The Strand Cruise

One of the newest ships on the river, the Strand Cruise takes its inspiration from the iconic Strand Hotel in Yangon. With exceptional standards of comfort, discreet personalised service, and design touches the cruise combines the character of the Strand in its heyday as a meeting place for explorers and raconteurs with the latest technology such as individually controlled air conditioning and satellite WI-FI throughout the ship.

routes

The Strand Cruise travels upstream and downstream from Bagan to Mandalay. The cruise from Bagan is three nights, downstream from Mandalay is four nights. These shorter cruises pack a punch with visits to the most revered sites of Mandalay, and awe inspiring temples of Bagan.  The ship will run from July to April every year.

new for 2017 -Concerts on the River 13th - 17th February 

Take a classical river journey between Bagan and Mandalay. Take advantage of a combination of leading musicians all on one deck, from the “Opera de Paris” and “Orchestre de Paris” Mozart, Brahms and Puccini.  The eight-piece wind and string Orchestra will serenade you as you travel along the Irrawaddy. The cruise departs over Valentine’s day so why not take to the waters with the special one in your life? In addition to the concerts there will be a daily pre dinner lecture sharing the history of music.

Facilities

Launched in 2016 the ship is a reinvention of the wonderful and unique style of the Strand Hotel.  The Strand Cruise offers a pool deck, sun deck for outdoor dining, a wellness centre, reflexology station, beauty parlour, and cocktail lounge. Every one of the 27 cabins are furnished with style and handsome pieces of regional art with floor to ceiling Juliette balconies. Experience a true getaway in the Strand Suite, which includes a private outdoor balcony and a personal butler service.

  • Outstanding food with a menu created by the Strands very own Michelin star chef
  • Complimentary house wine during meals, soft drinks and local beers throughout the day
  • All excursions and onboard activities are included
  • Swimmin Pool
  • Spa and Fitness Room
  • Butler serviced cabins
  • Restaurant, Bar and Wine Cellar
  • All cabins can be made into twin or double

Activities

  • Lectures and historical demonstrations take place on the upper deck
  • Cocktail parties
  • Daily on shore excursions

 why we like it

With a maximum of 54 passengers the ship delivers an intimate boutique experience. Therefore, the onshore itineraries are flexible and can be adjusted to suit needs.

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