The sleek, 188-ft Irrawaddy Explorer plys the great Irrawaddy River of Burma, and even before she leaves the dock, she will take you into another world to the grace and style of the British colonial era. Launched in 2014, this all-suite, luxurious river boat is the perfect vessel for your exploration. The friendly team of 33 will provide you with excellent service and do much to contribute to your enjoyment throughout your journey, while the atmosphere on board will be relaxed and informal.
Your Luxurious Suite
The 28 suites range in size from 273 to 409 square feet. Each features its own individual artwork, and beds that can be configured as twins or doubles, stunning floor to ceiling windows with either French or full balconies, a flat screen television with on-demand movie system, hairdryer, generous closet space and under-bed storage, individually controlled air-conditioning, in-room electronic safe and a private shower and toilet.
Bottled water is replenished daily in the suites and there is a welcome flower arrangement and fresh fruit upon arrival. Choose a Mandalay or Kipling Suite and you will also enjoy a complimentary one-hour spa treatment and a free daily laundry service.
Wining & Dining
With a cuisine as diverse as the region, the culinary director has innovatively created a menu which highlights the diverse cuisine of Myanmar, as well as Western favorites that will be reflected in sumptuous buffets and artfully prepared, multi-course dinners. You can also enjoy complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on-board, to accompany your 5-star cuisine. Located on the Colonial Deck, the restaurant seats all passengers in one sitting.
Life On Board
Watch the passing scenery from the Writers Lounge on the Sun Deck, browse the books in the library or enjoy handcrafted cocktails, fine wines, and on-board entertainment in the relaxing environment of the bar. The spacious observation and sun deck area is furnished with chaise lounges and features comfortable, shaded, seating areas. The attentive staff are always available to offer a cool beverage.
The Explorer Spa is an oasis to relax, rejuvenate and truly pamper yourself. You can enjoy a traditional Myanmar massage along with oils and creams made with the ground bark of the thanaka tree. Western spa treatments utilising all-natural products are also available. There is a small fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and panoramic views of the passing landscapes. On the longer cruises, there are lectures on culture and traditions and performances of classical dance and marionette shows.
This marvelous journey transports you through areas of Myanmar rarely visited by Westerners and many that are only accessible by river. Every port will tell a story from the more-than-2200 intricately carved temples to the handmade pottery that is made in the village of Yandabo and floated down the Irrawaddy as it has been for hundreds of years.
Perfect for solo travelers, couples and friends, an Irrawaddy Explorer Cruise is not only about discovering the essence of Myanmar but also living the dream in the elegance of a past era.
Suites & Cabins
The suites feature luxury with floor-to-ceiling windows and the French balcony to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. The room also features an in-room safe for guests to put their belongings and an LCD tv for entertainment.
These suites are designed to ensure that guests enjoy the tropical rainforest environment to the fullest. The floor-to-ceiling glass doors/windows and the balconies come with stunning views. The room also features a sitting area with a desk and a fully equipped large bathroom.
Guests can enjoy the comfort offered by this room, featuring floor-to-ceiling glass doors/ windows that open to a French balcony, an ensuite living area with working space, and individual climate control. The lush, spacious bathrooms feature basic amenities, including a hairdryer.
Each Mandalay suite is spacious, featuring a sitting area with a couch and table for guests as they watch the LCD tv. The suites come with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony where guests can lounge as they enjoy oceanic views.