Hi Nikki,

The cruise was just perfect. The ship was tasteful in every way — the restaurants, the cabins, the decks. I think that’s what really makes it stand out, is how stylish and comfortable it is. Always helps that it’s brand new. My partner and I definitely tried to spend as much time as possible in the lounge or on the deck whenever we were just cruising along, rather than confining ourselves to the cabins. I was shocked by the high quality of the food, notably nearly all Western though — which was just as well, as I’m sure a lot of visitors would be quite sensitive to the strong spices of Burmese food. There were only seven guests on the trip, so we got loads of attention. Probably too much attention, but that’s not a bad problem to have. The excursions were incredibly well-planned, no stress, no worries at all, and all of the local guides we had were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their country.

Honestly I can’t think of a single bad thing to say and I hope the cruise does well. There’s nothing like gently cruising on the Irrawaddy watching the boats and land go by.


VK, The Strand Cruise, Jan ’16