RV Anawrahta

Specifications of RV Anawrahta

Year of build2015  /  Age: 9
ClassRiver Cruiser
Speed12 kn / 22 km/h / 14 mph
Length (LOA)65 m / 213 ft
Beam (width)14 m / 46 ft
Gross Tonnage650 gt
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsRV Jayavarman (Mekong Explorer), RV Jahan, RV Anouvong
OwnerHeritage Line
OperatorJahan Cruises

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RV Anawrahta cruise ship is owned by Heritage Line and operated by its subsidiary company (and brand) Jahan Cruises. In the Heritage Line fleet, sisterships of Anawrahta are RV Jayavarman (aka Mekong Explorer, 2009-built), RV Jahan (2010) and RV Anouvong (2019).

The ship Anawrahta cruises on Irrawaddy River with departures from homeports Bagan, Yangon and Mandalay. The riverboat is named after Burmese nation’s founder - King Anawrahta (born in 1014). Anawrahta dynasty lasted for a total of 33 years, between 1044-1077, which marked a period of spreading of Theravada Buddhism throughout Myanmar. RV Anawrahta is now considered one of the most beautiful cruise vessels on Irrawaddy River. It is definitely the best choice Burma luxury river travel vacation option, providing the market's largest cabin space and the highest crew to passenger ratio.

RV Anawrahta cruise ship

The shipowner Heritage Line was established in 2008 to provide luxury river cruises between Vietnam and Cambodia. It is a joint Swiss-Vietnamese venture company based in Vietnam. Company's fleet consists of classic (traditionally designed and built riverboats), each decorated with unique, colonial-style and hand-made furniture. RV Anawrahta is a remarkable vessel resembling a British-Colonial paddle-steamer.

Ship's largest rooms are the two Royal Suites - named after King Anawrahta and his son Kyansitta. With a private Jacuzzi and large terrace, both cabins feature elegant woodcarvings, handmade artefacts and Burmese artworks.

RV Anawrahta cruise ship

The 141 m2 (1518 ft2) Hintha Hall Restaurant is located on the Terrace and seats all passengers at the same time. It is inspired by Mandalay and Bagan’s gorgeous decorations of ancient time, offering luxurious dining halls of yesteryear. The Hintha Hall Restaurant always looks exquisite with gleaming glassware and white tablecloths which are surrounded by polished wood and stunning views, framed by big picture windows.

Ship's Thaizin Spa offers elegant decoration, expert service and locally-inspired treatments in beautiful surroundings. There are three massage beds and a steam bath in Thaizin, the perfect place for passengers to enjoy a relaxing time.

Burma river cruise itineraries

The riverboat Anawrahta serves the regular schedule of Heritage Line - river cruise company specializing in cruise tours in Burma, on the rivers the Mekong, Ayeyarwady/Irrawaddy and Chindwin, and also Halong Bay (Vietnam). Next table shows the ports sequence of ship's 4-day itinerary between homeports Mandalay and Bagan, with prices from ~USD 800 per person (double occupancy cabin rates). All listed below riverports are in Burma/Myanmar. The 5-day Burma itinerary (prices from ~USD 1000 pp) is inclusive of 3 days in Bagan. The 3-day Burma itinerary (prices from ~USD 550 pp) is without overnights.

Date / TimePort
20 JulDeparting from Mandalay
20 JulSagaing
21 JulInwa
21 JulYandabo
22 JulPakokku
22 Jul - 23 Jul (overnight)Arriving in Bagan

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