Cruise - for an "Experiential Journey" - on the Brahmaputra, one of the greatest rivers of Asia,  onboard our prestigious river cruise vessel, M.V. Mahabaahu.

The Brahmaputra in Assam spans from 3 to 40 kilometers across (2-25 miles), flowing under the shadows of the eastern Himalayas with mountains reaching a height of over 7400 meters (24,278 feet). The area along the river is a true natural history paradise. Here you find over 850 different species of birds, fresh water dolphins, and four national parks with abundant elephants, single-horned rhinos, and wild buffalo. 
 
Perhaps most fascinating to the visitor, are the over 40 different tribal cultures found in the region.  

Other attractions are Buddhist monasteries and Hindu Gurukuls, teaching in an education style of over 5,000 years. The architecture of the temples of Assam, built in traditional Indian and Thai style, showcases the artistic talents of the local people. The brilliant greens of the terraced rice paddies and the lush tea plantations will have you marveling at this little-known paradise.


Features

The ship is 55m long and 10m in width. It has a total of five decks including one inside the hull and the top deck as an open sundeck. It is powered by three marine engines and four generators.

Built: 2011 in Kolkata

Dimensions: 55m by 10m

Height: 11.5m

Draught: 1.65m / 1.85m

Berths: 46 pax

SUN DECK OR DONY POLO DECK:

  • 600hrs to 2200hrs open bar facility
  • Yoga sessions in the morning

SECOND DECK OR PARSHURAM DECK OVERLOOKING THE POOL:

  • 10 Superior cabins without balcony
  • Deck with cardio equipment and weight training facilities.

FIRST DECK: 

  • 2 Suites, 9 Superior Cabins with Balcony & 2 Superior Cabins without Balcony
  • Brahmakund Swimming Pool

MAIN DECK:

  • Mungri Mungram - air - conditioned, 50 cover restaurant that doubles up as Talk Room
  • 24/7 Tea and Coffee station
  • Hospitality Desk
  • Boat station in the Fo'c'sle area for off-shore excursions
  • Soma Lounge for Bar and a well furbished library

LOWER DECK OR SPA OJAS DECK:

  • Single Massage Room for regular and Traditional Ayurvedic Massages/Treatments
  • Steam and Sauna
  • Jacuzzi with shower / changing rooms and wash rooms
  • Salon for Hair Spa and Beauty Therapies

ACCOMMODATION:

2 Suites with Balcony:

  • 283.2 sq ft (includes the cabin, bathroom and the balcony)

9 Superior cabins with balcony: 

  • Deck Cabin: 206 sq. ft (includes the cabin, bathroom and the balcony)
  • Deck Cabin: Room 109 & 110: 230 sq. ft (includes the cabin, bathroom and the balcony)

12 Superior cabins without balcony:

  • Deck Cabin: 150 sq.ft. (includes the cabin & bathroom)

DECK PLAN (English)


Superior Room

Superior Room with Balcony

ACCOMMODATION FEATURES & AMENITIES:

  • Cabins with very Assamese decor of silk panels in golden Muga
  • Suites and Superior cabins with panoramic glass windows leading to private balconies
  • Superior Cabins without balcony with huge picture windows
  • Bathrooms /  showers with branded quality furnishings & fittings
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Spa-branded amenities: shampoo/conditioner/body wash/ hand wash/ moisturizer
  • A well stocked mini bar
  • Mineral water
  • Free use of mini DVD player on request and selection of DVDs from the library (subject to availability)
  • Electric mini safe
  • Central AC with individual control
  • Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows (on demand)
  • Premium mattresses
  • Convertible bed configuration
  • Make-up/ Shaving mirror
  • Multi-configuration plugs
  • A generous closet and storage space
  • Hair dryer
  • Daily night turndown service
  • 24-hour laundry service on charge
  • All cabins incorporate satellite TV, personal safe, mini bar, in-house telephone and attached bathrooms.

