CRUISES ON THE RIVERS OF Myanmar
One of the best ways to see Myanmar is by gliding down its legendary river, the Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy), aboard a superbly appointed luxury river cruiser, the "Road To Mandalay". Already renowned for its deluxe train operating on the scenic Singapore-Bangkok route, the Eastern & Oriental Express has again made golden Myanmar by initiating cruises on the Ayeyarwaddy River.
All cabins aboard the river cruiser are beautifully appointed with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and modern facilities that guarantee comfort and pleasure. Twenty-four hour room service is available. The cruiser has an on-deck swimming pool and a magnificent canopied observation deck where travelers can sit in the shade while taking in the sights. It also makes for a delightful retreat in the cool of the evening. Buffet lunches are served on the observation deck or in the restaurant and at dinner attentive waiters serve delicious courses created by experienced chefs. The air-conditioned Observation Lounge on the main deck is a comfortable place to retreat during the heat of the day and the focus for the local on-board entertainment in the evenings. There is a boutique on board with a full range of gifts designed exclusively for the "Road To Mandalay". The atmosphere everywhere on board is informal and friendly.
"ROAD TO MANDALAY" CABIN PLAN
State Cabin Standard Single Cabin
The "Road To Mandalay" can accommodate a maximum of 118 passengers in 3 different cabin types.
Dimensions: 4.5 m x 4.8 m
Dimension: 2.25 m x 4.8 m
The top-deck consists of an open area partly covered by canopies, a swimming pool and a sun-deck area with loungers. The top-deck bar provides cool refreshing drinks and is open all day and evening. Cane and teak furniture allow passengers to relax in comfort and to observe river life or watch the sunset. Weather permitting, buffet lunches and afternoon tea are served on the Observation Deck.
Located forward of the ship, it has large windows that provide an excellent view of the river. The room is furnished in colonial style. In the evenings several forms of local entertainment take place. On sailing days, lectures on a variety of Myanmar-related topics are given by the guides
Situated at the aftend of the ship is the restaurant with its Myanmar woodcarvings and artifacts. A variety of local, Asian and Western dishes are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
As precaution against mosquitoes, travelers are advised to use repellent sprays/creams (stocked in the ship's boutique). Long sleeve shirts and trousers should be worn during the early evening and night hours.
DRESS CODE ON BOARD
CURRENCY ON BOARD
Currency on board is the U.S. Dollar. Payments can also be settled with Foreign Exchange Certificates (FEC).