With the comfort, personality and service standards for which Belmond is renowned, the Belmond Road to Mandalay river ship provides a superb vantage point from which to absorb the surrounding beauty along the mighty Ayeyarwady.
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Despite being one of the region’s older boats, the Road to Mandalay’s Rhine cruiser design allows for spectacular panoramic views. These can be enjoyed from the comfort of your cabin or from the ship’s observation deck, where comfortable loungers allow you to sit back and observe life on the river.
The guided excursions offered are designed to give a clear glimpse into everyday life, ancient traditions and the atmosphere surrounding some of the country’s most beautiful temples at Bagan. This is where the Road to Mandalay allows you to fully immerse yourself in Burmese culture without compromising on the experience by cramming too much in. After a busy day of exploring, tuck in to a delicious dinner and enjoy a cocktail as you witness the dramatic sunset.
Cabins are carefully designed and equipped with en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. All face out to the water, offering wonderful views through large windows. The luxurious Governor’s Suite provides further space with its separate sitting area along with a butler service and complimentary minibar.
- Restaurant serving buffet breakfast, themed lunches and gourmet dinners featuring Southeast Asian, Indian and European cuisine
- Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks with meals
- The Bar serves cocktails and other beverages
- Ayeyarwady River — 2, 3, 4 and 7-night cruises between Mandalay and Bagan throughout the year.
Please note: A limited schedule during August and September when the boat travels north to Bhamo.
For us, this is the Ayeyarwady’s answer to luxury river cruising. So far, we’ve experienced faultless service and the chef has a mastery of blending the unlikely combination of Thai and Burmese influences into her dishes.
- T'ai chi
- Local dances
- Cultural demonstrations
- Cooking classes
- Topical lectures on local culture and history
- Swimming pool on deck
- Shaded seating area on deck
- Beauty salon