Sanctuary Ananda gets a Makeover

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After an immensely exciting and successful first year in operation, Sanctuary Ananda has surpassed all that was hoped and expected of her. Cruising along one of the world’s more exotic rivers, she has seamlessly entertained and enthralled guests, taking them to some of Myanmar’s hot spots and hidden gems along the way.

After seventy days in dry dock, Sanctuary Ananda has just embarked on her first exploration cruise of the season, and we are proud to announce several big enhancements.

Get Pampered From Head to Toe

Always keen to exceed expectations, we have reviewed which areas of the ship were most popular among our guests and we must admit that there was a firm favourite: the spa! Due to the high demand and praise we received for our on board masseuses, we decided to take things a step further and expand the spa area. A dedicated manicure and pedicure station has been created allowing the guests to enjoy a full range of pampering treatments from head to toe. Pure bliss! 

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New spa area

Cocktail Mixology

In addition to the newly designed spa area, we have also added exciting new on board activities to each cruise, including cocktail mixology. Using a range of fresh fruit and spirits, our highly experienced and talented mixologist, Puia, will assist guests in creating their very own cocktails in a lively and colourful lesson befitting the vibrancy of the surrounding Burmese landscape. Guests are encouraged to name their creation and the best cocktail will be featured on the cocktail menu during that Myanmar River cruise.

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Chindwin and Golden Land cocktails 

Improved Myanmar Tour Itineraries         

Being experts in luxury travel experiences, we know that the most important part of any cruise is not just what happens on board, but also on land. With this in mind we have reviewed and optimised all itineraries to ensure the best possible experiences are offered to our guests. More time is now devoted to exploring Myanmar's best attraction, meaning more time to enjoy the real Myanmar, mingle with the local people and learn about the countries rich history and culture.

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Schwezignon pagoda

Superior WOW Moments

We have created special WOW moments that are designed to surprise and delight our guests. We don't want to give too much away but expect a stunning sandbank dinner in a remote location. This truly special meal is beautifully set up by our staff so the only thing for the guests to do is to enjoy every moment while Chef Sumet cooks up a feast.  

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U Bein Bridge at sunset

We have also added an extra touch to every visit to U Bein Bridge, one of Myanmar's most iconic sites. A private boat takes you across the lake while watching a stunning sunset with a glass of champagne - a real treat which makes for an unforgettable experience!

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Ananda sundeck

We believe that, thanks to these small but important enhancements, this season will be the best yet for Sanctuary Ananda, and we hope you agree.

If you don't want to take our word for it, here is what the press is saying:

"Sanctuary Ananda looks every bit as exotic as the country it sails through" - Telegraph Travel

"Perhaps the best food in the country can be found aboard the Sanctuary Ananda…Festooned with first class amenities, the triple deck boat has delicately balanced exploring flavours and ingredients of the local land and bringing Western fine dining to its patrons on board. It is here that exploration gets a 6 star make-over. Indiana Jones meets Coco Chanel and this is their lovechild." - A Foodie World

"The boat, Sanctuary Ananda, is basically a floating paradise." - The Mail Online