The German tour operator Phoenix Reisen was founded in 1973. In 1988 they started cruising the oceans with the charter of the ship Maxim Gorkiy. Starting as a pure ocean shipping company, Phoenix Reisen expanded its range in 1993 to include the popular river cruises. The four well-known ocean liners are now joined by more than 30 river ships as well as a few smaller ships for exceptional destinations. The shipping company is still in family hands and attaches great importance to a friendly and pleasant atmosphere aboard their ships. Language on board of all ships is German.
The M/S Rajmahal was commissioned in 2014 and especially built for cruises on the Ganges. All cabins of the ship are equipped with French balconies and allow an undisturbed view of the fascinating river landscape of India. The friendly Indian ship's crew will pamper you on board and let you get an impression if the Indian culture. In addition to the salon and bar, the ship offers a viewing and sundeck with comfortable seating areas. For deep relaxation massage salon is available on board (for a fee). At a length of 51 m, the ship can accommodate up to 40 passengers.
Life on Board
As on all Phoenix ships, the atmosphere aboard the M/S Rajmahal is cozy and casual. Due to the maximum number of passengers of only 40 guests, you travel in a particularly small group and in a familiar atmosphere. The dress code on board is casual and should be adapted to the tropical climate of the region. Entertainment can only be offered in a limited form due to the size of the ship. On-board languages are German and English. Currencies are Euro, US Dollar and Rupee.
The comfortable and functional outside cabins have a French balcony and are between 16 m² (single cabins) and 19 m² (twin cabins) in size. All cabins have a shower/WC, safe, hairdryer, individually controlled air conditioning and AC 220V.
Food and Beverages
On board the M/S Rajmahal you can enjoy a rich buffet breakfast and multi-course lunches and dinners. The well-experienced kitchen and service team will spoil you with regional dishes and specialties of Indian cuisine. One table time without tight mealtimes offer great flexibility in your daily routine.
Through a variety of shore excursions, you have the opportunity to get to know the country and it’s people along the route. The excursion program is adapted to the length of stay of the ship and is accompanied by qualified tour guides. The excursions are usually in German language. The shore excursions can be booked directly on board or partly in advance online at the shipping company. Payment is on board. At some cruises a variety of shore excursions is already included.
If you want to combine the classic atmosphere of a river cruise, in a very small group, with the discovery of India's waterways, you are just right on board the M/S Rajmahal.