Avalon Waterways Introduces Suite Ship To Myanmar

River cruise operator Avalon Waterways is beginning sailings in Myanmar with the launch of its first ship in the country. Part of an ambitious Southeast Asian expansion, the new Avalon Myanmar is set to cruise the idyllic Irrawaddy River and introduces the Suite Ship concept to the region.


Built by local craftsmen to reflect the character of Myanmar while incorporating modern comforts, the ship offers its 36 guests more onboard space than other vessels sailing the river. 18 suites measuring almost 23 square meters with ensuite bathrooms and wall-to-wall panoramic windows provide intimate accommodations, while a spacious, open-seating dining room serves up inspired regional cuisine.


Avalon Myanmar will offer 10-day cruises on the Irrawaddy River between Bagan and Bhamo, visiting Amarapura, Katha, Kya Hnayt, Kyauk Myaung, Kyun Daw, Mandalay, Sagaing, Shwe Pyi Thar and Tigyang enroute. Together with a stay in Yangon, the sailing forms part of the 15-day ‘Golden Myanmar & the Irrawaddy’ itinerary while longer itineraries also include visits to Inle Lake. In addition to the spectacular country scenery, guests are also afforded the opportunity to visit monasteries, local schools, markets and even an elephant camp in the teak forest.


Part of the Swiss-owned Globus family of brands, Avalon Waterways has quickly grown to be a leader in river cruising since its inception in 2004. With its core business in Europe (where it operates 16 award-winning ships), the company also offers cruises on other great waterways around the world including the Amazon, the Galapagos Islands, Mekong Delta, Mississippi and China’s mighty Yangtze River.


For more information, visit www.avalonwaterways.com.

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