SANCTUARY ANANDA OVERVIEW
The all-suite Sanctuary Ananda is sail in 2016 under the control of Sanctuary Retreats Myanmar, which is a travel and tourism enterprise. Named after the beautiful Ananda Temple in Bagan, Ananda also means “extreme happiness” in the Burmese language, which is one of the highest states of being. The Sanctuary Ananda vessel is truly a beautiful floating hotel on the poetic Irrawaddy River. Taking this into account, guests will step aboard the charming Sanctuary Ananda to be transported into a world of luxury and comfort with all modern amenities expected.
Enjoy dinners a la carte in our Talifoo restaurant, with soft drinks, local beers and selected wines available on the house.
KANSI PANORAMA LOUNGE
Picture windows with uninterrupted river views in widescreen make this the perfect place to pause for a decadent afternoon tea or a dragonfruit smoothie. Sign up for lectures or demonstrations and you'll be enlightened in pure, air-conditioned comfort. Sliding doors lead from this lounge to the sundeck where you can take a dip in the plunge pool. Finish your day with a citrus-enhanced Sanctuary Sour in the sociable cocktail bar.
MINDOON AL FRESCO DINING
Fresh air and fine food await - from just-squeezed juices and house-baked pastries at the continental breakfast buffet to a menu of local and international favorites. Lunchtime brings an irresistible salad buffet and a spread of desserts as well as a la carte options.
While the Ananda is sailing along the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin Rivers, it is the perfect moment to relax and visit the Thambyadine Spa on the Yangon Deck.
To unwind, try therapies such as a traditional Thai massage or reflexology session in the Thambyadine spa. Our signature treatments include the 'Ananda body scrub' and 'Ananda facial', all using L'Occitane products.
During your stay on board, there are a variety of entertainment activities, especially local performances after dinner. You will be fascinated with Burmese dancing performances performed by skilled dancers. Each performance is a story about legends and myths of the country.
The unique and bold culture of this beautiful country is not only expressed through its landscapes or historic sites but also through its impressive cuisine. Joining the ship, you have the opportunity to experience various dishes including both local and international food. There will also be cooking demonstrations run by experienced chefs if you want to learn more about local dishes.
LECTURES AND DEMONSTRATIONS
As a part of any cruises on the river, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of the country through various lectures presented by professional guides. With a wide range of topics, these lectures will be precious experiences which help you broaden your knowledge about this ancient country through interesting facts and stories.
SANCTUARY ANANDA AMENITIES
The design of the Sanctuary Ananda is elegant and contemporary with a fusion of the traditional Burmese handicrafts including local fabrics, wood and lacquerware adorn each suite. It consists of four decks with 21 spacious and luxurious cabins with private balconies offering guests fabulous views of the river and its surrounding areas. The vessel is also appointed with 2 high - class restaurants, spa, gym, library, panorama lounge and swimming pool. On the Sanctuary Ananda ship, travelers can enjoy the high-quality services that please all palate like in a 4-star hotel on the mainland.
In addition, the Sanctuary Ananda ship also offers many brilliant conveniences and yummy culinary included both local and European dishes. Meals onboard are skillfully prepared by well-known chefs who were recognized by international organizations. All these stunning comforts are served by a warm and dedicated staff to help tourists having excellent experience in their Myanmar river cruise.
Sanctuary Ananda cruise also designed an amazing itinerary full of interesting activities. The ship will take travelers to a voyage of fascinating charm and discovery on the majestic Irrawaddy River of Myanmar. During the journey, visitors can contemplate the picturesque landscape in a verdant area of Burma and discover Burmese temples, pagodas, splendorous palaces, and unique monasteries. Furthermore, when cruising on Chindwin with Sanctuary Ananda, the great tributary of the Irrawaddy River, tourists will have a chance to cross the mysterious jungles, explore some hidden villages, and reach the Burmese – Indian border.
Cruising with Sanctuary Ananda, each day of the adventure will be a good opportunity to see new sights, discover new places, have new experiences, and increase the knowledge. Let’s take a memorable journey to Myanmar with Sanctuary Ananda.
SANCTUARY ANANDA 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. Child policy & third adult rates
- Children aged 6 and over are welcome on board Sanctuary Ananda with accompanying adult(s). Children must be supervised at all times and their safety is the responsibility of the accompanying adult(s).
- One child aged up to and including 12 years sharing a Luxury Suite with two adults pays 60% of the adult rate.
- One child aged up to and including 12 years sharing the Owner’s Suite with two adults pays 60% of the adult rate
- One adult sharing the Owner's Suite as the third occupant pays 75% of the per person rate.
- Children over 12 years will need to have their own cabin.
3. Payment Terms
A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable at the time of booking.
The remaining balance will be paid 70 days prior to arrival.
If a booking is made 70 days or less before arrival, full fare payment must be made within 48 hours.
Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of the booking with cancellation penalties.
4. Cancellation Terms
Cancellations received between the date of booking and 70 days prior to departure will result in the loss of the deposit.
Cancellations received 69 - 40 days prior to departure will be subject to a cancellation charge of 50% of the tour price.
Cancellations received 39 days or less prior to departure will be subject to a forfeiture of the entire tour price.
The purchase of special event tickets is subject to the refund policy of each individual event.
5. Force majeure
In the case of circumstances beyond normal control that cannot be foreseen or avoided, such as but not limited to war, civil or political unrest, strikes, catastrophes, epidemics, adverse river conditions or disruption to fuel supplies to the vessel, the Company may cancel the cruise and there will be a full refund of all monies paid by the passenger. In the event of a cruise being canceled as a result of the above force majeure situations following the commencement of that cruise period, the monies will not be refunded and the company will not be held liable for compensation.
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. Sanctuary Ananda 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.