The Strand Cruise

Cabins : 27   |   Launched : 2016   |   Length : 61m (200ft)   |   Crew Members : 45

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✓ Get 5% OFF when booking any schedule of The Strand Cruise combined with a package tour with us

✓ Receive 1 of offers as below:

• 1 complimentary Night at 5-star hotel (on our selected hotels)

• 1 complimentary domestic flight

Condition: Applied for departure in 2017 & 2018

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Deluxe Cabins

No of Cabins : 10   |   Area : 17m2 (183ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

The Strand Cruise provides 10 Deluxe Cabins with area of 17 sqm. Each cabin offers relaxing space, spacious storage, and luxuries including private bathroom with rain shower, and French-style balcony offering paranomic view over the surrounding landscapes – perfect for a nice relaxing and comfortable rest after a journey.

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  • Wi-Fi
  • Branded amenities
  • Intercom Telephone
  • Flat-screen TV with cable channels
  • French balcony
  • Writing desk
  • International plugs
  • AV connectivity
  • Safety box
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Separate toilet & rain shower
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Strand Cabins

No of Cabins : 13   |   Area : 23m2 (247ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

The Strand Cruise provides 13 Strand Cabins with area of 23 sqm. Besides essential luxuries like private bathrooms with rain shower and paranomic windows, each cabin also features individual dressing area, and seating area with comfortable sofa, low table, and armchair – all create a wonderous way to relax in privacy.

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  • Wi-Fi
  • Branded amenities
  • Intercom Telephone
  • Flat-screen TV with cable channels
  • French balcony
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • International plugs
  • AV connectivity
  • Safety box
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Separate toilet & rain shower
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State Suites

No of Cabins : 2   |   Area : 31m2 (333ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

Being spacious and comfortable with the generous area of 31 sqm, the two State Suites of the Strand Cruise are truly wonderful accomodations to look for. The State Suite offers special double French-style balconies with incredible views. Also, sometimes it can be quite a nice time to relax on sofa, or as sit on the desk and record the wonderful times on the journey.

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  • Wi-Fi
  • Branded amenities
  • Intercom Telephone
  • Flat-screen TV with cable channels
  • Double French balcony
  • Sitting area
  • Writing desk
  • International plugs
  • AV connectivity
  • Safety box
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Separate toilet & rain shower
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Strand Suites

No of Cabins : 2   |   Area : 40m2 (430ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

With generous area of 40 sqm and high-end luxuries, the Strand Suites are truly the perfect accomodations to look for. What the Strand Suite offers is the comfortable and elegant space, including individual dressing area for passengers’ liking, writing desk for those who prefer to write their incredible experience with the excursions, and the fantastic private balcony with spectacular view for best relaxing sensation after a journey.

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  • Wi-Fi
  • Branded amenities
  • Intercom Telephone
  • Flat-screen TV with cable channels
  • Private balcony
  • Writing desk
  • Sitting area
  • Separate Dressing area
  • International plugs
  • AV connectivity
  • Safety box
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Separate toilet & rain shower

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Bagan to Mandalay Cruise 4 Nights

Destinations: Bagan - Mingun - Mandalay - Ava

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2017 23 30 06 13 20 27 04 11 18 25
2018 01 08 15 22 29 05 12 19 26 05 12 19 26 02 09 16 23 30 03 10 17 24 01 08 15 22 29 05 12 19 26 03 10 17 24 31
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MAR
APR
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JUN
JUL
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OCT 23 30
NOV 06 13 20 27
DEC 04 11 18 25
JAN 01 08 15 22 29
FEB 05 12 19 26
MAR 05 12 19 26
APR 02 09 16 23 30
MAY
JUN
JUL
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SEP 03 10 17 24
OCT 01 08 15 22 29
NOV 05 12 19 26
DEC 03 10 17 24 31

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore the glorious Bagan, including the Shwezigon Pagoda and the Ananda Temple.
  • Explore Mingun, including the massive, yet unfinished pagoda, and the Mingun Bell – the largest working bell in the world.
  • Explore the historical ruins of Ava which withstood many devastations from war and natural disasters.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 4-night cruise with full of exciting activities.
  • Enjoy various onboard activities like exciting Burmese puppet show, or activities and workshops arranged by the skillful crew.

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Day 01 A HISTORICAL PILGRIMAGE IN BAGAN (B/L/D)

We start our excursion with the welcoming breakfast in a quiet garden of the oldest lacquerware workshop in Bagan. Lacquerware is an ancient craftsmanship which started since the first pagodas of Bagan built in the 11th century, and this ancient art is still continued even now. After that, we visit the Shwezigon Pagoda famous for its gold-leaf decorations, and the Ananda temple famous as being among the four significant temples in Bagan and among the Burmese most revered temples. We then travel to The Strand Cruise to check in and enjoy the lunch onboard.

