Anawrahta offers the finest on board experience in Myanmar. Built to resemble a British colonial paddle steamer, the ship recalls the opulence of the British Empire, and features large cabins, and spacious public areas with wood furniture made in Myanmar using recycled teak. Guests are taken back in time to an era of bygone elegance, complemented by a variety of diverse activities.
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Deluxe Stateroom (10 units)
Deluxe Executive Stateroom (6 units)
Junior Suite (3 units)
Executive Suite (2 units)
Royal Suite (2 units)
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Vessel Facilities & Highlights
John Tue Nguyen (Founder and CEO of Heritage Line)
Your Host & The Team
“Growing up on the Perfume River in the imperial city of Hue in central Vietnam, a strong connection to my country’s history and heritage has been a significant part of my life since childhood. Inspired by the beauty of ancient palaces and pagodas, my desire to share the contrasting life and matchless heritage of Southeast Asia, compared to other parts of this world, was truly inexorable. It was this connection, and unquestionably my riverside upbringing, that moved me to found Heritage Line – a consummate collection of river faring vessels. Emulating the glories of by-gone eras, I entered the world of river cruising and built Jayavarman, our first vessel, sailing on the mighty Mekong. Named after the ancient King of the Khmer, Jayavarman’s style was defined by intertwining a love of art, bespoken heritage, local life and tradition, and of course, a fascinating river. In present day we sail with a total of five luxurious ships offering refined and heritage-inspired cruise voyages on the Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia aboard The Jahan, the Irrawaddy & Chindwin Rivers in Myanmar aboard Anawrahta in Myanmar. As I believe that every river has a story to be told, we will continue our search to design meticulous vessels to match the waterways of our world.”
Welcome to Mandalay
Experience this once closed-off kingdom with Secret Retreats, in the best hotels in Mandalay, Myanmar. Often still referred to as Burma, the English name was officially changed to Myanmar in 1989 by the ruling military junta. Today, what was once a former royal capital is now a bustling Asian metropolis with buzzing markets, wandering tourists and an abundance of tea houses. Though the streets may be busy and teeming with life, there is, however, also no shortage of historical charm, quiet nooks and beautiful architecture to explore while enjoying beautiful and luxurious places to stay where a Mandalay boutique hotel or cruise offers the charm, luxury and slow life of yesteryear.
From palaces to pagodas, wooden bridges to stunning waterfalls, Mandalay is a must-see city while travelling through magical Myanmar, especially when experienced from the comfort of a unique boutique or surprisingly luxurious hotel or from the from the balcony of your boat cabin as you take a luxury Mandalay river cruise.
“Named after the Burmese nation’s founder over 1,000 years ago, this inviting 23-cabin vessel with gleaming white rails, polished lacquer, intricate woodwork and shining brass sails along the Irrawaddy and the Chindwin rivers, between Mandalay and Bagan.”
Kim, the discoverer.
GENERALCruising Areas: Irrawaddy River (Mandalay – Yandabo - Bagan)
Number of Cabins: 23
Time zone: (GMT+06:30) Rangoon
Currency accepted: USD
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Electricity voltage: 220V
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ACCESSEmbarkation point for guests:
Mandalay: Gaw Wein Jetty - 7km away from city center (around 20 min land transfer)
Bagan: Aye Yar Jetty - 10km away from New Bagan (around15 min land transfer)
Nearest Airport: Mandalay International Airport (MDL) - 35 km
Nearest Airport: Nyaung U Airport (NYU) - 11 km