The RV Charaidew is a 38m long, twin-engined, steel-hulled passenger ship. The vessel has twelve generous-sized twin-bedded air-conditioned cabins with en suite shower and WC. All cabin accommodation is on the upper deck, as is the bar and sitting area. The dining room is on the lower deck, while a top sundeck offers additional open-air seating and sun loungers. Furnishings make extensive use of natural materials and local fabrics. Breakfast and lunch on board is a mixture of Assamese and Continental dishes while dinner each evening is Assamese which is milder than most Indian cuisines. A full range of wines, spirits and beer is available at an extra cost on board. The owner and operator, the Assam Bengal Navigation Co., is an Indian/British joint venture based in Guwahati and its directors have a wealth of experience in both operating river vessels and Indian tourism.