RV Ganges Voyager

Cruise in comfort and elegance on the pioneering Ganges Voyager, carrying just 56 guests for a warm and relaxed experience. The ship takes you back in time with the grace and style of the colonial era with wood furniture and hand-stenciled murals. From the air-conditioned indoor lounge to the outdoor lounge, you'll find plenty of seating and spots to relax. You'll never feel cramped or crowded. Plus, the indoor lounge features large windows, so no matter where you sit, you'll always have a great view. Retire to your private sanctuary, featuring 260 square feet of living space. A comfortable sitting area, highlighted by floor-to-ceiling windows, is the perfect place to watch the passing scenery or relax after a sightseeing excursion. As night falls, reflect on the day's fascinating local encounters and wake up in your window-facing bed, eager for what lies ahead. There is simply no better way to experience the Ganges.


Accomodation Types

All suites boast a private panoramic balcony.

Maharaja Suite

Suite features:

  • Premium mattresses

  • Fine linens & duvets
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • King size bed
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Large French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Comfortable sitting area with two chairs
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with rain shower head & glass door, hairdryer & premium bath amenities
  • Spacious closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Luggage rack
  • Flatscreen television with selection of on-demand movies
  • Writing desk/vanity with mirror & comfortable chair
  • In-house telephone
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Mini-bar with complimentary local beer, soft drinks & water
  • Individual climate control


Viceroy Suite

Suite features:

  • Premium mattresses

  • Fine linens & duvets
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • King size bed
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Large French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Comfortable sitting area with two chairs
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with rain shower head & glass door, hairdryer & premium bath amenities
  • Spacious closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Luggage rack
  • Flatscreen television with selection of on-demand movies
  • Writing desk/vanity with mirror & comfortable chair
  • In-house telephone
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Mini-bar with complimentary local beer, soft drinks & water
  • Individual climate control


Heritage Suite

Suite features:

  • Premium mattresses

  • Fine linens & duvets
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • King size bed
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Large French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Comfortable sitting area with two chairs
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with rain shower head & glass door, hairdryer & premium bath amenities
  • Spacious closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Luggage rack
  • Flatscreen television with selection of on-demand movies
  • Writing desk/vanity with mirror & comfortable chair
  • In-house telephone
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Mini-bar with complimentary local beer, soft drinks & water
  • Individual climate control


Deluxe Suite

Suite features:

  • Large French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors

  • Premium mattresses
  • Fine linens & duvets
  • Seating area
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with rain shower head & glass door, hairdryer & premium bath amenities
  • Premium bath amenities
  • Flatscreen television with selection of on-demand movies
  • Individual climate control
  • Spacious closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Luggage rack
  • Comfortable sitting area with two chairs
  • Writing desk/vanity with mirror & comfortable chair
  • In-house telephone
  • Mini-bar with complimentary local beer, soft drinks & water



Deck Plans

All suites boast a private panoramic balcony.

Sun Deck

  • Covered Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Wheel House

Upper Deck

  • Maharaja Suite
  • Viceroy Suites
  • Heritage Suites
  • Deluxe Suites Cat. A

Main Deck

  • Restaurant
  • Galley & Pantry
  • Office
  • Deluxe Suites Cat. B


Dining

In the kitchen of the ship’s elegant East India Dining Room, the Executive Chef oversees a team of experts that use fresh local produce to cater for a stunning range of specialty dining experiences. While each meal presents the chance to dine on exotic local cuisine, western-style favourites are always available should you desire a taste of home.

Restaurant

Experience complimentary · Cuisine casual

The Restaurant is located on the Main Deck.


Entertainment

Catch a glimpse of India from the comfort of the ships Governor's Lounge a top the Sun Deck or from the Observation Deck.  

Voyager's Lounge

Located on the Sun Deck, the refined Voyager's Lounge is a great place to relax over a drink and take in the views. 

Observation Deck

Complete with chaise lounges and shaded areas, the outdoor Observation Deck offers sunshine, panoramic views, and a full drinks service. 


Enrichment

On your cruise, exciting daily itineraries and shore excursions are enhanced by an impressive selected of onboard entertainment. Perhaps you might like to attend informative lectures by local guides on culture and history, or on select evenings you are also able to enjoy cultural performances, including a traditional puppet show.


Health & Fitness

Spa & Fitness Centre

The Spa offers an array of treatments, while the ship’s Fitness Centre is fitted out with the latest equipment.


Kids & Teens

Please note: There are no children's facilities on board.


