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Embark on a historical journey aboard The Strand Cruise, a luxury cruise on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. Launched by the iconic Strand Hotel in Yangon, the ship reflects its heritage and style and has an air of refined elegance.
Offering exceptional standards of comfort, flawless service and luxurious facilities including a fine dining restaurant, a pool and a spa, The Strand Cruise will appeal to adventurous travellers seeking an exclusive and contemporary river cruise experience.
This 200-ft floating hotel provides 27 sumptuous cabins that come with the added luxury of a butler service. Each cabin is elegantly decorated with a blend of contemporary style and traditional Burmese influences, while a floor-to-ceiling window offers magnificent views.
Days can be as action-packed or relaxed as you wish. Land excursions include a visit to the Tant Kyi Taung temple, the famous U-bein Bridge as well as exploring Old Bagan and Mandalay. Back on board, sip a cocktail by the pool as you admire the scenery or enjoy a revitalising reflexology treatment in the spa.
The Strand Cruise Information
Location and getting there
This 3 or 4 night cruise sails between Bagan and Mandalay in Myanmar.
Accommodation comprises 27 cabins including 10 Deluxe Cabins, 13 Strand Cabins, 2 State Suites and 2 Strand Suites. All cabins feature king-size beds, handcrafted Burmese furniture, Teakwood floors, a floor-to-ceiling window and lavish ensuite bathrooms. The magnificent 40-sqm Strand Suite come with private balconies.
There are endless adventures to be had with land excursions to places such as Bagan and Mandalay and visits to temples, pagodas, palaces, monasteries and remote villages. On board, there is a mix of activities on offer including workshops, lectures, dances and cocktail parties.
Children aged 6 and over are welcome but it is better suited to adults as there are no specific facilities for them and the ship has a grown up feel.
- Restaurant and Sarkies bar
- Sun deck and swimming pool
- Reflexology station
- Lounge and library
- Wine cellar
- Traditional dance and performances
- Visits to temples, pagodas, palaces, monasteries and remote villages
- Sundowner cocktail parties
The Strand Cruise is a truly fantastic way to see some of this beautiful country. There’s something really special about sitting on the deck, cocktail in hand, watching the sun set over the vast Irrawaddy River. The quality and standard of the service is outstanding throughout the voyage. At either end of the cruise you are treated to two of Myanmar’s most fascinating ancient cities – Mandalay and Bagan.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your holiday will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.