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By Chris | November 1 2013
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
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