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Belmond Orcaella

Belmond Orcaella

Burma Holidays - The Belmond Orcaella on the Irrawaddy

Belmond Orcaella is an intimate river cruiser that glides along Burma's two main rivers, the Chindwin and Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady).

From the panoramic windows of your cabin you'll enjoy snapshots of life on the shores of these important waterways. Leave the ship to experience the country up close. Witness the shimmering temples that dot the landscape and join off the beaten track explorations to remote regions. Wander through hilltop villages, taste freshly prepared street food and hunt for the perfect souvenir in the bustling markets.

Let the adventure begin.



Life on board

A journey on Belmond Orcaella is both inspiring and leisurely, with lots of time to do as you please. Unwind in your spacious cabin or take in the views from the Observation Deck. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail with new friends or indulge in a soothing spa treatment.

Belmond Orcaella hosts just a small number of guests, meaning personal attention and a relaxing journey are at the heart of your pleasure cruise.

Observation Deck

With an open sun-deck area, lounge bar and swimming pool, the Observation Deck is the hub of the ship. Perfect for soaking up the magnificent riverside views as you relax. Cocktail parties are also hosted here, giving you a chance to mingle.


Outstanding food prepared by the executive chef is served buffet-style at lunchtime. In the evening, choose from a selection of tantalising regional and Western dishes.


Select from a menu of spa treatments and soothing massages. There is also a well-equipped fitness area, where you can workout at your own pace.


Belmond Orcaella offers a schedule of lectures on traditional Burmese life and performances by local artists. There is a small library of books and games. Watch movies, news and sports on the satellite TV in your cabin, and Wi-Fi is available in the Reception area and Bar & Lounge.


The onboard boutique sells traditional and local crafts, including lacquerware, fabrics and jewellery. You're sure to find the perfect memento.

At a glance

  • Up to 50 guests per cruise
  • Swimming pool
  • Wellbeing and fitness area
  • Observation deck
  • Multilingual guides on board
  • Resident doctor


Your cabin's floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and Juliet balconies offer perfect views of the river and life along its shores.

Locally commissioned artworks, furniture crafted from gleaming hardwoods and opulent fabrics create a relaxed but authentic ambience, in keeping with local style.

All cabins offer satellite TV, air-conditioning, an iPod docking station, generous closet space and luxurious linens and pillows. The spacious ensuite bathroom is stocked with locally made soaps.

A number of the Deluxe Cabins interconnect — ideal for families or friends travelling together.

Floor Plan
Belmond Orcaella floor plan State and Deluxe Cabins

  • Double or twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Seating area, writing desk (State Cabins only) and satellite TV
  • Floor to ceiling windows with Juliet balcony
  • Welcome flowers and fruit basket
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Slippers and bathrobes
  • Complimentary morning tea and coffee
  • Hair dryer



The largest of the cabins on board, the Balcony and Junior Suites feature king-sized beds and a balcony.

Fine linens, shimmering silks and exotic woods blend local style with modern luxury. This truly indulgent accommodation comes with butler service and a complimentary mini-bar.

Suites are equipped with satellite TV, air-conditioning and iPod docking stations. They include a generous closet and luxurious ensuite bathroom.

For the ultimate experience, choose a Balcony Suite. Located at the prow of the ship, they offer unrivalled views of the wide rivers of Burma.

Floor Plan
Belmond Orcaella floor plan Balcony and Junior Suites

  • King-sized bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Seating area, writing desk and satellite TV
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Juliette balcony on Junior Suite
  • Walk out balcony on Balcony Suites
  • Welcome flowers and fruit basket
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Slippers and bathrobes
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary spa treatment
  • Wireless internet

The executive chef creates innovative Asian dishes featuring the freshest local ingredients along with European delicacies. A carefully chosen wine list complements the rich and varied menus.

Positioned on the Observation Deck, the Bar & Lounge is the perfect spot to relax with a refreshing cocktail.


  • Morning tea or coffee served in your cabin on request
  • Buffet breakfast is served in the Restaurant daily
  • Buffet lunch is served in the Restaurant or on the Observation Deck
  • Table d'hôte dinner with eastern and western options
  • Complimentary soft drinks, mineral water, local beer and house wine are served with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary house cocktail available each day
  • Complimentary cocktails and canapés are served at welcome and farewell parties
  • A Gala Dinner is served on the last night aboard, featuring a specially designed menu


Achieve the perfect balance of adventure, indulgent dining and self-care on your journey.

On board you will find a range of facilities to ensure your journey is indulgent and comfortable. The sun-splashed Observation Deck, complete with a cooling swimming pool (below), is the perfect place to sit and watch the scenery unfold.

Head to the wellbeing area where you'll find a range of pampering massages and spa treatments to leave you relaxed and reinvigorated. Fitness equipment is available for those who wish to stay in shape.

Find inner peace with yoga and tai chi sessions which take place on deck and at very special locations on shore.

Burma Holidays - Belmond Orcaella - Swimming pool