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Irrawaddy Explorer

The RV Irrawaddy Explorer is a new, all-suite, luxurious river vessel . Launched in September 2014 with 28 spacious suites she is the perfect vessel for our exploration. The friendly onboard staff of 30 will provide you with excellent service and do much to contribute to your enjoyment throughout your journey and the atmosphere onboard will be relaxed and informal.

  • Irrawaddy Explorer
    Irrawaddy Explorer
  • Mandalay Suite
    Mandalay Suite
  • Maugham Suite
    Maugham Suite
  • Writers Lounge
    Writers Lounge
  • Kipling Suite
    Kipling Suite
  • Gym
  • Sun Deck
    Sun Deck
  • Orwell Suite
    Orwell Suite
  • Maughm Suite
    Maughm Suite
  • Irrawaddy Explorer - Suite Bathroom
    Irrawaddy Explorer - Suite Bathroom
  • Your Cabin / Suite

    The 28 suites range in size from 273 to 409 square feet and are attractively furnished and embody the grace and style of the British colonial era, incorporating modern conveniences and luxuries that rival the finest hotels of Asia. All suites feature panoramic floor to ceiling glass doors and beds can be configured as twin or double (not applicable to Mandalay Suite & Kipling Staterooms), flat screen television with on-demand movie system, hairdryer, generous closet space and underbed storage, individually controlled air-conditioning, in-room electronic safe and a private shower and toilet (the Kipling Suite has a spacious bath with rain style shower, the Mandalay Suite has Spacious Spastyle bath with soaking tub and separate shower). Bottled water is replenished daily in the suites and there is a welcome flower arrangement and fresh fruit upon arrival. The Irrawaddy Explorer subscribes to an international news service that provides summaries of the day’s news. These are complimentary, and will be delivered to suites each morning. In addition, guests in the Mandalay Suites will have the added advantage of a complimentary, one-hour spa treatment and complimentary laundry.

  • Your Dining

    The Restaurant seats all passengers in one sitting located on the Colonial Deck. With a cuisine as diverse as the region, the Culinary Director, is honored to bring his wealth of expertise to the RV Irrawaddy Explorer. He 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. The culinary team will offer an occasional shopping excursion to local markets taking every opportunity to utilize the fresh, local fruits and vegetables throughout the voyage. Complimentary coffee, water, tea, soft drinks, local beer and free flow house wine (wine with dinner only).

  • Your Space

    The RV Irrawaddy Explorer is both elegantly furnished and spacious throughout the public areas. The Writer's Lounge on the Sun Deck is a relaxing environment to watch the passing scenery, browse the library or enjoy a drink from the bar. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails, fine wines, and on-board entertainment in a relaxing environment – a fitting end to a perfect day on-board your home on the Irrawaddy. The spacious observation and sun deck area features chaise lounges and comfortable, shaded, seating areas. The onboard attentive staff are always available to offer a cool beverage, whether you prefer fresh-squeezed juice as you enjoy the warm breeze watching an incredible sunrise, or a favorite cocktail while photographing a dramatic sunset. The Explorer Spa is an oasis to relax, rejuvenate and truly pamper yourself. Guests may enjoy the traditional massage of Myanmar along with oils and creams made with the ground bark of the Thanaka tree. Western spa treatments utilising all-natural products are also available while enjoying the serenity of the passing landscape. The fitness centre features state-of-the-art equipment and a panoramic view of the landscape. E-mail/internet is available in all public areas of the vessel, free-of-charge for passengers that bring their own WiFi-capable devices (please note that WIFI will only be available in certain areas and can be very weak in remote areas.

  • Ship Directory
    The booklet below contains some further details pertaining to the vessel.
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  • Deck plans
    • All Decks