakhali – Do Banki – Namkhana
     
  • day 10
    Namkhana – Kolkata
     
  • day 11
    Kolkata Sightseeing & Disembark
     

THIS IS YOUR ALL VEGAN FLOATING HOTEL

Gain an in-depth perspective of one of the most culturally significant parts of India onboard the exclusively chartered Ganges Voyager.

The 28 well equipped suites are adorned with hand-painted murals, teak floors, Bengal renaissance and campaign antiques, fine silver and china. Each of the five categories of the cabins has large sliding patio doors which offer an extraordinary perspective on slow river life and the beauty of the Ganges.
Dining is based around the East India Restaurant on the main deck where the vegan chef will be happy to make something special and can accommodate any dietary requirements, creating fresh delicious Indian and Indian fusion cuisine. Enjoy an all-vegan buffet breakfast, lunch and seated dinner. The Lounge Bar is the heart of the boat where you can enjoy cocktails, fine Indian and imported wines, tea and coffee and on-board entertainment. The sun deck is partly covered and the boat has a lounge, spa, gym and observation deck.

The onshore experiences are fully guided and come alive with interesting stories about local culture and customs. There is a maximum of 20 guests per expert guide when out and about.

Ganges Voyager implements a number of eco-conscious activities with a view to reducing their overall impact on the environment. There is a plastic-free policy on board - with biodegradable straws, stirrers and rubbish bags. Refillable metal bottles are offered for drinking water. Soaps are provided in paper box wrapping to avoid plastic usage. Shore power connection on jetties reducing generator usage and the ship is fitted with a state of the art engine to reduce pollution.
The boat is fitted with international standard water and wastewater treatment plants that treat the water before returning it to the river. They are also engaged in wildlife and habitat conservation projects in partnership with NGOs.

Date Ports of Call Arrival Departure
06-09-23 Kolkata Embarkation – Kalna - -
07-09-23 Kalna – Matiari - -
08-09-23 Matiari – Khushbagh - -
09-09-23 Khushbagh – Baranagar – Murshidabad - -
10-09-23 Murshidabad - Mayapur - -
11-09-23 Mayapur – Chandernagore – Kolkata - -
12-09-23 Sailing to Sundarbans - -
13-09-23 Namkhana – Bony Camp – Bali Island - -
14-09-23 Bali – Sudhanyakhali – Do Banki – Namkhana - -
15-09-23 Namkhana – Kolkata - -
16-09-23 Kolkata Sightseeing & Disembark - -
Note: The itinerary presented is subject to modification due to water levels, lock closures or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate cruise programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This schedule is su bject to change. Your final itinerary will be provided with the cruise tickets.

Ganges Voyager

THIS IS YOUR ALL VEGAN FLOATING HOTEL

Gain an in-depth perspective of one of the most culturally significant parts of India onboard the exclusively chartered Ganges Voyager.

The 28 well equipped suites are adorned with hand-painted murals, teak floors, Bengal renaissance and campaign antiques, fine silver and china. Each of the five categories of the cabins has large sliding patio doors which offer an extraordinary perspective on slow river life and the beauty of the Ganges.
Dining is based around the East India Restaurant on the main deck where the vegan chef will be happy to make something special and can accommodate any dietary requirements, creating fresh delicious Indian and Indian fusion cuisine. Enjoy an all-vegan buffet breakfast, lunch and seated dinner. The Lounge Bar is the heart of the boat where you can enjoy cocktails, fine Indian and imported wines, tea and coffee and on-board entertainment. The sun deck is partly covered and the boat has a lounge, spa, gym and observation deck.

The onshore experiences are fully guided and come alive with interesting stories about local culture and customs. There is a maximum of 20 guests per expert guide when out and about.

Ganges Voyager implements a number of eco-conscious activities with a view to reducing their overall impact on the environment. There is a plastic-free policy on board - with biodegradable straws, stirrers and rubbish bags. Refillable metal bottles are offered for drinking water. Soaps are provided in paper box wrapping to avoid plastic usage. Shore power connection on jetties reducing generator usage and the ship is fitted with a state of the art engine to reduce pollution.
The boat is fitted with international standard water and wastewater treatment plants that treat the water before returning it to the river. They are also engaged in wildlife and habitat conservation projects in partnership with NGOs.

Signature Suite

The ship's spacious, high-ceilinged suites are a serene sanctuary, with beautiful hand-painted murals and all the comforts of a five-star hotel. All suites have a cozy sitting area and a French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. A bed dressed in soft linens, with a choice of pillows. Your roomy bathroom has a rain shower, comfy robes and slippers, and spa-quality bath products. Other high-end amenities include a generous amount of closet space, under-bed storage, a flat-screen television with a wide selection of on-demand movies, individual climate control, bottled water replenished daily, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, an iPhone docking station with alarm clock, makeup mirrors and universal electrical plugs.

 

Our Signature Suite offers two styles of arrangements – 2 twin-size beds and 1 queen size-bed. It has a comfortable seating area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors to enjoy the breathtaking view outside. Decorated with hand-stencils, local murals and fine wood furniture, the suite is meticulously designed for comfort. 
Room Area : 261 Square Feet ; 24 Square Meters

Includes the following cabin numbers :

Colonial Suite

The ship's spacious, high-ceilinged suites are a serene sanctuary, with beautiful hand-painted murals and all the comforts of a five-star hotel. All suites have a cozy sitting area and a French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. A bed dressed in soft linens, with a choice of pillows. Your roomy bathroom has a rain shower, comfy robes and slippers, and spa-quality bath products. Other high-end amenities include a generous amount of closet space, under-bed storage, a flat-screen television with a wide selection of on-demand movies, individual climate control, bottled water replenished daily, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, an iPhone docking station with alarm clock, makeup mirrors and universal electrical plugs.

