RV Bengal Ganga

Built: 2004
Crew: 30
Passengers: 56
Rating: Four Stars
Cruises Available: 1

The RV Bengal Ganga built in 2004 to a traditional design based on the river ships of colonial times.

This intimate ship carries the most modern navigational and safety equipment and features just 28 comfortable cabins. Excellent use is made of gleaming teak and brass fittings throughout – it’s the perfect way to explore a relatively unexplored part of India in real style. Our eight-day Ganges river cruise covers 650 kilometres enabling discovery of parts of this enormous country only just opening up to international visitors, where you are still treated as a guest and almost a curiosity rather than a tourist. You’ll experience something which many of us have lost touch with: a much slower and simpler pace of life. This is reflected in the rhythm of your days on board the RV Bengal Ganga with ample time to just relax on the ship as most days include several hours’ sailing. Shipboard activities include the chef’s cooking demonstrations, lectures on contemporary Indian life, religion and culture and some fascinating documentaries in the evenings. Life on board is unhurried and informal, with plenty of time to get to know your fellow travellers over a refreshing drink on deck.

Cabins

Staterooms

Staterooms are 145 sq.feet (13.5 sq metres) and feature plentiful use of local textiles, panelled teak walls and floors. All have twin beds with bathroom, shower and hairdryer, personal safe, plus plenty of storage and lead out on to the deck where you can enjoy the far-reaching views across the river in comfortable rattan chairs.

Premium Staterooms

Premium staterooms are more spacious 224 sq. feet (20.8 sq metres) on the Upper Deck at the aft of the vessel and feature upgraded interior d├ęcor, a double bed and fulllength sliding glass doors. Image currently unavailable.

Staterooms

Staterooms are 145 sq.feet (13.5 sq metres) and feature plentiful use of local textiles, panelled teak walls and floors. All have twin beds with bathroom, shower and hairdryer, personal safe, plus plenty of storage and lead out on to the deck where you can enjoy the far-reaching views across the river in comfortable rattan chairs.

Facilities

  • Luxurious restaurant located on the Lower Deck serving traditional Indian, Western and vegetarian cuisine
  • Complimentary bottles water and tea and coffee making facilities are available throughout the day
  • Spacious bar and lounge area at the front of the ship on the Upper Deck for you to enjoy a relaxing drink as you watch the world go by
  • Air conditioning throughout all areas of the ship
  • Mini-safe in every cabin for peace of mind
  • Early morning yoga every day
  • On board shop selling local hand crafted items
  • Ayurvedic spa area to soothe the body and relax the mind
  • Each cabin features a wardrobe and separate luggage storage area, writing desk and hair dryer. 
  • Bath robes and slippers are provided for every passenger so you can relax in comfort

Deck Plan

The RV Bengal Ganga’s three passenger decks include an airconditioned dining room on the Main Deck plus a separate spacious bar/lounge area at the front of the ship on the Upper Deck with plenty of comfortable rattan armchairs to relax in. The Sun Deck offers both shaded and open-air areas with plenty of hardwood ‘steamer’ chairs from which to sip a cold drink while enjoying the ever-changing views and fascinating riverside life. A small shop sells local handicrafts and there is also an Ayurvedic Spa to soothe any tired limbs at the end of the day!

All fully air conditioned Main Deck and Upper Deck Staterooms are 145 sq.feet (13.5 sq metres) and feature plentiful use of local textiles, panelled teak walls and floors. All have twin beds with bathroom, shower and hairdryer, personal safe, plus plenty of storage and lead out on to the deck where you can enjoy the far-reaching views across the river in comfortable rattan chairs.

Premium Staterooms are more spacious 224 sq. feet (20.8 sq metres) on the Upper Deck at the aft of the vessel and feature upgraded interior décor, a double bed and fulllength sliding glass doors.

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