The Royal Orient Express Train offers
seven days of historic grandeur and regal self-indulgence with numerous
luxuries of the court recreated in the saloons. The décor tinged with
gold dust and an overpowering sense of antiquity, the beauteous elements of
traditional arts and crafts, the embroidered elaboration of the curtains,
the picturesque carpets, the delicate crockery, and the picturesque carpets,
the delicate crockery, and the liveried attendants specially trained to
offer you royal service once enjoyed by Kings and Queens, all combined to
recreate the magical aura of the bygone era.
However, human nature is such that
while one might like to feel like a King, one would also like to dine on one's
own favourite dishes and desserts, and drink one's favourite cocktail.
That's why The Royal Orient Express offers an array of continental,
Western and Indian ethnic cuisines to choose from, at its quaintly decored
restaurant. Its bar, aptly named "The Watering Hole", is
well-stacked with all known brands of liquor, and the in-house library
stocks the latest in fiction and non-fiction.
Each saloon is named after a lost dynasty or after a historical creation of
man or nature. The tourist guide on the train will be able to tell one the
interesting stories behind the names of these saloons. There are 14
air-conditioned splendidly decorated saloons and two dinning cars. Each
saloon has a kitchenette and four cabins. There is a well-equipped attached
bathroom with hot and cold baths between the two cabins.
Each cabin or coupe can accommodate three passengers. Generally two
passengers are accommodated in each coupe. There are two attendants on call
for each saloon. There is also a provision of emergency first aid kit on
board. The train manager arranges for emergency or otherwise communication
requirements through phone or fax and passengers can contact him via telecom
at any hour of the day.
The lounge to be used for sitting or recreation is fitted with TV &
VCR. Each cabin has music channel speakers and one can listen to the music
of one's choice through these music channels.