RV Sanctuary Ananda

Built: 2014
Crew: 36
Passengers: 48
Rating: Five Stars
Cruises Available: 1

The newest and one of the most luxurious ships in Burma, the 5-star RV Sanctuary Ananda was launched in Sep 2015 and will offer the ultimate in river cruising in Burma. The ship features just 21 staterooms and suites, all exquisitely designed to blend contemporary Asian elegance with charming traditional colonial touches, reflecting the richness and variety of Burma’s history.




All the staterooms and suites have been meticulously designed to embody the grace and style of the colonial era, using the finest materials, with rich fabrics, hardwood floors and original artwork. Great care has been taken to make each a luxurious haven with all the modern amenities you would expect from a five-star floating hotel. Each cabin features full-length floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening out to your own private balcony and offering the best possible panoramic views. All the air-conditioned staterooms and suites have a small seating area and writing desk, flat-screen TV with on-demand movies, safe, hairdryer, luxury bedlinens, bathrobes and premium toiletries.




The cuisine on board the RV Sanctuary Ananda has been designed to reflect the diversity of the cultures in Burma and its surrounding countries but there will always also be non-Asian options as well. Your day starts with a sumptuous breakfast with freshly prepared breads, eggs cooked to order and a generous selection of tropical fruit to try. Lunch is usually a buffet with plenty of salads and a variety of main courses, whilst dinner is always a highlight, with a variety of choices for each course. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and local beer are complimentary all day at the bar and at lunch, as are local house wines during dinner.



The fourteen deluxe suites and two suites each have a living area and the ensuite bathroom features a monsoon shower. All of our suites have private balconies, furnished with a table and chairs

Deluxe Suite

The  fourteen  deluxe  suites  and  two  suites  each  have  a  living  area  and  the  ensuite  bathroom  features  a monsoon shower. All of our suites have private balconies, furnished with a table and chairs

Deluxe Suite

The  fourteen  deluxe  suites  and  two  suites  each  have  a  living  area  and  the  ensuite  bathroom  features  a monsoon shower. All of our suites have private balconies, furnished with a table and chairs

Luxury Suite

Four Luxury Suites on the Bhamo upper deck have an indoor seating area. There is a private balcony with table and chairs and the ensuite bathroom has a monsoon shower. Perks include butler service, early morning tea and coffee and complimentary laundry.

Owner’s Suite

The largest suite on the river boasts a luxurious king-size bed, separate dressing and living areas, plus a big veranda with sun loungers as well as table and chairs. The spacious bathroom will spoil you with a freestanding tub as well as a monsoon shower and his-and-hers sinks. Other benefits will include a private guide, butler service, early morning tea and coffee, complimentary laundry and exclusive dining experiences.


  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Sundeck & Plunge pool

Deck Plan

Sanctuary Ananda is a perfect combination of local culture and luxury, because we understand that even when you are immersing yourself in a new experience, there are some things you should never be without, such as a large comfortable bed, the pleasure of a good drink, excellent food, immaculate service, and the company of like-minded people. 

Custom-built with just 21 suites, Sanctuary Ananda showcases original Burmese design and contemporary chic in an atmosphere of five-star comfort. 

In every suite, lush silks, polished teak and beautiful lacquerware celebrate Myanmar’s rich heritage of arts, crafts and textiles and Malaika Egyptian-cotton sheets ensure that we make you as relaxed as can be. 

Expect L’Occitane-stocked ensuite bathrooms, individually controlled air-conditioning and an iPad with free WiFi – and, naturally, consummate craftsmanship throughout. 

Choose from having a double or twin bed, and look forward to your own relaxing space to lounge in – every suite has its own private balcony.

Bhamo – ‘Upper’ Deck - 1 Owners Suite and 4 Luxury Suites

Mandalay – ‘Mid’ Deck - 10 Deluxe Suites

Bagan – ‘Boarding’ Deck - 4 Deluxe Suites and 2 Suites at the front of the boat

Burma & Irrawaddy River Cruise
12 days starting from £2399 

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