Cruise Highlights

Belmond Road to Mandalay



Experience the enchanting sights, scents and sounds of Myanmar from the perfect vantage point aboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay.

Cruise along the mighty Ayeyarwady River, taking in the country's most mesmerising landscapes from the deck of our luxurious river cruiser. Stop off to explore rural villages from a bygone era, see saffron-robed monks go about their daily rituals, and marvel at the golden spires of pagodas which soar out of the lush jungle.

Prepare for the journey of a lifetime.

Life on Board

With cool, relaxing spaces in which to mingle, luxurious cabins and indulgent touches you're assured 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 speciality you can whip up when you return home.

Or just relax, cocktail in hand, on the teak deck and watch the marvellous sights as you cruise gently along the Ayeyarwady River.

Observation Deck

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.


Choose from a breakfast buffet, enjoy themed lunches and sit down in the evening to gourmet dinners with complimentary local beer and wine.

Bar & Grill Restaurant

Situated on the Observation Deck, the alfresco Bar & Grill Restaurant offers refined local cuisine in a truly inspiring setting. Watch the experts in action at the gourmet grill station, and savour fine wines from our vintage selection.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, guests not travelling with us can step aboard to experience Bagan’s only five-star dining venue. Limited to just 50 seats, this exclusive experience is sure to be a highlight of your trip.


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 programme 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.


Stay polished and perfectly coiffed with a manicure, pedicure and blow-dry service. The spa treatment menu is designed to soothe, relax and rejuvenate. State-of-the-art fitness equipment caters for those who like to stay in tip-top condition.


Browse the onboard boutique to find a memento of your journey. Choose from an array of exquisite wares and jewellery fashioned by local craftsmen.

At a Glance

  • Up to 82 guests per cruise
  • Swimming pool
  • Wellbeing and fitness area
  • Observation deck
  • Multilingual guides on board
  • Resident doctor


State and Deluxe Cabins

Accommodation in this graceful river cruise seamlessly blends tradition with complete luxury.

Belmond Road to Mandalay's cabins have been designed to combine comfort and elegance, while reflecting local styles and materials. The cabins feature luxurious furnishings made by local artisans.

All cabins enjoy outward-facing windows—to make the most of the fantastic views—satellite TV, an iPod docking station, air-conditioning, generous closet space and spacious en-suite bathrooms with locally made soaps.


•    Double or twin beds
•    En-suite bathroom
•    Seating area, writing desk and satellite TV


•    Welcome flowers and fruit basket
•    Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
•    Slippers and bathrobes
•    Complimentary morning tea and coffee
•    Hair dryer
•    Wireless internet

Governor's Suite

For those who enjoy the luxury of space...
This lavish suite features its own butler service as well as a separate sitting room. Exceptionally spacious, it is the jewel in the crown of accommodation on board Belmond Road to Mandalay.


•    Double or twin beds
•    En-suite bathroom
•    Seating area, writing desk and satellite TV


•    Welcome flowers and fruit basket
•    Butler service
•    Unpacking service on arrival and packing for departure
•    Complimentary mini bar including soft drinks, beer, local wine and spirits
•    Slippers and bathrobes
•    Wireless internet
•    Nespresso machine
•    Farewell gift


On Belmond Road to Mandalay you'll find a varied and enticing menu, including Burmese, Thai, Indonesian, Indian and European specialities.

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.

Dining Features

•    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 specially designed menu

Belmond Orcaella



Belmond Orcaella is an intimate river cruiser that glides along Myanmar's two main rivers, the Chindwin and Ayeyarwady.

From the panoramic windows of your cabin you'll enjoy snapshots of life on the shores of these important waterways.

Leave the ship to experience the country up close. Witness the shimmering temples that dot the landscape and join off the beaten track explorations to remote regions. Wander through hilltop villages, taste freshly prepared street food and hunt for the perfect souvenir in the bustling markets.

Let the adventure begin.

Life on Board

A journey on our river cruiser is both inspiring and leisurely, with lots of time to do as you please.

Unwind in your spacious cabin or take in the views from the Observation Deck. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail with new friends or indulge in a soothing spa treatment.

Belmond Orcaella hosts just a small number of guests, meaning personal attention and a relaxing journey are at the heart of your pleasure cruise.

