The Anawrahta cruise ship sails the majestic Irrawaddy River through the heart of Myanmar's history. See “the river that brings blessing to the people” aboard one of its very finest cruise vessels.

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Crafted in homage to the British paddle steam vessels that traversed the Irrawaddy in colonial times, the Anawrahta cruise ship is a vision of luxury. The vessel shines with polished lacquer and gleaming brass accents, and its highly-detailed woodworking and rich textiles impart an air of bygone opulence to the modern accommodations. Select from 23 private staterooms and suites, each furnished with en-suite baths, large windows, and all of the modern amenities. Each room also features a private balcony where you can relax and watch the river roll by from your own comfortable rattan loungers.

There are three decks of living space and inviting common areas aboard the Anawrahta. On the Terrace Deck find Kipling’s Bar, where hand-crafted cocktail enhances the colorful view outside the window. This is also where you will find the Hintha Hall Restaurant, an elegant dining hall accented with magnificent carved-wood ceilings. Indulge in regional cuisine, influenced by flavorful fusions of cuisines from China, India, and Thailand. Expect fresh seafood on the menu, accented by salads, curries, fragrant herbs, and steamed rice. The Mandalay Lounge’s club-like atmosphere is the perfect setting for quiet drinks or vibrant cultural performances.

Up top on the Sundeck enjoy morning Tai Chi and yoga practice every day. Take a dip in the sparkling swimming pool when the midday sun is high or retreat to the rows of sunbeds swathed in crisp linens and relax with a cool drink as you cruise. Further pampering is found with the skilled staff of therapists at the Thazin Spa. Massages, manicures, and pedicures are administered in total serenity.

The Anawrahta cruise ship is named after King Anawrahta, the 11th-century leader that introduced Theravada Buddhism to the Burmese nation and made Bagan its capital city. On a cruise along the Irrawaddy, you will experience this period of Myanmar history in splendor. Life along the river is an ever-changing kaleidoscope of rural magic, steeped in tradition and spirituality, and best seen from the Anawrahta cruise ship.

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