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.

Our 6-Day program includes three nights on board the "Road To Mandalay" cruising between Mandalay and breathtaking ancient Bagan (the site of 2000 pagodas), a visit to Sagaing and two nights in the capital city of Yangon. An optional 2-day extension can be added to visit the mountainous Shan State with the scenic and picturesque Inle Lake. 

Immortalized by Rudyard Kipling, the port of Mandalay and the river road that leads to it, symbolize all the romance of faraway places. The "Road To Mandalay" is the most luxurious craft of its kind 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.



                 State Cabin                                                         Standard Single Cabin  


   Superior Cabin


The "Road To Mandalay" can accommodate a maximum of 118 passengers in 3 different cabin types.

All cabins are fully air-conditioned and have en-suite shower and WC (toilet) facilities. Each cabin has a personal safe, telephone and satellite TV with in-house video. Sockets are suitable for 2-pin round plugs (220 volts). Hair dryers are available in each cabin.

State cabin                                                 Dimensions: 4.5 m x 4.8 m
Twin beds, sofa, writing desk & chair, cupboard and drawer space. A mattress can be substituted for the sofa to accommodate a child of less than 4 years of age with parents.

Superior cabin                                          Dimension: 2.25 m x 4.8 m
Twin beds, vanity unit and stool, cupboard and drawer space.

Standard single cabin                             Dimension: 2.25 m x 4.2 m
Single berth, vanity unit and stool, cupboard and drawer.


Observation Deck
Length: 37 m (max)
Width: 6 m (max)
Seating capacity: Bar/dining 74 people, sofa seating 18 people

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.

Length: 37 m (max)
Width: 6 m (max)
Seating capacity: 80 people

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

Length: 15 m (max)
Width: 8 m (max)
Seating capacity: 96 people

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.

Located on A Deck, containing a small library with a variety of books in different languages, games and magazines as well as a small seating area.

Swimming pool
Length: 7.30 m
Average width: 3.40 m (widest 3.8 m, narro west 3.2 m)
Depth: 1.75 m

Piano Bar
Length: 13.5 m (max)
Width: 4.5 m (max)
Seating capacity: 44 people
Decorated with a mixture of light wood and Myanmar lacquer ware, the bar offers the guests a range of delicious local and international cocktails while enjoying the musical talents of the local pianist.

Signature Boutique
Located next to the restaurant. Customers can choose from a wide variety of Myanmar antiques and international gifts.

Public male and female restrooms can be found opposite the Signature Boutique


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.

The ship has a medical officer available on board.


Smart casual 


Currency on board is the U.S. Dollar. Payments can also be settled with Foreign Exchange Certificates (FEC).