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

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

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 … Continue reading