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"This cruise has it all - giant Buddhas, golden pagodas, bustling markets, serene vistas and a chance to sail on one of the swankiest vessels on the Irrawaddy."
"Explore a country still opening up to the world on this Irrawaddy voyage...four-night sailing on the luxury Sanctuary Ananda."
"This cruise, which takes you from Mandalay to Bhamo and back to Bagan...is best undertaken in the luxurious Sanctuary Ananda, one of Myanmar’s finest liners."
"Similar moments of elegantly orchestrated perfection come to define all four days of my cruise from Bagan to Mandalay."
"Sanctuary Ananda is the newest luxury cruiser in Burma, it carries 42 passengers on the river Ayerwaddy and the little-known Chindwin".
"My Myanmar trip was a huge adventure. Would I go back and sail with Sanctuary again? Emphatically yes and yes."
"Cruising the Road to Mandalay, Sanctuary Ananda looks every bit as exotic as the country it sails through...."
"Guests aboard the Sanctuary Ananda taste and experience this mysterious world of pagodas and monks while dining in exquisite settings ."
"The newest way to see Myanmar is aboard the Sanctuary Ananda riverboat, a shallow-draft, 21-cabin vessel built last year."
"I'll be honest, I tried. I really did. I gave it my full attention. I desperately tried to think of something I would have changed. But I couldn't think of a thing."
"The Sanctuary Ananda, an intimate luxury river cruiser just launched. It operates year round on the Irrawaddy River between Mandalay and Bagan."
"For passengers aboard the new Sanctuary Ananda, Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River is an unfurling scroll of ancient temples, vibrant villages, and primordial jungles."
"I’m setting out on an river cruise, exploring a stretch of the famed road to Mandalay, which is what the British called the wide, brown Irrawaddy".
"River cruising is steaming ahead for 2015. Particularly popular are super-small boats sailing to hard-to-reach destinations — in surprising comfort and style."
“Sanctuary Ananda made her maiden voyage in November and has been devised as Burma's last word in luxury."
"As interest in Myanmar has grown, so have cruise routes on its central Irrawaddy River. Sanctuary Retreats just launched the new 20-suite Sanctuary Ananda in November."
"Bagan sits on the Ayeyarwady River and is the starting point for a few top-notch river cruises, such as on the Sanctuary Ananda."
"Fishermen conduct a water ballet choreographed over countless generations, balancing on one leg while rowing their long-tailed boats as they cast their nets."
"As the country opens up to tourism, so more will witness its gentle people, gilded pagodas and minority villages."
"From the Egyptian Nile to Monte Carlo, luxury river cruises are surging in popularity while offering five-star amenities to discerning passengers."
"Since Myanmar embarked on a political opening including the release of opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi from house imprisonment, tourism has boomed."