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India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges

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Gratuities included*

All-inclusive ultra-luxury cruising*

Complimentary drinks*

Expert-led Shore Excursions Included*

Cruise Overview

  • Duration 12 nights
  • Departs 16 Nov 2024
  • Sails from Kolkata, India
  • Ship Ganges Voyager II
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍2004911

Your Itinerary

Busy street in New Delhi

Two night hotel stay in New Delhi Sat 16 Nov 2024

Busy street in New Delhi

Upon arrival at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport be met by your Uniworld representative and transferred to the newly renovated Oberoi New Delhi hotel for your two night hotel stay

India Gate in New Delhi

New Delhi, India Sun 17 Nov 2024

India Gate in New Delhi

India’s sprawling capital city is colorful, confounding and captivating. Your expertly led city tour provides an ideal first foray into this fascinating land. To cap your day taking in the sights of scenic New Delhi, relax this evening over a delicious buffet dinner at the Oberoi. (B, D)

Featured Excursion: India’s capital city with rickshaw ride to Old Delhi

New Delhi - Agra, India Mon 18 Nov 2024

This morning you will check out of your New Delhi hotel and head south via motorcoach to Agra, the site of Shah Jahan’s best-known building project, the exquisite Taj Mahal. You’ll visit the Taj Mahal this afternoon and stay for sunset, as the monument’s changing colors draw comparisons to the shifting mood of the late Emperor’s wife. (B, L)

Featured Excursion: Majesty and grace—the Taj Mahal at sundown

Sunset at the Taj Mahal

Two night hotel stay in Jaipur Tue 19 Nov 2024

Sunset at the Taj Mahal

Is the Taj Mahal best seen at sunset or sunrise? It’s an impossible question to answer, so Uniworld guests have the rare pleasure of experiencing both. Wake up early this morning to see the white marble monument aglow with the rosy tinge of dawn. You’ll spend your next two nights at the beautiful Oberoi Rajvilas. The luxury hotel sits on 32 acres of landscaped gardens and is built around an ancient Shiva temple. (B, L, D)

Featured Excursion: Early morning at the Taj Mahal

Amber Palace in Jaipur

Jaipur, India Wed 20 Nov 2024

Amber Palace in Jaipur

Pink is the color of hospitality in Rajasthan, which gives you an idea of what to expect in the “Pink City” of Jaipur. Enjoy the visit to the local city bazaar. Take the afternoon to explore on your own—shuttles will be available to carry you to and from the hotel to the city’s shopping district. (B)

Featured Excursion: Jaipur—Rajasthan’s princely city and Amber Fort

Jaipur - Fly to Kolkata Thu 21 Nov 2024

Ganges River Cruises

Kolkata, India Thu 21 Nov 2024

Ganges River Cruises

Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark Ganges Voyager II for your 7 night river cruise. (B, L, D)

Kalna, India

Kalna, India Fri 22 Nov 2024

Kalna, India

Kalna, once an important trade port on the river, is best known today for the magnificent Hindu temples built by the maharajas of Bardhaman— which you’ll experience today. After marveling at the astonishing Rajbari temple complex, you may opt to walk with your guide through the colorful local market. (B, L, D)

Featured Excursion: India’s “Temple City”

Matiari, India

Matiari, India Sat 23 Nov 2024

Matiari, India

Your ship serves as a time machine today, transporting you hundreds of years into the past, as we travel to the authentic artisan village of Matiari. (B, L, D)

Featured Excursion: Matiari master craftsmen with an introduction to brass


Murshidabad - Baranagar, India Sun 24 Nov 2024


Today’s adventures take you to a duo of Bengali towns—Murshidabad and Baranagar—each one boasting surprising and beautiful architectural monuments closely linked to the ruling families of the area. (B, L, D)

Featured Excursion: Visit to Murshidabad City, ride by buggy to Katra Mosque and visit to Baranagar village

This evening, following dinner onboard, take in a lively Bollywood-style show, complete with music and dancing.

Small boats on the Ganges

The Ganges Mon 25 Nov 2024

Small boats on the Ganges

One of the world’s most sacred bodies of water, the Ganges River flows through a myriad of small villages and highly populated cities throughout India and Bangladesh. Take in the remarkable scenery as you sail and be on the lookout for a rare sighting of the endangered Ganges river dolphin. (B, L, D)


Mayapur - Chandannagar - Kolkata Tue 26 Nov 2024


Few places of worship exist on such a head-spinning scale as what you will witness today in Mayapur, the center of the international Hare Krishna movement and home to the new Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, still under construction. Most students of history know a thing or two about the British colonial powers in India, but few are aware that the French had colonies here as well. You’ll visit this former French outpost today. (B, L, D)

Featured Excursions: Hare Krishna complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium & India’s French colonial heritage

Ganges River Cruises

Kolkata, India Wed 27 Nov 2024

Ganges River Cruises

The city of Kolkata is synonymous with the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa and the colonial-era British Raj, both of which you will get better acquainted with today. (B, L, D)

Featured Excursion: Kolkata city tour—visit the Flower Market, colonial sites and Kumartulli & Choice of Mother Teresa’s home and tomb or NGO "Calcutta Rescue" visit

This evening, enjoy a Farewell dinner.

