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Mahabaahu

For our exploration of Assam and the great Brahmaputra River we have charted the MV Mahabaahu, a stylish and elegant vessel which accommodates 46 guests. The vessel has a total of five decks and facilities include a swimming pool, spa and restaurant and an open top deck from where you can watch the busy life of the waterside villages pass by as well as watch for wildlife. 

 
  • MV Mahabaahu
    MV Mahabaahu
  • Soma Lounge
    Soma Lounge
  • Pool
    Pool
  • Sun Deck
    Sun Deck
  • Superior double-bedded cabin with balcony
    Superior double-bedded cabin with balcony
  • Superior twin-bedded cabin
    Superior twin-bedded cabin
  • For your comfort

    For your comfort

    The MV Mahabaahu meets with health and safety measures implemented and enforced by the relevant governing bodies and a full safety briefing will be given upon embarkation of the ship. Crew members are always on hand to assist should you require and the vessel will be escorted by the local River authorities, offering additional support and assistance if at all required.

  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin/Suite

    All cabins and suites are furnished in traditional Assamese fineries and feature ample closet space, television, hairdryer, in-house telephone, in-room safe and a choice of bed configuration (double or twin). The en-suite bathrooms include spa-branded amenities, bathrobes and slippers. There are two suites located on the ship’s Gadadhar Singha Deck which measure a generous 283 square feet and include an outside balcony with chairs. The nine superior cabins with balcony, also located on the ship’s Gadadhar Singha Deck, measure 206 square feet and the 12 superior cabins without balcony, located on both the Gadadhar Singha Deck and Parshuram Deck, measure 150 square feet. 

  • Ship Directory

     Ship Directory

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    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download.  

    We are delighted you have chosen the MV Mahabaahu for your upcoming voyage along the Brahmaputra.

    For our exploration of Assam and the great Brahmaputra River we have charted the MV Mahabaahu, a stylish and elegant vessel which accommodates 46 guests. The vessel has a total of five decks and facilities include a swimming pool, spa, restaurant and an open top deck from where you can watch the busy life of the waterside villages pass by as well as watch for wildlife. We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage. 

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do in the event of emergency.

    ALL ABOARD

    Your times for embarkation and disembarkation will be provided by your Cruise Director.

    ANIMALS

    No animals are allowed aboard the vessel.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    During your time on board, various announcements will be made by the ship’s crew and the Cruise Director. Please listen out for these announcements as they will be of importance or interest.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    Your bill for drinks consumed throughout the journey should be settled at the end of your journey. There is a 24 hour tea/coffee station available and water is available at mealtimes and replenished daily within your cabin.

    BICYCLES

    None available onboard.

    CABIN DIMENSIONS

    The vessel’s two suites located on the ship’s Gadadhar Singha deck measure a generous 283 square feet and include an outside balcony with chairs. The nine superior cabins with balcony are also located on the ship’s Gadadhar Singha deck and measure 206 square feet, whereas the 12 superior cabins without balcony, are located on both the Gadadhar Singha and Parshuram deck and measure 150 square feet.

    CABIN FACILITIES

    All cabins, which are furnished in traditional Assamese fineries, feature ample closet space, television, individual climate control, hair dryer, in-house telephone, in-room safe, small fridge, bathrobes and slippers, bathroom amenities and a choice of bed configuration (double or twin).

    CLIMATE CONTROL

    All cabins have individually controlled heating and air cooling. We recommend ensuring your windows and doors are shut for optimal performance of the unit.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    An English speaking Cruise Director will accompany you on your voyage, along with a Noble Caledonia team.

    CURRENCY

    The currency onboard is the Rupee. The ship accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Debit Cards. Cash payments in Rupees are also accepted. An itemised bill will be presented to each passenger prior to their disembarkation for any items purchased during the cruise.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Each day’s programme can be found within your cabin.

    DRESS CODE

    Comfortable and practical attire is recommended during the day for excursions and something a little dressier for the evening. (Black tie is not necessary).

    ELECTRICITY

    Electricity onboard is 220v, 50 Hertz. The ship holds 3 pin plug sockets. For safety reasons, the use of electrical irons is not permitted onboard. A shaver plug can be located in your cabin’s washroom.

    ELEVATOR

    An elevator is on board the vessel and accesses all decks other than the Donyi Polo Deck.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation and Disembarkation times will be provided by your Cruise Director. Please take careful note of these announcements.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    Full details of the ship’s emergency and safety procedures will be provided following your embarkation. There is no Doctor on board the vessel itself, however a number of the ship’s crew are trained in first aid and there are a number of good hospitals close-by to the banks of the river.

    FIRE SAFETY

    A fire alarm is installed in each of the ship’s cabins and also in its public areas. Extensive fire equipment is located onboard the vessel. 

    FIRST AID + MEDICAL MATTERS

    A number of crew are fully trained and certified to provide First Aid. Further medical assistance can be sought from one of the hospitals along the river in the event of emergency. Should you require emergency assistance, please call the ship’s reception.

    FITNESS ROOM

    There are number of outdoor exercise machines located on the vessel’s Parshuram Deck.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price, however if you feel that certain individuals deserve special award, you are of course free to remunerate as you please.

    GIFT SHOP

    A small number of practical and souvenir items are available to purchase during the cruise.

    HAIR DRESSER

    A hair dresser is available on board.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    Your cabin will be cleaned once a day and you will be provided with a ‘turn down’ service at night.

