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.
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.
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.
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.
|Day||Embarkation from Kolkata||Disembarkation at Kolkata||Cruise Code|
|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|
|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|
Please do check with us for the definite operation of the above cruises 120 days prior to scheduled departure date.