• It's designed to match the classical appearance of its sister hotel in Yangon
  • The pool and leisure area with a large cinema screen to relax after a day's sightseeing
  • The fabulous cocktail menu, serving traditional and modern classics

Taking style notes from Yangon’s iconic Strand Hotel, this is true floating luxury. You’ll stay in an opulent dark-wood cabin as both included excursions and generous fine dining provide a privileged taste of Myanmar’s famous waterways. Ranking among the most luxurious river ships to sail the Irrawaddy River, The Strand links the lost city of Bagan with the country’s last royal capital – Mandalay. Along the way, it stops off at off-the-beaten-track villages, colossal riverside pagodas and green hills dotted with golden monasteries that form the country’s religious centrepiece.

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And, while you’ll call at destinations less-visited, you’ll enjoy truly world-class luxury. Informed by its sister property in Yangon, Burmese craftsmanship is evident throughout in teakwood carvings, timber floors and local artwork. As you drift along the Irrawaddy you’ll watch, through the floor-to-ceiling windows of your suite, as river life animates is banks – oxen carry cartloads of produce and saffron-robed monks walk to their monasteries. It’s contrasted with the rain showers, international TV and included WiFi of your ship.

The fineries continue with the ship’s all-inclusive dining. Only the best in locally sourced ingredients are used to create menus of both international favourites and local delicacies while unique experiences range from sun-deck barbecues to breakfasts served in a lacquerware workshop. Outside of your included meals, a butler service – available round the clock – is on hand to deliver drinks and snacks to your cabin.

Despite its bijou size, The Strand features a wide range of amenities. You’ll return from expert-led guided touring to swimming pool-relaxation, a cocktail bar and even a spa where a full complement of massages and fitness equipment is available. And, given that the ship features its very own wine cellar, you’ll quickly discover a new favourite tipple.


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