This intimate ship carries the most modern navigational and safety equipment and features just 28 comfortable cabins. Excellent use is made of gleaming teak and brass fittings throughout – it’s the perfect way to explore a relatively unexplored part of India in real style. The eight-day Ganges river cruise covers 650 kilometres enabling discovery of parts of this enormous country only just opening up to international visitors, where you are still treated as a guest and almost a curiosity rather than a tourist.
For guidance on the amount, Riviera Travel suggest between €5 and €10 per person per day. At your discretion they also recommend tipping your local guides and drivers at the end of each tour, for which you can use the following guidelines:
Local guides €2 per person, per day
Drivers €1 per person, per day
Should you also wish to give a gratuity to your Riviera Cruise Director and Tour Manager, this is also at your discretion.
- smoking (some)
You’ll experience something which many of us have lost touch with: a much slower and simpler pace of life. This is reflected in the rhythm of your days on board the RV Bengal Ganga with ample time to just relax on the ship as most days include several hours’ sailing.
Early morning yoga classes run every day, and there is an Ayurvedic Spa to soothe any tired limbs at the end of the day!
kid & teen
Please note: RV Bengal Ganga does not provide facilities to accommodate Kids/Teens.
Shipboard activities include the chef’s cooking demonstrations, lectures on contemporary Indian life, religion and culture and some fascinating documentaries in the evenings.