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Longest River Cruise MV Ganga Vilas will enter Assam today. The cruise started its journey from Varanasi on 13th January 2023. Assam Government has made special arrangements for its welcome.

The MV Ganga Vilas, the world’s longest luxury river cruise, has arrived in Patna and will continue its journey as planned, the government said on Monday, debunking reports that the vessel was stuck in Chhapra.

According to a release from the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, the cruise ship sailed on National Waterways 1 as planned.

Sanjay Bandopadhyaya, chairman of the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), also denied news reports that the vessel was stuck in Chhapra.


The cruise ship arrived in Patna at 4.45 PM on January 16, 2023 after stopping in Doriganj, according to the release, adding that the waterway levels were fully maintained and monitored for the required draught of with navigation facilities throughout its journey.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi used video conferencing to launch the MV Ganga Vilas, the world’s longest river cruise, in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi today. The inaugural journey will take 32 Swiss tourists to Dibrugarh, Assam, via Bangladesh.

It will cost between 25,000 and 50,000 per day, with the total cost for the 51-day journey coming to around 20 lakh for each passenger, according to the cruise’s Director Raj Singh.



The cruise had been advertised since 2018 and was scheduled to debut in 2020. However, the project was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The luxury boat will travel 3,200 kilometres in 50 days along 27 Indian river systems, including the Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly, Brahmaputra, and West Coast Canal.

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The ship will also have a luxurious restaurant, spa, and sundeck. In its 40-seat restaurant on the Main Deck, there are a few buffet counters serving Continental and Indian cuisine. According to officials, the outdoor setting on the Upper Deck includes a bar with Real Teak Steamer Chairs and coffee tables, which is enough to provide passengers with a one-of-a-kind cruise experience.

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On the banks of the Ganga in Varanasi, the Prime Minister inaugurated a ‘Tent City’ modelled after similar structures in Gujarat’s Kutch and Rajasthan. Over 200 tents will provide tourists with a panoramic view of the holy city’s ghats on the other side of the river, as well as live classical music, evening ‘aarti,’ and yoga sessions. He also laid the groundwork for several inland waterway projects worth over a billion rupees.

The MV Ganga Vilas is India’s first cruise vessel. It will cover 3,200 kilometres in 51 days. The 32 Swiss tourists who will embark on the first voyage were greeted at the Varanasi port with garlands and shehnai tunes. Before embarking on the cruise, they will visit various religious and historical sites in Varanasi.

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