Luxury river boat operator Sanctuary Retreats has just completed its first two sailings on board the Sanctuary Ananda following its temporary closure. The first two sailings took place in July and proved to be a great success amongst Myanmar’s international residents and citizens looking to travel domestically. Similar success is expected on upcoming sailings which are nearly fully booked.
Pieter van der Schee, Global Director Sales & Marketing of Sanctuary Retreats commented: “As beautiful countries like Myanmar come to life again, we expect that international travel will soon also resume and this first cruise demonstrates that travellers are keen to explore the ‘Golden Land’ with its wealth of ancient temples, monasteries and palaces.”
The boutique Sanctuary Ananda takes guests in style on voyages of breathtaking beauty and discovery on the mysterious rivers of Myanmar. While onboard, guests will visit temples, pagodas, palaces and monasteries along the Irrawaddy River on cruises between the sites of Mandalay and Bagan. With spacious suites across three decks, sleek contemporary interiors, a vast sundeck with an outdoor pool and delicious dining options, a cruise onboard the Sanctuary Ananda is the ultimate way to reignite that passion for travel.
The Sanctuary Ananda provides guests an exclusive setting to journey the wonders of the Irrawaddy and gain unparalleled insight into the beauty of Myanmar. With only 21 suites, it offers unrivalled seclusion and is also available for exclusive charters for larger groups and families looking for the utmost privacy and space.
New COVID-19 precautionary measures have been introduced onboard the Sanctuary Ananda to ensure the safety of guests and staff, including enhanced cleaning procedures, health and temperature screenings and the use of PPE.