Belmond is the new brand name of the Orient Express hotels, trains and cruises. Belmond operates 2 cruise ships in Burma which navigate the Irrawaddy and its tributary the Chindwin and Afloat in France which offer luxury barge cruising or péniche-hôtels in France on the Rhone River. Guests glide through France’s hidden canals and rivers enjoying rural pleasure, fine cuisine and service. The Burma River Cruises – the Road to Mandalay and the new Orcaella - operate between July and April visiting ancient palaces and religious landmarks. All Belmond’s cruises are for the connoisseur, on exceptionally luxurious small cruise vessels.
Belmond Cruises - Destinations
Discover the culture of Myanmar on a luxury cruise along the Chindwin and Ayeyarwady Rivers. Visit gilded pagodas and bustling markets, ancient palaces and religious landmarks; Ava, Mandalay's ancient capital;Bagan, with its more than 2,000 Buddhist temples; Mount Popa, the sacred home of spirits;Shwe Kyet Yet and Sagaing, and the colonial hill station of Maymyo, with its botanical gardens.
Experience the beauty of the French countryside while meandering through quiet canals and rivers. Visit historic cheateaus and medieaval villages. Taste wine in world famous vineyards as you navigate through centuries-old waterways through the French countryside.