Antara Cruises

Secrets of Sunderbans

Kolkata – Namkhana – Sundarbans – 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

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
NAMKHANA – BONY CAMP

Anchored in the Western Sundarbans today will be your first foray into this rich & unique mangrove ecosystem, scaling the Bony Camp Watchtower on an excursion to sight endangered crocodiles, terrapins, and many species of migratory Birds.

Sailing along the Malta river to the Hero Bhangra Islands keep a keen eye for Irrawaddy Dolphins & other marine life, whilst in the afternoon you will cross Mangrove creeks to scale the serene Nethidopani Watchtower & experience the spectacular nature of the surroundings, including the ruins of a 400-year-old Shiva Temple. Enjoy sundowners as you gently traverse dense Mangrove creeks towards the renowned Bali Island, a typical village whose inhabitants are engaged in farming, paddy husking, honey packing, and fishing.

Day - 04
SUDHANYAKHALI – DO BANKI

With a gorgeous sunrise, you’ll scale the Sudhanyakhali Watchtower, the most popular locale to spot the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger; this vast habitat endows invigorating possibilities of crocodiles, wild boars, axis deer, and a wide range of migratory and local birds. Thereafter you take a small country boat through the narrow creeks to climb the Dobanki Watchtower & enjoy a canopy walk 20ft off the ground & approximately 1500ft long to reveal the riveting flora and fauna; you might also get the chance to visit the Deer rehabilitation centre.

Retire to your overnight suite experience aboard undisturbed as we set sail inland towards Kolkata awakening to a fantastic breakfast with a meandering view.

Day - 05
NAMKHANA – BONY CAMP

Early this morning you sail back towards Kolkata enjoying breakfast and lunch on board arriving in the late afternoon.





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.


5 days Kolkata to Kolkata

Day Embarkation from Kolkata Disembarkation at Kolkata Cruise Code
Friday 24-Sep-21 28-Sep-21 GV210924
Friday 08-Oct-21 12-Oct-21 GV211008
Friday 12-Nov-21 16-Nov-21 GV211112
Friday 17-Dec-21 21-Dec-21 GV211214
Thursday 23-Dec-21 27-Dec-21 GV211223
Friday 21-Jan-22 25-Jan-21 GV220121
Friday 04-Feb-22 08-Feb-22 GV220205
Friday 11-Mar-22 15-Mar-22 GV220311
Friday 15-Apr-22 19-Apr-22 GV220415
Friday 09-Sep-22 13-Sep-22 GV220906
Friday 16-Sep-22 20-Sep-22 GV220913
Friday 16-Dec-22 20-Dec-22 GV221216
Friday 23-Dec-22 27-Dec-22 GV221223
Friday 30-Dec-22 03-Jan-23 GV221230
Friday 06-Jan-23 10-Jan-23 GV230106
Friday 17-Feb-23 21-Feb-23 GV230214
Friday 03-Mar-23 07-Mar-23 GV230303
Friday 10-Mar-23 14-Mar-23 GV230310
Friday 31-Mar-23 04-Apr-23 GV230331

Category Quantity Basic  Suite Rate Per Person In INR 
Sep 2021 – Apr 2022 Sep 2022 – Apr 2023
Signature Suite 10 Suites Double INR 1,00,000 Double INR 1,20,000
Single INR 1,50,000 Single INR 1,80,000
Colonial Suite 13 Suites Double INR 1,10,000 Double INR 1,30,000
Single INR 1,65,000 Single INR 1,95,000
Heritage Suite 2 Suites Double INR 1,20,000 Double INR 1,40,000
Single INR 1,80,000 Single INR 2,10,000
Viceroy Suite 2 Suites Double INR 1,40,000 Double INR 1,60,000
Single INR 2,10,000 Single INR 2,40,000
Maharaja Suite 1 Suite Double INR 1,60,000 Double INR 1,80,000
Single INR 2,40,000 Single INR 2,70,000



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