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. Consultant designers were appointed to devise new internal and external decorative schemes in sympathy with the vessels new role and the “Orient-Express” brand.
The Road to Mandalay can accommodate a maximum of 110 passengers in 3 different cabin types. All cabins are fully air-conditioned and have en suite shower and WC 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.
In the 1998, the vessel was converted into a tourist pleasure luxurious river cruise vessel in the Myanma Shipyard (Sinmalike) by the revived Irrawaddy Flotilla Company Ltd. and during their management docking was performed annually at the Dalla Dockyard. In the second half of the 2003, Ayravata Cruises signed the charter agreement with Inland Water Transport and the Pandaw underwent to major renovations.
Now the two ships are running under Ayravata Cruises: Rv Pandaw 1947 (An original Colonial Steamer) and Rv Paukan 2007 (New Charming Cruising Boutique Hotel). It offers 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.freshly prepared local and European dishes and many kinds of tropical fruit cocktails are prepared by well-trained cook and served by Amara friendly staff at regular mealtimes and upon special order. All bed linen and towels as well as on-board laundry are included in Amara services.
Is possible between Mandalay and Bagan and beyond as far south as Pyay and as far as north as Bhamo all year round.
Is possible from its confluence with the Ayarwady River near Bagan up to Khamti at the foot of the Naga Mountains, 500 miles to the north.
Is available for charter only and schedules will be tailored to suit your individual programme and wishes.