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The Strand Cruises

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Strand Cruise

About The Strand Cruises

The Strand Cruise, which operates one ship, combines historic character with a luxurious, contemporary river cruise experience.

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  • Who goes on The Strand cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a The Strand cruise?


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The Strand Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on The Strand cruise ships?

Travelers selecting The Strand Cruise tend to be a multinational mix of Europeans, North Americans, Australians and Asians. Ages vary, with most more than 50, but the cruise is not recommended for the elderly for whom searing heat may be a health concern. Additionally, children under the age of 4 are not permitted.

Do I have to dress up on a The Strand cruise?

A little. During the day the dress code is casual, with resort-style clothing in lightweight cotton being the norm. Shoes are not required onboard during the day. In the evening, the dress code is "elegant casual;" however, most passengers tend to opt for relaxed clothing, except for the night of the Burmese dinner, when many women opt for a Burmese longyi, which is a silk sarong-style skirt, or silk shirts and blouses. Religious sites usually require long pants and covered shoulders, so bring something appropriate.

Is everything free on The Strand cruises?

No. All meals are included in your cruise fare, with house wine available at no extra cost during lunch and dinner, and with house cocktails also served in the evening. All sightseeing excursions, with English-speaking guides, are also included. There is also complimentary Wi-Fi onboard, though it doesn't always work well, as well as access to international daily newspapers on digital tablets.

Extra costs include optional tours, beverages outside of meal times, spa treatments, retail shop purchases, gratuities and laundry.

What are The Strand’s most popular activities?

Anyone traveling to Myanmar (Burma) is doing so to experience the country, and the most popular activities on a The Strand Cruise sailing revolve around touring. Among the highlights are a day tour of Bagan's temples.

Why go with The Strand?

  • Luxury cruising for just 56 passengers
  • Crew to passenger ratio of one to one
  • Ship specializes in two itineraries -- Mandalay to Bagan and Bagan to Mandalay

Best for: Intrepid travelers keen to discover Myanmar without giving up any creature comforts

Not for: Young families, wheelchair users or anyone for whom searing hot temperatures may cause health problems

The Strand Cruise Cruiser Reviews

The best river cruise of my life

It is the perfect way to see the hinterland of Myanmar, you get the sunrise and the sunset from the top decks.The strand cruise from mandalay to bagan in myanmar was a once in a lifetime experience, I have never enjoyed a river boat cruise so much, exceptional staff, so endearing, so polite, so helpful.Read More
Mr P Powell

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

The yardstick for all other cruises!

From the seamless booking system and assistance from the Strand Hotel to being escorted from my hotel to the vessel, the entire check-in process was flawless.The vessel resembles a floating palace and continues the chic colonial style that can be found at the gorgeous Strand Hotel in Yangon.Read More
Connor Dyson

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

Luxury beyond excellence

Great food and open seating with casual clothing OK for any meal - meals are actually low stress and fun This cruise is well above what you get on most ocean going ships and really sets the bar very high with regard to quality and value for money Non-alcoholic drinks and beer are included and any cocktail or drink ordered is reasonably priced.All meals come with good quality free wine and each day their is a free cocktail happy hour (the cocktails are superb).Read More

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Impeccable luxury

Once you try exclusiveness, you’d rather save longer in order to repeat the same experience than rushing to a cheaper, now unfulfilling, experience, Elegant, worthy, peaceful and even balsamic for both heart and soul.From the cabins to the spectacular meals, everything is exclusive and worthy.Read More

many10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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