Thursday 5 December 2013

Cruiseco Explorer announced for Burma


Cruiseco, the leading provider of cruising options in Australia and New Zealand, is pleased to announce that work has commenced on its second custom-built ship, the Cruiseco Explorer. The Cruiseco Explorer's inaugural sailing is scheduled to depart on 21 October 2014.

Steve Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer at Cruiseco, says the new ship is a significant milestone for the cruising company.
"A year on from launching the Cruiseco Adventurer in Vietnam, I'm delighted that the construction of our second ship is already well underway. The Cruiseco Explorer will operate in Myanmar on the waters of the Irrawaddy, Upper Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers," says Lloyd.

"Following 13 years operating in the cruise industry, we continue to draw on our extensive experience to ensure that the Cruiseco Explorer's design will appeal to our customers."

The 58 metre long, two decked ship will accommodate 56 guests. The ship boasts 28 luxurious cabins, all with polished timber floors, ensuite facilities, and either floor to ceiling French windows, or full private balconies to provide guests with an unobstructed view of Myanmar.

The ship's 28 luxurious cabins offer double accommodation, which can be converted to twins in the Main and Upper Deck Cabins. The Main Deck features 10 Cabins with French balconies, while the Upper Deck features 14 Cabins with exterior balconies. There are also two Suites at the bow of the ship and two Deluxe Suites, located aft, which have an exterior balcony and a Jacuzzi.

Traditional in style, the ship will have an outside sun deck, a lounge and bar & restaurant. All of the public areas will be able to accommodate all passengers onboard at any time. The restaurant will be located on the Main Deck where the menu which will feature a fusion of traditional Burmese and western cuisine.

"The Cruiseco Explorer is about more than travelling in style. Maintaining our policy from the Cruiseco Adventurer, which operates along the Mekong, we continue to be committed to supporting local communities by employing from the local areas. Our crew on the Cruiseco Explorer is extremely knowledgeable on local culture and history," says Lloyd.

"It's our aim to be able to contribute to the country's infrastructure and share the local people's lives with our passengers in an equal and open way. We will continue to only employ staff members who come from the local region as we work to offer shared experiences between our passengers and the Burmese people."

Amazing deals on first sailings – early birds save up to $500 per person

Guests may choose to start their adventure in Prome or Mandalay and travel the Irrawaddy stopping at exotic ports along the way. Prices are per person, based on twin share, starting from $4,899 for Main Deck bookings on the seven night cruise. Discounted prices are only valid for bookings made until 31 December 2013. Terms and conditions apply.

The Cruiseco Explorer will sail for seven nights as part of an 11 night luxury holiday. The holiday includes: return economy airfare flying from Australia with Thai Airways; two nights at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon; two nights at the Mandalay Hill Resort in Mandalay; a seven night luxury river cruise; all onboard meals including wine with lunch and dinner; local beers; soft drinks; breakfast daily; lunch and dinner as specified in the itinerary; extensive sightseeing and transfers; gratuities, port charges and taxes.

All customers booking with Cruiseco receives Qantas Frequent Flyer Points.

Visit or call (02) 9492 8520 for further information and to find details of your local Cruiseco agent.

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