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.