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Irrawaddy express

The company behind arguably the world’s most celebrated rail journey, the Orient Express from Singapore to Bangkok, is searching out a new frontier in Myanmar. A new cruise route up the Irrawaddy River is set to open in July 2013, on a locally built cruiser named Orcaella after…

Southeast Asia Globe
October 15, 2012

The company behind arguably the world’s most celebrated rail journey, the Orient Express from Singapore to Bangkok, is searching out a new frontier in Myanmar.
A new cruise route up the Irrawaddy River is set to open in July 2013, on a locally built cruiser named Orcaella after the famed dolphins that call the Irrawaddy home.
The boat’s five-star luxury journeys are expected to come in eight-day packages that go as far as the ancient city of Bagan, or an 11-night option that continues on to Homalin, 36km from the Indian border in Myanmar’s far northwest.



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