ON BOARD

Katherine beauty of backwaters

YOUR FLOATING HOME

27.5 meters long and weighing 77 tons, the Katherine was launched in October 2005. She is designed for comfort and safety*. Stop thinking cabin cruiser, narrowboat or wherry: this is a luxury accommodation in miniature, with

  • three air-conditioned double cabins complete with en-suite shower/wc
  • sumptuous day cabin/ dining room
  • upper deck for taking in the views or soaking up the sun

     

    HOW WE CARE FOR YOU

    Our liveried staff are at your service: the captain, his assistant, the purser and your personal steward – chef. Easy-going professionalism is the watchword. If you prefer, you will choose your own food from a local waterside market, and decide how you would like it prepared in the boat's modern galley. Traditional Kerala (including vegetarian) cuisine is a natural option, but the fish, prawns, ducks, vegetables and fruits are deliciously presented in many other styles. All this and more will be explained when you first come aboard and discuss with our agent exactly how we can make you happy.

     

    WHERE WE TAKE YOU

    Our agent will also agree with you and the captain what route you will take, choosing from

    • the broad vistas of Vembanad Lake
    • the canals inland from Alleppey
    • the by-lanes of Kumarakom
    • the lakes, islands and wildlife of Kuttanad
    • special seasonal events as they occur

 

    *Safety

Life-jackets and life-buoys are provided onboard and there are smoke detectors in the cabins and the galley. You are kindly requested not to smoke onboard.

 

Additional notes

Alcoholic drink: Local rules prevent us selling it, but you can bring your own aboard - duty-free from the airport, or bottled beer and other alcoholic drinks from local government liquor stores and we will keep it and serve it for you.

Onboard manual: Lots of information about the locale, communications, your crew, tipping, and so on.

 

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