WINE & DINE:

  • An Executive Chef with Chef de Partie, Cehf de Patisseri and Chef Tandoori.
  • Buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, semi-seated dinner and seated theme dinners
  • Onboard bakery with daily freshly baked breads and rolls
  • Daily lean & light menu options
  • Complimentary Regular Tea/Coffee from the Restaurant
  • Welcome Drink and Assamese Traditional Reception
  • First Sail wine/beer on the Donyi Polo Deck
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner Reception
  • Sun deck bar from sunrise to sunset (0600hrs to 2200hrs)
  • Extensive wine list with premium wines and other hot/cold beverages
  • Series of cultural performances, Informative Talks and Orientations
  • Cooking Demo for some dishes from Indian Cuisine
  • Pool table on the Parshuram Deck
  • 24hrs hospitality bar on the Main Deck

PUBLIC SPACES:

  • Hospitality Desk
  • Largest Public Spaces to Passenger ratio of any river cruise ship in the world
  • Fair trade supporting shop
  • Lecture and meeting room with a flat screen TV and sound system
  • Soma Lounge Library with contemporary and classic literature of the north-east
  • Brahmakund Swimming Pool

COMPLIMENTARY EXCURSIONS:

  • Admissions
  • Shoes cleaning after excursions 
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Cold towel service after excursions
  • Welcome Drink following excursions
  • Maximum 21 guests per guide on all excursions
  • 4 WD- 3 to 4 guests per vehicle
  • Two tenders, 32 seats each that double up as buoyancy boats called as Rudra Singha and Gadadhar Singha which are used  for transferring the guests for on / off shore excursions with boat safaris
  • First Aid trained assistant paramedic cum guide to follow all tours and excursions
  • Trained, qualified, informative and articulate Destination Manager and Naturalist to take you through the unforgettable Brahmaputra expedition

SAFETY & SECURITY:

  • Navigation crew is trained, certified and experienced as per international marine standards
  • Fire alarm system in all cabins, public areas and back area
  • Fire fighting system in all ship areas
  • 24-hour monitoring

MAHABAAHU ONBOARD CREW TO GUEST RATIO -- 35 CREW: 46 GUESTS (1: 1.4)

NAVIGATION CONSULTANT ON SHORE

  • A Merchant Navy Captain

NAVIGATION TEAM:

  • Master Class I
  • Junior Master Class I
  • River Pilot in house
  • River Pilot from IWAI (Inland Waterways Authority of India)
  • LC Driver Class I
  • Senior Oilman Class II
  • Senior Seaman I
  • Senior Seaman II
  • Chief Electrician 
  • Carpenter
  • Maintenance-in-charge & Swimming Pool Handler
  • Assistant Maintenance-in-charge & assistant Pool Handler

CRUISE ADMINISTRATION:

  • Cruise Director
  • Hospitality Executive
  • Banquet Executive
  • Destination Manager & Naturalist
  • Paramedic & Book Keeper

FOOD & BEVERAGE DEPARTMENT:

  • Executive Chef
  • F & B Executive cum Chef de Partie
  • Chef de Bakery
  • Bartender cum waiter
  • Assistant Bartender cum waiter
  • Waiter
  • Senior Cook
  • Assistant Cook
  • Cook- Indian
  • Dish washing Staff
  • Cleaning Staff

HOUSE KEEPING:

  • House Keeping-in-Charge
  • Room Boy 1
  • Room Boy 2
  • Laundry In-charge
  • Tailor

(Bed linen is changed after 3 nights and/or as requested by guests

SPA THERAPISTS:

  • Male Masseur and beauty therapist
  • Female Masseur and beauty therapist
  • Spa Assistant

CURRENCY ONBOARD:

  • Indian Rupees / Debit Cards / Credit Cards -- Visa / Master / American Express


SMOKING:

  • Permitted in OPEN AREAS only

CHILDREN:

  • It is recommended that children above the age of six years be booked as passengers. They would be the sole responsibility of the parents/guardians and they must never be left unattended

NIGHT CRUISING ON BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER:

  • Cruising takes place between 6:00am and 6:00pm. There will be no night cruising as this is not recommended by the Inland Waterways Authority of India. This river changes channels due to strong under current and heavy silting.

STAY IN TOUCH:

  • Internet Connectivity is reduced to 2G as we move away from the city. But every now and then one can get pockets of reception

PASSENGER LIFT:

  • The Lift connects four decks: Lower Deck, Main Deck, Deck 1 and Deck 2. One needs to walk up ten steps to the Top Deck or enjoy the view from the Open Pool Deck or the Open Gym Deck.

ENTERTAINMENT

In the evenings there are local tribal dances or guest lectures. 

Recreational facilities onboard include:

  • A well-stocked library. 
  • Various board games.
  • Swimming pool on the first deck. 
  • Spa and Salon on the lower deck.
  • Sun deck.


IMPORTED ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, LAUNDRY, MASSAGES, SALON AND PHONE CALLS/INTERNET (WHEN AVAILABLE): are extra and subject to additional charges.