Those who reach Bagan later will gather onboard. After settling in our cabins, we meet each other for lunch prepared by our Chef.

In the afternoon, we continue our excursion with the Bagan Heritage Trail, including the gorgeous Sulamani and Gubyaukgyi temple. During sunset, we will enjoy the glorious sceneries of Bagan and the Ayeyarwady from the Sundeck as we have a signature cocktail of the Strand Hotel. In the evening, we have a traditional Burmese cultural show before having dinner of Burmese cuisine in the restaurant.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: The Strand Cruise
Day 02 OVERLOOKING THE GRANDIOSE MAJESTY OF BAGAN (B/L/D)

In the early morning, we can have a morning tea, coffee, and pastries in the Sarkies Bar before our trip to Shwe San Daw temple and enjoy the sunrise over Bagan. The pagoda has a series of five terraces with the cylindrical stupa top which has a gemmed umbrella. From the pagoda’s top, we can enjoy the magnificent view of the entire Bagan.

Afterwards, we have a brunch in the restaurant as we sail upstream to Mandalay. The surrounding sceneries and typically villages besides Ayeyarwady are the inspiration for many authors and artists like Rudyard Kipling.

We spend an afternoon enjoying various activities as we cruise on the calm Ayeyarwady like meditation, relaxing on the Sundeck, activities, and workshops arranged by the crew, before having an afternoon tea.

In the evening, we stay the night near a remote section of the river. We will have cocktail and tapas dinner in Sarkies Bar, then enjoy a Burmese puppet show in the restaurant.

We also have additional activity on this day like Hot Air Balloon flight during sunrise over 2,000 pagodas in Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: The Strand Cruise
Day 03 THE WAVES OF THE RIVER (B/L/D)

In the morning, we have late breakfast as we cruise until mid-afternoon when we reach Mingun. We spent the morning relaxing or taking part in various activities and workshops arranged by the staff like cooking presentation or introduction to traditional Burmese thanaka and longyi. 

We have lunch served in Asian family style on the Sundeck, then arrive at Mingun, used to be the former capital of the country, and visit Myanmar’s largest, yet unfinished pagoda via tuk-tuk. This is where the great Mingun Bell held, also considered to be the biggest working bell in the world. Next, we travel to Paya Hsinbyume with seven curved terraces reflecting the seven mountain ranges of Mount Meru, a mountain at the Buddhist universe center.

We then return to The Strand Cruise and have a champagne class on the Sundeck then have a grilled dinner in the restaurant.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: The Strand Cruise
Day 04 WONDERS AND VISTAS OF THE ROYAL CAPITALS (B/L/D)

We start the morning with delicious breakfast then visit Burma’s 2nd biggest city – Mandalay, which is also Burma’s last royal capital. After offering traditional food to the monks in their monastery, we come to U Bein Bridge considered to be the world’s longest and oldest teak bridge.

Next, we move on to the Mahamui Buddha temple. It is fabled that the Buddha visited Arakan City in 554 by himself, then King Sanda Thuriya ordered to make a Buddha’s face and kept in the temple. Here, we also come to Shwe In Bin monastery before our return to The Strand Cruise.

We have a buffet lunch onboard, then discover the ancient capital of Burmese kingdoms of Ava between 14th and 19th century via horse-carts. We will get to see the natural land of Ava and its key sites. Also, we moor overnight at Ava, then visit a remarkable temple nearby after the departed crowds, in the late afternoon until the next morning.

As our day come to the end, we have a sunset cocktail on the Sundeck, then have a French-style dinner in the restaurant.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: The Strand Cruise
Day 05 DEPARTURE (B)

In the morning, we can join in the Alms Giving Ceremony if we wake up early. Then we back to The Strand Cruise for breakfast. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport, or keep on your journey in Burma. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals during full sailing days, breakfast on day of disembarkation
  • All sightseeing as stated in set itineraries
  • Local soft drinks & local beer. House wine during meals
  • Shuttle transportation from Point of embarking/disembarking to airport
  • Port charges
  • English speaking guide. Alternative language guides can be provided on request subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi available in all cabins and public areas with satellite internet connection
  • Complimentary International daily newspapers available on digital tablets

What's Not Included

  • International and domestic flights and transfers
  • Laundry 
  • Telephone calls
  • Spa treatments and gift shop purchases
  • Optional extra excursions
  • Imported wines and spirits
  • Medical services
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees or gratuities to staff and crew

 

