Making its maiden voyage in May 2006 will be Manohra Dream, a 20 meter-long rice barge offering exclusive five-star overnight charters exploring Thailand’s famous Menam Chao Phraya, the ‘River of Kings’.
Built upon the original 100-year-old, solid teak hull, the rice barge has been painstakingly restored and lavishly converted into a luxurious river cruiser. Manohra Dream features only two elegantly appointed staterooms, thereby providing the most intimate of cruise experiences for no more than two couples.
Manohra Dream, like its counterpart Manohra Song was designed by interiors specialist Kathleen Heinecke of Ireland-based Polygon Designs. Elaborate detail meticulously crafted by hand into the teakwood is used throughout the vessel and is reminiscent of a traditional Thai dwelling in days gone by. Custom-designed furniture and muted soft natural fabrics with splashes of color for contrast are set against the rich teak finishes. Many silks are used for the furnishings and wall hangings and artifacts from around the country are incorporated in the interior design with inspiration drawn from images of life during the reign of King Rama V.
Spacious upper deck with lounge and dining area
Fully provisioned galley
Private crew quarters and bathroom
Two-engines for safety and maneuverability
Captain, Chief Steward, Assistant Steward and First Mate on-board
Full bar available (premium brands)
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
The vessel’s upper deck features an expansive lounging area with two sumptuously plush sofas designed for maximum relaxation and comfort. Two dining tables ensure guests’ privacy with the option for both parties to share a meal should they wish to do so. A fully provisioned galley and separate crew quarters complete this inventory.
Manohra Dream is more spacious and more exclusive than the existing five-star Manohra Song. The staterooms, measuring between 20–25 square meters in size, are fully air-conditioned and feature elegantly-tiled ensuites with a full shower and a comfortable ‘super’ two meter-square king-sized bed dressed with delicate linen. The comforts of home include deluxe amenities, a vanity with make-up mirror, bathrobe and slippers, hairdryer and a personal safe.
“The decor is meant to fit with the overall experience of being taken care of and pampered, ” explained Heinecke. “From dining to sleeping to lounging and enjoying the passing scenery, Manohra Dream is designed to simply sweep you away.”
Manohra Dream is equipped with two, 170 horsepower engines for safety and maneuverability and travels at an average speed of 20 kilometers per hour.
An experienced and attentive crew ensure guest safety and comfort and with a dedicated Chef onboard, travelers are able to enjoy a variety of authentic Thai delicacies prepared a la minute.
Manohra Dream is available for private charters only and departs from the Manohra Cruises pier located on the riverfront of the Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa. Special arrangements can be made for alternate pick-up and drop off points.
Each of our two air-conditioned staterooms has a private ensuite bathroom and is beautifully furnished and appointed with teak handicrafts and rare woods, Thai fabrics, antiques, art and Oriental carpets.
Each room’s deluxe amenities include:
Choice of herbal soaps
Plush bathrobe and slippers
Vanity and make-up mirror in bedroom
Regular and feather pillows
State Room: Your luxurious private stateroom awaits with the comfort of air conditioning, hot shower, separate vanity, bathrobe and slippers. Featuring the warm teak, padua and mahogany woods the ambiance is enhanced at turndown by the extra touch of unique Thai scents and sweets, fresh flowers and luxurious towels. Prepare to be lulled into a deep sleep, dreaming of life on the river.
Thai Culinary: Experience during this journey an exquisite Thai cuisine. Indulge your tastebuds with the finest cuisine prepared by our Chef, savour over fresh tropical fruits, select your own personal menu and complement it with a careful selection of the finest wines. Our attentive stewards will pamper your with every whim.
Each morning a healthy breakfast is served on the main deck, while you may have a chance to observe some typical scenes of Thai life. The Afternoon tea, in true colonial style will be served religiously in a magnificent fine Celadon service.
Traditional Thai Massage
Exotic, unique and the ultimate subliminal body workout. Passed down through generations, the Traditional Thai Massage is a blend of deep tissue massage using pressure points and stretching techniques. It releases tension, increases vitality and flexibility and creates wholeness of mind, body and spirit. Recommended for those who prefer a firm massage.
Reflexology is based on the belief that the body contains constantly flowing energy or “Chi” which unites with the reflex points of the feet. This specialized foot massage assists in the relief of stress and tension, helps to improve circulation, and fosters a restoration of the body’s natural state of equilibrium.
Our most aromatic and relaxing massage with a choice of four specially blended oils, Mandara, Harmony, Thailand Spice and Tranquility. Using a combination of strokes and acupressure techniques, this soothing and gentle massage allows the healing properties of these natural oils to penetrate into the skin leaving you relaxed and with a sense of well being. A definite jetlag tonic.