I have seen that there are quite a few questions/threads asking about various aspects of the journey and the boats that make that journey between Mandalay and Bagan or Bagan and Mandalay but it seems that the data is not all in one place and some of it is a bit out of date.
Please may we use this thread to get all of the data in one place?
My wife and I are off to Myanmar next month and so we would very much appreciate some up to date details on this please and I guess that others might like this information too?
For my wife and myself, the most important question is which is the best boat and why?
Please don't mention the Orient Express boat, we don't have the money or the time to wait for them to pull the boat off each sandbank!! :o)
What about food and drink on the boats, is it available? Better to buy it on the boat or take your own?
Which companies have boats between Mandalay and Bagan?
What are their 2013/2014 timetables and how long does the journey take?
What are their ticket prices?