World’s longest river cruise begins in three days.
I am a big fan of river cruise. It has several advantages over ocean cruise tour.
Ganga Vilas Longest River Cruise
World’s longest river cruise starts its voyage in another three days.
On 13th January, 2023, the Indian Prime Minister is flagging off the vessel named “Ganga Vilas”.
It leaves the shores of the mighty River Ganga from Varanasi, the holiest city in India.
The longest cruise lasts a lengthy 51 days before the cruise liner reaches Dibrugarh in Assam. It will be interesting to know that the ship passes through Bangladesh, the immediate eastern neighbouring country of India.
51 days cruise is really long for a river cruise. Nowhere in the world, a river cruise lasts that long. In 51 days, the luxury ship covers a distance of 3200 km!
This, nearly two month voyage takes you to a mind-boggling 50 tourist spots that include, pilgrimage locations, tropical forests, World Heritage Sights of UNESCO, Nationl Parks (Sundarbans), Wildlife sanctuaries (Kaziranga), and big cities that include Kolkata, Patna, Dhakka, and Guwahati.
You can see it is a mixture of cultural, heritage, and adventure tour of 5 Indian states and Bangladesh.
The ship is quite big measuring 203 feet in length and 40 feet in width.
Surprisingly, the ship has a small capacity of carrying passengers. I read, only 36 tourists are taken onboard. They are placed in 18 suites that are spread across 3 decks.
The cruise liner will terminate its journey on 1st March in Dibrugarh.
The cruise is organized and operated by Antara Luxury River Cruises.
The 51 day river cruise package costs a hefty Rs.13,00,000.
I saw the ships interiors and its 40 seat-restaurant. What I saw was very impressive. It is luxury, style, and comfort written clearly all over the ship.
I think you can expect 5-star standard of boarding, and lodging. Two types of accommodations are offered.
The amenities onboard include:
- Yoga training (free)
- Onshore excursions
Ganges Voyager for more details and to get a quote.(?)
So, I guess the tickets are already sold out and there is information about the ship’s return voyage from Dibrugarh to Varanasi via Bangladesh.