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November 1, 2013updated Jul 30, 2015

Eastern & Oriental Express

By Chris Boyle


Top cabin: Presidential Cabin

Key selling points: The largest and most opulent accommodations on board, the Presidential Cabins have their own separate dressing areas with an en-suite shower and lavatory, plus a deluxe lounge decorated with intricate marquetry that converts into a cozy bedroom with two single beds at night. Here, guests can relax and gaze out the oversized picture windows while enjoying the services of a cabin steward 24 hours a day.

Standout services: The staff has assisted with guest requests ranging from coordinating a personalized birthday menu to specially baking and decorating a cake for a couple who was celebrating their anniversary on board.

Style: Asian colonial, by Dunn, Maple, Morrison, Nelson, and Prou, 1993

Special amenities: Bulgari bath amenities, fresh fruit and flowers, complimentary dressing gown, complimentary minibar

Square footage: 120

Number of bedrooms: One open-plan space

Number of bathrooms: One

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Number of cabins on train: 66, including two suites

Who’s slept here?: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Robin Leach, Neil Young

Rate: From $2,170 per person for a one-night itinerary

Route: The train runs along six different routes that originate and end in Singapore, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur, and visit destinations in Thailand, Laos, and Malaysia.

Charter: The Eastern & Oriental Express is available for a full charter for up to 80 guests for one of the regularly scheduled departures, or tailored journeys can be arranged.

General Manager Nicolas Pillet


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