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About Assam Bengal Navigation
Assam Bengal Navigation is the pioneer of river cruising in India. With a fleet of 4 boutique ships and a private houseboat on the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, the company offers a unique way to experience India and her riverine cultures.
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ejgCalifornia wrote a review Feb. 2021
california62 contributions24 helpful votes
Everything about our cruise on the Brahmaputra River was just perfect, from the wonderful activities, the spectacular food and accommodations, and most especially, the splendid staff. I cant wait to book another cruise (We went in January 2020, just before Covid shut everything down.)
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Gabi D wrote a review Feb. 2021
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We could not fault the Raj Mahal cruise .The Cruise manager Romet Kashyap and the staff who welcomed on board and treated us like family ,cared for our safety and all our needs while on board and onshore excursions. Our guide Subhankar Sengupta bought alive the rich tapestry of life of the region by his vivid recounting history and customs. Chef Jatin Deka produced delicious ,authentic food Antara Phookan was our delightful host We are looking forward to another journey with Assam Bengal Navigation and we highly recommend this company
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Gabi Dick wrote a review May 2020
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions3 helpful votes
This was the best and most memorable birthday trip ever, organised by historian Dr Irene Rogers and Antara Phookan (ABN) a historic river cruise along the lower Ganges.Our Cruise manager Romeet Kashyap, the best guide ever, Subhankar Sengupta,Chef Jatin Deka ensured that all our expectations were met and even more. The moment we stepped on the boat we were not only honored guests but treated as family . The food entertainment and service was all that you could wish for .The highlight for us was visiting the Berangar village and joining in the Holi celebrations with the children I left my brand new Ipad in The Oberoi Hotel ,7 days later it was retrieved and given back all thanks to Rameet. I cannot recommend Assam Bengal Navigation highly enough, in fact as soon as we are able to travel we will be on another cruise with them
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from abnco, Guest Relations Manager at Assam Bengal Navigation
Responded 3 Aug. 2020
"... we were not only honored guests but treated as family" - it's these very words that are music to our ears for it's exactly the way we want you to feel. Thank you, Gabi, for your beautiful review - we're so glad to know that it was the best birthday trip for you and we're grateful to have played a part in it. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you again.
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Irene R wrote a review May 2020
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I travelled with a group from Australia who had a fascination for the history of the Hoogly, Kolkata and the British East India Company and Raj. It is hard to put into words the amazing trip we had. We were the last trip before the COVID-19 shutdown and we have all vowed to be one of the first groups back when the borders are re-opened to foreigners. It is easy to talk about the staff who provided exceptional service but harder to talk about the way they shared their lives and experiences with us, made us feel part of their family and cared for us in a really special way. It is also easy to talk about the chef and his food and specialties but not without feeling that nothing has tasted as good since. It is easy to talk about our Indian Guide Subhar whose knowledge was encyclopaedic but hard to talk about the life changing wisdom he imparted. Our host Antara Phookan of ABN ended up with a lot of "aunties" and "uncles" because of the way she embraced her guests and shared so much of life with us. Most of our group were well travelled older people who have many other experiences to compare this one to. It was unanimous - ABN is special and unique and delivered well and truly beyond any expectations we had. Testament to this is the fact we are all managing to survive the shutdown because we can dream about our celebration cruise on the Brahmaputra when we are allowed back to India. Let's all get behind this company and make sure it can continue to make dreams come true.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from abnco, Guest Relations Manager at Assam Bengal Navigation
Responded 3 Aug. 2020
Thank you, Irene, for your heartfelt words. It's difficult for us to respond to such a wonderful review as you have so authentically (and eloquently) encapsulated everything that we try to do at ABN that we are at a loss for words. All we can say is that we truly enjoyed the company of your group from Australia, and this cruise with your group will forever remain one of the most memorable. Thank you again.
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Tenace61 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Warrandyte, Australia3 contributions2 helpful votes
We went on a 3 day cruise with Assam Bengal Navigation last December (2019). Apart from the amazing sights that we saw on shore, our time on the boat was fantastic with staff who were always available to help with anything we wanted, or to top up our drinks. The food was fantastic, catering for all tastes. The rooms were lovely with a great en-suite - we were more than comfortable. The upper deck was a great place to sit and relax watching the sights either sight of the river. If you are ever in India, this is definitely a must do!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from abnco, Guest Relations Manager at Assam Bengal Navigation
Responded 3 Aug. 2020
Thank you for your glowing review! We appreciate you taking the time to do that and hope to welcome you again. :)
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