Travel Weekly – Burmese hotelier combines hotel stays with river cruises
7 December 2016 : The Strand Yangon hotel launched the Strand Cruise river cruise vessel on Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River last year.
Robb Report – Luxury Burma by Land and Sea
19 November 2016 : The Irrawaddy River-the long and lyrical watherway stretching from Himalayas to the Andaman Sea-inspired Rudyard Kipling to write of “spicy garlic smells” and “tinkly temple-bells.”
The Australian - Myanmar River cruises take in delights of Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay
22 October 2016 : Four nights from Bagan to Mandalay; three nights in the opposite direction. The Strand Cruise operates the shortest sailings on the Irrawaddy, designed as time-effective samplers and partnered with stays at The Strand in Yangon, which are complimentary add-ons with some packages.
Porthole Cruise Magazine – The Myanmar Mystique
October 2016 : From ship to shore, The Strand experience best showcases this magical country.
The Nation – Rolling down the River
3 August 2016 : The 'real' Myanmar emerges on a slow boat to Mandalay, The Strand.
Traveller – Yangon’s Strand Hotel branches out into luxury river cruises
10 June 2016 : The best cruise ships are like sumptuous floating hotels, so it's not much of a stretch to understand why some luxury hotel groups have entered the cruise business, launching their own ships.
Bruised Passport - Myanmar: A sumptuous river cruise with The Strand Cruise
1 May 2016 : I’m standing in the middle of an offbeat archaeological complex – all around me dusty alleys lead to dozens of pagodas housing gilded terracotta Buddhas.
The Weekend Australian – Irrawaddy Idling
23- 24 April 2016 : River traffic passes by, fish are plip-plopping almost at our elbows, and the scene seems a staged as a film set.
JETSETTER – BURMESE DREAMING
March 2016 : Travelling through some of Asia’s most beautiful landscapes, Nick Walton cruises the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar aboard the newly launched Strand Cruise.
WORLD TRAVEL - Dream Escapes
February 2016 : In keeping with Sir Richard Branson’s larger than life image is his Limited Edition, award-winning collection of boutique retreats surroundings offering fun, style, luxury and personal service.
Urbandaddy - Pagodas Wine Peru Myanmar Keep Reading
19 February 2016 : Amazon Discovery Cruise: You’re settling into a 169-foot, built-last-year ship. It’s got 22 suites with pillow menus, a gym and a plunge pool. Which is safer than a plunge river. The Strand Cruise: The 27-cabin boat is the sister property to the famed Strand Hotel in Yangon, so expect things like a foot reflexology station, a wine cellar and a pool surrounded by shaded lounges.
Travel & leisure - The Hottest New Hotel Amenity? Small Boats for a Personal Cruise
10 February 2016 : The hotel amenity of the moment: a small ship that navigates remote waterways and lets guests cruise for a day (or five). Route: After a trip to Oberoi’s Sahl Hasheesh beach resort, board this plush ship (with a pool and a theater) and wind down the Nile. Highlights: The Temple of Edfu and the Valley of the Kings.
The ROBB REPORT – DRIFT ALONG AYEYARWADY RIVER
February 2016 : A new river cruise, named after the 1902-built iconic hotel ---The Strand Hotel, sets sail on the Ayeyarwady River since end of last year. It now redefines luxury travel along this historic route from Mandalay to Bagan.
Source : Drift along Ayeyarwady River
Food & Travel - 2016's new cruise ships
February 2016 : Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) has long featured on most people's bucket lists. There's arguably on finer way of experiencing this magical country.
The Robb Report - The strand cruise sail with style in myanmar
January 2016 : As the country's tourism industry awakens after nearly half a century of military rule, so are the waterways. At the helm of the voyang of commercialising
Gourmet Traveller - 103 Brilliant barbecue ideas
January 2016 : There were bags of cement, kegs of beer, whitegoods – and passengers – aboard the maiden voyage last month of Aranui 5, the newest and largest Aranui freighter. The line’s cargo ships are a lifeline for ommunities across the far-flung archipelagos of French Polynesia, as well as being a popular way for travellers to island-hop.
Departures - Water, Water Everywhere: New Boats And Cruising Itineraries
22 January 2016 : The Galápagos sees the arrival of two new ships this winter. Un-Cruise Adventures launches its first Galápagos itinerary, from Quito, on the 48-passenger La Pinta (rooms from $8,995; 888-862-8881; un-cruise.com), while Ecuador-based Ecoventura sails the ten-room MV Origin (rooms from $6,500; 800-633-7972; ecoventura.com)
The Telegraph - Burma's Strand Cruise begins
24 December 2015 : The Strand Cruise rooftop poolThe Strand Cruise rooftop pool Enlarge One of the ship's cabinsOne of the ship's cabins Enlarge It has been a momentous year for Burma and perhaps one of the best places from which future visitors can observe and consider the changes so dramatically altering the country will be on a languid cruise along the Irrawaddy River (also known as the Ayeyarwady River).
