The heritage of the iconic Strand Hotel in Yangon now extends to the Ayeyarwady River with the launch in early 2016 of The Strand Cruise.
Built locally, the luxurious vessel offers 27 cabin suites and 24 hour butler service. Each cabin offers floor to ceiling windows and outdoor balconies, en-suite bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi and international TV channels. Onboard is a spacious pool deck, wellness centre and library as well as gourmet á la carte cuisine in a restaurant with panoramic views of the river.
With a schedule of regular sailings of three and four nights between Bagan and Mandalay, the Strand Cruise will moor in exclusive locations, right by Old Bagan itself, at the foot of one of the most ancient Buddhist monasteries on Sagaing Hill when in Mandalay, and at a remote and picturesque sandbank that appears during high season for a private farewell dinner.
Special activities for guests include evening BBQ’S on the upper deck as well as outdoor afternoon tea. There is a wine tasting corner and on-board sommeliers creating special pairing menus for all occasions. A reflexology station will offer foot massages to help rejuvenate weary feet. The Lounge and Library will showcase exclusive cocktails made famous at the sister property, The Strand Hotel.
Departs every Monday from Bagan for 4 night cruise
Departs every Friday from Mandalay for 3 night cruise
No cruises from May to mid July.