Belmond Road to Mandalay

Belmond Road to Mandalay started life on the Rhine River in Germany and is now a graceful river cruiser in Myanmar, offering high standards of comfort and luxury, with unparalleled personal service and gourmet regional cuisine.

The 43 cabins are furnished using local materials and are arranged across four decks; all have views onto the passing river scenery. Facilities onboard include a small on-deck swimming pool, large sun deck and a spa.

Why we like Belmond Road to Mandalay

One of the first luxury boats to cruise the Irrawaddy this elegant boat delivers the renowned Belmond service and standards.


  • Small swimming pool
  • Sun deck
  • Top deck bar
  • Spa
  • Piano bar
  • Observation gallery
  • Restaurant serving a fusion of international cuisines


Daily shore excursions are included and take in the highlights of Myanmar with time spent exploring hidden temples, either on foot, by bicycle or horse and cart, local markets and peaceful villages. See the sunset and rise over the river and even take to the skies by hot air balloon for an aerial view of this beautiful riverscape.


The Belmond Road to Mandalay cruises the Irrawaddy River between Bagan and Mandalay over three, four or seven nights. Cruises operate between October and March when river levels allow.

Guest Speakers

From award-winning photographers to best-selling authors, Belmond Road to Mandalay regularly has hand-picked guest speakers joining departures; they deliver insightful lectures and lead fascinating workshops during the cruise.

Giving back

The ships resident doctor, Dr Tun set up the Belmond Myanmar Foundation in 1995 and to this day it provides children and adults from local communities with vital healthcare and education that they would not otherwise have access to.

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