A rather quaint ship, the Mandalay is a beautifully
traditional ship that traverses the Irrawaddy River. It’s extremely small
capacity of only 60 guests allows Viking to provide a close and personal
service like none other before.
The Viking Mandalay is traditional in the most literal
sense. There is only one dining area on board, the small and comfortable
Restaurant. The casual elegance of the Restaurant is a defining point of
Viking’s river cruises, providing outstanding views of the scenery with its
panoramic windows and specially prepared regional specialties on fine china.
The Viking ships are designed more for the culturally
invested and traditional travellers. As such, there are a number of
demonstrations, cooking classes and dance performances on board.
talks and lectures regarding the history of places you visit, from the Dutch
Masters or French impressionists to the life and works of Wolfgang Amadeus
Included in these talks are tastes of the local wines and cuisines as
well as lessons in key words and phrases of different languages. All of which
are enhanced by the exemplary excursions on land.