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Myanmar (Burma) had been on my bucket list for almost 40 years. This was a great way to explore the country, by land and river, as we saw the bigger towns and the small villages. Nothing (other than the shower pressure/temperature) could have been better. Tragic that Viking has discontinued this destination as the crew, guides, villagers and others very much benefited from the cruises. Nyo and Moomoo were the best guides ever - so sweet, personable, knowledgeable and open to discussion. Dominique was so hospitable and friendly. The chef was great and friendly. The captain and his whole crew did everything they could to keep us happy and safe. Myanmar was fascinating - we could have used a day more in Inle Lake and Bagan and probably Rangoon. The bedrooms needed more light - especially over the desks but the small cabins were very efficiently arranged. The other passengers and the people of Myanmar themselves, of course, were the highlight of this fascinating trip. Wish Viking went to our other bucket list destinations of the Amazon and Galapagos.

Fascinating destination, talented guides, amazing ship, crew, and food

Viking Mandalay Cruise Review by TravelingTarheel

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2016
  • Destination: Asia River
  • Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom
Myanmar (Burma) had been on my bucket list for almost 40 years. This was a great way to explore the country, by land and river, as we saw the bigger towns and the small villages.

Nothing (other than the shower pressure/temperature) could have been better. Tragic that Viking has discontinued this destination as the crew, guides, villagers and others very much benefited from the cruises.

Nyo and Moomoo were the best guides ever - so sweet, personable, knowledgeable and open to discussion. Dominique was so hospitable and friendly. The chef was great and friendly. The captain and his whole crew did everything they could to keep us happy and safe.

Myanmar was fascinating - we could have used a day more in Inle Lake and Bagan and probably Rangoon.

The bedrooms needed more light - especially over the desks but the small cabins were very efficiently arranged.

The other passengers and the people of Myanmar themselves, of course, were the highlight of this fascinating trip.

Wish Viking went to our other bucket list destinations of the Amazon and Galapagos.
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