Ganges River Cruises

Kolkata, India Thu 28 Nov 2024

Ganges River Cruises

Disembark the ship (B)

What's included *

  • Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites with luxurious amenities from Hermes and L’Occitane en Provence
  • In-suite butler service on all ships in Europe (not available in Russia & Portugal)
  • Stays at luxurious and centrally located five-star hotels where applicable
  • All gratuities on board and ashore including local guides and bus drivers (gratuities included vary in Russia and Asia)
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Unlimited beverages on board including local fine wines, sparkling wines and champagne, handmade cocktails, craft beer and premium spirits (inclusions vary for Russia and Asia)
  • A variety of on board dining experiences with open seating and a casual-elegant dress code
  • Local entertainment & insightful lectures on board
  • Ship-wide Wi-Fi access (excludes Russia & Asia)
  • Fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Services of a dedicated Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager
  • Health & Sanitation Protocols: - All guests must complete a health screening prior to embarkation. - Gloves, face masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer will be readily available for each guest. - All coffee table books, magazines and brochures have been removed from public use. Guests will be able to access these reading materials via a complimentary PressReader app on their mobile devices. For full details, please visit the Uniworld cruise line page. Health & Sanitation Protocol features may vary in Russia & Asia.
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The Ship - Ganges Voyager II

  • Occupancy56
  • Length185 ft (56.39 m)
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Ganges Voyager II offers a luxurious journey along India’s legendary Ganges River. With its exquisite design, impeccable service and immersive cultural experiences, Ganges Voyager II promises an unforgettable voyage through the heart of India.

From exploring ancient temples and bustling markets to encountering vibrant local cultures and wildlife, guests can embark on a journey of discovery and enrichment while indulging in world-class amenities and gourmet cuisine. Ganges Voyager II delivers a unique and unforgettable cruising experience.

What’s onboard: Bar, East India Restaurant, Fitness Centre, Governor’s Lounge, Observation Deck, Reception, Voyager Spa and much, much more.

Ganges Voyager II

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  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating over 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
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Uniworld River Cruises FAQs

What plug sockets are in my cabin?

Europe and Russia sailings: The European standard 220 volts with a 110v outlet in every stateroom and suite. ROL Cruise recommends taking an adapter plug with you.

Egypt and Peru sailings: Voltage is 220V/50HZ on board the ship and in hotels. You will need a three-pin adapter and possibly a voltage converter.

India sailings: Voltage is 220V/50HZ on board the ship and in hotels. On board the ship outlets that accommodate both 110V and 220V appliances are available in the suites. In the hotels you will need a three-pin adapter and possibly a voltage converter.

Vietnam and Cambodia: Voltage is 220V/50HZ on board the ship and in hotels. On board the ship outlets that accommodate both 110V and 220V appliances are available in the suites. In the hotels you will need a three-pin adapter and possibly a voltage converter. In Cambodia you will need a two-round-pin-type adapter plug and a three-flat-pin-type adaptor plug in Vietnam.

Is smoking permitted onboard Uniworld’s fleet?

Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor spaces. Smoking is not permitted in any inside space or in your stateroom/suite including E Cigarettes and Vapes.

What language is spoken on board?

The language spoken on board Uniworld’s fleet is English.

Is there a dress code onboard?

The dress code on board is smart casual.

On shore, comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.

Clothing will be determined by the climate and shore excursions. Please be advised that some shore excursions will visit temples or holy sites – guests will need to cover their shoulders and knees.

When can I book my shore excursions?

Optional excursions are available to book once on board.

Are drinks included on board?

Europe: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise.

Egypt sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee are served during lunch and dinner on board.

India sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise.

Peru sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served on board between 6am and 11pm throughout the cruise.

Vietnam and Cambodia sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise.

Are there accessible cabins?

There are no accessible cabins on board, however all stateroom/suites have showers with handrails.

Are Uniworld river cruises able to cater to dietary needs/intolerances?

Uniworld can cater for most dietary requirements, please inform your ROL Cruise consultant of any dietary needs or allergies in advance so Uniworld can accommodate your needs.

Is Wi-Fi included on my Uniworld cruise?

Wi-Fi is complimentary on most sailings to Europe but cannot be guaranteed. It is not available on select Europe sailings, Egypt, India, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mekong or Peru sailings.

What is the baggage allowance on board?

Due to limited space on board, guests are permitted to bring one suitcase and 1 carry on, excess luggage will be subject to an excess baggage charge. If you are flying, you will need to check with the airline as they will have their own luggage restrictions.

Are gratuities included?

Gratuities are included for on board personnel. You may wish to tip ground staff, this is at your discretion.

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