Avalon Waterways Introduces Suite Ship To Myanmar

River cruise operator Avalon Waterways is beginning sailings in Myanmar with the launch of its first ship in the country. Part of an ambitious Southeast Asian expansion, the new Avalon Myanmar is set to cruise the idyllic Irrawaddy River and introduces the Suite Ship concept to the region.   Built by local craftsmen to reflect … Continue reading

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