Observation Deck

With an open sun-deck area, lounge bar and swimming pool, the Observation Deck is the hub of the ship. Perfect for soaking up the magnificent riverside views as you relax. We also host cocktail parties here, giving you a chance to mingle.


Outstanding food prepared by our executive chef is served buffet-style at lunchtime. In the evening, choose from a selection of tantalising regional and Western dishes.


Select from our menu of spa treatments and soothing massages. There is also a well-equipped fitness area, where you can workout at your own pace.


We offer a schedule of lectures on traditional Burmese life and performances by local artists. There is a small library of books and games. Watch movies, news and sports on the satellite TV in your cabin, and Wi-Fi is available in the Reception area and Bar & Lounge.


Our onboard boutique sells traditional and local crafts, including lacquerware, fabrics and jewellery. You're sure to find the perfect memento.

At a Glance

  • Up to 50 guests per cruise
  • Swimming pool
  • Wellbeing and fitness area
  • Observation deck
  • Multilingual guides on board
  • Resident doctor


State and Deluxe Cabins

Your cabin's floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and Juliet balconies offer perfect views of the river and life along its shores.

Locally commissioned artworks, furniture crafted from gleaming hardwoods and opulent fabrics create a relaxed but authentic ambience, in keeping with local style.

All our cabins offer satellite TV, air-conditioning, an iPod docking station, generous closet space and luxurious linens and pillows. The spacious en-suite bathroom is stocked with locally made soaps.

A number of our Deluxe Cabins interconnect—ideal for families or friends travelling together.


•    Double or twin beds
•    En-suite bathroom
•    Seating area, writing desk and satellite TV
•    Floor to ceiling windows with Juliet balcony


•    Welcome flowers and fruit basket
•    Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
•    Slippers and bathrobes
•    Complimentary morning tea and coffee
•    Hair dryer

Balcony and Junior Suites

The largest of the cabins on board, our Balcony and Junior Suites feature king-sized beds and a balcony.

Fine linens, shimmering silks and exotic woods blend local style with modern luxury. This truly indulgent accommodation comes with butler service and a complimentary mini-bar.

Suites are equipped with satellite TV, air-conditioning and iPod docking stations. They include a generous closet and luxurious en-suite bathroom.

For the ultimate experience, choose a Balcony Suite. Located at the prow of the ship, they offer unrivalled views as we navigate the wide rivers of Myanmar.


•    King-sized bed
•    En-suite bathroom
•    Seating area, writing desk and satellite TV
•    Floor to ceiling windows
•    Juliette balcony on Junior Suite
•    Walk out balcony on Balcony Suites


•    Welcome flowers and fruit basket
•    Butler service
•    Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
•    Slippers and bathrobes
•    Complimentary mini-bar
•    Complimentary laundry service
•    Hair dryer
•    Complimentary spa treatment
•    Wireless internet


Our executive chef creates innovative Asian dishes featuring the freshest local ingredients along with European delicacies. A carefully chosen wine list complements the rich and varied menus.

Positioned on the Observation Deck, the Bar & Lounge is the perfect spot to relax with a refreshing cocktail.

Dining Features

•    Morning tea or coffee served in your cabin on request
•    Buffet breakfast is served in the Restaurant daily
•    Buffet lunch is served in the Restaurant or on the Observation Deck
•    Table d'hôte dinner with eastern and western options
•    Complimentary soft drinks, mineral water, local beer and house wine are served with lunch and dinner
•    Complimentary house cocktail available each day
•    Complimentary cocktails and canapés are served at welcome and farewell parties
•    A Gala Dinner is served on the last night aboard, featuring a specially designed menu

Anawrahta Cruise



With the largest cabin space on the Ayeyarwady, and the highest crew to passenger ratio, The Anawrahta offers the finest on-board experience in Myanmar. This impressive vessel is named after the founder of the Burmese nation, modern day Myanmar. During his reign, from 1044-1077, he introduced and spread the religion of Theravada Buddhism throughout the land.

King Anawrahta was born in 1014. His mother was Myaunk Pyinthe and his father, King Kuhshaw Kyaunghpyu was once the ruler of Pagan. His father was overthrown by his stepbrothers, Kyiso and Sokkate. Anawrahta upon coming of age and learning the betrayal of his father, challenged Sokkate to a duel and won, bringing back the crown to their family.

King Anawrahta made Pagan the capital city of Burma, modern day Myanmar, he described it as the “city of a thousand temples” because of the numerous structures, temples and pagodas built around the city.

