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We have wanted to cruise the Irrawaddy for many years and were recommended this river boat by our travel agent and tour company. From the moment we arrived at the boat to the moment we disembarked, our experience was delightful. The Cruise Director, AB Eland, was extremely present, attentive, caring and courteous. Nothing was too much trouble ! The ship, kitchen, spa and service staff worked like clockwork and despite fairly low water levels in the river, our cruise experience was flawless. We had chosen a luxury suite cabin and it was exactly as advertised. It was very well appointed, spotlessly clean and well serviced for our short stay. The shore excursions were very well planned and organized and we had an exceptional guide by the name of Khin Nyein Thu. Khin was intelligent, articulate and extremely knowledgable about all the sites we saw and activities we undertook. She also spoke excellent, clear English. The chef, Myo Min Aung was also very good indeed and every mealtime there was something to look forward to. His cooking class, as with other on-board activities were fun and entertaining. Myanmar tourism is suffering because of the situation in the west of the country. Our entire trip was devoid of any issues and our advice would be to go now !

Sanctuary Ananda and the entire crew were exceptional in every respect.

Sanctuary Ananda Cruise Review by DalzielG

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We have wanted to cruise the Irrawaddy for many years and were recommended this river boat by our travel agent and tour company.

From the moment we arrived at the boat to the moment we disembarked, our experience was delightful. The Cruise Director, AB Eland, was extremely present, attentive, caring and courteous. Nothing was too much trouble ! The ship, kitchen, spa and service staff worked like clockwork and despite fairly low water levels in the river, our cruise experience was flawless.

We had chosen a luxury suite cabin and it was exactly as advertised. It was very well appointed, spotlessly clean and well serviced for our short stay.

The shore excursions were very well planned and organized and we had an exceptional guide by the name of Khin Nyein Thu. Khin was intelligent, articulate and extremely knowledgable about all the sites we saw and activities we undertook. She also spoke excellent, clear English.

The chef, Myo Min Aung was also very good indeed and every mealtime there was something to look forward to. His cooking class, as with other on-board activities were fun and entertaining.

Myanmar tourism is suffering because of the situation in the west of the country. Our entire trip was devoid of any issues and our advice would be to go now !
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