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Q&As - The Ship

Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding the Road To Mandalay cruise ship, accommodations and onboard facilities. Should you have any questions not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you have any questions about travelling to Myanmar, please take a look at our 'What You Need to Know' section.
 
Life On Board
What is the Road To Mandalay?
Is the Road To Mandalay similar to an 'ocean-going' cruise ship?
What is the accommodation on board like?
Will there be room in my cabin for my all my luggage?
What sort of service can I expect on board?
Are all my meals included?
Are drinks included in the price?
Can you cater for special meal requirements?
Are disabled people able to travel on the Road To Mandalay?
Are there any beauty facilities on board?
Is there a doctor on board the ship?
Can I buy souvenirs or presents on board the ship?
Will I need to tip the staff?
Who can help me with tour and travel arrangements while in Myanmar?



What is the Road To Mandalay?
The Road To Mandalay is a deluxe river cruiser operated by Orient-Express. Fitted to the high standards you would expect from Orient-Express, the Road To Mandalay cruises the Ayeryarwady River in Myanmar.

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Is the Road To Mandalay similar to an 'ocean-going' cruise ship?
No. The Road To Mandalay is more intimate, and passengers enjoy a number of opportunities to go ashore and explore Myanmar. The other main difference is in the entertainment. While you'll see none of the cabaret shows found on cruise ships, you will enjoy a relaxing pianist, and more cultural entertainment which gives you an enhanced experience of this fascinating country.

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What is the accommodation on board like?
Passengers may select from five types of cabins – Governors Suite, State, Superior, Deluxe and Single.

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Will there be room in my cabin for my all my luggage?
When you plan your packing, please bear in mind that all luggage must be stored in your cabin. In each cabin there is a wardrobe with hangers. There are no facilities for storage of luggage not required during your cruise. It is recommended that any excess luggage is stored at your hotel in Yangon or Bangkok.

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What sort of service can I expect on board?
In short, dedicated. Your Hotel Manager and team of multi-lingual staff are on board to make your cruise a memorable one.

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Are all my meals included?
Yes. While you are on board the Road To Mandalay, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. For full details please see the Dining section of this web-site.

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Are drinks included in the price?
Alcoholic drinks are not included. Tea, regular coffee, soft drinks and bottled still water are available, complimentary at all times.

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Can you cater for special meal requirements?
We will do our best to cater for special dietary requirements such as vegetarian, vegan etc. provided a detailed request has been made at the time of booking. We do however regret that we are unable to provide meals requiring strict religious observance in the preparation.

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Are disabled people able to travel on the Road To Mandalay?
The ship itself and the sites visited on-shore, are not suitable for wheel-chair bound passengers or those with severe walking difficulties. Passengers with slight walking difficulties should be escorted by an able-bodied passenger.

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Are there any beauty facilities on board?
La Source Beauty Spa offers guests facials, aromatherapy massages, manicures, traditional Burmese head massage, hair wash and western styling (blowdry, curler set) etc.

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Is there a doctor on board the ship?
Yes. The ship carries a doctor on board. A small fee is charged for medical services and prescriptions.

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Can I buy souvenirs or presents on board the ship?
Yes. In the on-board boutique you will find a range of lacquerware as well as traditional Burmese fabrics, silver and gold jewellery and objets d'art. There is also a range of international gifts exclusively designed for the Road To Mandalay. Camera film and batteries are also stocked. However, the range of film is limited and if you require a special type of film it is recommended that you bring your own supply.

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Will I need to tip the staff?
The price you pay for a journey aboard the Road To Mandalay is fully inclusive of all service charges. However, if a member of staff has helped make your journey particularly special then any gratuities you wish to give are entirely at your discretion.

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Who can help me with tour and travel arrangements while in Myanmar?
Road to Mandalay guests can make use of the tour and travel desk. It can be found at The Governor’s Residence by Orient-Express, a hotel ideally located in the heart of Yangon. Staff will help you with travel arrangements, answering questions and booking any additional services you may require.

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