Scenic has unveiled the latest luxury river cruise ship, Scenic Aura, which will launch on the Irrawaddy River in September 2016 and travel over 10 nights between the cities of Mandalay and Pyay. This continues the expansion of the Scenic fleet in this region with the launch of Scenic Spirit on the Mekong in January 2016.
Scenic Aura provides a boutique and intimate environment with just 22 all balcony suites for 44 guests. All suites feature separate bedroom, living room and balcony and range in size from the 24sqm Balcony Suite complete with Scenic Sun Lounge up to the impressive 70sqm Royal Panorama Suite which is the largest suite on the Irrawaddy, and 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 Jacuzzi.
The 5-star Scenic Aura 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. As with all Scenic river cruises, guests will also enjoy included tips and gratuities, expert local guides, all Scenic Freechoice activities to personalise their experience plus Scenic Enrich special events and Scenic Sundowners cocktail receptions. With an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio, Scenic Aura brings an unprecedented level of luxury to the Irrawaddy.
Aleisha Fittler, GM Product Development, commented: “We are excited to be launching our second ship in South East Asia. Sales for the Mekong have been fantastic, showing us that our guests really want to explore this region with us and experience our signature brand of all-inclusive luxury river cruising outside of Europe.”
As sister ship to Scenic Spirit, Scenic Aura is being purpose built to Scenic’s renowned European shipbuilding standards, at Upland Co. Ltd. shipyard in Yangoon. The local shipyard and shipbuilding expert are working with a specialist team of contractors alongside Scenic’s own European representative to continue to push boundaries with cutting edge design and enhanced safety and sustainability features.
Scenic is offering a fantastic Earlybird offer on all bookings made by 31 August 2015 – free return flights to Asia including taxes of up to $585 per person. Plus book on selected Myanmar cruises and tours and fly business class from only $2,995 per person including taxes of up to $700 per person.
Scenic Aura joins the Scenic fleet of 16 luxury river cruise ships throughout Europe, Russia and South East Asia.
The new 52 page Scenic 2016/17 Luxury Irrawaddy River Cruise brochure is out now.