AmaWaterways most recently launched the river cruise line’s new 56-passenger all-suite AmaPura in Myanmar along the Ayeyarwady River. Its first voyage was an extensive 14-night “Hidden Wonders of Myanmar” itinerary that followed a cultural performance by a local dance group.
The intimate 28-suite AmaPura – named after the former royal capital of Amarapura, meaning “City of Immortality” in Sanskrit – is the river cruise line’s first to sail in Myanmar. The both traditional and modern vessel features several public spaces such as a restaurant, main lounge, bar and a pool and sun deck.
AmaPura Public Spaces (Copyright © AmaWaterways)
Accommodations include staterooms with options of private French balconies, outside balconies, or twin balconies, consisting of a French balcony and a full-sized step-out balcony.
AmaPura Twin Balcony Stateroom (Copyright © AmaWaterways)
The first “Hidden Wonders of Myanmar” sailing featured the “Golden City” of Mandalay and excursions to Mt. Popa summit, Buddhist temples, local markets in Myanunaung, villages in Maubin and more.
“AmaPura offers travelers an ultra-comfortable, elegant experience, combined with an immersion into the local flavor and culture of Myanmar, which has recently been ranked one of the fastest-growing, emerging destinations in the world,” said Kristin Karst, the line’s executive vice president and co-owner. “It was wonderful to share our first AmaPura voyage with such a magnificent group of guests, and we look forward to welcoming many other AmaWaterways passengers to Myanmar in the future.”
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