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Irrawaddy Explorer

Launching in September 2014, the Irrawaddy Explorer will be the most luxurious river cruiser to set sail on Burma’s Irrawaddy River. Be spellbound by Burma’s hidden treasures as you sail in absolute elegance on board this stunning ship. The Irrawaddy Explorer embraces the ambience of British-colonial Burma, while providing modern comforts and conveniences only found in Asia’s finest hotels. With three decks filled with warmth and character, the Irrawaddy Explorer offers 5-star luxury with modern conveniences, world-class cuisine and gracious, well-trained staff ensuring a once in a lifetime journey along the Irrawaddy.

Ship details:

  • launching September 2014
  • 57.3 metres long
  • 12.2 metres wide
  • 3 decks
  • 9 knots cruising speed
  • 56 passenger capacity
  • 28 suites featuring private French balconies
  • 33 crew members
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Ship facilities:

  • Writer's Lounge
  • Customs House Dining Room
  • sun deck
  • spa
  • fitness center
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Quality service: Boasting a high crew to passenger ratio, the service on board Irrawaddy Explorer is impeccable with gracious, well-trained staff attending to your every need.

On shore: Excursions provide the perfect opportunity to gain an insight into life along the Irrawaddy. Take the opportunity to explore each port of call with an expert local guide and no more than 19 fellow travellers. All shore excursions include entrance fees and he use of an electronic listening device to ensure you don’t miss a thing. Upon your return to the ship, enjoy a welcome drink and cold towel service to freshen up following your excursion.

Cabin details

The ship features 10 Maugham Suites with 26sqm of comfortable living space and floor to celling glass doors with a French balcony.

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Maugham Suites plan

Each of the 14 Orwell Suites offer 26sqm of timeless elegance, living spaces with warm and inviting colours and floor to ceiling French doors with a private balcony.

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Orwell Suites plan

This ship features two Kipling Suites located on the bow. Each suite is 25.4sqm with warm British-colonial décor and floor to ceiling glass doors and a juliet-style balcony.

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Kipling Suites plan

Both Mandalay Suites are 38sqm and are the most luxurious and spacious on board with floor to ceiling glass doors opening on to a private balcony.

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Mandalay Suites plan