AmaWaterways has been blazing new trails throughout the world of river cruising, from offering voyages that explore Africa’s Chobe River to operating some of the most extensive journeys along the Mekong through Vietnam and Cambodia.
Now, the line has its sights set on a new destination: the Irrawaddy River.
Details are still emerging about the ship – which will be named AmaPura – but the line plans for service to begin in October 2014.
Sailing the historic “Road to Mandalay,” these new voyages will call on some of the region’s most famous locales, like Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, and Mandalay.
This new announcement makes AmaWaterways the second U.S.-based river cruise line to launch a vessel in Myanmar (Orient-Express is headquartered in England), but with one important distinction: The line has partnered with a group of private investors in Burma to construct the new AmaPura to exacting specifications, rather than leasing out an established vessel.
Additional details will be forthcoming here on River Cruise Advisor.
More information on AmaWaterways and its diverse selection of itineraries and ships in Europe, Russia, Asia and Africa can be found by viewing our complete AmaWaterways profile here on River Cruise Advisor.