RV Varuna

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Cruise line
G Adventures (River Cruises)

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RV Varuna Review and Specifications

Specifications of RV Varuna

Year built 2006  /  Age : 11
Builder Kolkata (India)
Class river ship
Owner G Adventures
Length (LOA) 40 m / 131 ft
Gross Tonnage 631 gt
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 (cabin size 17 m2 / 185 ft2) and 2 with double beds (cabin size 21 m2 / 225 ft2). Each stateroom features a large window (opening, fitted with a screen), plenty of under-bed storage and generous closet space, in-room controlled air conditioning  in-cabin windows (with mosquito screens), en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, slippers, 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.

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RV Varuna Itineraries 2018

The below listed RV Varuna cruise prices on 2018 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
Farakka Barrage cruise port

31 March 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Farakka Barrage to Kolkata
Prices starting
from $2768
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31 Mar      Departing from Farakka Barrage, India   
02 Apr     Farakka Barrage, India   
02 Apr - 03 Apr     Jangipur, India (Overnight)   
03 Apr     Jangipur, India   
03 Apr - 04 Apr     Murshidabad, India (Overnight)   
04 Apr     Murshidabad, India   
04 Apr - 05 Apr     Matiari, India (Overnight)   
05 Apr     Matiari, India   
05 Apr - 06 Apr     Mayapur, India (Overnight)   
06 Apr     Mayapur, India   
06 Apr - 07 Apr     Chinsurah, Hooghly, India (Overnight)   
07 Apr     Chinsurah, Hooghly, India   
07 Apr     Chandannagar, India   
07 Apr - 08 Apr     Barrackpore, India (Overnight)   
08 Apr     Barrackpore, India   
08 Apr     Kolkata, Calcutta, India   
08 Apr      Arriving in Kolkata, Calcutta, India   

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Farakka Barrage cruise port

28 April 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Farakka Barrage to Kolkata
Prices starting
from $2538
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28 Apr      Departing from Farakka Barrage, India   
30 Apr     Farakka Barrage, India   
30 Apr - 01 May     Jangipur, India (Overnight)   
01 May     Jangipur, India   
01 May - 02 May     Murshidabad, India (Overnight)   
02 May     Murshidabad, India   
02 May - 03 May     Matiari, India (Overnight)   
03 May     Matiari, India   
03 May - 04 May     Mayapur, India (Overnight)   
04 May     Mayapur, India   
04 May - 05 May     Chinsurah, Hooghly, India (Overnight)   
05 May     Chinsurah, Hooghly, India   
05 May     Chandannagar, India   
05 May - 06 May     Barrackpore, India (Overnight)   
06 May     Barrackpore, India   
06 May     Kolkata, Calcutta, India   
06 May      Arriving in Kolkata, Calcutta, India   

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Farakka Barrage cruise port

14 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Farakka Barrage to Kolkata
Prices starting
from $2192
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14 Jul      Departing from Farakka Barrage, India   
16 Jul     Farakka Barrage, India   
16 Jul - 17 Jul     Jangipur, India (Overnight)   
17 Jul     Jangipur, India   
17 Jul - 18 Jul     Murshidabad, India (Overnight)   
18 Jul     Murshidabad, India   
18 Jul - 19 Jul     Matiari, India (Overnight)   
19 Jul     Matiari, India   
19 Jul - 20 Jul     Mayapur, India (Overnight)   
20 Jul     Mayapur, India   
20 Jul - 21 Jul     Chinsurah, Hooghly, India (Overnight)   
21 Jul     Chinsurah, Hooghly, India   
21 Jul     Chandannagar, India   
21 Jul - 22 Jul     Barrackpore, India (Overnight)   
22 Jul     Barrackpore, India   
22 Jul     Kolkata, Calcutta, India   
22 Jul      Arriving in Kolkata, Calcutta, India   

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Farakka Barrage cruise port

11 August 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Farakka Barrage to Kolkata
Prices starting
from $2192
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11 Aug      Departing from Farakka Barrage, India   
13 Aug     Farakka Barrage, India   
13 Aug - 14 Aug     Jangipur, India (Overnight)   
14 Aug     Jangipur, India   
14 Aug - 15 Aug     Murshidabad, India (Overnight)   
15 Aug     Murshidabad, India   
15 Aug - 16 Aug     Matiari, India (Overnight)   
16 Aug     Matiari, India   
16 Aug - 17 Aug     Mayapur, India (Overnight)   
17 Aug     Mayapur, India   
17 Aug - 18 Aug     Chinsurah, Hooghly, India (Overnight)   
18 Aug     Chinsurah, Hooghly, India   
18 Aug     Chandannagar, India   
18 Aug - 19 Aug     Barrackpore, India (Overnight)   
19 Aug     Barrackpore, India   
19 Aug     Kolkata, Calcutta, India   
19 Aug      Arriving in Kolkata, Calcutta, India   

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