Ship Info


M.V.Paramhamsa is being rebuilt and will be re-launched in August 2017. The ship will have 26 new staterooms, all 180 sq. ft. with French balconies. There will also be a new restaurant and a new bar lounge.

Artist Rendering of the New Paramhamsa Staterooms


Specification of M.V Paramhamsa:

  • Length 55 meters
  • Breadth 12 meters
  • Draft 1.5 meters
  • Speed 12 knots
  • Classed under Indian Registry of Shipping

Guest Rooms: 16 staterooms with French balconies on the First Deck and 10 staterooms with French balconies on the Main deck. The new staterooms will be 180 sq ft with French balconies.


  • All staterooms are 180 sq. ft and have French balconies with river views
  • All staterooms have AC with individual controller
  • All staterooms have private bathrooms
  • All staterooms have intercom facility for service requests
  • All staterooms have personal coffee/tea maker
  • All staterooms have safes

Artist Rendering of the New Paramhamsa Restaurant

Artist Rendering of the New Paramhamsa Bar

Bar and Restaurants:

  • Capacity 80 Pax
  • Terrace restaurant
  • Cuisines from all over the world
  • Kitchen – try out local recipes

Activity Rooms:

  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Steam cum Sauna
  • Juice counter
  • Library and TV
  • Lounges
  • Gift Shop

The Vivada Difference

Intimate, luxury ship with just 26 staterooms
Paramhamsa will not only get you close to the river banks, but also closer to humanity. You will get to know your fellow guests from the Americas, Europe or Asia. And towards the end of your voyage you may end up speaking Bengali to crew members serving you terrific Indian wines (yes, it is true – at least the wine part).

All staterooms with French balconies and private bathrooms
This is your home away from home. Relax in privacy when you want to – perhaps on the Frenc h balcony with the river goddess Ganga by your side

Free Wi-Fi
Stay in touch with friends and family or do some business. The world is at your fingertips although you are on an adventure in a remote place of the world.

Personalized service
We will do our best to get to know your personal preferences. Tea or coffee? Beer or wine? Spicy or not spicy? Let us know what we can do for you to meet your vacation needs.

Refreshment drink following excursions
A drink is always welcome – in particular after a shore excursion.

Restaurant with diverse cuisine and open seating dining (buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, snacks & dinner)
Please your pallet! Be adventurous and try the latest in Bengali cooking or stick to a European cuisine. The buffet will give you the choice to select and at night you tell your waiter your preferences.

Complimentary mineral water, tea, coffee and soft drinks throughout the ship
Refill the body with liquid throughout the day. Stay healthy and fresh by drinking plenty so you can enjoy the abundant sunshine.

Bar lounge
All day service with complimentary light snacks, including pastries, cookies, sandwiches, salads and fruits.

Onboard entertainment
You will see performances by professional Indian dancers and singers at night.

Enrichment lecturers
Onboard lecturers and expert guides will cover subjects ranging from daily excursion highlights and historical facts to Indian Gods and mystical spirituality.

All-inclusive shore excursions
It’s included in cruise fare. Small guided tours will be arranged for you.

Complimentary transportation into villages
Many villages you can just walk right in to while others we will arrange for short local transportation.

Welcome reception
Drinks on us. We need to get to know each other.

Farewell reception
Drinks on us. We need to share addresses and experiences.

Shoe cleaning after excursions
We know it can be dry and dusty or occasionally wet and muddy. Put your shoes outside your stateroom and we will polish them to perfection.

Morning yoga
Wake-up and stay in bed while you breath in fresh air while you glide along river Ganges. Or get up and stretch while doing morning yoga on the sun deck. The choice is yours. Special yoga classes can also be arranged for those with medical conditions.

Ayurvedic massage
Special rooms for Ayurveda treatment.

Internet: 24 hours wireless internet facility

Main Deck: Has 10 staterooms with French balconies and private baths.

First Deck: Has 16 staterooms French balconies and private baths. Also on the first deck you will find the Bar and Restaurant, the spa with steam and sauna facility. The Promenade Deck can be converted into an activity area (Gym etc. )

Sun Deck: This is the top deck of the ship. This part has been exclusively created for nature viewing, sun lounging, entertainment, star gazing through telescopes, night vision binoculars etc. It can also accommodate open-air conferences with all facilities.

Work Deck: Houses all utilities – kitchen, engine room, cold storage, washing and laundry room, crew accommodation, fuel ad water tanks, sewage treatment plant etc.

Major Refit: The vessel will undergo a major refit and will be renovated during March-August 2017.

New Deck Plan (Download as PDF)