Location: The ABN Charaidew II sails effortlessly through the wilderness of the Assam region of India, on the Brahmaputra with its inhabitant wildlife, from Calcutta to Dibrugarh.
Service: The unparalleled local knowledge of the staff aboard makes a cruise on the ABN Charaidew II a fascinating adventure.
History: Pioneers of traversing and exploring India on its waterway, Assam Bengal Navigation boasts a wealth of experience and customer service to assure all guests a pleasant voyage.
Assam Bengal Navigation is famous for river cruising in India and the ABN Charaidew is one of the longest established boats of the Brahmaputra River. The original vessel is now moored near Majuli Island, providing accommodation and sightseeing opportunities in its new life as a floating hotel. Meanwhile, the new ABN Charaidew II continues the sailing route between Calcutta and Dibrugarh. Travelers can choose from four, seven or ten nights on the river, taking in nature reserves, tea gardens, tribal village performances and endangered wildlife safaris. Accommodation aboard is comprised of 18 cozy and comfortable cabins, all featuring balconies for views of the passing river scenery. The limited accommodation allows for an intimate experience and guests can socialize in the vessel's saloon & bar after a day of excursions to see historical, cultural and natural wonders. Or, keep fit in the gym, relax at the spa, or lie out on the sun deck - the choice is yours.
ABN Charaidew II's 18 well-appointed cabins are divided into three categories: Queen Bed Cabin (lower deck), Twin/Double Cabin and Deluxe Cabin (both upper de ck). These spacious lodgings include individual climate control options, ensuite sho wer facilities with Biotique toiletries, generous cupboard and under-bed storage spa ce, hair drier, minibar, in-room electronic safe, tea and coffee, telephone, high-qualit y bathrobes and slippers, as well as sliding glass windows that open out onto balconi es with gorgeous views of the river.
Located on the main deck, these modest cabins measure 170 square feet in size, but do not compromise on luxury. The mix of colonial- and Assamese-inspired design means hand-woven fabrics and classic furniture styles, including the queen-size bed. As with all cabins on the ABN Charaidew II, balconies come as standard.
Covering 240 square feet and configured with either a double bed or two twin beds, these cabins are located on the upper deck. Enjoy peaceful river views from your balcony, as well as the comfort of traditional Assamese hand-woven cotton fabrics.
ABN Charaidew's spacious Deluxe Cabins measure 350 square feet in size and are located on the upper deck. Decor balances colonial influences with traditional Assamese design, and this cabin type also includes a private French balcony.
Keep up with fitness goals in the gym, release tension in the spa, or take in the sun rays and panoramas from the sun deck - ABN Charaidew II has your requirements cove ed.
Gaze out to riverbank views from the treadmill, keeping up cardio and weight routines while onboard this river cruise.
What could be more tranquil than gliding down the the gentle flowing waters of the Brahmaputra River? Adding a massage or beauty treatment to your journey.
The uppermost level of the ABN Charaidew II is where the sun deck can be found, featuring both open and shaded spaces, as well as plush sofas and sun loungers.
Food lovers will be delighted with the Assamese and Bengali cuisine that is prepar ed daily with local ingredients by the ship’s kitchen staff, as well as the array of deliciou s and popular international dishes available.
Guests enjoy meals around in the sunny dining room, with a backdrop of the river on either side. Social guests can get their kicks enjoying cocktails and wines at the bar saloon.
The saloon & lounge is a bright, airy space for guests to relax, socialize and enjoy a few drinks inside or on the front deck, which can be accessed directly through the french doors.