The Colonial Rooms are painted in vibrant and inviting colours with picturesque prints that uplift the mood. 
Room Area : 261 Square Feet ; 24 Square Meters

Includes the following cabin numbers : 303, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 315, 316, 317, 318

Heritage Suite

The ship's spacious, high-ceilinged suites are a serene sanctuary, with beautiful hand-painted murals and all the comforts of a five-star hotel. All suites have a cozy sitting area and a French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. A bed dressed in soft linens, with a choice of pillows. Your roomy bathroom has a rain shower, comfy robes and slippers, and spa-quality bath products. Other high-end amenities include a generous amount of closet space, under-bed storage, a flat-screen television with a wide selection of on-demand movies, individual climate control, bottled water replenished daily, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, an iPhone docking station with alarm clock, makeup mirrors and universal electrical plugs.

Offering utmost privacy and comfort with a spacious French balcony to witness the panoramic views, Heritage Suite is a perfect retreat. It is fitted with an exquisite four-poster bed, Persian rugs and floor-to-ceiling glass doors. The hand painted walls add to the charm of these suites.
Room Area : 280 Square Feet ; 26 Square Meters (With Balcony)

Includes the following cabin numbers : 301, 302

Viceroy Suite

The ship's spacious, high-ceilinged suites are a serene sanctuary, with beautiful hand-painted murals and all the comforts of a five-star hotel. All suites have a cozy sitting area and a French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. A bed dressed in soft linens, with a choice of pillows. Your roomy bathroom has a rain shower, comfy robes and slippers, and spa-quality bath products. Other high-end amenities include a generous amount of closet space, under-bed storage, a flat-screen television with a wide selection of on-demand movies, individual climate control, bottled water replenished daily, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, an iPhone docking station with alarm clock, makeup mirrors and universal electrical plugs.

Regal and ornate, the Viceroy Suite is furnished with colonial décor, Persian rugs and hand-stencilled walls. It has more than 360 sq. ft. of living space, a finely crafted day bed and a spacious bathroom fitted with all modern amenities.
Room Area : 360 Square Feet ; 33.4 Square Meters

Includes the following cabin numbers : 313

Maharaja Suite

The ship's spacious, high-ceilinged suites are a serene sanctuary, with beautiful hand-painted murals and all the comforts of a five-star hotel. All suites have a cozy sitting area and a French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. A bed dressed in soft linens, with a choice of pillows. Your roomy bathroom has a rain shower, comfy robes and slippers, and spa-quality bath products. Other high-end amenities include a generous amount of closet space, under-bed storage, a flat-screen television with a wide selection of on-demand movies, individual climate control, bottled water replenished daily, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, an iPhone docking station with alarm clock, makeup mirrors and universal electrical plugs.

The most luxurious and spacious suite aboard, with 400 sq. ft. of space, the Maharaja Suite is a haven of luxury. Embellished with Persian rugs, Burma teak floors and rich tapestry, it also has a flat screen TV, on-demand movie service, and a writing desk. Bathrooms are as luxurious as the room and are fitted with both spacious bathtub and shower panels. Daily butler service and in-room dining are also available on request.
Room Area : 400 Square Feet ; 37 Square Meters

Includes the following cabin numbers :

Do cruise rates include international flights? 

Our cruise fares do not include international flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also gives you the flexibility to choose the connection and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights. Vegan Travel recommends kayak.com.

Do you offer a pre- or post-cruise package? 

Yes! We will offer a pre- and post-cruise program. 

Pre-cruise: https://vtr.onl/IndiaPreCruise23 
Post-cruise: https://vtr.onl/IndiaPostCruise2023 

What are the typical demographics of other passengers onboard?

Travelers come from around the world, though all speak English fluently. They range in age from millenials to seniors. Couples, solo travelers, and honeymooners are all common. No one should feel out of place! A vegan journey of discovery not to be missed!

Where do I fly to? 

You would fly to / from Kolkata Airport: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU).

What is not included?

  • Air transportation to and from Kolkata
  • Any additional food or beverages obtained outside of the package specifications
  • Purchases of drinks, souvenirs, gifts and other personal items on board or ashore
  • Personal services such as spa, laundry and telecommunication charges
  • Baggage, travel cancellation and personal insurance
  • Pre- or post-cruise packages

Do I need a visa?

Obtaining required travel documents including Visas is your sole responsibility. Requirements vary by country you are visiting and by your country of residence, and are subject to change at any time. Please check with the government agencies of the countries you will be visiting for the most recent information.

Are there any vaccinations that are required?

As a ship operator, Vegan Travel is not allowed to give any medical advice so we suggest that you to contact your doctor for advise on whether you should take any precautions or vaccinations in this area as each person will have different medical histories and requirements.

How do I book cruise extensions? 

After you booked the cruise, simply send an email to excursions@vegan-cruises.com with your booking number and number of guests who would like to join the extension. 

We will then get back to you ASAP with a booking confirmation for the extension.