PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Strand Cruise is a luxury river cruise ship carrying up to 50 passengers in 25 cabin suites along the mystical waterways of Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River.
  • Named and styled after its sister property, the luxury heritage hotel, The Strand Yangon, The Strand Cruise offers all the features passengers would expect from a Strand product, from flawless service and gourmet a la carte cuisine, to signature elements celebrating the golden age of the Strand as a meeting place for explorers and raconteurs.
  • The Strand Cruise operates a schedule of two, three and four-night itineraries between the ancient cities of Bagan and Mandalay.
  • Throughout the cruise, passengers will dine on expertly created cuisine that is influenced by the region through which the ship sails, as well as international menu items and signature dishes from the cruise’s resident executive chef.
  • From dawn to dusk, the Sundeck is the heart of the cruise, where the ever-changing landscape can be enjoyed while indulging in relaxing activities. To the front of the ship, there is a horizon-edged pool, with sun loungers each side and a cabana section.
  • Your total relaxation and rejuvenation are the goals of our beautiful spa. We have partnered with renowned international spa brands to treat and spoil you.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


2 Nights Cruise: Mandalay to Bagan

The Strand’s two-night cruise from Mandalay to Bagan begins with a welcome breakfast at U-Bein Bridge then visit to the Mahamuni Pagoda and the Shwe In Bin monastery, a beautifully carved teak monastery. After enjoying lunch aboard, we sail to Mingun, one of the country’s former capitals, visiting the unfinished pagoda, as well as the Hsinbyume Pagoda and Mingun bell.



3 Nights Cruise: Mandalay to Bagan

The Strand’s three-night cruise from Mandalay to Bagan begins with a welcome breakfast at U-Bein Bridge then visit to the Mahamuni Pagoda and the Shwe In Bin monastery, a beautifully carved teak monastery. After enjoying lunch aboard, we sail to Mingun, one of the country’s former capitals, visiting the unfinished pagoda, as well as the Hsinbyume Pagoda and Mingun bell.



4 Nights Cruise: Bagan to Mandalay

The Strand’s four-night cruise from Bagan to Mandalay begins with breakfast in the tranquil gardens of the oldest lacquerware house in Bagan, before passengers visit the nearby Shwezigon Pagoda, famous for its gold leaf décor, and the Ananda temple, one of most exquisite temples in Myanmar. After enjoying lunch on board, passengers continue their exploration of the Bagan Heritage Trail, including the beautiful Sulamani and Gubyaukgyi temples.

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Strand Cruise

The Strand Cruise is a luxury river cruise ship carrying up to 50 passengers in 25 cabin suites along the mystical waterways of Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River. Named and styled after its sister property, the luxury heritage hotel, The Strand Yangon, The Strand Cruise offers all the features passengers would expect from a Strand product, from flawless service and gourmet a la carte cuisine, to signature elements celebrating the golden age of the Strand as a meeting place for explorers and raconteurs. The Strand Cruise operates a schedule of two, three and four-night itineraries between the ancient cities of Bagan and Mandalay. The ship is enhanced with latest technology such as individually controlled air conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout the ship. The Strand Cruise is a genuine luxury cruise experience with access to many private moorings close to landmarks along the Ayeyarwady River.

Throughout the cruise, passengers will dine on expertly created cuisine that is influenced by the region through which the ship sails, as well as international menu items and signature dishes from the cruise’s resident executive chef. From dawn to dusk, the Sundeck is the heart of the cruise, where the ever-changing landscape can be enjoyed while indulging in relaxing activities. To the front of the ship, there is a horizon-edged pool, with sun loungers each side and a cabana section. Your total relaxation and rejuvenation are the goals of our beautiful spa. We have partnered with renowned international spa brands to treat and spoil you.

No retreat on the Ayeyarwady River would be complete without an exquisite yet comfortable cabin where you can relax to the gentle sounds of the lapping waters of the river. Designed for your total enjoyment and well-being, each of our 25 cabins have been furnished with style, with handsome pieces of regional art and indigenous teak wood flooring. If you wish to retire from the rest of the world in your cabin, yet still enjoy the magnificent river views and little personal luxuries, fear not. Every cabin offers floor-to-ceiling windows, en-suite bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, international TV channels and 24h reception service for your convenience.

Deluxe Cabin outside

Deluxe Cabin

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.

Strand Cabin

Strand Cabin

Our Strand cabins feature a king bed – convertible to two single beds – and a floor-to-ceiling window to gaze at the river and landscapes during the journey.

Strand Suite living Room

State Suite

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.

Strand Suite

Strand 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.

Throughout the cruise, passengers will dine on expertly created cuisine that is influenced by the region through which the ship sails, as well as international menu items and signature dishes from the cruise’s resident executive chef, Youngyuth Champradang (Dang). The top deck of the Strand Cruise is the location of the Sarkies Bar, where passengers can try a Signature Strand cocktail.

The Strand Restaurant

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.

Sarkies Bar Day

Sarkies Bar

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.

Philosophy Cover

Our Philosophy

Myanmar is a delicious melting pot of different cultures, tastes and ingredients. Our aim on The Strand Cruise is to present the very finest dishes, that represent the very best of what Myanmar has to offer.

Sun Deck Pool

Sundeck & Pool

From dawn to dusk, the Sundeck is the heart of the cruise, where the ever-changing landscape can be enjoyed while indulging in relaxing activities. To the front of the ship, there is a horizon-edged pool, with sun loungers each side and a cabana section. The pool has a central swimming depth of 1.2m.

Pool

Pool

Towards the rear of the ship is the spacious sundeck, with plenty of sofas and armchairs for reading books, relaxing or mingling with fellow passengers while sipping a cocktail of your choice. For more enquiring minds, a schedule of activities, lectures and historical demonstrations on the country’s many traditions and culture is on offer, as well as the chance to mix and mingle with other passengers.
Strand Spa

Wellness & Spa

Your total relaxation and rejuvenation are the goals of our beautiful spa. We have partnered with renowned international spa brands to treat and spoil you. Ease tired muscles with a massage in either an individual room or share the experience in our double room. The foot massages station will leave you light on your feet and ready to take on a new day of exploration and discovery.

Strand Shop

Shop

Our boutique on the Upper Deck is open throughout the day for our passengers to browse at their leisure. It is well stocked with travel essentials you might have forgotten to pack, as well as typical handicrafts, jewellery and gifts sourced by our crew from throughout Myanmar.

Fitness Centre

Fitness

Our fitness room can be found below the main deck, provided with weights and other gym equipments. Everything needed for an invigorating workout.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Old Bagan, Myanmar
Nearest Airport
Yangon International Airport, Yangon
Local Currency
Burmese kyat
Time Change
GMT +6:30
Language
Burmese
Best time to go
November to February

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