ROAD TO MANDALAY
The luxury river cruise ship has been created by Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express
from the former MS Nederland. Since 1995 this totally
refurbished ship sails between Mandalay and Bagan. The ship has
a swimming pool, a large sun deck, a spacious observation lounge
with large windows in addition to the excellent cabin
facilities, a restaurant able to accommodate all passengers in
one sitting and satellite communications.
CRUISES (IRRAWADDY FLOTILLA)
Pandaw cruising is different from other forms of cruising.
The atmosphere on board is informal and relaxed. A Pandaw cruise
is a deeply tranquil experience. There are no (nonessential)
Tannoy announcements and other irritations normally associated
with a cruise ship. Pandaw passengers like to be smart casual at
night, but do not dress up. There is no captain's table at
dinner or any of the other rituals associated with sea cruising.
Originally built in Scotland in 1947, Pandaw, and the same
design as the original Irrawaddy Flotilla Company steamers that
used to ply along the Irrawaddy river during the colonial days
in Myanmar. The Irrawaddy river cruising boutique hotel. River
cruises to explore the Royal capitals around Mandalay and
experience the life of the great Irrawaddy river beyond Royal
Mandalay and Ancient Bagan.
The Amara River Cruise is a traditional Myanmar riverboat
traveling along the Ayarwady and Chindwin River. It measures 30
meters / 100 feet in length by 8 meters / 24 feet in width. With
a shallow draft of 1 meter/ 3 feet and two Hino engines. It can
go as far north as Bamo all year round. On board you find a
total of seven Cabins, six standard double cabins and one
deluxe, each with its own bathroom with hot and cold shower.
Communal areas include dining room, bar and canopied sundeck.