Sanctuary Ananda

Sanctuary Ananda carries guests in style on voyages of breathtaking beauty and discovery on the mysterious rivers of Myanmar.

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The luxurious all-suite Sanctuary Ananda carries guests in style on voyages of breathtaking beauty and discovery on the mysterious rivers of Myanmar. Cruises travel along the majestic Ayeyarwady River between Bhamo and Yangon visiting temples, pagodas, palaces and monasteries along the way, while journeys on its great tributary, the Chindwin, reveal places rarely seen before. Sanctuary Ananda offers 3, 4 and 7 night ‘Discovery Cruises’ as well as 10 and 11 night ‘Exploration Cruises’ which allow guests more time to explore the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin Rivers. 

The Cabins
The Cabins Sanctuary Ananda offers 2 suites, 14 deluxe suites, 4 luxury suites and the Aloungpayah suite. All are air-conditioned with either double or twin beds and en suite bathroom with monsoon shower and a large private balcony. The four luxury suites have an additional indoor seating area and can accommodate a third guest. The ultra-luxurious Aloungpayah Suite has a king sized bed, dressing area, a free standing bathtub, and monsoon shower as well as private living and dining areas and superb panoramic views of the river. Contemporary luxuries which are standard in every cabin include iPod docking station and iPad TV connectivity.  

Daily Activities 
Daily Activities Days start with complimentary early morning meditation and sunrise yoga on the sundeck. While cruising during the day guests can relax on a sun lounge or take a dip in the outdoor plunge pool. In the afternoons and evenings, there are lectures and demonstrations of local customs where guests can learn about the culture, history and attractions of Myanmar. All Sanctuary Ananda’s guides are local Burmese experts, enhancing the experience still further, and where possible, guests experience the fun of local transport, such as horse-drawn carts, trishaws and small boats. 

Luxury on Board

While using traditional materials such as local fabrics, wood and lacquerware, the ship’s design is one of contemporary luxury. She has one of the highest staff to guest ratios on the river. Other facilities include a sundeck with outdoor pool, restaurant, lounge, the Thambyadine Spa and gym. 


  • Launch year: 2014
  • Length: 61m
  • Beam: 11.7m
  • Draught: 1.2 m
  • Passengers: 48
  • Crew: 32

What’s included

  • All meals during full sailing days with lunch and dinner on day of embarkation and breakfast on day of disembarkation.
  • Soft drinks and local beer
  • All sightseeing as stated in set itineraries
  • Butler service in the Luxury and Owner’s Suites
  • Full balconies for every suiteerience to guests with authenticity

Featured Sanctuary Ananda Journeys

Group of 1811 days, from US$5,495
special offer
Luxury Small Group Journeys - Myanmar & The Irrawaddy (2018)

Journey to untouched Myanmar to experience the serenity of Inle Lake, observe life along the banks of the Irrawaddy River from aboard 'Sanctuary Ananda' and watch the rising sun illuminate thousands of temples in ancient Bagan.

Group11 days, from US$5,495
Private11 days, from AU$6,830
special offer
Myanmar in Style

This journey is for travellers seeking an in-depth experience in Myanmar.

Private11 days, from AU$6,830


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