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RV Irrawaddy Explorer

Ship Statistics:

  • Built: September 2014
  • Length: 188 ft
  • Suites: 28
  • Passenger capacity: 56

The all-suite RV Irrawaddy Explorer is the newest small ship built to sail along the Irrawaddy River. Experience the wonders of the river and view the sights along its shores as you sail in comfort aboard this brand-new vessel. All 28 suites on board offer views of the river, and include a vanity, built-in closet, under-the-bed storage, a safe, individually controlled air conditioning, and bottled water. Bathrooms are stocked with fine bath and body products, a hair dryer, bathrobe, and slippers. Onboard facilities include a sun deck, lounge with full-service bar, dining room, spa, fitness center, and gallery.

Amenities (Applicable to all categories): 

  • Spacious suites from 273 square feet to 409 square feet
  • Luxury honeycomb cotton spa robes
  • Spa-quality slippers
  • Spa-quality bath amenities
  • Pillow menu
  • In-room electronic safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Luxury cotton linens with duvet
  • Premium mattresses
  • Convertible bed configuration (not applicable to Mandalay and Kipling Suites)
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Welcome flower arrangement and fresh fruit upon arrival
  • Wireless Internet in all public areas
  • Make-up mirror
  • Multi-configuration plugs (220V; converter needed for U.S. appliances)
  • Generous closet space and under-bed storage
  • iPhone docking station with alarm clock
  • Hair dryer
  • Flat-screen LCD television with on-demand movie system
  • Panoramic floor-to-ceiling glass French doors
  • Balcony (Mandalay Suites, Kipling Suites, and Orwell Suites only)
  • French balcony (Maugham Suites)

Additional Amenities for Mandalay and Kipling Suites

Daily Butler Service to Include: 

  • Nightly turndown service
  • Assisting with pillow menu selection
  • Presenting a selection of bathroom amenities
  • Explaining on-demand entertainment system
  • Ensuring your suite is immaculate
  • Polishing and conditioning shoes upon request
  • Refreshing your ice bucket
  • Preparing and packing your luggage upon request

Other Amenities

  • Complimentary one-hour spa treatment (per person, per cruise)
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • Complimentary evening canapés

Complimentary on Excursions: 

  • Shore excursion program series including all admissions
  • Shoe cleaning after excursions
  • Cold towel service after excursions
  • Welcome drink following excursions
  • VOX listening devices for duration of cruise program

Dining & Entertainment: 

  • Expertly trained culinary staff providing buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and seated dinner in one single seating
  • Complimentary coffee, water, tea, soft drinks, local beer, and free flow house tine (wine with dinner only)
  • Series of cultural performances, educational talks, cooking demonstrations, and ship tours
  • In-room breakfast (Mandalay & Kipling Suites)
  • Welcome Reception
  • Farewell Reception
  • Themed dinners
  • Spacious air-conditioned lounge with nightly entertainment

Your Onboard Vantage Team (Providing a better than 2-to-1 crew to passenger ratio): 

  • Captain
  • First Officer
  • Chief Engineer
  • Resident Manager — Western
  • Nautical — 9 Staff
  • Housekeeping — 6 Staff
  • Dining — 4 Staff
  • Galley — 5 Staff
  • Spa — 2 Staff
  • Total: 30 + 3 resident local guides and accommodation for Cruise Director
Irrawaddy Suite

Features:

  • 280 square feet with a French balcony
  • Two twin-size beds or one queen-size bed as requested
  • Generous closet space and under-bed storage
  • Flat screen television with on-demand movies
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer available in suite
Kipling Suite

Features:

  • 273 square feet with a spacious private balcony
  • King-size bed 
  • Generous closet space and under-bed storage
  • Large panoramic floor-to-ceiling French doors
  • Flat screen television with on-demand movies
  • iPhone docking station with alarm clock
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer available in suite
Mandalay Suite

Features:

  • 409 square feet with a spacious private balcony
  • Mandalay Suites feature a king-size bed with daily butler service
  • Generous closet space and under-bed storage
  • Large panoramic floor-to-ceiling glass French doors
  • Flat screen television with on-demand movies
  • iPhone docking station with alarm clock
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer available in suite
Maugham Suite

Features:

  • 280 square feet with a French balcony
  • Two twin-size beds or one queen-size bed as requested
  • Generous closet space and under-bed storage
  • Flat screen television with on-demand movies
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer available in suite
Maugham Suite

Features:

  • 280 square feet with a French balcony
  • Two twin-size beds or one queen-size bed as requested
  • Generous closet space and under-bed storage
  • Flat screen television with on-demand movies
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer available in suite
Orwell Suite

Features:

  • 280 square feet
  • With a French balcony
  • Two twin-size beds or one Queen-size bed as requested
  • French balconies
  • Generous Closet Space and Under-bed Storage
  • Flat screen television with on-demand movies
  • iPhone docking station with alarm clock
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer are also available in your suite
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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