Sanctuary Ananda Debuts Ahead of Schedule

Here's a treat: Sanctuary Retreats has launched Sanctuary Ananda, its new boutique river cruiser in Myanmar, ahead of schedule. As a result of high demand, Sanctuary Retreats has also announced that the vessel's 2016 program will be available for booking earlier than planned, beginning October 15.

In advance of Sanctuary Ananda's maiden voyage from Mandalay to Bagan on November 15, the ship will host more than 100 travel agents and tour operators on a series of inaugural cruises.

The ship's eight itineraries on three-, four- and seven-night crusies on the Ayeyarwady River include a choice of excursions and cultural experiences. Further details on Sanctuary Ananda's 10- and 11-night itineraries along the Chindwin River to Homalin, the Upper Ayeyarwaddy to Bhamo and sailings between Yangon and Mandalay have also been unveiled to the trade.

The luxury river cruiser accommodates 42 passengers, with 21 suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows and full balconies. 

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