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Luxury river cruise to sail Myanmar waters next year

AmaWaterways is launching a new ship and new river cruise program on Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River in November 2014.

Dec 21, 2013 | By AFPRelaxnews

In yet another sign that Myanmar is generating major interest as a travel destination, a luxury all-suite ship is set to sail the mysterious waters of the once reclusive country next year.

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Custom-built by local Burmese craftsmen, guests of the Sanctuary Ananda will sail the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers with guided excursions into temples, pagodas, monasteries and ancient towns along the way. Ananda itineraries include three to 11-night sailings.

The ship, which will make its maiden voyage in December 2014, will house both indoor and al fresco restaurants, a spa, gym, library, outdoor plunge pool, and 21 suites equipped with balconies.

Onboard activities will include lectures, traditional Burmese cooking lessons as well as yoga and meditation classes. For more information, visit

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