King Anawrahta converted to Theravada Buddhism, the oldest and most traditional school of Buddhism that focuses on “the teaching of the Elders.”

Blending the purity and serenity of King Anawrahta’s Buddhist beliefs with the opulence of the British Empire, The Anawrahta is the perfect vessel on which to explore Myanmar’s mighty Ayeyarwady River. Built to resemble a British colonial paddle steamer, the elegant 65-meter/ 214 feet long Anawrahta features three spacious decks and 23 luxurious cabins. With its gleaming white rails, polished lacquer, intricately carved woodwork and shining brass, The Anawrahta takes guests back in time to an era of bygone elegance.

At A Glance

  • Launch March 2014
  • Length / Width / Height 65 m
  • Beam / Draft 14 m / 0,9 m
  • Gross tonnage 650 tons
  • Cruising speed 12 nautical knots
  • Electricity 220 Volts
  • Capacity / Cabins 46 passengers / 23 cabins
  • Safety International safety standard, including smoke and fire alarm system throughout the Ship, emergency lighting systems, emergency communication system, evacuation equipment, Defibrillator (AED) on board, crew is trained on first aid.


Deluxe Staterooms

Anawrahta’s 16 beautifully appointed deluxe rooms are decorated with original handicrafts, locally-carved wood panels and richly-textured fabrics inspired by the brocade of Burma’s ethnic minority groups. Large windows and serene colors inspire total relaxation. Size: 32 square meters / 344 square feet.

Junior Suite

Named after some of the most fascinating rivers in Myanmar, the Anawrahta offers three Junior Suites: the Kaladan, the Lenya and the Thandi. Combining dark, regal wood with the bright oranges, saffrons and greens of the floral offerings presented at temples, these suites offer a comfortable seating area and a private balcony from which to enjoy the lush beauty of the Ayeyarwady. Size: 48 square meters / 517 square feet

Executive Suite

Located on the Terrace Deck, each of our two Executive Suites is a spacious 59 square meters/ 635 square feet, including an indoor seating area and a private balcony. Polished wood, locally made brocade and artefacts collected in Mandalay, Bagan and Yangon create a relaxing yet exotic ambiance. These suites are named after of Myanmar’s famous rivers, the Chindwin and the Yangon.
Size: 59 square meters/635 square feet, including 16.5 square meters/177 square feet of balcony space.

Royal Suite

The two opulent Royal Suites are named after Anawrahta and his son Kyansitta, considered as two of the most famous monarchs in Burmese history. Equipped with a private terrace and a private Jacuzzi, these stunning suites feature elaborate woodcarvings, fine works of Burmese art, and handmade artefacts commissioned throughout Burma.
Size: 86 square meters / 926 square feet, including a terrace of 29 square meters / 312 square feet balcony with a private Jacuzzi


Kipling’s Bar

Set on the Terrace Deck, the Kipling’s Bar is the perfect place to watch the world slip by as you enjoy your favorite wine or cocktail. With its high ceilings, large windows and colonial-style rattan chairs, the Kipling’s Bar invites guests to relax and contemplate the passing river life. With colors inspired by local spices, the Kipling’s Bar is a spacious 157-square meters/ 1,690-square feet.

Mandalay Lounge

With polished wood floors, comfortable rattan chairs and traditional Burmese decorations, the 162-square meter/ 1,744-square feet Mandalay Lounge has the relaxed feel of a colonial club, at once exclusive and welcoming. Lean back against the burnt-orange cushions and enjoy a good book, or join friends for a nightcap in the lounge’s elegant and exotic ambiance. This elegant venue is located on the Upper Deck

Hintha Hall Restaurant

Inspired by the lavish decorations of old Bagan and Mandalay, Anawrahta’s Hintha Hall Restaurant evokes the elegant dining halls of yesteryear. White tablecloths and gleaming glassware are surrounded by polished wood, intricately-carved floor and ceiling panels and – last but not least – stunning views, framed by large picture windows. With seating for 48, the 141-square meter/ 1,518-square feet Hintha Hall lies on the Terrace Deck.

Thaizin Spa

The Anawrahta is especially proud of its spa, which offers expert service, locally-inspired treatments and beautiful surroundings. Inspired by Mandalay’s White Hsinbyume Pagoda, the Thaizin Spa features three massage beds, manipedi stations and a steambath. Superbly trained staff and inspiring views make this the ultimate place to unwind.

