The Strand Cruise


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.

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Why we recommend The Strand Cruise

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.

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