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Sanctuary Ananda

Why We Love This Boat :

Location: The Sanctuary Ananda offers guests the chance to sail through beautiful and mysterious Myanmar on the stunning Ayeyarwady River and its tributary, the Chindwin.

Service: This luxury cruiser boasts one of the highest ratios of staff to guests among all the river cruises of Myanmar, ensuring a memorable and comfortable experience for all guests.

History: Built specifically for the mighty rivers of Myanmar using local materials and know-how, the Sanctuary Ananda provides a unique window into the history and culture of this beautiful country.


Aboard the Sanctuary Ananda, guests can cruise in style and enjoy the top-notch facilities on board. Sun-seekers can lounge around the top-deck swimming pool, while health and fitness enthusiasts can keep in shape in the gym or indulge in the great range of treatments available in the ship’s spa.


The compact, well-equipped gym is available for guests who want to work out whilst aboard, and with a range of cardio machines and free weights, the whole body will be maintained.


On the Yangon Deck, the Thambyadine Spa offers guests a chance to relax and unwind with a choice of massages and facials as well as manicures and pedicures, performed by highly-trained spa therapists. 


Dining aboard the Ananda Sanctuary is a pleasure from morning to night, with al fresco breakfasts and lunches on the sunny deck and sumptuous dinners in the ship’s restaurant. Diners may wish to retire to the lounge for a little relaxation and a range of drinks or, for that special occasion, book the Library for a private meal.

Dufferin Library

For guests wishing to create an intimate, romantic dining experience, the cosy Dufferin Library on the Bhamo Deck can be booked for special occasions where diners’ every need will be attended to by private waiters.

Kansi Panorama Lounge

On the uppermost Bhamo deck, guests can unwind in the Kansi Lounge, offering panoramic views through the windows which look directly onto the poolside deck. Inside is a smoothie and cocktail bar, perfect for a refreshing drink after a day’s exploring; afternoon tea is served here daily and talks and demonstrations take place to complete the experience.


Beneath the Bhamo deck, on the Mandalay deck, breakfast and lunch is served at the al fresco Mindoon. Guests can enjoy a continental buffet or breakfast a la carte in the sun and savor the views with lunch a la carte plus a salad and dessert buffet.

Talifoo Restaurant

An a la carte menu of exotic local cuisine made from the freshest ingredients alongside western favorites has been designed by celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein for the height of flavorful delight. An extensive wine cellar is well stocked with tipples that pair perfectly with the dishes. 




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Meet An Asia Expert
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Our co-founder Jay Tindall has been visiting Myanmar since 1993. He prefers to escape to remote areas such as Loikaw & the Chin State, as well as sailing in the Mergui Islands.
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