2014 will bring a new AmaWaterways ship and river cruises to the Irrawaddy River


Marilyn
In November of 2014, AmaWaterways will debut a new ship and accompanying river cruise program on Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River.

The new 56-passenger AmaPura will be an all-suite ship with staterooms of 285 to 420 square feet, all with a balcony. Features of the ship will include a restaurant, main lounge and bar, a spa, a pool, and a sun deck.

Ama’s cruises are designed to highlight the rich centuries-old culture and architectural wonders of Myanmar, such as Bagan, which is home to more than 2,200 temples, stupas, and pagodas. Other areas of interest include Mandalay, regarded as Myanmar’s cultural heart; Mount Popa and its shrine; the ancient royal cities of Inwa, Amarapura, Sagaing, and Mingun; and Yangon, the “Garden City of the East.”

14- and 16-day itineraries are available between Yangon and Mandalay, with hotel stays at both ends. Fares begin at $4,899, and Ama is currently accepting bookings for November 2014 through April 2016.

Guests also have the option of booking a four-night post-cruise land extension on either itinerary, which includes three nights in Inle Lake and one night in Yangon. Alternately, passengers may opt for a two-night pre- or post-cruise extension in Bangkok.