The Strand Cruise

One of the newest ships on the river, the Strand Cruise takes its inspiration from the iconic Strand Hotel in Yangon. With exceptional standards of comfort, discreet personalised service, and design touches the cruise combines the character of the Strand in its heyday as a meeting place for explorers and raconteurs with the latest technology such as individually controlled air conditioning and satellite WI-FI throughout the ship.


With a maximum of 54 passengers the ship delivers an intimate boutique experience. Therefore, the onshore itineraries are flexible and adjustable to suit needs.


The Strand Cruise travels upstream and downstream from Bagan to Mandalay. The cruise from Bagan is three nights, downstream from Mandalay is four nights. These shorter cruises pack a punch with visits to the most revered sites of Mandalay, and awe-inspiring temples of Bagan.  The ship will run from July to April every year.

new for 2017/ 2018 themed river cruises

In addition to its regular sailings, The Strand Cruise has recently added a series of themed cruises sailing throughout 2017 and 2018. Each departure will follow The Strand Cruise’s scheduled four-night Bagan-Mandalay itinerary, but be enhanced by the presence of professional experts hosting each voyage and presenting additional activities on board and during shore excursions designed to enrich passengers’ experience of Myanmar. 

Photography Cruise - 16 October 2017

Lucas Guardjian, joins passengers on The Strand Cruise in October to share his knowledge on how to capture this once in a lifetime experience and improve their skills as a photographer. 

Concerts on the Irrawaddy – 13 November 2017 and 12 February 2018

Classical music aficionados are in for a treat as artists from the Opéra de Paris and Orchestre de Paris will return to The Strand Cruise in November 2017 and February 2018 to present a new programme of scores from some of history’s most famous composers, played against a backdrop of romantic sunsets, starlit night skies and a vista of thousands of pagodas. The musicians will perform intimate concerts throughout the cruise in different locations, such as a private sandbank or on the ship’s sundeck, and be present throughout the cruise, offering passengers the unique experience of interacting with, and spending time with, these top international musicians.


Launched in 2016 the ship is a reinvention of the wonderful and unique style of the Strand Hotel.  The Strand Cruise offers a pool deck, sun deck for outdoor dining, a wellness centre, reflexology station, beauty parlour, and cocktail lounge. Every one of the 27 cabins are furnished with style and handsome pieces of regional art with floor to ceiling Juliette balconies. Experience a true getaway in the Strand Suite, which includes a private outdoor balcony and a personal butler service.

  • Outstanding food with a menu created by the Strand's very own Michelin star chef
  • Complimentary house wine during meals, soft drinks and local beers throughout the day
  • All excursions and on-board activities are included
  • Swimming Pool
  • Spa and Fitness Room
  • Butler serviced cabins
  • Restaurant, Bar and Wine Cellar
  • All cabins can be made into twin or double


  • Lectures and historical demonstrations take place on the upper deck
  • Cocktail parties
  • Daily on shore excursion

The Strand Offer

Travel to Myanmar on a seven-day adventure visiting Yangon pre and post cruise. Spend up to four nights on the Strand Cruise plying the mighty Irrawaddy.  Prices start from £1,695 per person including international economy flights from the UK. Ask us about extending your time to visit Inle Lake.

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