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  • scenic-aura-deluxe-suite - The Deluxe Suite on Scenic Aura, which will sail the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.
  • scenic-aura-deluxe-suite2 - The Deluxe Suite on the new river ship Scenic Aura.
  • scenic-aura-deluxe-suite-bathroom - A look at the elegantly appointed bathroom in a Deluxe Suite on Scenic Aura.
  • bagan-myanmar-pagoda - The Shwezigon pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar. See it on a luxury river cruise.
  • bagan-myanmar-temples - The mystical temples of Bagan, Myanmar, just before sunrise. See it on a river cruise.
  • scenic-aura-alfresco - Al fresco dining and refreshments on the deck of Scenic Aura.
  • scenic-aura-grand-deluxe-suite - The Grand Deluxe Suite aboard the river ship Scenic Aura.
  • Scenic-Aura-Hires-Lounge - The main lounge on Scenic Aura, which sails the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.
  • Scenic-Aura-Hires-Pool-Deck - The Pool Deck on Scenic Aura, which sails the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.
  • Scenic-Aura-Hires-Restaurant - The restaurant on the luxury cruise ship Scenic Aura, which visits river towns in Myanmar.
  • Scenic-Aura-Irawaddy-River - Scenic Aura sails the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar past centuries-old temples and pagodas.
  • Scenic-Aura-panorama - A deck scene from the luxury river ship Scenic Aura (digital rendering).

Scenic Aura: Exploring the mystical waterways of Myanmar

Health advisory: All guests and crew must be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to embarkation. Face coverings are not required on board.


Scenic's newest luxury river cruise ship, Scenic Aura, was due to launch on the Irrawaddy River of Myanmar (Burma) in September 2016, but we haven't been able to spot any itineraries to date. When it does launch, Aura will explore Myanmar's mystical waterways and byways that lead to hidden villages, ancient cities and time-honored cultures. 

Scenic Aura provides a boutique and intimate environment with just 22 all-balcony suites for 44 guests. The high-end ship also boasts a choice of dining venues offering a la carte to casual dining made from the freshest local produce, a vitality pool and bar area, spacious bar and lounge, Sun Deck with open air cinema, complimentary beverages, butler service for all guests plus a guest laundry.

With an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio, Scenic Aura brings an unprecedented level of luxury to the Irrawaddy. As with all Scenic river cruises, guests will also enjoy included tips and gratuities, expert local guides, various activities to personalize their experience plus Scenic Enrich special events and Scenic Sundowners cocktail receptions.

Where Scenic Aura sails

Scenic Aura will sail 10-night cruises between the storied cities of Mandalay and Pyay in Myanmar. Destinations include Yangon (Rangoon), Inle Lake, Bagan, Manadalay and Amarapura. 


Here's a 3-minute overview of what you can expect on a Scenic Aura cruise in Myanmar.

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All suites feature separate bedroom, living room and balcony and range in size from the 258-square-foot Balcony Suite complete with Scenic Sun Lounge up to the impressive 753-square-foot Royal Panorama Suite. The largest suite on the Irrawaddy, the Royal Panorama features four separate zones: bathroom with extra-large bathtub, rainfall shower and walk-in dressing room; bedroom; living room and outdoor forward facing deck complete with daybed and whirlpool.

About the ship

Scenic Aura joins the Scenic fleet of 16 luxury river cruise ships throughout Europe, Russia and Southeast Asia — Scenic Spirit joined the fleet on the Mekong River in January 2016.

As sister ship to Scenic Spirit, Scenic Aura is being purpose built to Scenic’s renowned European shipbuilding standards in Yangon. Her cutting-edge design incorporates enhanced safety and sustainability features.

Interested in a cruise on this ship?

If you're interested in a cruise on Scenic Aura, contact a Cruiseable travel advocate at 1-877-322-3773 or by email. You'll get a better deal than you can get by contacting the cruise line directly. We can discuss options that include free or reduced air. 



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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Pool & lookout
  • Where: Pool Deck

  • What: Spirit Lounge
  • Where: Deck 3

  • What: Pagodas & temples
  • Where: Along Irawaddy

Fast facts

44 Passengers [?]
35 Crew
5 Decks
2016 Maiden voyage
1,785 Tonnage [?]
213 Length in feet
22 Cabins

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