AVALON MYANMAR Ship Review
In 2015 the Avalon Myanmar was launched and began its journeys on the Irrawaddy River. There are six itineraries available that range in length from 14 to 19 days and travel round trip from Yangon or from Bangkok to Yangon.
This 200-foot vessel is the only ship that Avalon Waterways features on the Irrawaddy River. Carrying up to 36 passengers and 24 crew members, the Avalon Myanmar is one of the company’s smallest boats but is similar in size to other ships on the Irrawaddy.
You’ll find many of the same amenities onboard that you would find on larger vessels, such as a fitness room, a spa and a lounge and bar.
AVALON MYANMAR Staterooms
Most ships in the Avalon Waterways’ fleet have different stateroom categories that vary in size. The Avalon Myanmar is an exception. There are two different categories available, but the cabins are the same size. The only difference is that they are located on two different decks.
Both Category A and Category B staterooms are 245 square feet in size and feature a floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door with an open-air balcony. There are 12 cabins available for Category B, and they are located on Deck 1, the Irrawaddy Deck. On Deck 2, the Mandalay Deck, there are 6 Category A cabins available.
Stateroom amenities are similar to what you would find on other Avalon Waterways’ ships, including Comfort Collection Beds (SM) covered with premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets. Additional furnishings include bedside tables with reading lamps and a writing desk.
A large private bathroom with premium toiletries is featured in all cabins, and guests are provided with a comfortable bathrobe and slippers.
The ship has air-conditioned cabins and public areas, which is not a feature of some ships that cruise on the Irrawaddy River. Each cabin has individual climate control, an in-room safe, mini-bar and a seating area.
AVALON MYANMAR Public Areas
While the Irrawaddy Deck (Deck 1) is limited to cabins only, there are quite a few public places on the remaining two decks.
The Mandalay Deck (Deck 2) features the Main Dining Room, which is located at the rear or aft of the ship. Located toward the front or forward on Deck 2, guests can socialize in the open-air Observation Lounge or the Panorama Lounge and Bar.
Guests can grab a workout in the Fitness Room or enjoy the services of the Spa Treatment room on the Sky Deck (Deck 3). The third decks also features a Navigation Bridge and a Deck Area with premium lounge chairs where guest can enjoy the outside air.
River Cruisers Should Know!
- All staterooms and suites have an open-air balcony.
- Currency onboard is the U.S. Dollar. Shipboard accounts can be settled by Visa or Mastercard credit card. Some purchases onshore may require local currency.
- Wireless internet service is available in the Panorama Lounge, but the signal is not always reliable.
- Onboard stateroom power is 220 volts; North American cruisers will require a power adapter.
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