The pioneering Ganges Voyager carries just 56 guests and offers 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.
Avalon welcomes passengers with disabilities or special needs provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance. Any disability or medical condition requiring special attention must be reported to Avalon at the time of booking. It is the customer’s responsibility to advise us of your circumstances to ensure the selected tour is suited to your individual needs. Avalon is not responsible for any loss of enjoyment, loss of touring or loss of monies should the customer be unable to participate in the tour or in any or all of the activities. Any costs incurred as a consequence of the customer’s need to return home as a result of non-disclosure are the customer’s sole responsibility. A Health, Mobility and Fitness Checklist can be requested at the time of booking and will then be sent to you with your invoice. Download the Health, Mobility and Fitness Checklist here.
Avalon will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of disabled passengers, but is not responsible for any denial of services by carriers, hotels, trains, restaurants or other independent suppliers, or for any additional associated expenses. Coaches and minibuses are not equipped with wheelchair ramps. Not all river cruise ships and decks have elevators. Cabin doors and restrooms on river cruise ships are not wide enough to allow access by standard wheelchairs. Wheelchairs and walkers cannot be carried on coaches, due to space limitations. For safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on ramps in ports where the river cruise ship is at anchor. Avalon is unable to provide individual assistance to any passenger for walking, dining, boarding or alighting coaches or other transportation vehicles or other personal needs.
The dress code is generally relaxed but if you wish, you can dress up for the Welcome and Captain’s gala dinners.
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.
Children under twelve years of age are not recommended on tours and cruises. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and share their accommodation with an adult.
The right kind of Footprints
With the philoshophy “take memories; leave only footprints”, we strive to protect and preserve each extraordinary destination for its people, wildlife, and future travelers by finding meaningful ways to reduce our environmental footprint.
New! The Ocean Cleanup
Nature's beauty is a gift to travelers and it is our commitment to preserve the precious environment around us. When you use disposable∘ plastic products like straws and utensils, they can wind up in our rivers and oceans forever. The Globus family of brands is proud to partner with The Ocean Cleanup in an effort to remove and reduce the presence of plastics in our oceans.
Eliminating plastic use
We have taken great measures to make a positive impact on our guests while also reducing our own impact on the environment. Taking sustainability to greater depths, we are committed to removing∘ single-use plastic products—from straws to disposable water bottles on our motor coaches and ships by 2020
Bringing families together to experience some of the world's most remarkable destinations is what we do best. Globus family of brands is committed to supporting our local communities and is honored to partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to offer trips to children and their families facing life-threatening illnesses.
Our partnership with Landmine Design, a social enterprise committed to educate and provide jobs for women living in poverty in Cambodia, has provided dozens of women with the opportunity to work at home with their children and avoid the dangers of traveling to neighboring cities for work. By hand rolling paper beads and crafting them into beautiful jewelry, we are creating hope where there once was despair.
We are committed to improving the lives of the individuals∘ who call our travel destinations home. As a partner of the Childsafe Network, we help raise awareness, provide education, training, employment, and shelter for children and their families who otherwise live on the streets, including the Kaliyan Mith program in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Wildland Firefighter Foundation
For over three decades, we have introduced travelers to the beauty of America's national parks. We are proud to recognize and honor the brave firefighters who risk their lives to help protect our private and public lands from fire. Each year, we contribute to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, which provides immediate financial and crisis assistance to families of injured or fallen wildland firefighters.
Wildlife Conservation Network
When you travel with us, you are securing the future of the world's wildlife! By partnering with Wildlife Conservation Network, Globus helps to support a world network of leading conservationists with the most effective solutions∘ to saving our planet's wildlife—with every dollar translating into tangible, lasting impact on endangered wildlife and the long-term protection of 87 species in crisis across 38 countries.
South African National Parks Honorary Rangers
Education is critical to preserving protected lands and its inhabitants. That is why we make a contribution to the South African National Parks Honorary Rangers, who work tirelessly to protect and preserve South African National Parks. This includes the Lion Recovery Fund, which provides education to protect African Lion habitats and populations by preventing poaching and promoting co-existence for local farmers and communities.
Globus gives back
Every year, Globus family of brands gives back to each∘ of our local office communities. Every year, on Earth Day, we come together to help restore trails at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater to preserve the beauty∘ of our state parks for future generations.
Every child deserves to grow up in a safe and inclusive environment. That is why we are proud to support UNICEF in their efforts to help all children – especially the most disadvantaged and marginalized – to lead safe, healthy lives and realize their full potential.
Tourism cares, Traveller icons
Our passion for showing you the world is only matched by our dedication to help preserve both historic treasures∘ and natural resources to be enjoyed for generations to come. That's why we partner with Tourism Cares, a non-profit initiative that focuses funding of "Traveler Icons" of North and South America.
Australia is not only home to some of the world's most unique wildlife, but its vast and varied landscapes makes it one of the most interesting places on Earth. That is why we are dedicated to helping support Rural Aid, which focuses on providing assistance to farmers and rural communities in times of natural disaster∘ as well as supporting the sustainability of the agricultural community.
Catch a glimpse of India from the comfort of the ships Governor's Lounge a top the Sun Deck or from the Observation Deck.
Located on the Sun Deck, the refined Governor’s Lounge is a great place to relax over a drink and take in the views.
Complete with chaise lounges and shaded areas, the outdoor Observation Deck offers sunshine, panoramic views, and a full drinks service.