RV Pandaw 1947 Cruise



The Pandaw is an original colonial era boat, constructed in 1947.

The famous shipbuilding company of Yarrow & Co. of Clyde on the River in Glasgow built the Pandaw for the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. Arriving in Myanmar in 1950, under the ownership of the Inland Water Transport Board (IWTB) she ran on the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to Bahmo, one of the most popular routes on this great river.

She began a luxury life as a passenger cruiser in 1989, under the management of a new Irrawaddy Flotilla Company and was taken over in 2003 by Ayravata Cruises after extensive renovations and refurbishing.

Her hull is of steel, and she measures 150ft (47.72 m) from prow to stern. Her beam is 34 ft (11.5m) and the draft is 2.6ft (0.8m)

There are altogether 16 teak-walled deluxe cabins with proper beds and hot and cold showers. There is one main deck with cabins, an upper deck with cabins and a dining room at the stern and a salon at the prow.

The topmost 20ft long sundeck is fitted with comfortable rattan chairs, giving a pleasant old-world ambience as guests view the sunset, river traffic and pretty villages on the banks. The cosy bar is a great place to hang out with friends late into the night, and the elegant dining room is where guests will enjoy lavish meals of great dishes such as roasted pork with apple marmalade sauce, beef escalope with red wine sauce, sauteed seafood with lime cream sauce and butterfish prepared in a number of ways. Vegetarian meals can be prepared when informed in advance.

The price is inclusive of transfer between the ship and airport, all meals, sightseeing tours and entrance fees at monuments.

The engine runs with diesel, 2x300hp MWM Model TBD -234 V6. Propulsion is Schotell Outboard Model SRP 100.110. Maximum upriver speed is 6 nautical mph and downriver speed is 11 nautical mph. The generators are 2x95 kva Denyo Gensets.

For communications, there is a GSM phone, internal phone system and tannoy for navigation. The vessel is outfitted with navigation lights, ship horn and search light and for safety precautions, there are emergency lights, emergency generator, life jackets fo all on board and life rafts.

For fire protection there are 21 smoke detectors, 4 heat detectors, 8 manual alarm stations, a USA-made electronic control panel Silent Knight, 20 fore extinguishers, 8 fire hose cabinets and fire pump.

For health safety, there is a de-sedimentation and full water treatment system plus the Reverse Osmosis system for the kitchen. A treatment plant is used for sewage.


Pandaw is a beautiful and proud lady, happy to be of service to you.


Built in Scotland 1947 (by Yarrow & Co. Scotland), converted to a Passenger Cruise Vessel 1997 by Irrawaddy Flotilla Co. Refitted and refurbished 2003-04 by IWT (Inland Water Transport) & Ayravata Cruises.

Hull    Steel
Length 150ft (45.72 Mt)
Beam 34ft (11.5 Mt)
Draft 2.6ft (0.8 Mt)
Decks 3
Main Deck (6 Cabins)* Upper Deck (10 Cabins-Saloon-Dining Room) * Sundeck / Solarium (Length 20 Mt. - Furnished with Steamer Chairs/Sun Lounges/ Rattan Armchairs for 32 pax)
Diesel Engines 2 x 300hp MWM * Model: TBD-234V6
Propulsion Schotel Outboard * Model: SRP-100/110
Max. Upriver Speed 6 Miles per Hour
Max. Downriver Speed 11 Miles per Hour
Navigation Navigation lights, ships horn, searchlight
Comms Gsm phone, Internal phone system, Tannoy for navigation
Generators 2 x 95 kva Denyo Gensets
Fire Protection 21 Smoke Detectors, 4 Heat Detectors, 8 Manual alarms stations, Electronic Control Panel Silent Knight (Made in USA) – 20 Fire Extinguishers – 8 Fire Hose Cabinets, fire pump
Safety Emergency lights, Emergency Generator, life jackets for all on board and life rafts


Cabins 16 deluxe cabins with own shower/wc (Berths 32)
Size: 3,35 Mt X 4.00 Mt (132" X 158")
Bar 1
Dining Room 1 (32 Seats)
Kitchen 1 Fully Equipped Kitchen
Water Desedimentation and full water treatment – Reverse Osmosis System for the Kitchen.
Sewage Treatment plant
Cruise Management Company: AYRAVATA CRUISES
DMA Registry Permission to drive in the Myanmar rivers (No. NA/KHA/32/Yangon) issued on the 11 Sep 03 by the department of Marine Administration of the Union of Myanmar
Tourist Transport Licence No. PA/195A on 27 January 2004 issued by MHT

RV Paukan Cruise



Paukan is the ancient name of Bagan, the old city of two thousand temples on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. This ancient capital, seat of the First Myanmar Empire, is a treasure to the people of Myanmar. Throughout the century of their existence, the temples remain a place of living worship, maintained by donations from royalty and the public.

