Viking Mandalay


Cruise line
Viking Cruises

Current cruise:
12 nights / 13 days, round-trip South Asia
01 Dec, 2016 - 13 Dec, 2016

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Viking Mandalay Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Mandalay

Review of Viking Mandalay

The Viking Mandalay boat cruises on Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (Burma), departing from Bangkok.

Viking Mandalay cruise ship

Viking Mandalay is a handcrafted river ship, designed specifically to navigate along the Irrawaddy River. Fully refurbished in 2013, the Mandalay can accommodate up to 60 guests. It offers magnificent river views from every stateroom due to the large windows and deck space. The atmosphere on board is extraordinarily friendly with English-speaking crew. The sights, flavors and sounds of one of the most fascinating places in the world are unforgettable.

Viking Mandalay

Viking Mandalay provides 30 comfortable outside staterooms, as the middle and upper deck staterooms feature large windows that can open. All staterooms offer hotel-style beds and optional twin-bed configuration, air conditioning, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe and bottled water, daily replenished. The beautiful Sun deck features comfortable shaded sitting area. Enjoy a dinner in the restaurant with panoramic river views, or choose to unwind in the bar and library. There is also an onboard boutique.

Viking Mandalay ship

Year built Refurbished 2002 2013 MMSI number Callsign code Flag State (registered in) na na Myanmar
Passenger capacity Crew capacity Gross tonnage weight LOA length 60 28 1000 tons 179 ft (55 m) Ship builder Owner Operators na (Myanmar, IWT) Pandaw River Expeditions Viking Cruises via Pandaw
  • Passenger decks: 4 (out of 4)
  • Cabin grades number: 3
  • Total number of cabins: 30 (of which 11 Suite, 24 Balcony, 2 French Balconies, 16 with a non-opening window).
  • Restaurants: Mandalay (dining room)
  • Lounges & Bars: Sun Deck (show and observation outdoor lounge /with bar and shaded seating area), Library, Shop.
  • Viking Mandalay cruise deals are inclusive of Internet (Wi-Fi), all Burma and Thailand tours/excursions, flight and coach transfers, live evening entertainment, daily lecturers, food tastings, 24-hour coffee/tea, replenished daily bottled water.
  • Note: To/from Viking Mandalay boat transfers and airport meet&greet services in Myanmar and Thailand are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking Cruises line.
  • Viking Mandalay is one of the two redesigned and recently refurbished Viking Cruises Burma ships cruising on Irrawaddy River. The other vessel in the region is Viking Orient (operating on the same route). The other Viking ship in Southeast Asia is Viking Mekong (cruising in Vietnam and Cambodia).
  • Other luxury river cruise lines ships with similar itineraries on Irrawaddy cruises in Burma are offered by AmaWaterways (AmaPura), Avalon Waterways (Myanmar), Scenic (Aura) and the Viking  ship Orient.

Viking Mandalay cabins

Types/Categories (number, location), high to low
  • Suites and Balcony Staterooms - none
  • RiverView Staterooms (with Picture Window and a door opening to a promenade deck) - Standard (10x A, 10x B and 10x C, respectively on decks 3-3-2). All cabins size is 170 ft2 (or 16 m2).
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Viking Mandalay river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Viking cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Viking River Cruises Asia cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On some Viking Mandalay's Irrawaddy cruise tours, the line offers round-trip USA airfare discount deals (on select cabins or itineraries/dates).

Viking Mandalay itineraries

Follows the list of Viking Mandalay river cruise itineraries as themes, officially announced by the Viking Cruises line:

  • "MEMORIES OF MANDALAY" are 15-days Burma river cruises from Thailand (Bangkok round-trip). The line's currently operated itinerary route is "Bangkok-Mandalay-Yangon/Rangoon", with 14 complimentary land tours/excursions included in the fares. These deals are also inclusive of Hotel Shangri-La Bangkok (or to a similar class luxury hotel in Bangkok, 2-night package), flight from Thailand to Burma (Bangkok-Mandalay, for embarkation, next day full-day long Mandalay tou, stops at Ava and Amarapura (both former capital cities, with small boat cruise on lake Taungthaman), cruising in the Bagan region (ancient capital of Burma /historical monuments, temples), Tan-Chi-Taung Mountain excursion, Sale (group of monasteries), Mya-Tha-Lun Pagoda (made of gold bricks), Magway (cycle trishaw tour), Minhla Fort, Thayetmyo excursion (frontier post on the border between Royal and British Myanmar), Yangon/Rangoon (disembarkation, scenic countryside ride, 2-night luxury hotel package), fight from Yangon to Bangkok (1-night hotel package in Shangri-La or similar class luxury hotel in Bangkok).
  • Optional is the 2-night Bangkok hotel package.
  • Sometimes, an alternative itinerary route is operated. It includes: Bangkok departure, two consecutive flight transfers (to Yangon, and to Mandalay for embarkation). Follows the Irrawaddy river cruise in Burma (Mandalay to Pyay route), then coach travel to Yangon and flight to Bangkok.

Viking Mandalay Itineraries 2016

The below listed Viking Mandalay cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Viking Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Itinerary ports
24 November 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip South Asia
Prices starting
from $5859
25 Nov        Departing from Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand
26 Nov - 27 Nov        Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar
28 Nov - 29 Nov        Inle Lake, Myanmar
30 Nov - 01 Dec        Mandalay, Myanmar
02 Dec        Onhnechaung,Myanmar
03 Dec        Bagan, Myanmar
04 Dec        Sale, Myanmar
05 Dec        Yandabo, Myanmar
06 Dec        Monywa,Myanmar
07 Dec        Arriving in Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand
01 December 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip South Asia
Prices starting
from $5859
02 Dec        Departing from Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand
03 Dec - 04 Dec        Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar
05 Dec - 06 Dec        Inle Lake, Myanmar
07 Dec - 08 Dec        Mandalay, Myanmar
09 Dec        Onhnechaung,Myanmar
10 Dec        Bagan, Myanmar
11 Dec        Sale, Myanmar
12 Dec        Yandabo, Myanmar
13 Dec        Monywa,Myanmar
14 Dec        Arriving in Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand
08 December 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip South Asia
Prices starting
from $5859
09 Dec        Departing from Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand
10 Dec - 11 Dec        Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar
12 Dec - 13 Dec        Inle Lake, Myanmar
14 Dec - 15 Dec        Mandalay, Myanmar
16 Dec        Onhnechaung,Myanmar
17 Dec        Bagan, Myanmar
18 Dec        Sale, Myanmar
19 Dec        Yandabo, Myanmar
20 Dec        Monywa,Myanmar
21 Dec        Arriving in Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand
15 December 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip South Asia
Prices starting
from $5859
16 Dec        Departing from Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand
17 Dec - 18 Dec        Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar
19 Dec - 20 Dec        Inle Lake, Myanmar
21 Dec - 22 Dec        Mandalay, Myanmar
23 Dec        Onhnechaung,Myanmar
24 Dec        Bagan, Myanmar
25 Dec        Sale, Myanmar
26 Dec        Yandabo, Myanmar
27 Dec        Monywa,Myanmar
28 Dec        Arriving in Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand
22 December 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip South Asia
Prices starting
from $5859
23 Dec        Departing from Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand
24 Dec - 25 Dec        Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar
26 Dec - 27 Dec        Inle Lake, Myanmar
28 Dec - 29 Dec        Mandalay, Myanmar
30 Dec        Onhnechaung,Myanmar
31 Dec        Bagan, Myanmar
01 Jan        Sale, Myanmar
02 Jan        Yandabo, Myanmar
03 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
04 Jan        Arriving in Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand