The Anawrahta is not only impressive for its great facilities and stunning itinerary, but it also features various interesting activities on board. This means that your journey will be filled with relaxation and enjoyment during your stay on board. Enjoy early yoga or meditation; watch the gliding views while sipping a cup of coffee, take part in informative lectures and local performances, or immerse into relaxing moments of cocktail parties, all make your trip unique and fascinating than ever.
THE KIPLING'S BAR
Kipling’s Bar is located on on the Terrace Deck, this is a wonderful place for you to enjoy relaxing moments watching the world slip by and enjoying our excellent wine or cocktail.
The Kipling’s Bar offers a great area for contemplating the beauty of the river when sailing with high ceilings, large windows, and colonial-style rattan chairs. Inspiring by local spices, the Kipling’s Bar is a spacious 157-square meter/ 1,690-square feet.
Mandalay Lounge, located on the Upper Deck, is equipped with high-quality furniture and excellent Burmese style with polished wood floors, comfortable rattan chairs and lots of beautiful details for decoration. Mandalay Lounge is a spacious area with 162-square meter/ 1,744-square feet, offering a relaxed feel of a colonial club, at once exclusive and welcoming. This is an elegant venue where you can enjoy your favorite book or join friends for a nightcap in the lounge’s exotic ambiance.
HINTHA HALL RESTAURANT
Anawrahta’s Hintha Hall Restaurant is on the Terrace with seating for 48, the 141-square meter/ 1,518-square feet. The restaurant is inspired by Bagan and Mandalay’s gorgeous decorations of the ancient time, offering a luxurious elegant dining hall of yesteryear. Hintha Hall always looks exquisite with white tablecloths and gleaming glassware which are surrounding by polished wood, intricately-carved floor, and ceiling panels and – last but not least – stunning views, framed by large picture windows.
Thaizin Spa in The Anawrahta offers elegant charming decoration, expert service, locally-inspired treatments, and beautiful surroundings. Three massage beds, mani-pedi stations and a steam bath of Thaizin are the perfect places for guests to enjoy a wonderful relaxing time. Thaizin is really a small but excellent hideaway.
THE HISTORY OF ANAWRAHTA CRUISE
The name of this magnificent cruise ship is original from the Burmese nation’s founder, King Anawrahta. King Anawrahta was born in 1014. His mother was Myaunk Pyinthe and his father, King Kuhshaw Kyaunghpyu was once the ruler of Pagan. King Kuhshaw was overthrown by his stepbrothers, Kyiso and Sokkate. Anawrahta then learning the betrayal of his father. He challenged Sokkate to a duel and won, bringing back the crown to the family, created a new period in Burmese history. The Anawrahta dynasty lasted for 33 years from 1044 to 1077, which marked a splendorous period of Theravada Buddhism’s spreading throughout Myanmar. The Anawrahta cruise ship is now considered one of the best cruises on the Irrawaddy River for Myanmar family holidays with the largest cabin space and the highest crew to passenger ratio.
THE ANAWRAHTA CRUISE SHIP
The Anawrahta cruise is described as the Heritage Line Cruises‘ symbol of luxury and grandeur, much similar to the majestic Irrawaddy on which it cruises. Blending the purity and serenity of Theravada Buddhist and the influences of British Empire, the Anawrahta cruise is a perfect vessel on which travellers will have stunning opportunities to explore the mighty Irrawaddy River. Because the ship was designed as a paddle wheel ship in British colonial style, the elegant 65-meter/ 214 feet long Anawrahta cruise totally features three grand decks and 23 luxurious cabins. With its glamor of white rails, polished lacquer, ingeniously carved woodwork and shining brass, The Anawrahta cruise takes guests back in time to a regal period of Burmese bygone elegance.
The Anawrahta cruise’s refined design allows cruises to hard-to-reach regions of the Irrawaddy all time of the year, giving passengers an unlimited view of the surrounding areas of this majestic river. On board, tourists can enjoy the most convenient stay and excellent cuisine as well as fabulous beverage. Anawrahta cruise also offers the highest well-trained crew on guest ratio ensuring that the travellers will be safe, comfortable and satisfaction in the Myanmar river cruise.
This is truly the best choice for travelers to explore the incredible Irrawaddy River in your Myanmar travel packages. The Anawrahta cruise has the beauty of the golden age with elegant rails, polished lacquer, exquisitely carved woodworks and shining brasses.
ANAWRAHTA CRUISE POLICY
1. Alteration of schedule and cruise itinerary
Though every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible, given uncertain river and other local conditions, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice.
2.1. For booking with less than 05 cabins
If a booking is made more than 70 days prior departure date, a 30% deposit must be made at the time of booking. A balance must be made at least 70 days before departure.
If a booking is made less than 70 days, full fare payment must be made within 48 hours.
2.2. For booking from 05 cabins and more
Please contact our sales team for group rates (charters, group, and series). Different inclusions may apply for GIT bookings.
3. Cancellation by us
In the event that we are unable to provide cruise services to passengers with confirmed bookings or departures where occupancy is less than 5 cabins, Anawrahta Cruise reserves the right to cancel the journey giving all passengers with confirmed bookings 30 days prior notice of this intention. An alternative cruise vessel (similar itinerary and ship category) or an alternative departure date will be offered subject to availability. Any surcharges or difference in cruise prices will be born or reimbursed by Anawrahta Cruise. If this alternative date or the alternative vessel is not acceptable to the passenger any down payments made for the canceled cruise will be refunded. In the event that a passenger has canceled and paid cancellation fees and Anawrahta Cruise subsequently cancels that departure then any cancellation fees (and down payment) will be refunded in full on the request of the passenger.
4. Cancellation by Customer
If you want to cancel your booking, you must inform us via fax or email. E-mail cancellation or booking amendments are only effective once re-confirmed by us. The followings cancellation charges will be applied:
4.1. For booking with less than 05 cabins
Cancellations made 185 days or more before departure: 5% charge of the total price
Cancellations made 184 to 70 days prior to departure: 20% charge of the total price
Cancellations made 69 to 35 days prior to departure: 55% charge of the total price
Cancellations made less than 35 days prior to departure or no show: 100% charge of the total price
4.2. For booking from 05 cabins and more
Cancellations will be applied according to the condition of a group booking. Please contact our sales team for further information.
*In the event of cancellations, wire fees and credit card commissions will be deducted when calculating refunds.
5. Child & Third Person Policy
Anawrahta Cruise allows children above 5 years old on board (contact us for special permission for infants below 5 years old).
a) Maximum one child between 5 and 12 years old per cabin sharing bed with parents
b) From 5 to 12 years old special child rate applies:
- Child share existing bedding pays 25% of the net rate per person (double occupancy).
- Child sleeps on extra bed pays 30% of the net rate per person (double occupancy).
c) Above 12 years old adult rate applies and has to occupy extra bed if available and pay 70% of the net rate per person (double occupancy). Extra bed available (all cabin types).
d) Maximum three passengers per cabin are allowed
NOTE: Children are only allowed on board in accompanying by an adult. Anawrahta Cruise is not responsible for the safety on board of the children. Parents are fully reliable for their children and have to supervise and police their children at all times.
We strongly advise travelers to purchase trip cancellation insurance. In this case, guests will be reimbursed the cost of air tickets and other non-refundable trip payments. We also highly recommend guests to get international medical, baggage loss and delay insurance in the case of bad situations. Anawrahta Cruise will take no responsibility for lost or stolen personal belongings.
7. Dietary needs
For travelers with special dietary needs, they should contact us at least 30 days prior to embarkation. The cruise liner will make the utmost effort to provide special dietary needs and requests basing on the product’s availability.
8. Travelers’ responsibilities
All the travelers taking the cruise should take responsibilities towards their fellow passengers and the crew of the ship. Travelers should review the conditions of the trip itinerary and have a proper social behavior with fellow passengers and crew members. They should observe all the safety requirements on board and on excursions.