With cool, relaxing spaces in which to mingle, luxurious cabins and indulgent touches you're assured with a great journey ahead. Every day is filled with events, excursions, exquisite dining and entertainment. Take in topical lectures by local and international experts or join a cooking class where you'll learn a Burmese specialty you can whip up when you return home. Or just relax, cocktail in hand, on the teak deck and watch the marvelous sights as you cruise gently along the Ayeyarwady River.
The perfect spot from which to watch life on the river and its shores. Here you can soak up the sun, have a drink at the bar, or take a refreshing dip in the pool.
RESTAURANT & DINING
On Belmond Road to Mandalay, you'll find a varied and enticing menu, including Burmese, Thai, Indonesian, Indian and European specialties.
Wake to an early morning tea or coffee in your cabin, followed by a full breakfast in the Restaurant. An extensive buffet-style lunch is served each day on the Observation Deck or in the Restaurant.
Dinners are served in the Restaurant and offer a choice of gourmet dishes to cater to all tastes. Carefully selected wines are also available to complement your meal.
Throughout the day refreshments are available from the Bar and the Observation Deck.
- Morning tea or coffee served in your cabin on request
- Buffet breakfast served in the Restaurant daily
- Extensive buffet lunch served daily
- Table d'hôte dinner with both eastern and western options
- Complimentary soft drinks, mineral water, local beer, and house wine are served with lunch and dinner
- Complimentary pre-dinner aperitif served in the Bar each day
- Cocktail parties with complimentary drinks and canapés
- Gala Dinner on last night with a specially designed menu
Enjoy pre-dinner aperitifs or linger over late-night cocktails. The Bar is the social hub of the ship, ideal for easy evenings spent with fellow travellers.
Enjoy an interesting program of local entertainment, from Burmese marionettes to classical dancers, and insightful lectures on Myanmar’s fascinating culture. In addition, you can learn to tie a traditional longyi or apply thanaka, a beauty treatment used by local women to cool and tone their skin.
WELL - BEING
The ship is equipped with a range of facilities to ensure your comfort and wellbeing throughout your journey. Generous and attentive staff are on hand to take care of the details, while you devote yourself to experiencing the marvels of Myanmar as the ship glides past.
Take a refreshing dip in the on-deck swimming pool or use the state-of-the-art fitness equipment in the wellbeing area. This haven of relaxation is where you can enjoy pampering massages and spa treatments, or simply a hair makeover and manicure before dinner.
Yoga and tai chi sessions take place on deck and at specially chosen venues on shore.
Browse the onboard boutique to find a memento of your journey. Choose from an array of exquisite wares and jewelry fashioned by local craftsmen.
BELMOND ROAD TO MANDALAY – A HISTORICAL CRUISE
Built in Germany in 1964, Belmond Road to Mandalay was extensively refurbished by luxury travel company Belmond Cruises and started its lavish cruise on the majestic Irrawaddy River of Myanmar in 1996. This beautiful ship now is the longest running and most established river cruises operating on the Irrawaddy.
BELMOND ROAD TO MANDALAY IS LIKE A BOUTIQUE FLOATING HOTEL
With a capacity of 82 passengers, Belmond Road to Mandalay is very large and well-appointed with 43 staterooms including 4 single cabins, 4 superior cabins, 16 deluxe cabins, 18 state cabins, and 1 special Governor’s suite. All staterooms are equipped convenient facilities including private bathrooms, air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, DVD players… Overall decoration is elegant and impressive with antiques and local carvings. The Road to Mandalay has an Observation Deck where is comfortable and popular to observe the picturesque setting beside the legendary Irrawaddy.
The Belmond Road to Mandalay ship also features many luxurious comforts like a wellness center, swimming pool, shaped seat, and sun loungers and lively evening entertaining performances. The Belmond Road to Mandalay dining room offers tourists international cuisine, including Burmese, Thai, Indonesian, Indian and European dishes. The beverage is also very interesting with many excellent drinks as local and imported wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee, tea, and juice. Thus tourists will have the exciting feeling like being taken on a culinary tour around the world by such an elegant vessel.
