Built in 2011, this colonial-style vessel has been elegantly designed with the ambience of a bygone era. Furnished with local hardwoods, quality furniture and typical artwork, this is a stylish vessel from which to explore the fascinating Irrawaddy.
The sun deck is equipped with comfortable reclining chairs and seats, as well as a self service tea and coffee counter and a bar to watch the world go by, passing amazing and ever changing landscapes. A mix of international and local cuisine is served in the restaurant which seats passengers in one sitting. Breakfast is a hot and cold buffet with a generous selection including bread, fresh fruit, cereals, cold cuts, cheese, eggs cooked to order and pastries. A three course lunch is normally served to your table accompanied by a salad buffet, and dinner is also a three course meal served to your table.
With a maximum of just 28 passengers, an informal and friendly atmosphere is guaranteed onboard with a high ratio of staff to passengers. All cabins are air-conditioned and have en suite facilities with shower and toilet, closet and cabinet. The large suites have an exceptional 20 square metres with a separate living area. On arrival you will find a welcome fruit basket in your cabin.
It is the personal touches that make a cruise aboard RV Thurgau Exotic II so memorable, such as staff waiting with a welcome drink and hot towel after every excursion, water always being available no matter what time of day and there are often extra ‘surprises’ on excursions – perhaps a special cocktail is served on a boat trip, a barbecue is served ashore or a local dance group entertain you. Throughout your cruise, staff are friendly and willing to help with any request. They often put on cooking demonstrations or other cultural presentations to add to your understanding of this fascinating country.
“We are all inexplicably attracted to some destinations and I have always had a fascination with the Golden Land; a fascination that I was fortunate enough to realise earlier this year on our maiden voyage along the Irrawaddy aboard the MS Thurgau Exotic II. After the political struggle that the country has endured in its recent history we seemed to be in the right place at the right time; a place where the warmth and welcoming nature of its people ranked high up among their assets and a time that we found rapidly changing. The cruise allowed us to absorb their culture, nature, and often intriguing way of life. This was a true voyage of discovery on the charming comfort of the MS Thurgau Exotic II and in the caring hands of her Team”
Cesar Perez, Tour Manager