Specifications of MV Mahabaahu
|Year of build||2011 / Age: 12|
|Speed||12 kn / 22 km/h / 14 mph|
|Length (LOA)||55 m / 180 ft|
|Beam (width)||10 m / 33 ft|
|Passengers||23 - 46|
|Decks with cabins||2|
|Owner||Adventure Resorts and Cruises Pvt Ltd (India)|
|Operator||Mahabaahu Cruise India|
MV Mahabaahu Review
Review of MV Mahabaahu
MV Mahabaahu cruise ship was built in Calcutta (Kolkata) India and launched in 2011. This is among the newest, largest and most luxurious river cruise ships in India. The riverboat is sailing along Brahmaputra River since January 2011. The cruise starts from the holy Mansarovar Lake, situated in the shadows of Mount Kailash in Tibet. The Brahmaputra is the world's 3rd greatest river, called variously - Tsangpo (in Tibet), Siang (in Arunachal Pradesh), Padma (in Bangladesh) and Brahmaputra (in Assam India).
Passengers on the Mahabaahu ship are treated to unforgettable journey on the splendid Brahmaputra, surrounded by abundant wildlife under the shadows of Himalayan Mountains. Whether for 3, 5 or 7 nights, upstream or down, the countryside of Northeastern India and tribal cultures captivates for sure. Guests can choose from a range of stateroom configurations to suit their highest requirements, all fitted with the comforts necessary to relax.
Continental and Indian cuisine is available in the ship’s elegant restaurant. Delicious meals are served by friendly staff in the bright and airy dining room, decked out in colonial style with wooden trimmings and quaint planters chairs. The evening meal is usually followed by guest speakers or authentic tribal performances. The warm weather can be enjoyed on the riverboat's sundeck, or in the outdoor pool. Fully-supervised shore excursions, guided by experienced officers, allow travellers to further explore the region. Guests in search of relaxation can enjoy a range of board games, browse the library, or unwind in the health spa with indulgent treatments.
This ship also features two tender boats (each with capacity 32 seats) that double up as lifeboats. They are individually named and located aft on Main Deck 2 ("Rudra Singha") and Pool Deck 3 ("Gadadhar Singha"). Both boats are used for passenger tendering (transportation) on excursions ashore, and also on boat safaris.
For 2 years (2018-2019), MV Mahabaahu was chartered by Pandaw Cruises and operated as a partner cruise ship.
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