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The Strand Cruise

Ayeyarwady

Myanmar

The Strand Cruise sails the mystical waterways of the Ayeyarwady River between the sky-piercing pagodas of Bagan and Mandalay, the inspiration for Kipling’s most famous poetry. Embark on an authentic journey of discoveries from visiting temples, pagodas, palaces and monasteries to remote villages aboard The Strand Cruise, a 25-luxury cabin custom river cruiser.

The Strand Cruise is a reinvention of the legendary style and unique personality of its sister hotel, The Strand Yangon within a contemporary river cruise experience.

Designed with a top deck swimming pool and shaded outdoor lounge, spa, fitness centre and wine cellar, the sleek vintage-inspired, wood-hulled ship extends the legendary style of The Strand Hotel to this epic Eastern journey while incorporating indulgent comforts, personalised service and modern technology such as individually controlled air conditioning and satellite Wi-Fi throughout. Life on board channels The Strand’s timeless ambience as a singular, stimulating meeting place for explorers and adventure seekers with authentic cultural performances and scholarly lectures. On shore activities balance cultural touring of Bagan’s temple-dappled landscape and the Buddhist monasteries of Mandalay with optional biking treks and hikes up Mount Popa, a 1,518-foot peak that is home to resident spirits called nat, at least according to our favourite 1,000 year old Burmese legends.

Highlights

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24 hour butler service.

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Floor to ceiling windows in every cabin suite offering views of the riverbanks.

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Sun deck and outdoor swimming pool

Location

Ayeyarwady

Myanmar

The Strand’s two-night cruise from Mandalay to Bagan begins with a welcome breakfast at U-Bein Bridge and the four-night cruise from Bagan to Mandalay begins with breakfast in the tranquil gardens of the oldest lacquerware house in Bagan.

How to get here

There are 4+ flights per day from Yangon to Bagan. The flying time is approximately 80 minutes. There are 6+ flights per day from Yangon to Mandalay. The flying time approximately 75 minutes.

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Accommodation

A retreat on the Ayeyarwady River would not be complete without an exquisite yet comfortable cabin. Designed for your enjoyment and well-being, each bedroom is tastefully decorated with Burmese craftsmanship and Teakwood floors. Every room offers floor-to-ceiling windows, en-suite bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, international TV channels and 24h butler service.

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Wi-Fi

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Branded amenities

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Intercom Telephone

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Flat-screen TV with cable channels

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French balcony

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International plugs

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Safety box

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Bathrobes & Slippers

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Full-length mirror

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Separate toilet & rain shower

Once aboard The Strand Cruise, fall in love with the wonders and sights of this wonderful country in an instant. Starting with a 2-night and 3-night from Mandalay to Bagan, and 4-night from Bagan to Mandalay.

• Enrich your cultural knowledge in Mandalay, home to thousands of monks in the Buddhist spiritual center.
• Ancient chronicles suggest Bagan to have been the cultural and economic capital of the Pagan Empire in the 9th century. This fairy-tale like city is home to over 2,000 monuments over the vast plain.
• Ava, formerly known as Inwa, is the ancient imperial capital of successive Burmese kingdoms from the 14th to 19th centuries.
• The Royal cities that were once the historical capitals of the country.


Dining

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). Depending on weather conditions, meals will be presented in The Strand Restaurant, the al fresco sun deck or, occasionally, somewhere else very special and unique.

Meetings & Events

With it's spacious areas for socialising, the personalised service and flexibility of the crew, and unforgettable excursions, The Strand Cruise is an ideal venue for celebrations as well as corporate events. With AV equipment on offer for your corporate event, tailor-made itineraries to explore the magic of Myanmar and an upper deck dedicated to entertain you and your guests, The Strand Cruise will ensure your time on-board is truly unforgettable, whatever the occasion.

Activities

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Explore Mandalay and Bagan.

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Visit Mingun, one of the country’s former capitals.

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Visit to Ava, one of Myanmar’s ancient capitals.

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Dances and cocktail parties onboard

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Games and shows are proposed daily

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Interactive workshops

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Lectures & historical demonstrations

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

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.

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

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.

Sarkies Bar

The social heart of the ship, The Sarkies Bar is the perfect spot for morning coffee or a cooling cocktail while enjoying far-retching views of the passing Ayeyarwady River

The Strand Restaurant

Our fine dining restaurant, The Strand Restaurant is an elegant all day dining venue, offering International and Burmese dishes.

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