The accommodations and public areas were superb, the service second to none and the food was outstanding. Different food and wine taste sensations beautifully presented and served.
The perfect cruise in a land of beauty and magic
Built locally with a custom draft to adroitly explore shallow waters, the four-deck ship is a nautical homage to the Burmese landscape, echoing the lines of temples.
Elegantly dancing her way along the Ayeyarwady River, Strand explores thousands of years of culture and riveting scenic beauty while offering sophisticated elegance on board. From ship to shore, The Strand experience best showcases this magical country.
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2 Nights Cruise
The 2-night Strand Cruise starts with breakfast overlooking the famous U-bein Bridge, allowing you the opportunity to meet fellow passengers before commencing the tour of the historical city of Mandalay, and discover Mahamuni Pagoda and the famous Shwe Bin Monastery, before sailing to Mingun, where we visit the Mingun Bell and Hsinbyume Pagoda. We set sail at sunrise, and enjoy a visit to the ancient capital of Ava, before the ship will disembark in Bagan.2 Nights Cruise
3 Nights Cruise
The 3-night Strand Cruise starts with breakfast overlooking the famous U-bein Bridge, allowing you the opportunity to meet fellow passengers before commencing the tour of the historical city of Mandalay, and discover Mahamuni Pagoda and the famous Shwe Bin Monastery., before sailing to Mingun, where we visit the Mingun Bell and Hsinbyume Pagoda. We set sail at sunrise , and enjoy a visit to the ancient capital of Ava, before continuing the journey to mystical Bagan.3 Nights Cruise
4 Nights Cruise
The fascinating ancient city of Bagan is the starting point of the four-night itinerary. A full day is spent exploring before the ship casts off on day two for a relaxing cruise upstream towards Mandalay, pausing on day three in Mingun, before mooring up to spend a final day discovering Mandalay, Myanmar’s second- largest city, and Ava, the ancient imperial capital of successive Burmese Kingdoms from the 14th to 19th centuries.4 Nights Cruise
Our comfortable Deluxe cabins provide a king bed – convertible to two single beds – and a floor-to-ceiling window from which to gaze at the river and passing landscape during your journey. Read a book comfortably nestled in the armchair, or write correspondence to your loved ones at the desk. Ample storage will make you feel at home while the bathroom provides a separate toilet and rain shower.Deluxe Cabin
Our spacious State Suites include a king bed – convertible to two single beds – and a floor-to-ceiling window to gaze at the river and landscapes during the journey. Relax in total intimacy at the sitting area complete with sofa and compose tales of your voyage. Ample storage will make you feel home.State Suite
Airy and plush, our two Strand Suites feature a king bed – convertible to two single beds – and floor-to-ceiling windows with a separate private balcony from which to sit gaze at the river and landscapes during the journey. Relax in total intimacy at the sitting area complete with sofa, armchair and low table or sit at the desk and compose a memoir of your journey.Strand Suite
The Strand Restaurant
There is no better way to complement the beauty that is the Ayeyarwady River than by dining in our signature restaurant. Our chefs have come up with a perfect blend of tastes from around the world, from Europe to Thailand and many traditional Burmese dishes. A panoramic view and sumptuous dishes await each guest with a gusto for food. The Strand Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day, with lunch taken here if weather does not permit dining al fresco on the sundeck.the restaurant
Named after the famous hoteliers who founded The Strand Hotel, The Sarkies Bar is a relaxed and stylish area to relax and unwind. Situated on the Sun Deck with views of the passing riverbanks, the bar is the perfect place to reflect upon your day and share tales of adventure with your fellow passengers. The bar team are always on hand with a warm welcome, a cooling cocktail or a glass of wine from our well stocked wine cellar. Seclusion seekers can read or watch the world drift by from a comfortable armchair. There are a number of beautifully carved traditional wooden games to pass the evening over.the bar