“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.
Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
River CruiseRiver Cruise

Vessel Description

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.

Please click here to view full schedule for upstream and downstream cruises from Mandalay to Bagan.

There is no substitute for local knowledge and personal assistance to help you plan the perfect stay. The Secret Retreats Concierge is ready to share insider tips with you to ensure you book the best room on the best available rate or offer for your pre or post cruise stay, to share tips on what to see and do and where to dine, to help you with personal requests, and to keep you informed of any cultural events, shows or festivals that match your dates of stay. Enjoy the difference that turns a good stay, into a great travel experience. Your Secret Retreats Concierge is looking forward to hearing from you. Contact the concierge on dream@secret-retreats.com.

Cabin Description


Why Book With Secret Retreats?

Concierge Service

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Personal Service

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Local Knowledge

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Your Concierge is ready to assist you with completing your reservation on dream@secret-retreats.com

Vessel Facilities & Highlights

Anawrahta highlight
The pool on the sun deck.
Anawrahta highlight
Inspired by old Bagan and Mandalay’s lavish décor, the Hintha Hall Restaurant is a reminder of an elegant dining hall from yesteryear. White tablecloths and gleaming glassware are surrounded by polished wood, intricately carved floor and ceiling panels and stunning views framed by large windows.
Anawrahta highlight
Featuring three massage beds, manicure/pedicure stations, and a steam bath, the Thazin Spa offers locally inspired treatments.
Anawrahta highlight
Set on the Terrace Deck, the Kipling’s Bar is the perfect place to watch the world slip by while enjoying a glass of wine or a cocktail.

Your Host & The Team

John Tue Nguyen (Founder and CEO of Heritage Line)John Tue Nguyen (Founder and CEO of Heritage Line)
“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.”
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Welcome to Mandalay

Previously the royal capital, Mandalay is set along the Irrawaddy River in northern Burma. Visit the country’s revered Mahamuni Paya temple to see its celebrated 4-meter high gold Buddha.

Useful Information

Cruising Areas: Irrawaddy River (Mandalay – Yandabo - Bagan)
Length: 65m
Beam: 14m
Number of Cabins: 23
Annual closing:

Time zone: (GMT+06:30) Rangoon
Currency accepted: USD
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Electricity voltage: 220V
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Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
Embarkation 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



Time & Weather

Current Temperature

23° C

Current Weather

Local Time

2:38 pm