Europe on the Ganges

Europe on the Ganges

Kolkata – Chandernagore –Bansberia – Bandel – Serampore – Kolkata


Day - 01

Settle into your beautifully appointed suites aboard the Antara Ganges Voyager in Kolkata (a city formerly known as Calcutta founded by the British Raj in 1773), the gateway to our journey along the world's holiest river, the sacred Ganges. Welcomed on board with a refreshing beverage followed by a safety briefing you embark between 1600 -1900 hrs from the Kolkata jetty. This evening, delight in the Cruise Director’s Gala dinner and welcome reception.

Day - 02
NAMKHANA – BONY CAMP

Late night or early morning depending on tide timings, you set sail along the Hooghly River to reach the fishing port of Namkhana, the gateway of the Sundarbans. You cruise past the Diamond Harbour & Kedgeree towards the Bay of Bengal. Sunderbans are the world’s largest delta mangrove forest and habitat of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. Visit the fishing port of Namkhana (time permitting) or sail forward towards Sunderbans to visit protected areas.

Day - 03
BANSBERIA - BANDEL - SERAMPORE -BALLY BRIDGE

This morning, enjoying breakfast on board you sail to Bandel. Bandel, meaning port in Bengali was founded by Portuguese settlers. Thereafter you visit Bandel Hoogly Imambara, one of the famous Shiya pilgrimage centers in West Bengal. The two-story building and surrounding rooms provide housings for pilgrims as well as classrooms or Madrasa imparting teachings of the Holy Quran. This is followed by a curated lunch on board.

Onward you sail to the erstwhile Danish colony, Serampore. Enjoy a late afternoon walk in the old quarters to see the Danish Tavern, St. Olav's Church, and other Danish heritage monuments. With Serampore being a popular pit-stop for Danish and English traders in 1786 a British innkeeper called James Parr opened the Denmark Tavern & Hotel, popularly called the Danish Tavern, which became a favorite among Europeans. You’ll also visit St. Olav’s Church, locally known as the Danish Church, one of the 100 buildings that were constructed by the Danish Management between 1755 and 1845.

Enjoy dinner on board as you sail towards Bally Bridge & retire to your overnight suite experience on board.

Day - 04
Bally Bridge - Belur Math - Disembark

On the final morning of your voyage, after Breakfast, you’ll visit the Belur Math, a significant institution in Kolkata. Founded by Swami S Vivekananda, a monk & key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world, who is credited with raising interfaith awareness during the late 19th century. The monument is notable for its architecture that fuses Hindu, Christian, and Islamic motifs as a symbol of unity of all religions. You’ll enjoy a fabulous farewell lunch onboard & disembark at the Jetty to your onward destination.

Important Note: last minute sailing adjustments may also occur. The schedule may shift due to the weather or to take advantage of unexpected opportunities. The exact time for each activity will be announced or posted by the on-board tour staff.





4 days Kolkata to Kolkata

Day Embarkation from Kolkata Disembarkation at Kolkata Cruise Code
Tuesday 28-Sep-21 01-Oct-21 GV 210928
Tuesday 12-Oct-21 15-Oct-21 GV 211012
Tuesday 16-Nov-21 19-Nov-21 GV 211116
Tuesday 14-Dec-21 17-Dec-21 GV 211214
Wednesday 27-Dec-21 30-Dec-21 GV 211227
Thursday 30-Dec-21 02-Jan-22 GV 211230
Tuesday 25-Jan-22 28-Jan-22 GV 220125
Tuesday 08-Feb-22 11-Feb-22 GV 220208
Tuesday 15-Mar-22 18-Mar-22 GV 220315
Tuesday 19-Apr-22 22-Sep-22 GV 220419
Tuesday 06-Sep-22 09-Sep-22 GV 220906
Tuesday 13-Sep-22 16-Sep-22 GV 220913
Tuesday 20-Dec-22 23-Dec-22 GV 221229
Tuesday 27-Dec-22 06-Jan-23 GV 230103
Tuesday 03-Jan-23 13-Jan-23 GV 230110
Tuesday 10-Jan-23 17-Feb-23 GV 230214
Tuesday 14-Feb-23 10-Mar-23 GV 230307
Tuesday 07-Mar-23 17-Mar-23 GV 230314
Tuesday 04-Apr-23 07-Apr-23 GV 230404
Tuesday 11-Apr-23 14-Apr-23 GV 230411