Source : Burma's Strand Cruise begins
Fodors - 10 Best River Cruises for 2016
17 December 2015 : What's New: The luxurious 54-passenger Strand Cruise—from the same team behind the historic Strand Hotel in Yangon—is launching on Myanmar's Irrawaddy River in December 2015. The riverboat will sail a series of 3- and 4-night itineraries between Bagan and Mandalay
Source : 10 Best River Cruises for 2016
MrsOaroundtheworld - The Strand Cruise – a boutique luxury cruise journey from Bagan to Mandalay, Myanmar
December 2015 : The maiden voyage trip of the luxury boutique The Strand Cruise was, without a doubt, one of my absolute travel highlights of 2015. Departing from Bagan, in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), and making a 4-day journey on the Ayeyarwady river towards Mandalay, the Strand Cruise offers only 27 cabins – bringing the maximum number of passengers to 54. Small and cozy – just the way I like it.
Departures - International style
November 2015 : t’s a banner season for the world of hospitality,with a trove of unveilings spread across theglobe. In Europe, the W Amsterdam (starwoodhotels.com) – wedged between the Royal Palace and the Unesco-listed Singel canal – exhibits a quirky mise-en-scène with peekaboo showers, the brand’s signature
Traveller - The Shipping News: ivercruise company Tauck introduce Amsterdam to Alps cruise for 2016
28 November 2015 : Rivercruise company Tauck has a new tour for 2016. The "Rhine, Swiss Alps & Amsterdam" itinerary departs on April 4, and includes a boat tour along Amsterdam's canals; dinner and entertainment at 15thcentury Ehreshoven Castle in Germany, and a visit to Siegfried's Musikkabinett, a museum of selfplaying mechanical musical
Independent - Celebrate New Year's Eve with a spectacular street party, a snowy escape or a seriously bracing swim
25 November 2015 : Join the crowds for the rousing rendition of “Auld Lang Syne” on its home turf for a traditional Scottish Hogmanay. Around 150,000 people take to Edinburgh's streets to greet the New Year, and this year festivities will start on 30 December with a Torchlight Procession of 10,000 participants.
Lifestyle Asia - Cruising in Myanmar: Introducing The Strand on water
23 November 2015 : First opened in 1901, The Strand Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, is a tourist attraction in its own right. Now over 100 years later, the colonial five-star hotel is taking to the water in the form of a 61-metre cruise ship on the Ayeyarwaddy River.
Travel Mole - New luxury river cruise in Myanmar
30 OCTOBER 2015 : A new luxury river cruise company, Strand Cruise, will start operations in January 2016. The cruises, on Myanmar's Ayeyarwady River, are being operated by the people behind the Strand Hotel in Yangon.
Source : New luxury river cruise in Myanmar
Travel Agent Central - The Strand Cruise Offers Two Christmas and New Year's Cruises in Myanmarr
27 OCTOBER 2015 : The Strand Cruise has announced two maiden voyages for Christmas and New Year's in Myanmar, set to depart December 22 and 29, 2015.
ETB Travel News - The Strand Cruise embarks on maiden voyages this season
26 OCTOBER 2015 : Myanmar’s fabled Strand Hotel is launching the country’s newest and most luxurious cruiser, The Strand Cruise, with introductory promotions aboard maiden voyages on the Ayeyarwady River.
TourMag.com - Myanmar : The Strand Cruises programme 2 croisières inaugurales pour les fêtes de fin d'année
23 OCTOBER 2015 : Les 22 et 29 décembre 2015, The Strand Cruises assurera deux croisières inaugurales entre Bagan et Mandalay à l'occasion de son arrivée au Myanmar. Ses voyages réguliers débuteront ensuite le 4 janvier 2016.
Rawhide Travel & Tours - Strand announces launch offer and maiden voyage celebrations
22 OCTOBER 2015 : The Strand Cruise, the river cruise company based in Myanmar, has revealed full details of its schedule and pricing, including a special launch offer, valid for sailings from January-March 2016.
Rawhide Travel & Tours - Irrawaddy River The Strand Cruise
22 OCTOBER 2015 : Hotel expansions occur daily, but rarely do hotels replicate themselves in the form of a cruise ship as the colonial-era Strand Hotel in Myanmar plans to do.
ASEAN CRUISE NEWS - Enjoy 20% Savings On The Strand Cruise Myanmar’s Inaugural 2016 Sailings
30 SEPTEMBER 2015 : Mirroring the legendary style, heritage and worldrenowned reputation of its sister property The Strand Hotel in Yangon, The Strand Cruise will sail three and four night cruises between the enchanting destinations of Bagan and Mandalay.
PORTHOLE : MYANMAR’s STRAND HOTEL TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST CRUISE ON THE AYEYARWADY RIVER
17 SEPTEMBER 2015 : The Strand Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, will launch its first cruise this winter on the Ayeyarwady River.
Travel Weekly - A Burmese hotel takes on the Irrawaddy
17 SEPTEMBER 2015 : After several years of rapid ship-building momentum on Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady (also known as the Irrawaddy) River, one of the country’s well-known hotels has decided to get in on the river action, as well.
