BANGKOK, 12 July 2019: Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort will launch its second luxury riverboat by the end of the year.
Manohra River Song is currently under construction in a shipyard, just north of Bangkok. The THB50 million boat will join Manohra Dream offering luxury river cruises on Chao Phraya River.
In addition to sailing to Ayutthaya some 70 km north of the Thai capital, the second vessel will also be used for charters to the Gulf of Thailand and even to Pattaya.
Following the proven design of the Manohra Dream, the steel-hulled vessel, fitted out in teak, will have an open-air deck with a living and dining area, four ensuite state cabins to accommodate up to 12 passengers and separate crew quarters below.
Prices for river sailings and private charter trips to the Gulf of Thailand include a chef on board serving gourmet meals and daily afternoon tea.
Last week, Minor International Plc founder and chairman, William Heinecke, attended a ceremony at the shipyard in Pathum Thani province near Bangkok that included the traditional smashing of a bottle Champagne on the ship’s bow.
The fitting out of the riverboat will follow with the first commercial sailing set for December this year.