Riverboat buffs can look forward to cruising the world’s most exciting tributaries on a spiffy new ship with the launch this January of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s new 56-passenger, all suite Ganges Voyage II. The ship will begin service with a 13-day “ India’s Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges,” cruise where passengers are onboard the ship for seven night cruise and spend five nights in luxurious Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Highlights include Delhi’s Humayun’s Tomb, the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort, Jaipur’s City Palace, Mother Theresa’s home and tomb in Kolkata, Verdic temple in Mayapur, and Kalna’s Rajbari Temples. “We are extremely proud of our new all-suite ship and excited about the debut of our India product,” said Guy Young, president of Uniworld. “Our commitment to expanding our product offerings ensures we can provide our guests with a diverse global portfolio highlighting the most spectacular aspects of each destination, including both world-class treasures and local hidden gems.”
The Ganges Voyage II looks luscious with spacious, high-ceilings adorned with beautiful hand-painted murals, cozy sitting areas and French balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Plush beds are covered with soft linens with customizable pillow options. Beautiful marble bathrooms boast rain showers, robes, slippers, and spa-quality Molten Brown bath products. Other high-end amenities include flat-screen televisions with a wide selection of on-demand movies, individual climate control, and a generous amount of closet space and under-bed storage
High roller heaven
For the ‘high roller’ the company keeps a spectacular one-of-a-kind Maharaja Suite that spans 400-square-feet of unadulterated opulence. There are also features two Viceroy Suites (360 sq. ft.), two Heritage Suites (280 sq. ft.), and 20 Standard Suites (261 sq. ft.) Guests staying in the Maharaja Suite score additional amenities such as in-suite dining and scented baths in a deep-soaker tub. Viceroy Suite guests are treated to daily butler service, laundry service, and one complimentary spa treatment per person. Public areas include the observation deck, providing 360-degree views; the Governor’s Lounge, which frequently features onboard entertainment and cultural events; a spa and fitness center; and the East India Restaurant, offering an extensive menu of both Indian-inspired cuisine and Western favorites.