Travel Pulse - The Strand Cruise Being Introduced on the Irrawaddy River
14 SEPTEMBER 2015 : Responding to luxury traveler demand for historic tours of Myanmar via the Irrawaddy River, The Strand Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, is now offering journeys on the waterway via the new The Strand Cruise.
ASPIRE - XMAS LAUNCH FOR BURMA RIVER CRUISER
SEPTEMBER 2015 : Burma's latest river cruiser, The Strand Cruise, sets off on its inaugural journey between Bagan and Mandalay this Christmas.
WORLD OF CRUISING - LUXURY ON THE AYEYARWADY
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2015 : The latest cruise line to start sailing the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar takes its inspiration from the iconic Strand Hotel in Yangon
Sooper Articles - New Strand Cruise Myanmar Journeys To Blend Iconic Luxury, Enchanting Local Culture
31 AUGUST 2015 : The Strand Cruise experience will mirror the legendary style, heritage and world-renowned reputation of sister property The Strand Hotel in Yangon and embody the characteristics of exceptional standards of comfort, discreet personalised service and the latest technology expected by the travel savvy.
Atlas Cruises & Tours - New Luxury Cruises in Myanmar Set Sail In The Spring
24 AUGUST 2015 : The Strand Hotel in Myanmar is one of the only grand colonial hotels that is located in Southeast Asia. This 5 star hotel, which was built in 1901, is planning to branch out starting next year.
EAST WEEK - VISIT THE ELEPHANT RIVER ON A NEW CRUISE
12 AUGUST 2015 : The famous Strand Hotel in Yangon announced the launch of The Strand Cruise, a brand new luxury cruise. The Strand Cruise’s ship is currently under construction in Yangon and it will commence its journey along the Ayeyarwady River, known as "The Elephant River", with its regular schedule of three- and four-night sailings between Bagan and Mandalay in early January 2016.
River Cruise News - Luxury on the Ayeyarwady
9 AUGUST 2015 : The latest cruise line to start sailing the Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar takes its inspiration from the iconic Strand Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon) which has been host through the years to everyone from The Duke of Windsor to Mick Jagger, and Rudyard Kipling to Pierre Cardin.
Articlesbase - The Strand Cruise Set To Launch New, Luxury Myanmar River Cruise Journeys
29 JULY 2015 : A wonderful new addition to the choice of luxury cruises in Myanmar, The Strand Cruise will sail four night cruises on the beautiful Ayeyarwady River from Bagan to Mandalay and three night cruises from Mandalay to Bagan.
Asia Talk - The Strand Cruise Launches in Burma
28 JULY 2015 : The iconic history and heritage of The Strand Hotel in Yangon, Burma, has now been extended to the launch of a small ship on the Ayeyarwady River.
TTG ASIA - The Strand Cruise to make a splash in Myanmar's waterways
27 JULY 2015 : THE STRAND Hotel in Yangon has announced plans to launch The Strand Cruise, a luxury cruise service set to sail down Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River in early 2016.
Myanmar Property Insider - The Strand Cruise: A new luxe cruise to sail the Ayeyarwady River
24 JULY 2015 : The Strand Hotel capitalises on its iconic status as it diversifies its business and invests US$10 million into the high-end cruise market with the maiden voyage of its luxury travel cruise ship.
Travel Daily Asia - Yangon’s Strand Hotel to launch river cruises
08 JULY 2015 : The Strand, Yangon‘s luxury colonial era hotel, is moving into the river cruisesector.
Travel Tips - Rolling down the river
07 JULY 2015 : The Strand Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, is to extend its renowned hospitality to the Ayeyarwady River with regular sailings of three and four nights between Bagan and Mandalay scheduled to commence in early January.
Myanmar Centre Tower - Can A Hotel Float? The Strand will Find Out
28 JUNE 2015 : The Strand Hotel in Yangon will branch out its services with the development of a river cruise, known as Strand Cruise.
Coconuts Yangon - The Strand is launching its own cruise ship
24 JUNE 2015 : More than one hundred years after the Sarkie brothers opened The Strand in British-occupied Burma, the historic five-star Yangon hotel is setting sail.
Hotel Chatter - Burma's Most Historic Hotel Is Getting Its Own Cruise Ship
23 JUNE 2015 : The Strand is upping the ante with , a cruise ship which will take to the Irrawaddy River in January or February next year.
CRUISE CRITIC - The Strand Hotel to Launch Strand Cruise in Myanmar
17 JUNE 2015 : The iconic Strand Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, has branched out to river cruising with the launch of a small ship, Strand Cruise.
The STRAND CRUISE - THE LEGENDARY STRAND HOTEL TAKES TO THE MYSTICAL WATERWAYS OF MYANMAR WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE STRAND CRUISE
16 JUNE 2015 : Luxury river cruising on Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River will be taken to a new level of luxury and service in early 2016 with the launch of The Strand Cruise.