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Mystical Irrawaddy - Yangon to Mandalay

From £5,395pp

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 15 nights
  • Departs 19 Dec 2021
  • Sails from Yangon
  • Ship Scenic Aura
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1567193‍
  • Voyage code ‍DYMI191221.2‍

Your Itinerary

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Depart UK Sun 19 Dec 2021

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Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon Mon 20 Dec 2021

Yangon, Myanmar

Nestling on the Irrawaddy river delta, the city of Yangon is a fascinating fusion of historic traditions, glittering religion and intriguing everyday life.

Irrawaddy River

Bagan Wed 22 Dec 2021

Irrawaddy River

Travelling through Myanmar via the river provides opportunities to glimpse rural life - from wooden fishing boats and peanut farmers to the Buddhist temples.

Magwe

Magwe Thu 23 Dec 2021

Magwe

Magway is the capital city of Magway Region of Myanmar, and situated on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. The Myathalun Pagoda, the beauty of Magway, located at the north of the city, is the landmark of Magway. Magway Region is famous for the cultivation of sesame and many kinds of nuts.

Minhla

Minhla Fri 24 Dec 2021

Minhla

Minhla is a town and seat of Minhla Township, Tharrawaddy District, in the Bago Region of southern-central Myanmar. It lies approximately 20 kilometres south of Okpho off National Highway 2. It is located roughly 155 kilometres north of Yangon. Its population in 1908 was 2553.

At Sea Sat 25 Dec 2021

Salay, Burma

Salay Sun 26 Dec 2021

Salay, Burma

Salay is a town located in Chauk Township, Magway District, Magway Region, Myanmar. Salay is located by the eastern banks of the Ayeyarwady River, and its nearest town is Chauk, which is about 21 kilometres away.

Irrawaddy River

Bagan Sun 26 Dec 2021

Irrawaddy River

Travelling through Myanmar via the river provides opportunities to glimpse rural life - from wooden fishing boats and peanut farmers to the Buddhist temples.

Pakokku

Pakkoku Tue 28 Dec 2021

Pakokku

Pakokku is a largest city in the Magway Region in Myanmar, also known as Burma. It is situated about 30 km north-east of Bagan on the Irrawaddy River. It is the administration seat of Pakokku Township, Pakokku District and Gangaw District.

Yandabo

Yandabo Wed 29 Dec 2021

Yandabo

Yandabo is a village on the Ayeyarwady River in Myingyan Township, central Burma. The Treaty of Yandabo which ended the First Anglo-Burmese War, was signed here on 24 February 1826.

Mingun, Burma

Mingun Thu 30 Dec 2021

Mingun, Burma

Mingun is a small town in central Myanmar (formerly Burma). It sits on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, northwest of the city of Mandalay. It's known for the Mingun Pahtodawgyi, an immense, unfinished pagoda. Nearby, the Mingun Bell is a colossal bronze bell from the early 19th century. To the north, the striking, white Hsinbyume Pagoda is defined by its wavy, tiered terraces and is crowned by a large stupa.

Sagaing

Sagaing Fri 31 Dec 2021

Sagaing

Sagaing is the capital of the Sagaing Region of Myanmar. It is located in the Irrawaddy River, 20 km to the south-west of Mandalay on the opposite bank of the river. Sagaing with numerous Buddhist monasteries is an important religious and monastic centre.

Irrawaddy River

Mandalay Fri 31 Dec 2021

Irrawaddy River

Travelling through Myanmar via the river provides opportunities to glimpse rural life - from wooden fishing boats and peanut farmers to the Buddhist temples.

Amarapura, Manadalay

Amarapura Fri 31 Dec 2021

Amarapura, Manadalay

Amarapura is a former capital of Myanmar, and now a township of Mandalay city. Amarapura is bounded by the Irrawaddy river in the west, Chanmyathazi Township in the north, and the ancient capital site of Ava in the south.

Irrawaddy Cruise Sat 01 Jan 2022

Irrawaddy River

Mandalay Sat 01 Jan 2022

Irrawaddy River

Travelling through Myanmar via the river provides opportunities to glimpse rural life - from wooden fishing boats and peanut farmers to the Buddhist temples.

