RV Varuna

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G Adventures (River Cruises)

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RV Varuna Review and Specifications

Specifications of RV Varuna

Builder Kolkata (India)
Year built 2006
Owner G Adventures
Length (LOA) 40 m / 131 ft
Passengers 12 - 24
Crew 24
Decks 3
Cabins 12
Decks with cabins 1

Review of RV Varuna

RV Varuna cruise ship was launched in 2006. The riverboat was specifically designed to operate cruises on Ganges River in India. The ship is owned by the travel company G Adventures and operated via the local river cruise tour operator ABN (Assam Bengal Navigation). Varuna offers 7- to 13-night (8- to 14-day) itineraries leaving round-trip from Kolkata, India.RV Varuna cruise ship, Ganges River, India

The Toronto (Canada)-based G Adventures was formerly branded "Gap Adventures". This is one of the world's biggest "small group adventure" cruise companies and offers environmentally and culturally sensitive travel vacations.

"Varuna" is the name of the Hindu god of water and celestial ocean, as well as god of the underwater world's law. The ship accommodates up to 24 passengers in all 12 staterooms, all of which are located on the upper deck. Of those, 10 cabins are with twin beds and 2 with double beds. Each cabins features a large window, plenty of under-bed storage and generous closet space, in-room controlled air conditioning  en-suite private bathroom, hairdryer, safe.

Onboard facilities include a cozy dining room, a bar (with French door-windows opening onto a front balcony deck), a spacious lounge (with small library and pre-recorded entertainment), spacious covered sun deck with loungers. Also available for passengers onboard are laundry service, turndown service, cold towel service, shoe cleaning (after shore excursions). Free Wi-Fi is available between 6 am and midnight, when the boat's power generators are shut off. However, the Wi-Fi signal is not always available or even strong enough to connect.

RV Varuna Itineraries 2017

The below listed RV Varuna 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.

Departure
Itinerary ports
06 January 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Farakka Barrage to Kolkata
Prices starting
from $2538
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07 Jan        Departing from Farakka Barrage, India
08 Jan        Farakka Barrage, India
08 Jan - 09 Jan        Jangipur, India (Overnight)
09 Jan        Jangipur, India
09 Jan - 10 Jan        Murshidabad, India (Overnight)
10 Jan        Murshidabad, India
10 Jan - 11 Jan        Matiari, India (Overnight)
11 Jan        Matiari, India
11 Jan - 12 Jan        Mayapur, India (Overnight)
12 Jan        Mayapur, India
13 Jan        Chandannagar, India
14 Jan        Arriving in Kolkata, Calcutta, India
27 January 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Patna to Barrackpore
Prices starting
from $3922
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28 Jan        Departing from Patna, India
29 Jan        Patna, India
30 Jan        Nalanda, India
31 Jan        Sultanganj, India
01 Feb        Bhagalpur, India
02 Feb - 03 Feb        Farakka Barrage, India (Overnight)
03 Feb        Farakka Barrage, India
04 Feb        Jangipur, India
05 Feb        Murshidabad, India
06 Feb        Matiari, India
07 Feb        Mayapur, India
08 Feb        Kalna, India
09 Feb - 10 Feb        Barrackpore, India (Overnight)
10 Feb        Arriving in Barrackpore, India
03 February 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Farakka Barrage to Kolkata
Prices starting
from $2538
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04 Feb        Departing from Farakka Barrage, India
05 Feb        Farakka Barrage, India
05 Feb - 06 Feb        Jangipur, India (Overnight)
06 Feb        Jangipur, India
06 Feb - 07 Feb        Murshidabad, India (Overnight)
07 Feb        Murshidabad, India
07 Feb - 08 Feb        Matiari, India (Overnight)
08 Feb        Matiari, India
08 Feb - 09 Feb        Mayapur, India (Overnight)
09 Feb        Mayapur, India
10 Feb        Chandannagar, India
11 Feb        Arriving in Kolkata, Calcutta, India
03 March 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Farakka Barrage to Kolkata
Prices starting
from $2538
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04 Mar        Departing from Farakka Barrage, India
05 Mar        Farakka Barrage, India
05 Mar - 06 Mar        Jangipur, India (Overnight)
06 Mar        Jangipur, India
06 Mar - 07 Mar        Murshidabad, India (Overnight)
07 Mar        Murshidabad, India
07 Mar - 08 Mar        Matiari, India (Overnight)
08 Mar        Matiari, India
08 Mar - 09 Mar        Mayapur, India (Overnight)
09 Mar        Mayapur, India
10 Mar        Chandannagar, India
11 Mar        Arriving in Kolkata, Calcutta, India
01 April 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Farakka Barrage to Kolkata
Prices starting
from $2538
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02 Apr        Departing from Farakka Barrage, India
03 Apr        Farakka Barrage, India
03 Apr - 04 Apr        Jangipur, India (Overnight)
04 Apr        Jangipur, India
04 Apr - 05 Apr        Murshidabad, India (Overnight)
05 Apr        Murshidabad, India
05 Apr - 06 Apr        Matiari, India (Overnight)
06 Apr        Matiari, India
06 Apr - 07 Apr        Mayapur, India (Overnight)
07 Apr        Mayapur, India
08 Apr        Chandannagar, India
09 Apr        Arriving in Kolkata, Calcutta, India
15 April 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Farakka Barrage to Kolkata
Prices starting
from $2192
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16 Apr        Departing from Farakka Barrage, India
17 Apr        Farakka Barrage, India
17 Apr - 18 Apr        Jangipur, India (Overnight)
18 Apr        Jangipur, India
18 Apr - 19 Apr        Murshidabad, India (Overnight)
19 Apr        Murshidabad, India
19 Apr - 20 Apr        Matiari, India (Overnight)
20 Apr        Matiari, India
20 Apr - 21 Apr        Mayapur, India (Overnight)
21 Apr        Mayapur, India
22 Apr        Chandannagar, India
23 Apr        Arriving in Kolkata, Calcutta, India
29 April 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Farakka Barrage to Kolkata
Prices starting
from $2192
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30 Apr        Departing from Farakka Barrage, India
01 May        Farakka Barrage, India
01 May - 02 May        Jangipur, India (Overnight)
02 May        Jangipur, India
02 May - 03 May        Murshidabad, India (Overnight)
03 May        Murshidabad, India
03 May - 04 May        Matiari, India (Overnight)
04 May        Matiari, India
04 May - 05 May        Mayapur, India (Overnight)
05 May        Mayapur, India
06 May        Chandannagar, India
07 May        Arriving in Kolkata, Calcutta, India