RV Bengal Ganga


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RV Bengal Ganga Review and Specifications

Specifications of RV Bengal Ganga

Year built 2004  /  Age : 13
Length (LOA) 200 m / 656 ft
Beam (width) 11 m / 36 ft
Passengers 28 - 56
Crew 30
Decks 4
Cabins 28
Decks with cabins 2

Review of RV Bengal Ganga

RV Bengal Ganga is an intimate river cruise ship. The 8-day Ganges River cruise itinerary offers departures from Munger and Kolkata (India ). The cruise route has total length of approx 650 km (400 ml), enabling discovery of parts of the country only just opening up to international tourists.RV Bengal Ganga cruise ship, Ganges River, India

Riviera Travel is currently UK's 2nd largest river cruise operator and country's largest overseas escorted tour operator. This ifamily-owned company has control over all aspects of the cruise itineraries via hand-picked team led by professional land tour managers.

This luxury riverboat features excellent use of teak and brass fittings throughout. The three passenger decks on Bengal Ganga have as facilities an air-conditioned dining room (on Main Deck), separate spacious bar and lounge (at the ship's front on Upper Deck) furnished with comfortable rattan armchairs, Ayurvedic Spa. The Sun Deck offers both open-air and shaded areas with hardwood ‘steamer’ chairs. A small gift shop sells handicrafts.

The Bengal Ganga ship has 28 staterooms, all of which fully air conditioned. Main and Upper Deck cabins are sized 13,5 m2 (145 ft2) and feature use of local textiles, panelled teak walls and floors. All staterooms are with twin beds, private bathroom (shower, hairdryer), plenty of storage plus personal safe, and lead out on to outdoor deck areas. Premium Staterooms are more spacious (sized 21 m2 (224 ft2). They are located aft on Upper Deck and feature double beds and sliding glass doors.

There is just one sitting in the restaurant at meal times. The ship offers extensive breakfast buffet, lunch buffet (few served dishes) and a sit-down dinner. Complimentary coffee and tea are available throughout the day in either the dining room or on the Sun Deck. Saloon Bar is open daily and offers a variety of local and imported wines, beers, spirits, liquors, cocktails.

Onboard activities include expert lectures themed on Indian religion, culture, life, chef’s cooking demonstrations, documentary movies in the evenings. Onboard life is informal and unhurried.RV Bengal Ganga cruise ship, Ganges River, India

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RV Bengal Ganga Itineraries 2017

The below listed RV Bengal Ganga cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest River Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Itinerary ports
Kolkata cruise port

13 October 2017 8 nights / 9 days, one-way from Munger to Kolkata
Prices starting
from $4948
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13 Oct      Departing from Munger, India   
15 Oct     Sultanganj, India   
16 Oct     Bateshwar, India   
17 Oct     Ganges River   
18 Oct     Murshidabad, India   
19 Oct - 20 Oct     Matiari, India (Overnight)   
20 Oct     Matiari, India   
20 Oct     Kalna, India   
21 Oct - 22 Oct     Kolkata, Calcutta, India (Overnight)   
22 Oct      Arriving in Kolkata, Calcutta, India   
Kolkata cruise port

18 November 2017 8 nights / 9 days, one-way from Munger to Kolkata
Prices starting
from $4948
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18 Nov      Departing from Munger, India   
20 Nov     Sultanganj, India   
21 Nov     Bateshwar, India   
22 Nov     Ganges River   
23 Nov     Murshidabad, India   
24 Nov - 25 Nov     Matiari, India (Overnight)   
25 Nov     Matiari, India   
25 Nov     Kalna, India   
26 Nov - 27 Nov     Kolkata, Calcutta, India (Overnight)   
27 Nov      Arriving in Kolkata, Calcutta, India