Oberoi Group Fleet (1)
Oberoi's cruise division operates three river boats; two are Nile River cruisers and one is located in Kerala, India.
Oberoi Vrinda is a 16-passenger vessel that cruises the backwaters around Kerala, on Vembanad Lake. The cruise itself is three nights, but the itinerary includes one night in Cochin prior to boarding the vessel. The small boat is furnished in an elegant colonial style with rich dark woods and panoramic windows. Each passenger cabin faces the water, has a king bed, en suite bath, air conditioning and television with DVD player. An indoor/outdoor dining room is featured, as well as a bar and top-deck grill.
The award-winning Oberoi Philae, Nile Cruiser was built in 1995. Designed to replicate a river sternwheeler, the 112-passenger vessel is charming and luxurious, with plush furnishings, ornate ironwork and a top-deck pool. Each large stateroom has a furnished balcony, air conditioning, television with DVD player and an en suite bathroom. Four elegant suites also have a separate sitting room and loungers for their private terrace. Public rooms include a library, formal restaurant, lounge/bar, small fitness center, hair salon and boutique.
Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser, debuted in 2007. In a departure from its siblings, both of which convey "old world charm," this vessel is sleek and modern inside and out. With the profile of an enormous contemporary yacht, its interiors are minimalist and muted. Huge windows in both the staterooms and bathrooms frame the river; the two luxury suites also have private terraces with individual hot tubs. Other cabin amenities include air conditioning, bathrobes and slippers, televisions with DVD players, bathrobes and slippers, Wi-Fi and a coffee/tea maker. This is the only boat on the Nile with a full-service spa; there's also a pool on the top deck.