Heritage Line’s Anawrahta Cruise


Heritage Line’s Anawrahta is the largest cruise ship on the river and it also boasts the largest entry level cabin. At 32-square metres, it’s huge and it also comes with a private balcony. Out of the cruises we’ve experienced first-hand, the guiding is the best, as is the outsourced entertainment. The highlight for most will be the swimming pool on the top deck, which offers an amazing 360-degree view of the passing scenery. The bar’s also fit for royalty, with large folding windows that extend fully to allow a nice breeze to circulate.


A short description, as per Anawrahta’s website: “With the largest cabin space on the Ayeyarwady, and the highest crew to passenger ratio, The Anawrahta offers the finest on-board experience in Myanmar. This impressive vessel is named after the founder of the Burmese nation, modern day Myanmar. During his reign, from 1044-1077, he introduced and spread the religion of Theravada Buddhism throughout the land.”


Heritage Line offer a diverse range cruise options, varying in length from 3 to 11 nights. The most popular cruise would surely be the 3-night Ancient Capitals/Golden Land cruise, with the crème de la crème being the 11-night Exotic Chindwin, which only sets sail in August and September. Information for each of these cruises including logistics and timings can be found by clicking here.


To read a detailed first-hand review of Anawartha, please click here.


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