A professional and friendly staff of the Belmond Road to Mandalay ship will accompany travelers in the fabulous shore excursions to lots of well-known destinations in Myanmar. Travelers have a chance to discover the trading town of Bhamo, visit popular villages, pagodas, temples, and a variety of crafts on the riverside. While exploring wonderlands in Mandalay, visitors can understand more about the rustic daily life of the Burmese and their unique culture as well. Taking a Myanmar River cruise with Belmond Road to Mandalay, passengers will really enjoy their journey with most luxurious and lavish comforts.
BELMOND ROAD TO MANDALAY POLICY
1. Alteration of schedule and cruise itinerary
In spite of the fact that we will do our best to assure that the announced itinerary is followed at the strictest possible level, occasionally, we might have to alter or delay the schedules and itineraries in the last minute due to the uncertainty of local weather and river conditions.
2.1. For booking with less than 06 cabins
If you book your cabins more than 65 days in advance of the departure date, you are required to deposit 30% of the total charge at the booking time. The remaining amount must be paid within 65 days before the departure date.
For the booking made less than 65 days prior to departure date, you are required to make full payment of the fare within 48 hours.
2.2. For booking from 06 cabins and more
If you book your cabins more than 95 days in advance of the departure date, you are required to deposit 30% of the total charge at the booking time. The remaining amount must be paid within 65 days before the departure date.
If you book your cabins between 94 and 65 days in advance of the departure date, you are required to deposit 50% of the total charge at the booking time. The remaining amount must be paid within 65 days before the departure date.
If you book your cabins less than 65 days in advance of the departure date, you are required to make full payment of the fare within 48 hours.
3. Cancellation by us
Under the circumstance that a cruise cannot be operated for passengers with confirm bookings or departures because the minimum number of passengers for the ship to sail is not satisfied, Belmond Road to Mandalay has the rights to call off the cruise. We will notify the passengers with confirmed booking about the cancellation 50 days in advance. A substitute cruise ship (with parallel itinerary and ship type) or an alternative departure date will be proposed depending on its availability. If the passengers do not agree with the alternative ship or departure, we will make full refund of the deposit amounts upon the demand of the passengers.
4. Cancellation by Customer
If you or any other members of your party want to cancel your booking, you must inform us via fax or email. E-mail cancellation or booking amendments are only effective once re-confirmed by us.
4.1. That person(s) may transfer their place to someone else (introduced by you) and in respect of whom the Lead Passenger will need to give the confirmations and representations not less than 30 days before departure and you pay an amendment fee in accordance with the table below and meet all costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers.
Amendment Fee for each change (% of total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling)
|65 days or more
||One free, then 10%
|64 – 31 days
4.2. If you or other members could not transfer place to someone else. The following cancellation fee will be applied:
Cancellations made 65 days or more before departure: 20% charge of total price
Cancellations made 64 to 31 days prior to departure: 35% charge of total price
Cancellations made 29 to 10 days prior to departure: 75% charge of total price
Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to departure or no show: 100% charge of total price
*In the event of cancellations, wire fees and credit card commissions will be deducted when calculating refunds.
5. Force Majeure
Unless there are points clearly stated in this policy, we will bear no responsibility of making compensation for you if the fulfillment of our obligations in the contract is influenced by unpredictable or unavoidable events that out of the control of us or the supplier(s). These events include, but is not limited to, war, threat of war, civil conflict, terrorist activity and its consequences or the threat of such activity, riot, the act of any government or other national or local authority including port or river authorities, industrial dispute, lock closure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, chemical or biological disaster, adverse weather, sea, air, ice and river conditions and all similar events.
We highly recommend that travelers have their trip cancellation covered. We also advise the guests to purchase insurance for medical matters, luggage loss, and delay of the trip in case of unfavorable situations. Belmond Road to Mandalay will not be liable for the loss of personal belongings.
7. Dietary needs
If the guests have exceptional dietary needs, they should contact us 30 days in advance of the departure. The cruise will exert all possible efforts to satisfy the exceptional dietary needs and demands depending on the availability of the goods.