General

THE STRAND CRUISE

We are pleased to introduce The Strand Cruise, our 25-luxury cabin custom river cruiser sailing Myanmar’s fabled Ayeyarwady River between the sky-piercing pagodas of Bagan and Mandalay, the inspiration for Kipling’s most famous poetry. 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.

AN EXCLUSIVE & LAVISH CRUISE

The luxurious Strand Cruise takes you on a lavish journey down the historical Ayeyarwady River with breathtaking views of Myanmar and its beautiful scenic heritage. With its sister property being the refined Strand Hotel, it is no surprise that this latest embodiment of the Strand legacy ofers the same range of activities to indulge in. Clear your mind with a rejuvenating massage, or relax by our custom swimming pool. Enjoy the magnificent sunset from the upper deck while our sommelier delights you with our wide variety of wines. For dinner, let our Chef take you on a journey through refined cuisine. When the evening is over, retreat to your comfortable cabin and sleep soundly on the gentles waves of the river.Our team and private concierge have dedicated themselves to your comfort to ensure a most memorable experience from the moment you step aboard The Stand Cruise.

THE LUXURIOUS CABINSA

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. If you wish to retire from the rest of the world in your cabin and yet still want to enjoy the magnificent view and little personal luxuries, fear not, for every room ofers floor-to-ceiling windows, en-suite bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, international TV channels and 24h butler service for your convenience.Every cabin is furnished with style and handsome pieces of regional art. Experience a true getaway in the Strand Suite, which includes a private outdoor balcony and a personal butler service.

CUISINE ON BOARD

A luxury cruise is not just a comfortable stylish decor, it is also a culinary experience for your palate. Our internationally renowned chefs ofer our guests a sinfully delightful take on international and asian cuisines.Let us tempt and surprise you with wine tastings, BBQ’S or even just a memorable evening between friends and family. We ofer nothing less than the freshest and finest ingredients, all arranged by a crew dedicated to fulfill your every dining pleasure.

THE STRAND RESTAURANT

There is no better way to experience 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 for those who crave fine dining. A panoramic view and sumptuous dishes await each guest with a gusto for food.

SARKIES BAR

Indulge yourself at our bar situated on the upper deck. Let our staf pamper you with exclusive cocktails and unwind while our special hosts guide you through the culture and history of this remarkable country.WINE ON BOARDThe upper deck also has a wine tasting corner with advanced temperature-controlled cabinets. Our team has created an impressive wine list for every occasion. All that is left to do is relax and enjoy the vista of the river.

ALFRESCO DINING

Celebrations often go hand in hand with dining, whether it is a birthday, an anniversary or just the celebration of being with family and loved ones in picturesque surroundings.We will be more than delighted to help you organize and take care of each event. From a personalized menu to the perfect spot on board, we will make any event unforgettable.

THE UPPER DECK

The Upper Deck is the heart of the cruise, where landscapes can be enjoyed while indulging yourself in relaxing activities.Whether you choose to read a book out in the open on sun-shaded lounges, or if you prefer to mingle while sipping a cocktail of your choice. Spend your days swimming in our custom-made swimming pool or relaxing on our cozy sun chairs.The upper deck also ofers many shows throughout your stay. there is never a dull moment, and its the perfect place to unwind during the journey.

WELLNESS AND SPA

Pampering and relaxation are the goals of our spa. We have partnered with renowned brands ofering premium products to treat and spoil you. Heighten the experience with a massage in either an individual room or share the pleasure in our double room. The foot reflexology station will leave you ready to take on a new day of exploration & discoveries.Our fitness room can be found below the main deck, complete with treadmills, weights and other gym equipment. Everything needed for an invigorating workout.

LIFE ON BOARD

Many activities and shows are ofered throughout your stay. Games and shows are proposed daily. The curious of heart will delight in the impressive lectures and historical demonstrations of the country’s many traditions and culture. Mix and mingle with other passengers while taking part in interactive workshops, dances and cocktail parties thrown by our crew

BAGAN

BAGANMyanmar’s main sightseeing spot is Bagan. The capital city of the first Myanmar Empire; one of the richest races in Southeast Asia. It is located on the east coast of the Airwagy River. Bagan’s magic inspired visitors to Myanmar for about 1000 years. Bagan is a town of Bagan (previously spelled as “heathen”). Central Myanmar Read more

MANDALAY

MANDALAYMandalay is a city and former royal capital in northern Myanmar (formerly Burma) on the Irrawaddy River. In its center is the restored Mandalay Palace from the Konbaung Dynasty, surrounded by a moat. Mandalay Hill provides views of the city from its summit, which is reached by covered stairway. At its foot, the Kuthodaw Pagoda Read more