Useful Information

Disabled Facilities

Passengers must report any disability to Avalon before any reservation is made so that Avalon may advise whether they and/or their suppliers for any particular holiday are able to accommodate the passengers. Avalon may rely on the information provided to them by the passengers regarding the details of any disability∘ in order to make a decision as to whether the passengers can be accommodated. Avalon will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of disabled passengers, in accordance with the applicable laws.Not all sightseeing stops/sites accommodate wheelchairs and some locations∘ and sightseeing activities require extensive standing, sitting or walking. Avalon is not responsible for any missed activities due to a participant’s inability∘ to participate within a group.All of the ships have lifts, however they do not service the SkyDeck. Additionally most stateroom doors and bathrooms are not wide enough to allow access by standard wheelchairs, and bathrooms and other doorways may be fitted with coamings.For safety reasons passengers cannot be carried on ramps in ports when the ship is docked. In certain circumstances, they may ask that a disabled person or person with reduced mobility be accompanied∘ by another person capable of providing any assistance required.

Age Restrictions

In our many years of cruising experience, we have found that children under the age of eight typically are too young to fully enjoy a cruise vacation. Because of this and for the safety and enjoyment of all passengers, we do not accept children under eight years of age. In addition, please note that there are no special arrangements or activities for children on our ships.

Dress Code

Here, There & Every-WEAR … What to Wear on an Avalon Cruise?

Aboard Avalon Waterways, our job is to make you feel Home “Suite” Home as you wind and bend your way through the world’s most beautiful landscapes. Here, we trade formality for friendly; white gloves for welcomes and suits and gowns for suites and get-up-and-go! Comfort is the only code we go by for cruise attire.

With Avalon, your days are filled with exciting excursions and soaking up picture-perfect landscapes, so dress for enjoyment and practicality. Because weather can be unpredictable, layers are always recommended when out and about. Consider packing a small backpack or handbag for jackets and sweaters. And, of course, bring your favourite, most comfortable, walking or athletic shoes to keep your feet happy and your heart pumping.

Dinner attire on board is casual with typical guests donning open-neck shirts and slacks, skirts and dresses. Gentlemen who enjoy feeling sporty in sports coats, are welcome to pack them but they are not required. Some guests do prefer to dress up for celebratory evenings onboard including the Captain’s Reception or Farewell Dinner.

On our Mekong, Ganges, Amazon, and Galápagos cruises, we recommend that guests forgo dressier attire completely due to warm, humid climates.

In short, wear exactly what suits you – and the discoveries you make onboard and off – best!

Additional notes to consider:

  • While Avalon isn’t interested in cramping your style with a dress code, some excursions may require one (no knees or shoulders in some holy places; or no shorts during some evening events in ports-of-call, for instance).
  • In addition, for your comfort and that of your fellow cruisers, we do request that shorts not be worn in the Dining Room or Panorama Lounge in the evenings, and if you fancy a dip in the whirlpool, bathing suits are worn only on the Sky Deck.
  • If you’re feeling fit for fun, we also want you to know that an Adventure Host will be your guide, at the ready for fitness activities, on all European cruises. Your host will not only lead daily workouts but can also help you pave your own path to wellness with biking, hiking and other, on-your-own adventures. Dress for your own fitness success!

Dietary Requirements

Where a special dietary request is an important factor in your choice of holiday, you must advise Avalon Waterways when your booking is made. Avalon Waterways will pass your request onto the hotel, airline or other supplier but cannot guarantee that it will be accommodated. 

Smoking Policy

All ships have non-smoking interiors. Smoking is permitted only in a designated outdoor area of each ship.

Wi-Fi

All Avalon ships in Europe have complimentary Wi-Fi available. Internet cafes can be found in many towns in Western Europe, generally with reasonable charges.

Medical Facilities

Due to the proximity to land, onshore medical services can be called rapidly. On Amazon and Galápagos ships, first-aid-trained staff is available.

Laundry

Laundry service is available on board for a modest fee. Check the price list in your stateroom. Clothes cannot be dry cleaned on board. For safety reasons, we ask that passengers do not iron their clothes in the staterooms as this is a safety hazard. Onboard laundry service will press your clothes for a fee. Laundry service is not available in the Galápagos.

Air Conditioning & Heating

All rooms on the ships are air conditioned and heated. All ships have individual controls in the staterooms.

Sustainable Travel

Avalon is committed to minimizing its impact on the environment and to reducing its dependence on non-renewable resources. In this endeavor, we have implemented policies to support this mission and are working carefully to enhance our products with this mission and our values combined. We are committed to complying with all relevant legislation and/or regulations.

Avalon maintains a policy of "Leave Only Footprints and Take Only Photos." Our staff and major service providers strive to ensure that no removal of any natural or cultural artifacts or materials occurs to ensure each environment looks and functions the same before and after our visit. Our cruise directors educate passengers on our "do no harm" code of conduct to ensure passenger compliance.