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Belmond Orcaella

Why cruise on this ship?

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

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Dining

Prepare for a journey of flavours as you travel through Myanmar.

The Orcaella's 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.

Restaurant

Wake to an early morning tea or coffee in your cabin, followed by a buffet breakfast in the restaurant.

An extensive buffet lunch along with complimentary soft drinks, mineral water, local beer and house wine is served in the Restaurant or on the Observation Deck.

Table d'hôte dinner with eastern and western options are on offer along with complimentary soft drinks, mineral water, local beer and house wine.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Varies

Entertaining

Entertainment onboard the Orcaella is a bright and vivacious experience opening your eyes to the Myanmars fascinating culture.

Entertainment

Enjoy an interesting programme of local entertainment, from traditional Myanmar folk dancing to insightful lectures on Myanmar's fascinating culture.

Features

Enrichment

You can learn cookery, astrology and a ‘longyi’ (traditional dress) tying demonstration.

Excursions

Disembark at Nwe Nyein for a guided walking tour and a chance to meet artisans sculpting traditional clay pots.

Transfer to shore by fast boat for a walking tour of the lively town of Bhamo, the major northern trading post between China and Myanmar.

Board a train to the forest station of Naba and journey into the thick Kachin jungle and teak forest.

Just a taster of some of the excursions on offer on board the Road to Mandalay.

Features

Local Customs

Myanmar traditional dress “longyi” and thanakha (local make up) demonstration on the Observation Deck.

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Health and fitness

Achieve the perfect balance of adventure, indulgent dining and self-care on your journey.

Yoga & Tai Chi

Find inner peace with yoga and tai chi sessions which take place on deck and at very special locations on shore.

Features

Wellbeing Centre

Head to the wellbeing area where you'll find a range of pampering massages and spa treatments to leave you relaxed and reinvigorated. Fitness equipment is available for those who wish to stay in shape.

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Kids and teens

Children are welcome aboard the Orcaella. There are two sets of interconnecting rooms, ideal for families and there is a games room on-board. However, for their safety it is asked of parents to supervise children at all times.

Accommodation

There are 25 luxurious cabins with floor to ceiling glass doors, providing a fantastic view point for Myanmar's river life as you float by. All of the cabins are beautifully appointed with lovely local touches and highlights of Myanmar design. Each cabin is en-suite and range from the Deluxe Cabins to the larger State rooms and ever larger suites.

Balcony Suite

Two Balcony Suites (48 & 38sqm) the largest of the cabins on board, featuring 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 the Orcaella navigates the wide rivers of Myanmar.

Junior Suite

Two Junior Suites (24-32sqm) featuring king-sized beds and floor to ceiling sliding glass doors which open to a full balcony overlooking the river, allowing you to truly experience the sights, sounds and scents of Myanmar.

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.

State Cabin

Twelve State Cabins (24-32sqm) open to the river, allowing you to truly experience the sights, sounds and scents of Myanmar. All cabins have floor to ceiling sliding glass doors with Juliet balconies that open to the 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.

Deluxe Cabin

Nine Deluxe Cabins (16sqm) open to the river, allowing you to truly experience the sights, sounds and scents of Myanmar. All cabins have floor to ceiling sliding glass doors with Juliet balconies offering 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.

Deck plans

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Observation Deck

  • Open Sun-deck Area,
  • Lounge Bar
  • Swimming Pool,
  • Observation Deck
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Upper Deck

  • Restaurant
  • Entertainment Room
  • Boutique
  • Balcony Suite
  • State Cabins
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Main Deck

  • Junior Suite
  • State Cabins
  • Deluxe Cabins
  • Office
  • Reception Area


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Lower deck

  • Medical Centre
Ship facts
Passengers
50
Crew
58
Launched
1996
Last refit
2013
Tonnage
200t
Length
60.96m
Width
11
Speed
11kts
Decks
2
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
USD