Category Quantity Basic  Suite Rate Per Person In INR 
Sep 2021 – Apr 2022 Sep 2022 – Apr 2023
Signature Suite 10 Suites Double INR 75,000 Double INR 90,000
Single INR 1,12,500 Single INR 1,35,000
Colonial Suite 13 Suites Double INR 82,500 Double INR 97,500
Single INR 1,23,750 Single INR 1,46,250
Heritage Suite 2 Suites Double INR 90,000 Double INR 1,05,000
Single INR 1,35,000 Single INR 1,57,500
Viceroy Suite 2 Suites Double INR 1,05,000 Double INR 1,20,000
Single INR 1,57,500 Single INR 1,80,000
Maharaja Suite 1 Suite Double INR 1,20,000 Double INR 1,35,000
Single INR 1,80,000 Single INR 2,02,500



Mandatory Charges:

Waterways/Jetty Passenger Service Fee: INR 8875 per person
Tax 5% GST is payable extra on nett total * Fees/Taxes are current and subject to revision

Important Note:

Please do check with us for the definite operation of the above cruises 120 days prior to scheduled departure date.


AMENITIES / INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS


ACCOMMODATIONS:
  • 1 Maharaja Suite with panoramic French Balcony (400 sq. feet/37 sq. meters).
  • 2 Viceroy Suites with panoramic French Balcony (360 sq. feet/33.4 sq. meters).
  • 2 Heritage Suites with Juliet-style Balcony (280 sq. feet/26 sq. meters).
  • 13 Colonial Suites with French Balcony (261 sq. feet/24 sq. meters).
  • 10 Signature Suites with French Balcony (261 sq. feet/24 sq. meters).
  • Maharaja, Viceroy and Heritage Suites feature a fixed King Bed.
  • Colonial and Signature Suites offer two twin-size beds that can be converted to one Queen-size bed.
  • Luxury Honeycomb Spa Robes with Slippers
  • All-Natural Spa-quality Bath Amenities
  • In-room Electronic Safe & Individual Climate Control
  • High Quality Linens with Duvet and Premium Mattresses
  • Bottled Water Replenished Daily
  • Welcome Flower Arrangement & Fresh Fruit Upon Arrival
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet in All Public Areas
  • Make-up Mirror & Hair Dryer
  • Alarm Clock & Multi-Configuration Plugs
  • Generous Closet Space and Under-Bed Storage
  • Flat Screen LCD Television with Movie System
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in premium suites Heritage, Viceroy and Maharaja.

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES FOR MAHARAJA & VICEROY SUITE GUESTS:


Butler Service to Include:
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • Assistance with Pillow Menu Selection
  • Presentation of Spa-quality Bath Amenities
  • Entertainment System Assistance
  • Ensures Accommodations are Immaculate
  • Polish and Condition Shoes Upon Request
  • Refreshes Ice Bucket
  • Prepare and Pack Luggage Upon Request


COMPLIMENTARY EXCURSION AMENITIES:
  • Transfers to/from Jetty for embarkation/disembarkation.
  • Shore Excursion Program Series including All Admissions
  • Shoe Cleaning after Excursions
  • Welcome Drink and Cold Towel Service following Excursions
  • Individual VOX Listening Devices Throughout Cruise Shore Excursion Program
  • Maximum 20-24 Guests Per Guide on All Excursions
  • Private Motor Coach on All Excursions where applicable.


INCLUDED DINING & ENTERTAINMENT:
  • Expertly Trained Culinary Team providing Buffet Breakfast, Buffet Lunch & Seated Multiple Course Dinner.
  • Special meal requests like vegan, gluten/lactose free etc. can be arranged with advance information.
  • Complimentary Indian brand Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee, Fruit Juices & Soft Drinks
  • Series of Cultural Performances, Educational Talks, Cooking Classes, Movie Shows and Ship Tour.
  • Welcome & Farewell Receptions
  • Spacious Air-conditioned Lounge.
  • Indoor Board Games and Books to read in the Lounge
  • Gym facilities


OTHER FACILITIES (on chargeable basis):
  • Specialty Coffees
  • Full service Bar with Indian and imported liquor (wine, beer, spirits)
  • Spa Facilities
  • Boutique
  • Laundry



NOT INCLUDED:
  • Taxes GST, subject to revision.
  • Waterways/Jetty Passenger Service Fees
  • Airfare to/from Destination
  • Specialty Coffees, Wines, Beer & Spirits
  • Shipboard Gratuities
  • All Incidentals