Yangon Cruises

Yangon skyline with Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar
Yangon skyline with Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar
Ancient city of Bagan in Myanmar

Yangon has earned the nickname ‘The Garden City of the East’ due its lush green trees, shaded parkland and beautiful lakes. But Yangon (formerly Rangoon) is also the commercial and increasingly cosmopolitan capital of Myanmar. 

From the port Thilawa, a visit to Yangon reveals a mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas that define its eclectic skyline.[ReadMoreMob] The downtown pavements are one huge open-air market, and feature some of the most impressive colonial architecture in Southeast Asia, alongside a swathe of new shops, restaurants and bars.

The city has barely changed at all, and the Shwedagon Paya, a glistening, awe-inspiring golden Buddhist monument is seemingly the centre of everything. An eye-catching wealth of colour and pigments on its 326ft-high curved exterior gives way to the top of the Pagoda’s crown which is encrusted with diamonds, rubies and other gemstones. Locals and monarchs often donate gold to ensure this incredible structure maintains its beauty.

The city's other notable religious sites include the Botataung and Sule Pagodas, both containing Buddhist relics.

Cruises to Yangon

Cultural Treasures of the Far East

Cultural Treasures of the Far East

Departs: Cairns • Thu 09 Jan 2020
42 nights • Boudicca • D200103

  • After visiting Alotau, Wewak and Madang to experience Papua New Guinea’s fascinating tribal culture and war history, you’re in for an unforgettable insight into Asia’s remarkable diversity as Boudicca guides you to a collection of contrasting destinations including gorgeous islands and energetic cities.
  • You’ll discover magical Indonesian islands, including Komodo Island – home to the world’s largest lizard – and stunning Bali; enjoy an overnight stay in vibrant Singapore; taste paradise in Phuket; and in Myanmar, stop at Thilawa, gateway to the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda and sacred Bagan.
  • A call at Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, is followed by an immersive Indian exploration including two days at Kochi, allowing time for an overland tour to the Taj Mahal; an overnight in beautiful Goa; a full day in bustling Mumbai; and a call at Porbandar, birthplace of Gandhi – the ‘Father of India’.

From £4,599pp

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Singapore, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Singapore, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Departs: Cairns • Thu 09 Jan 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D200102

  • Cruise from Cairns to Papua New Guinea, rich in engrossing culture and history, before heading to Asia for an epic adventure encompassing a collection of contrasting destinations and highlights, from beautiful islands and iconic scenic landscapes to vibrant cities and spectacular spiritual sites.
  • Calls at Alotau, Wewak and Madang present opportunities to connect with Papua New Guinea’s authentic tribal heritage and discover fascinating war ‘relics’; while in Indonesia, magical islands await, including Komodo Island – home to the world’s largest lizard – and idyllic Bali.
  • Stopping overnight in Singapore will offer you the chance to experience Asia at its most modern, before Phuket, where you can take a boat tour to Phang Nga Bay, provides a taste of paradise. In Myanmar, Thilawa is your gateway to the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda and sacred Bagan.

From £2,999pp

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Singapore, Bali & Burma

Singapore, Bali & Burma

Departs: Benoa • Thu 23 Jan 2020
14 nights • Boudicca • D2002

  • Encompassing a collection of contrasting destinations, this cruise offers a fascinating insight into Asia’s remarkable diversity, with the scenic beauty of postcard-perfect idyllic islands; attractions of vibrant, modern cities; and some of the world’s most spectacular spiritual sites awaiting you.
  • Uncover the untrodden beaches and fauna-rich forests of Bali before even setting sail, then sample a taste of modern Asia in Singapore, where you can explore among towering skyscrapers, stop-by bustling Chinatown and even enjoy high tea at the world-famous Raffles Hotel.
  • Fabulous Phuket, where you can relax on the palm-lined beaches or take a boat tour to see the breathtaking scenes of Phang Nga Bay is sure to delight, while an overnight stay at Thilawa, Myanmar affords time to visit Yangon and marvel at the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda.

From £1,999pp

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Exploring the Far East & Authentic India

Exploring the Far East & Authentic India

Departs: Benoa • Thu 23 Jan 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D200203

  • For an unforgettable insight into Asia’s remarkable diversity, Boudicca will guide you to a collection of stunning destinations to present you with a taste of the contrasting sights and authentic experiences on offer in spectacular islands and cities across this incredible region.
  • Uncover the unspoilt forests and beaches of Bali before setting sail, then sample a taste of modern Asia in Singapore; discover paradise in Phuket, with a chance to take a boat tour to Phang Nga Bay; and marvel at the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda during an overnight stay in Thilawa.
  • Your time in India will include overnight stays in Kochi, for the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets and a tour to the Taj Mahal, and charming Goa; a full-day to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Mumbai; and a call at Porbandar, birthplace of Gandhi – the ‘Father of India’.

From £3,399pp

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