Belmond announces expert-led cruises in Asian country Myanmar

Belmond announces expert-led cruises in Asian country Myanmar

Belmond Road to Mandalay cruise

June 1, 2016: Luxury hospitality brand Belmond has announced water journeys on the rivers of Myanmar with special guest speakers throughout 2016. From immersion into Burmese language and culture to world military history, photography led tours and a yoga retreat, Belmond will host a variety of cruises aboard river cruisers Belmond Orcaella and Belmond Road to Mandalay.

Justin Watkins, Professor of Burmese at SOAS University of London, will host the first cruise aboard Belmond Orcaella on August 16, 2016. The 12 night journey along the Chindwin River takes guests to the foothills of the Himalayas while Professor Watkins hosts lectures and lessons on the languages of the area.

Later, Yoga guru Nadia Narain will take guests on a yoga and meditation journey along the Ayeyarwady River on board Belmond Road to Mandalay on August 24 and 27, 2016. Retired British Army Officer, General Sir Michael Jackson will also be travelling on board this cruise, offering his insights into British Military events in recent history. 

Furthermore, aspiring photographers can join photographer Sue Flood on board Belmond Road to Mandalay on October 8 and 12, 2016. Ms Flood will teach guests how to capture the perfect image using smart phones or high-tech cameras.

Belmond has been operating cruises on the rivers of Myanmar for 20 years since the launch of Belmond Road to Mandalay in 1996. Joined by sister ship, Belmond Orcaella in 2013, Belmond offers a range of itineraries from short tours of Myanmar, to longer cruises that take guests off the traditional path.

Belmond Governor’s Residence also offers pre or post cruise hotel stays. For further departure dates or to book please visit their webpage ( or call 0845 077 2222 (UK) / 1 800 524 2420 (US).

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