Ananda's first entry into the Myanmar waters

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Last Thursday a Buddhist Blessing Ceremony was held to celebrate the Ananda’s first entry into the Myanmar waters...

Monks offered prayers for the safety of the ship, all our team involved in its construction and for all our future passengers.

Whilst building thus far has taken place in a Yangon shipyard overseen by brothers, U Soe Naing and Myo Aung, the ship will remain on the water until its first sailing in late 2014.

 Monk blessing

[Monk blessing]

Ship launch

[The cracking of the champagne]

Ship launch 2

[The Ananda pre launch]

Ship launch 4

Ship launch 5

[The Ananda on the river]

Ship launch 6