Mandalay to Bagan Cruise 3 Nights

Destinations: Mandalay - Mingun - Ava - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2017 27 03 10 17 24 01 08 15 22 29
2018 05 12 19 26 02 09 16 23 02 09 16 23 30 06 13 20 27 07 14 21 28 05 12 19 26 02 09 16 23 30 07 14 21 28
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MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
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OCT 27
NOV 03 10 17 24
DEC 01 08 15 22 29
JAN 05 12 19 26
FEB 02 09 16 23
MAR 02 09 16 23 30
APR 06 13 20 27
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP 07 14 21 28
OCT 05 12 19 26
NOV 02 09 16 23 30
DEC 07 14 21 28

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore Mingun, including the massive, yet unfinished pagoda and the Mingun Bell.
  • Explore the ruins of the ancient capital of Ava which withstood many devastating events.
  • Explore Bagan with the Bagan Heritage Trail including many glorious religious sites.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 3-night cruise with full of exciting activities.
  • Enjoy various onboard activities like the traditional dances and entertainments by local artists and performers.
Day 01 WONDERS AND VISTAS OF THE ROYAL CAPITALS (B/L/D)

We have a welcoming breakfast in a private area near Royal Lake in Mandalay, then we visit the great U-Bein Bridge which considered to be the world’s oldest and longest teak bridge.

After that, we come to the Mahamuni Pagoda and the teak-carved monastery of Shwe In Bin which is also a great meditation site in Mandalay’s heart.

At mid-day, the crew will welcome us onboard with a delicious buffet lunch of Mediterranean dishes. After having lunch, we arrive at Mingun, used to be the former capital of the country, and visit Myanmar’s largest, yet unfinished pagoda via tuk-tuk. This is where the great Mingun Bell held, also considered to be the biggest working bell in the world. Next, we travel to Paya Hsinbyume with seven curved terraces reflecting the seven mountain ranges of Mount Meru, a mountain at the Buddhist universe centre.

During the sunset, we enjoy the spectacular sceneries of the Ayeyarwady on the Sundeck with the signature cocktails of the Strand Hotel before having dinner in the Strand restaurant.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: The Strand Cruise
Day 02 VIEWS AND WAVES OF THE RIVER (B/L/D)

We start our day with the trip to the ancient capital of Burmese kingdoms of Ava between 14th and 19th century via horse-carts. We will get to see the natural land of Ava and its key sites. Ava was used to be a renown city, but then devastated by war, natural disasters and had to be rebuilt many times. What we see today is the ruins of its former glory. Here we also get to various locations like Yadana Shemee, Bopaya monastery, and the brick monastery. 

Afterwards, we return to The Strand Cruise and have lunch served in Asian family style on the Sundeck while sailing towards Bagan. In the afternoon, enjoy the nice time with various facilities and activities arranged by the staff, and the performances by local artists and entertainers, then finally a sunset cocktail. 

In the evening, we stay the night near a remote section of the river. We will have cocktail and grill dinner in the restaurant, surrounded by the wild nature. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: The Strand Cruise
Day 03 A HISTORICAL PILGRIMAGE IN BAGAN (B/L/D)

In the morning, we reach Bagan and begin our Bagan Heritage Trail. The place is famous for the buildings’ astounding architecture and the designs of Burmese temples. Behold the significant Ananda Temple, one of the Burmese most revered temples, and the Shwezigon Pagoda famous for its fascinating gold-leaf decorations.

We will have lunch onboard, then continue our Bagan trail with a trip to the incredible temple of Shwe San Daw, then the gorgeous beautiful Sulamani temple and Gubyaukgyi temple. 

After the trip, we enjoy the sunset from the Sundeck, then have a farewell French dinner in the restaurant.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: The Strand Cruise
Day 04 A WONDERFUL SUNRISE (B)

We have our final breakfasst onboard, then disembark from The Strand Cruise in Old Bagan and get transferred to the airport or hotel. We can choose to join in a hot air balloon ride flight over 2,000 pagodas in Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accomodation: N/A

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals during full sailing days, breakfast on day of disembarkation
  • All sightseeing as stated in set itineraries
  • Local soft drinks & local beer. House wine during meals
  • Shuttle transportation from Point of embarking/disembarking to airport
  • Port charges
  • English speaking guide. Alternative language guides can be provided on request subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi available in all cabins and public areas with satellite internet connection
  • Complimentary International daily newspapers available on digital tablets

What's Not Included

  • International and domestic flights and transfers
  • Laundry 
  • Telephone calls
  • Spa treatments and gift shop purchases
  • Optional extra excursions
  • Imported wines and spirits
  • Medical services
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees or gratuities to staff and crew

STRAND CRUISE POLICY

1. Itinerary variation

Although we always try our best to provide services accordingly to what have been stated in your final plan, occasionally we might have to alter the arranged itineraries. If conditions make cruise routes unsuitable for navigation or raise sufficient doubt for navigation, we reserve the rights to alter the initial plan. Hence, the sailing routes and arrangements can be changed without notice. Any alteration in the cruise routes will not lead to the eligibility for a refund request or compensation claim. In case of uncontrollable events or delays, the passengers may have to pay for extra expenditures or losses caused by that beyond its control.