RV Paukan was built in 2007 at the Myanmar Shipyards in Yangon for Ayravata Cruises. The Yangon River and its dockyards were commented upon over two hundred years ago as "the most favourable river in the world for naval architecture" by the first British envoy to Myanmar Captain Michael Symes of His Britannic Majesty's 7th Regiment who arrived in Yangon in February of 1795.

Paukan might be the younger sister ship to the Paukan-1947, which was built in 1947, but she is a bigger vessel at 183ft 955.78m) in length. Her beam is 38ft (11.58m) and draft is 3.09ft (1.14m). She runs on diesel engines, with a speed of 10 knots. Safety and emergency equipment are in place, as well as reliable communication systems.

The lovely Paukan is a boutique hotel on the river, beautifully furnished with a unique combination of modern and traditional motifs. The timber-walled cabins are furnished with colonial style cupboards, dresser and doors while the ceiling is traditional Myanmar. The single or double beds are proper and comfortable ones and not mere bunks, enough room for 55 passengers who will be looked after by a 30-member crew.

For luxury-living, Paukan has suites, deluxe or superior cabins as well as singles for guest or guides. There are two massage rooms on the lower deck offering traditional Myanmar massage designed to give soothing relaxation.
The sun deck has a stage for cultural performances, and a bar and lounge for relaxation and fun. The upper deck has a lecture / movie room with lcd projector and lcd TV screen.

Meals in the dining room on the main deck will include both East and West cuisine, and dinner menus of delicious dishes. Vegetarian meals can be prepared when informed in advance. The price is inclusive of  all meals, sightseeing tours and entrance fees at monuments.

The Ayravata Cruises is proud to have Paukan as another member to their family and is confident that she will please her guests in the same manner as her sister ship, the Paukan-1947.



Built in Yangon 2006-2007 by Ayravata Cruises at Myanmar Shipyards (Yangon-Myanmar)

Beam    38 FT (11.58 MT)
Design Draft 3.09 FT (1.14 MT)
Decks 3
Diesel Engines 2 X 425 HP Cummins Marine / Model KT19-M425.
Propulsion Schotell Type Outboard * Model: NAV 180
Design Speed 10 KNOTS
Max. Upriver Speed 8 Nautical Miles Per Hour (Dry Season)
Max. Downriver Speed 12 Nautical Miles Per Hour (Dry Season)
Navigation Navigation Lights, Ships Horn, Searchlight
Comms Gsm Phone, Internal Phone System, Tannoy For Navigation
Generators 2 x 175 + 1 x 50 KVA Cummins/Marathon Marine
Fire Protection Smoke Detectors, Heat Detectors, Manual Alarms Stations, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Hose Cabinets, Fire Pumps
Safety Emergency Lights, Emergency Genset, Life Jackets , Life Rafts
Crew 30


Passengers    55


29 With Private Bathroom And Shower

Upper Deck

14 Deluxe (6 Double, 8 Twin) * 21 SQ.MT/226 SQ. FT.

2 Suite (Bow) : 40 SQ.MT / 430 SQ. FT.

Main Deck

10 Superior Twins * 15 SQ.MT./161 SQ. FT.

Lower Deck

3 Single For Guests: 10 SQ.MT / 107 SQ. FT.

4 Single For Guides/TL: 8 SQ.MT / 86 SQ. FT.

Lounge & Bar On The Sundeck/Solarium (Capacity 35 Seats)
Dining Room On The Main Deck (Capacity: 56 Seats)
Massage Room 2 On The Lower Deck
Lectures Room Fully Equipped With Lcd Projector/Lcd Tv (35 Seats)
Water Desedimentation And Full Water Treatment - Reverse Osmosis System For the Kitchen.


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