Makara Queen

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Services & Amenities
  • FREE Wi-fi throughout the ship
  • Early riser breakfast available daily
  • Free coffee, tea & hot chocolate available 24 hours a day; cookies and snacks every afternoon
  • Fitness room with treadmill, stationary bicycle, free weights, plus walking/jogging track on Solaris deck
  • Souvenirs and sundries available
  • Reading room offering a selection of books and magazines. See our reading list
  • Playing cards and selection of games available
  • Cocktail lounge serving from noon until last guest retires
  • Nightly entertainment featuring onboard pianist, with local performers coming aboard in select ports
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service with evening turndown
  • Beauty Salon on board
  • Elevator between Navigator, Explorer, and Odyssey decks, plus hydraulic chairlift to the open-air Solaris deck



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Ship Statistics:

  • Launched: 1998
  • Length: 202 ft
  • Width: 33.5 ft
  • Cabins: 24 (Including 2 Presidential Suites)
  • Passenger capacity: 50

When you step aboard the luxurious R/V Makara Queen, you’ll embark on a journey of discovery that celebrates the origins of Myanmar culture and its charming traditions. Traveling along the magnificent Irrawaddy River, you’ll enjoy uninterrupted views of local scenery, including dense jungle-clad riverbanks, grand gorges, and endless rice paddies, as well as intimate glimpses of traditional rural life played out along the riverbank. And as you cruise, relax in the welcoming bar and lounge, meet up with friends on the panoramic sun deck, or unwind in one of our 22 luxurious rooms — all featuring private balconies and floor-to ceiling windows. Staffed by a professional crew of 30, the Makara Queen offers a high level of personal service throughout your voyage.

Ship Amenities & Services: 

  • Spacious, all-suite vessel with accommodations starting at 256 square feet to 584 square feet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sun Deck
  • Spa with massage services
  • Cinema
  • 24-Reception and Security
  • Boutique
  • Money Changer

Deluxe Cabin (22) Amenities: 

  • Nightly turndown service
  • 280 square feet
  • Private balcony
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Bathroom and shower
  • Satellite television
  • Safe box
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Slipper and bathrobes
  • Minibar
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary tea and coffee

Presidential Suite (2) Amenities: 

Suites include all of the amenities listed above, as well as390 square feet

  • Two private balconies
  • King-sized bed
  • Luxury linens
  • Double sink
  • L’Occitane toiletries
  • Decorated with local handicrafts and sculptures
  • Safe
  • Welcome fruit basket
  • Complimentary bottled mineral water

Dining & Entertainment: 

  • Expertly trained culinary staff providing buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and single-seating multi-course dinner
  • Traditional local and gourmet Western cuisine, featuring organic and sustainably caught/harvested meats and fresh, seasonable produce
  • Carefully curated wine selections
  • Nightly entertainment in the Lounge
  • A series of demonstrations, classes, and educational lectures
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