2. Fuel supplements

The Strand Cruise has the right to ask passengers to pay for a fuel supplement in case the price of fuel applied in the local increases. This charge is applicable to the days prior to and the sailing date itself. The supplement amount will be collected basing on the number of people and be applicable at the booking time, in advance of the departure date even if the applicable fare has been fully paid.  

3. Reservations & Payment

At the booking time, you are required to make a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total charge as a confirmation of your reservation on The Strand Cruise. The remaining amount must be paid within 70 days in advance of the cruise’s departure date. 

If you make your reservation within 95 days prior to the departure date, you are required to make full payment at the booking time. If you fail to make the payment on the due date, your reservation will be canceled. 

4. Booking Changes & Cancellation of reservation

Under the circumstance that you have to cancel your trip, you should notify us in writing. We will regard the date of receiving your notice in writing as the date of cancellation performance. The followings are certain charges for cancellation after you have made deposit or final payment.

If you cancel 95 days or more prior to departure, you will be charged 30% of the total fare

If you cancel 55 to 94 days prior to departure, you will be charged 55% of the total fare

If you cancel less than 55 days prior to departure or don’t show, you will be charged 100% of the total fare.

* When calculating the refund for your cancellation, we will deduct the wire fees and credit card commissions.

5. Cancellation of Departure

The Strand Cruise reserves the right to call off, revise or delay and sailing date and route. We will notify the passengers of any alterations at least 55 days in advance of the departure. In case a cruise is canceled completely, we will fully refund the amount paid for the cruise to passengers with confirmed bookings. 

6. Force majeure

In the event of unpredictable or unavoidable situations, beyond our controlling capability, including but not limited to the event of war, civil or political unrest, strikes, catastrophes, epidemics, adverse river conditions or disruption to fuel supplies to the vessel, the Strand Cruise may cancel the trip and make a full refund of all the payment made by the passengers. However, if the cruise is canceled due to the above force majeure circumstances after the start of that cruise period, no refund will be made and the company will bear no liability for making compensation.

7. Travel Documentation & Insurance

The passengers have to ensure that they have necessary documentations to travel to Myanmar and sufficient travel insurance for their trip. The passengers must bring a passport valid for at least six (6) months after their scheduled leaving from Myanmar. The passengers must verify and obtain a visa to enter Myanmar themselves. If you fail to obtain visa, your cancellation fees will not be waived under the circumstance that you want to cancel your trip. The Strand Cruise shall bear no responsibility or liability for the delay or missed portioned of any cruise because of invalid travel documentation.

8. Child Policy

The Strand Cruise allows children of six year olds and older to share a cabin with their parent(s). The active land expeditions and the atmosphere on board are not appropriate for younger children. For children older than 12, a private cabin is required. The parents must supervise their children all the time and be responsible for their safety. There are no child-care or babysitting services on board.

9. Health Services and Medical Requirements

The cabins and public areas on The Strand Cruise are allocated over its four decks, and unluckily, there is no lift connecting the decks for passengers with limited mobility. Therefore, those who want to take the cruise must have a well-functioned body. When the passengers confirm their bookings, they also guarantee that they are physically fit and capable of complying with the rules and regulations on the ship and instructions of the crew.

 

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The Strand Cruise - an experience of a lifetime

Jan 2017

We are veteran luxury travelers and the 4-night cruise from Bagan to Mandalay was truly one of the best experiences we’ve ever had. If possible, you have to book this someday.

The service was professional. Exceptional. From the director to senior staff, all ensured the best experience for passengers and nothing ... [More +]

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An Elegant Meander along the Irrawaddy River with The Strand Cruise

Feb 2017

We chose the Strand Cruise and it was a top-class cruise in Myanmar.

The ship has all kinds of areas and oppurtunities for everyone, including the pool, the restaurant, the bar, and other public areas, all offered comfort and pleasantry.
The crew did a marvelous job to ensured our comfort. The ... [More +]

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Amazing cruise and wonderful experience

Dec 2016

We was on the Strand Cruise from Christmas to New Year 2016/17. We are not experienced cruisers so we were worried about the quality of the journey.

Turned out the trip was fantastic – the ship, crew, food, activities – all were awesome and unimaginable. The crew was friendly and ... [More +]

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