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Arrive UK Mon 03 Jan 2022

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What's included *

  • Scenic Freechoice – a choice of sightseeing activities throughout your journey
  • Scenic Enrich experiences – unforgettable and exclusive events
  • Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted cocktails in a stunning location (on selected sailings)
  • Fly from a selection of UK airports
  • All-inclusive luxury river cruising on board a 5 star Scenic Space-Ship
  • Butler service for all guests (excludes Russia)
  • Complimentary premium branded beverages all day, everyday (excludes Russia)
  • The freedom of e-bikes (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Expert local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Up to six dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary wi-fi (excludes Asia)
  • Overseas transfers
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Flexible Cancellation Terms
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 26th April 2021 and receive a FREE John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £50

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Cabins & Prices

* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Deluxe Suite

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These 16 spacious Suites are 344ft², located on the Jewel, Sapphire and Diamond Decks. Each has a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and separate toilet and shower.

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Grand Deluxe Suite

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These two suites are on the Diamond Deck and are the ultimate in luxury at 430ft² with more space, impeccable service and thoughtful touches. Enjoy an outdoor balcony, separate lounge and dining area, walk in wardrobe plus a luxurious oversized bathroom with separate toilet and shower.

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Royal Panorama Suite

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At 753ft², this is the largest suite on the ship. Being up forward on the Diamond Deck, both suites enjoy fantastic views of the passing scenery from your private terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi and day bed. Each Suite has a separate lounge and dining area, walk-in wardrobe and a luxurious oversized bathroom offering a separate toilet and shower.

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Balcony Suite

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Located on the Jewel Deck both suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive ‘Sun Lounge’ system.

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Royal One-Bedroom Suite

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At 420ft², this is the largest suite on the ship. Located on the Diamond Deck, both suites enjoy fantastic views of the passing scenery from your private balcony complete with Scenic Sun Lounge. Each Suite has a separate lounge area and a luxurious bathroom offering a separate bath and shower.

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Junior Balcony Suite

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These 247ft2spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.

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Standard Suite

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Standard Suites are 172ft2 and are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious designand clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.

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Riverview Suite

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The 182ft2 Riverview Suite is located on the Sapphire deck. This stylishly decorated suite features a spacious bathroom with premium toiletries. This suite also benefits from the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge system

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The Ship - Scenic Aura

  • Occupancy44
  • Tonnage1,785 tons
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Scenic’s Irrawaddy River cruises take place aboard Scenic Aura, a 213-foot vessel that was launched in 2016 and can accommodate 44 passengers in 22 one-bedroom balcony suites, as well as 35 crew members. The Scenic Aura, which offers an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, is equipped with a sleek swimming pool, a steam sauna, and an open-air cinema, among other amenities. Quite simply, our 5-star ships in South East Asia are living works of art. Every innovative feature and perfectly designed suite on board our all balcony suite vessels has been carefully considered in the relentless pursuit of your enjoyment. From our wide selection of dining options right down to your pillow menu, you’ll enjoy the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury. Our brand new, custom-built 5-Star ships are the most spacious, luxurious and indulgent vessels on the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers. With an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, the largest suites available on the waters on South East Asia, and an opulent collection of decadent amenities at your disposal, guests on board will enjoy the ultimate river cruise experience. Our journeys to South East Asia combine the best of all-inclusive river cruising. While on board our 5-star fleet almost everything you can think of is included, from unlimited complimentary drinks and diverse dining to near-daily sightseeing excursions, butler service and even a minibar that’s replenished daily. If you choose to extend your journey, you’ll stay in exceptional hotels where breakfast is included every day. With so much to see, you’ll continue to explore with your Freechoice and Enrich programs, while also enjoying the freedom to discover your destination independently.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Scenic River Cruises

Does Scenic have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Scenic Cruises does have a flexible cancellation policy. Scenic is allowing you to either defer your travel plans or transfer to an alternative Scenic sailing up to 60 days prior to departure, up until 31 December 2021.

Scenic cancellation fees will be waived and you will receive a refund of monies paid in form of a Future Cruise Credit to use on a future Scenic cruise.

This policy is applicable across all Scenic’s European and Southeast Asia river cruises (excludes Russia sailings).

Please note third party cancellation fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply.


Last updated: 22.01.21

* Terms & Conditions

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We advise customers to keep up to date with the cruise lines COVID policies for insurance, life on board, shore excursions, vaccinations and testing prior to boarding.

John Lewis Gift is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View cabin or above by 8pm 26th April 2020.

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