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AmaPura: Discover Myanmar in style & comfort (retired)
AmaPura, launched by AmaWaterways in late 2014, offers river cruise passengers the opportunity to explore Myanmar along the Irrawaddy River. Unlike an ocean cruise, a river cruise aboard AmaPura offers daily shore excursions and a more comfortable setting with fewer passengers. (AmaWaterways has not just released a photo of the ship, only digital renderings.)
Life aboard the AmaPura provides an intimate cruise experience, while still offering specialty cuisine and luxury onboard amenities. A journey onboard the stylish AmaPura is described as an "ultra-comfortable and serene home away from home." The 56-passenger AmaPura is a custom-designed, all-suite ship with a choice of staterooms measuring 285, 290 and 420 square feet. Every suite features a private French Balcony, a step-out Full Balcony or Twin Balconies.
Who will like sailing on AmaPura
Upscale cruise passengers of all ages. If you desire an all-inclusive cruise experience that is destination-centric, then this is a great option.
Where AmaPura sails
Home port: Pyay, Myanmar
Destinations: The AmaPura is the latest river ship from Ama Cruises and sails in Myanmar from Pyay to Mandalay on the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River. Visit some of the 2,000 temples on the Bagan plains and the monastic center of Sagaing.
It's uncertain whether AmaPura will continue sailings in Myanmar after March 2017.
Passengers aboard the AmaPura can choose from a variety of western favorites as well as delicious, regionally-inspired dishes. All meals are prepared by onboard chefs and served in the ship’s Main Restaurant. The ship also offers ample opportunities throughout the voyage to sample Myanmar’s flavorful Asian fusion cuisine. Rice is a key part of any meal, usually accompanied by soup, seafood or meat, fresh fruits and vegetables, and a wide variety of condiments.
A traditional Burmese puppet show and other cultural performances or discussions in the Lounge are a memorable way to delve into the heart and soul of Burmese culture aboard the AmaPura.
A journey through Myanmar offers ample opportunity to experience regional specialties, such as traditional Asian spa treatments. The AmaPura offers a number of expert spa services designed to relax the body and rejuvenate the spirit.
- All-suite ship with private balconies (either French, Full or Twin Balconies)
- In-suite bathroom
- Sitting area
- Individually controlled air conditioning
- Robe and slippers
- Closet space
- Spa-quality bath amenities
- Luxury linens
- Wi-fi access
- Electronic safe
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Published March 2015
Top highlights on this ship
- Custom-designed, all-suite ship
- Every suite features a private French Balcony, a step-out Full Balcony or Twin Balconies.
- A unique cruise experience up the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar; a country that was largely closed to visitors less than a decade ago.