The Strand Cruise is a unique experience, offering high standards of comfort and personalized service as you glide down the Irrawaddy River along with 54 other passengers. Cruise itineraries include four nights from Bagan to Mandalay and three nights from Mandalay to Bagan.

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The sister property of The Strand Cruise is The Strand in Yangon. The cruise travels down the Irrawaddy River, which flows through the center of Myanmar and starts at the top of the snow-capped Himalayas. Along the way there are hundreds of temples and small villages dotting the stunning countryside.

Hear the soft sounds of the river waves as you drift off to sleep in the comfort of one the 27 luxurious cabins with either double or king beds. Each is decorated with Burmese art and teak wood floors. During the day catch sight of life along the river bank through floor-to-ceiling windows. The Strand Suite features a private outdoor balcony to take in the views of glimmering pagodas.

The upper deck offers many shows throughout the journey and has a bar where you can sip on exclusive cocktails while a special host guides you through the culture and history of this country. Relax with a rejuvenating massage or cool off by the pool as the green paddy fields drift by.

The chefs on-board prepare both international and Asian cuisines to be enjoyed in the restaurant with plentiful natural light coming in through the large windows. At the spa, the foot reflexology station leaves guests ready for a day of exploration.

On the Mandalay to Bagan cruise, enrich your cultural knowledge in Mandalay, home to thousands of Buddhist monks. On this journey, you will visit a carved teak monastery known as the perfect spot for meditation. Grab a tuk tuk and see the Mingun Bell, said to be the largest un-cracked hanging bell in the world. Ruins of Burmese kingdoms await travelers in Ava.

During the Bagan to Mandalay cruise, visit one of the oldest lacqureware houses in the region. See the Shwezigon Pagoda, famous for its gold leaf decor and the Mahamuni Buddha temple which Buddha is said to have visited, before retreating back to the Strand Cruise for an evening of entertainment and mingling with fellow adventurous travelers.

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