Scenic Aura

Specifications of Scenic Aura

Year of build2016  /  Age: 8
BuilderMyanma Shipyards/Upland Ship Construction (Yangon, Myanmar)
ClassIrrawaddy river cruiser
Building costUSD 7,5 million
Speed9 kn / 17 km/h / 10 mph
Length (LOA)80 m / 262 ft
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsScenic Spirit
OwnerScenic Tours (Australia)
OperatorScenic Cruises Asia

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The 2016-built RV Scenic Aura cruise ship is currently deployed on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar/Burma (Southeast Asia). The boat's itinerary program offers Irrawaddy cruises leaving from homeports Mandalay and Pyay-Prome (to/from Yangon-Rangoon). This is the second of two vessels in Scenic Cruises' fleet operating in Asia - the first being the sistership Scenic Spirit (on Mekong River, in Vietnam and Cambodia).

RV Scenic Aura cruise ship (Mekong River)

Scenic Tours (aka Scenic Cruises) is one of the "most all-inclusive" river cruise lines. All meals, drinks (except the French Champagne and highest-end liquor brands), excursions, butler service and the Internet are included in cruise fares. Even all the mini-bar drinks are complimentary.

The riverboat Scenic Aura was built by Myanma Shipyards (Upland Ship Construction) in Yangon.

Decks and Cabins

The Scenic Aura ship has 22 staterooms (in 7 Suite grades) and 5 passenger decks (3 with cabins).

All staterooms are with floor-ceiling sliding doors that open to a full-size veranda (down-slide-opening French Balcony) furnished with a round table and wicker chairs.

Cabin categories include RS-Royal Panorama Suite (x2, deck4), RD-Grand Deluxe Suite (x8, deck4), and A, B, BA, C, CA (x12, decks 2-3-4).

Shipboard facilities

Scenic Aura restaurants include Crystal Restaurant, Portobellos (Italian), Riverview Terrace (al fresco), Table la Rive (Diamond Deck, for Suite passengers only). There are also a Panorama Lounge, River Cafe, Wellness Centre (Gym and Spa), swimming pool, shop, an elevator (connecting all cabin decks), spacious top-deck with served terrace and shaded sitting area.


On all (price-inclusive) Scenic cruise tours and excursions ashore, guests receive GPS tracking devices (called ScenicTailorMade) with uploaded digital maps. They also double as listening devices for the live narration by the line's local expert tour guides provided on all group travel excursions. Binoculars and bicycles are also provided complimentary to fully enjoy the scenery everywhere along the itinerary route.

RV Scenic Aura cruise ship (Mekong River)

Scenic river cruise deals are among the industry's most all-inclusive. All meals, drinks (except the French Champagne and highest-end liquors), excursions, butler service and Internet are included in the fares. Even the drinks in the cabins' mini-bars are complimentary. Scenic Tours cruises traditionally attract tourists from Australia and the UK, with a constantly growing number of Americans, Canadians and Germans. Passengers are 55+, financially comfortable and well-traveled.

Scenic Aura river cruise prices are in USD (Per Person) and based on double occupancy. These are the boat's cheapest cruise fares for its lowest category staterooms. Know that Scenic Cruises Aura rates here are only suggestive and updated monthly. So they could be different at the time of your Scenic Tours booking.

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Scenic Tours has invested USD 7.5 million into the 22-suite new river cruise ship Scenic Aura. Burma's Upland Shipyard Rangoon brings the company's latest ship project to life.

Scenic Aura cruise deals are inclusive of Internet (Wi-Fi), all tours/excursions, ground transfers, hotel stays, gratuities, port taxes, all beverages consumed on the ship (coffee, tea, bottled water, soft drinks). River cruise fares are also inclusive of alcohol - wine and beer at lunch/dinner, but also of cocktails and liquor offered at the boat's bars.

Be sure to join the Scenic Cruises loyalty program named "Scenic Club". The Scenic Club membership is free and offers numerous benefits, including exclusive deals, booking discount vouchers, members-only river cruise and tour itineraries, complimentary hotel packages and limousine services, unlimited laundry, Scenic-logoed merchandise, gift cards, special (exclusive) onboard events and competitions.

Depending on departure dates, itineraries and special offers/promotions, sometimes, Scenic river cruise prices may include the airfare.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.