INDIA: Fancy a Holi celebration on an exclusive island? Antara Luxury River Cruises announces an exclusive sailing departure along the stunning riverscapes of the Ganges to celebrate the Festival of Colours, Holi. Europe on the Ganges, Holi Special, a 3-day itinerary will sail from and to Kolkata starting 27 March. The Antara short sailing programs and expeditions have been popular with guests from across India who in general are experienced travelers with upscale cultural interests and seek enlightened yet short luxury offbeat vacations.
This sailing program is centered around celebrating the Holi festival in the traditional Radha-Krishna style with Organic gulals, pichkaaris with scented water, petals of Marigold, the cruise will sail to the island of Mangaldweep for a memorable Holi party. From there, a stop at Serampore, a pre-colonial city on the banks of the river will include a heritage walk through the Danish taverns and other historic sites.
The intimate, ALL-SUITE, state-of-the-art, and environmentally-friendly luxury ship Ganges Voyager II will lead the exclusive Holi departure. With only 28 luxury suites on the vessel and stringent health & safety protocols, the cruise is a perfect setting for a safe and immersive travel experience.
The Holi Special was announced at the heels of Antara Cruises’ much-coveted sailing to the largest mangrove forest of the world, the UNESCO World Heritage region of the Sunderbans. Hailed revolutionary for conscious and transformational tourism in the region, the never-done-before, one-of-a-kind journey included awareness sessions about Sundarbans’ unique eco-system, local experiences, wildlife sightings, along with ALL-INCLUSIVE and UNMATCHED hospitality, an Antara Cruises’ signature.
Known to craft unforgettable experiences with its lavish onboard facilities, French balconies and expansive spaces, Michelin-inspired dining, expert-led on-board, and off-board activities, butler services, and impeccable hospitality, Antara Cruises are redefining travel experiences, event celebrations, and experiential journeys for the Indian and overseas audiences.
Speaking on leading the luxury river cruising concept in India, Co-founder and COO of Antara Cruises, Hemant Mediratta says, “We are excited at the overwhelming response that our cruise has received in such a short span of time since the launch. Antara represents tremendous value as it is an all-inclusive luxurious and transformational experience that covers not just the elegant suite accommodation but also our popular gastronomical meals, all facilities as well as our carefully curated activities. We personally host each guest to make an ‘Antara experience’ meaningful and memorable.”
ALL-INCLUSIVE Europe on the Ganges, Holi Special is priced at Rs 25,000 per person per night. Bookings are now open. The ship will depart from Kolkata port on 27 March and dock back at the Kolkata port on 29 March.
Committed to the safety and security of guests and the team, Assure Antara, a list of stringent health and safety protocols, including flexible bookings, is followed across all ships, services, and experiences.
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