If you have been waiting for a cruise holiday, here’s your chance. It’s a slightly off-the-beaten track kind because it’s not your usual Mumbai to Goa cruise. It’s a cruise that connects the two countries of India and Bangladesh. With this new cruise you’ll experience the best of the eastern part of the country: you’ll start from Kolkata and reach Guwahati via Bangladesh. And is going to be operational from March 29th, 2019. Also Read - BCB, CA Postpone Australia's Two-Test Tour of Bangladesh

Now will get to experience the beauty of three different rivers on this cruise – Ganges in India, Jamuna in Bangladesh, and Brahmaputra in Assam. This could give the aircrafts and trains a run for their money. The route of the ship will also cross Haldia and the Sundarbans in Bengal and Dhaka in Bangladesh to reach Guwahati. Also Read - COVID-19: Bangladesh Govt Issues Stern Warning to Doctors Evading Duty



The river cruise between the two countries will cover a distance of about 1,539 km. This is however not the first time India’s sending a cruise via Bangladesh; private players have been allowed in the past to run coastal cruises from Chennai to Bangladesh’s Cox Bazaar. The process most likely will be enabled through the Inland Protocol route and Coastal route of the Ministry. This is known as the protocol route 1&2 and 3&4, in technical terms. Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has taken the responsibility of facilitating the passenger cruise on National Waterways-2 under the guidance of the shipping ministry.The cruise facility will begin in the first quarter of next year, and the Heritage Cruise in Kolkata will operate it. Going by its past records and reviews for the Ganges Voyager operated by the same company, you can expect this one to be equally luxurious with the best of amenities on it. Private Cruise Players have also been permitted to run cruises via this route. Also Read - 'Be Infected With Coronavirus': Lawyer Curses Calcutta High Court Judge After Unfavourable Verdict