04 September 2012
Introducing Orcaella, our new river cruiser in Myanmar
Embark on an adventure and discover amazing sights and rare treasures.
Starting next summer, you are invited to enjoy an exciting new way of exploring Myanmar. A new river cruiser, Orcaella, will join its sister ship, Road To Mandalay, on the mighty Ayeyarwady River. Plus it will venture into new waters along its more mysterious tributary, the Chindwin.
Named after the dolphins unique to the Ayeyarwady, this elegant, four-deck ship will take just 50 privileged passengers to the very heart of Myanmar on leisurely seven- and 11-night voyages.
Orcaella will cruise between Yangon and Bhamo, stopping at key cultural sites and towns, as well as dropping anchor at fascinating, off-the-beaten-track sites. This nimble ship will also cruise the Chindwin, passing successive mountain ranges, winding its way through western Myanmar as far north as Homalin, just 36 miles from the Indian border.
Fascinating offshore excursions will range from the chance to witness a traditional Noviciation Ceremony of local monks to a journey to explore caves housing 492 Buddha chambers carved into the hillside.
Guests will stay in 25 spacious cabins with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and balconies that frame the riverside vistas. Ample cruising time will enable them to fully enjoy the Observation Deck, restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre, as well as regular onboard entertainment by local artists and experts. Starting July 2013, Orcaella's schedule will run from January to April and from July to December.