APT unveils first Burma sailings

APT is the latest cruise company to target Burma’s growing cruise industry, releasing its first-ever Burma River Cruising Program.

The brochure features 18 departures on three itineraries ranging from 14-20 day sailings.

Itineraries include a 14-day Golden Treasures of Burma cruise from Prome to Mandalay; and a 16- and 20-day Hidden Wonderers of Burma cruise from Mandalay to Yangon.

APT general manager marketing Debra Fox said the new program will take guests on an unforgettable journey.

“We’re really excited to be offering guests the chance to explore the untouched essence of this beautiful nation,” she said.

Cruises will be held on board the line’s newest ship, AmaPura, which carries 56 guests in 28 suites.

The river ship is designed with a blend of modern luxury and traditional and local touches. Staff to guest ratio on board is 2:1 and features a restaurant, main lounge, bar, pool and a sun deck.

Cruising in Burma is on an upward trajectory, with the number of passengers increasing by 1,124 percent in four years.

According to the Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, the country had 14,635 river cruisers in 2012. An increase from 1,302 passengers in 2008.

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