Road To Mandalay Returns To Cruise Irrawady River

Following an extensive refurbishment, Orient Express’ Road to Mandalay river cruiser has returned to service on the Irrawady River in Myanmar, sailing between Bagan and Mandalay. The vessel’s remodelling was led by French-born and Laos-based architect Francoise Geck, with work carried out by local craftsmen.


Road to Mandalay now features larger cabins, ensuring more space for the 82 guests onboard. 5 accomodation types are available to guests, ranging from the 10.6-square meter Single Cabin to the newly-created, luxurious 29.1-square meter Governor’s Cabin. Each cabin is furnished with luxury bedding, ensuite bathrooms, LCD televisions, wardrobes, in-room safe and large windows for guests to take in the scenery.


An acclaimed gourmet menu of eastern and western delicacies is offered onboard the vessel. A buffet lunch is served on the observation deck or in the Restaurant under 7 different themes: Burmese, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Shan, Thai and Western. Guests can choose to enjoy dinner at their convenience in the Restaurant, selecting from a variety of dishes and fine wines, before retreating to the Piano Bar for an evening in the company of fellow travellers.


Besides the breathtaking vistas of Myanmar, Road to Mandalay features a 33-square meter fitness facility on the Deluxe deck in the form of Wellbeing. A range of beauty treatments such as aromatherapy, facials, massages, manicures and pedicures are also available to guests.


As before, Road to Mandalay will cruise Myanmar’s main artery with a range of 3-, 4- and 7-night itineraries, as well as special sailings to Bhamo, in the remote north of the country. All itineraries can be combined with stays in Yangon, Inle Lake or Ngapali on the coast of the Indian Ocean.


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