Orient Express Adds New River Cruiser In Myanmar

Luxury hospitality operator Orient-Express this week inaugurated a new river cruiser in Myanmar. Built in Yangon by local craftsmen in the style of a traditional Irrawaddy flotilla ship and named after the dolphins known to inhabit the Irrawaddy River, the 25-cabin Orcaella entered service with a traditional Buddhist blessing in Mandalay.   Featuring stylish, contemporary … Continue reading

2 More River Boats For Pandaw River Expeditions

Pandaw River Expeditions has announced the addition of 2 new river cruisers that will join its fleet sailing in Myanmar next year. The Asian river line is constructing the shallow-draft RV Kindat Pandaw and RV Kalaw Pandaw at the Sinmalike shipyard, which will enable it to operate in extreme low water conditions on the Irrawaddy … Continue reading

Orient Express Offers 12-Night Voyages Onboard Road To Mandalay

The Road to Mandalay, Orient Express’ luxury river cruiser, is set to continue its legendary journeys along Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River this summer season. Throughout August and September 2011, the ship will offer a quartet of 12-day voyages designed to provide travellers an insight into a country largely undiscovered by mass-market tourism.   Departing Mandalay to head north, the vessel visits major cities … Continue reading

The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate Joins Epoque Hotels

Boutique hotel collection Epoque Hotels has announced the addition of Myanmar’s The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate to its portfolio in Asia. Opened in 2002 and renovated last year, the hotel is situated in front of old Bagan’s legendary gate built in 849 AD and is surrounded by more than 4,000 ancient temples and pagodas with easy access to the … Continue reading