    KEYS TO CABIN

    Each cabin will receive their own cabin key. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to exchange the cabin key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship, we would please ask for you to give your shore pass back to reception in exchange for your cabin key.

    LAUNDRY

    A laundry service is provided onboard at additional cost. Ironing and tailoring of clothes can also be arranged at a supplement. No dry cleaning is available onboard.

    LIBRARY AND GAMES

    A selection is available onboard within the ship’s Soma Lounge.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Lost property can be handed in to the ship’s reception. Please ensure you have all of your belongings with you before you return home. Should you leave items onboard the ship we are only able to return them to you at your own cost.

    MASSAGE

    There is a massage room aboard the vessel along with steam and sauna room, Jacuzzi and beauty therapy room.

    MEALS

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served onboard. Breakfast and lunch are both buffet-style, and dinner is a served affair. Dietary requests can be catered for (on request). Please provide any such requests in writing to Noble Caledonia at the time of your reservation and please reiterate these requests to the ship’s Hotel Manager upon your embarkation.

    MOORING

    In larger cities, docking space is allocated by the local river authorities. While highly unlikely, on occasion other river cruise vessels may be required to dock alongside our ship. This may result in restricted cabin views and may also entail us being required to embark and disembark the ship through another vessel’s public area and/or for the other ship’s passengers to do the same. The majority of the ship’s moorings will be at sandbanks along the river.

    MOSQUITOES

    Please ensure you take the appropriate precautions to guard against mosquito bites.

    NEWSPAPERS

    None available onboard.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Despite our meticulous planning efforts, there may be times when changes must be made to the daily programme due to circumstances beyond our control. This could be due to difficult local conditions such as build-up of sand along the river bed or fluctuating water levels. The ship’s Captain and crew will do their utmost to find the best and safest solution. Any changes to the day’s schedule will be communicated as soon as possible.

    PAYMENTS ONBOARD

    The vessel operates a signed-chit system whereby no payment is immediately required (the vessel only requiring a signature for your purchase) and, only at the end of the cruise will you be presented with your final itemised bill to settle.

    POST

    The vessel sells postcards and stamps for you to purchase (subject to availability) and, items can be posted on your behalf by the ship’s crew (although as they are unable to do so at every port of call, this could take longer than if you were to post yourself). Please note that neither the ship nor Noble Caledonia can be held responsible for items of post that are not successfully delivered on your behalf.

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    A questionnaire will be provided to all passengers towards the end of their sailing. We would be grateful for you to complete and return this.

    RECEPTION

    The lobby is staffed 24 hours a day.

    ROOM SERVICE

    Room service is not available, although should you feel unwell and unable to make it to the ship’s restaurant, special arrangements can be made.

    SAFE

    All cabins are fitted with a safe and we recommend you place your valuables inside the safe whenever you are away from your room. Please remember to remove all items from your safe prior to you departing the vessel at the end of the cruise.

    SAFETY

    Please take careful note of all safety instructions provided to you by the Master and crew of the vessel. Full safety instructions shall be provided upon your embarkation.

    SAUNA

    A sauna and Jacuzzi are both available onboard the vessel.

    SMOKING

    Smoking within your cabin or any of the vessel’s public areas is strictly prohibited. Designated smoking areas are provided and can be advised by the ship’s reception upon embarkation.

    SUN DECK

    The ship has a Sun Deck which is available for guests to enjoy with its own bar area and furnishings. There may be times, for example at periods of inclement weather or low bridges, whereby it is necessary to close the Sun Deck. Please listen carefully to the Captain and Crew for instruction. Please also note that the Sun Deck and its steps may become slippery if the weather is cool or dew forms.

    SWIMMING POOL

    The ship’s swimming pool is located on the Gadadhar Singha deck.

    TELEPHONE

    A telephone is provided within each cabin.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are not usually permitted aboard the vessel, however with the prior consent of the ship’s reception, this can sometimes be made possible. Please provide as much notice as possible to the senior staff so that the necessary arrangements can be made. The ship’s operators reserve the right to deny boarding to any visitors.

    WATER

    Complimentary water is available during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bottled water is available within your cabin and during excursions and can also be purchased at additional cost on board.

    WIFI

    Wireless internet connection is included onboard the vessel, although is only accessible within the ship’s lobby area. Please note that wireless connection can be variable during the journey.

    PLEASE NOTE: 

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    Spread over five decks, the ship has a number of public areas and facilities to ensure that you remain comfortable and relaxed throughout your journey. These include a lounge and bar with a well-stocked library, massage and treatment room offering traditional Ayurvedic therapies, steam and sauna room, Jacuzzi, hair salon and a beauty room. There is also a swimming pool and small outside gym area and a large sun deck – the Donyi Polo Deck - with its own seating area and bar where you may relax and observe life on the banks of the river. The restaurant seats all passengers in one sitting and is also the room where the lectures will be held. The facilities also include a 24 hospitality bar, pool table, tea and coffee station and a lift that services all decks other than the Donyi Polo Deck.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Meals are taken in the vessel’s single-sitting Mungri Mungram restaurant located on the vessel’s Rudra Singha Deck. The restaurant seats all passengers in an open seat arrangement and the food reflects the flavours of the region, whilst also offering an extensive selection of western dishes. There is an onboard bakery and breakfasts and lunches are a full buffet with both western and Indian delicacies being offered. Vegetarian options are available and dietary requests can be catered for on request. Dinners are served and will often be themed, the restaurant team taking great pride in showcasing the many cuisines and dishes from around India. A 24 hour tea and coffee station is available. 

  • Deck plans
    • Deckplan

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