The Strand Cruise


The grandeur of the iconic Strand Hotel departs from the land and sets sail down the Ayeyarwady River in the form of the luxurious Strand Cruise. The locally built vessel will offer just 27 cabins, each of which has been decorated with the finest Burmese craftsmanship and complimented by pieces of local art. With all modern amenities and a 24 hour butler service, guests will not want for anything while they drift down the scenic route. With the cruise scheduled to moor at exclusive stops during its journey, guests will not only get to reside in the lap of luxury but also take in all the cultural delights of Myanmar – the visits to Old Bagan and one of the most ancient Buddhist monasteries are sure to be highlights. When not taking in the sights of this incredible country, there will be plenty to do on the ship as well, with many facilities and activities available to ensure that every moment spent here is enjoyable. Whether you opt to spend your time getting pampered at the spa facilities, sipping on an expertly crafted cocktail in the lounge, or attending one of the delicious evening BBQ which takes place on the upper deck, you are sure to enjoy the most blissful of stays.


  • Attentive service from a 24 hour butler.
  • The cruise moors at exclusive locations for visits to the beautiful and cultural sights of Myanmar
  • The scenic route is lined with temples, stupas and nats
  • An abundance of facilities and activities.


Ayeyarwady and Chindwin River, Myanmar

Best time to go

The perfect time to visit would be between November and February to avoid the sweltering heat of March - May and the monsoon season of June - October

Our thoughts

The Strand Cruise is the perfect way to experience the best of Myanmar while residing in the lap of luxury. The scenic route will allow you to take in all the beautiful sights and sounds, while the exclusive moorings along the way will also give you the chance to immerse yourself in the country’s rich culture. 

  • Pool deck
  • Sun deck
  • Wellness Centre
  • Gym
  • Library
  • 24hr Butler Service
  • Reflexology Station
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wine Cellars
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Strand Shop


The Strand Restaurant – The restaurant offers a fine dining experience while allowing guests to enjoy the stunning views of the scenery that drifts by from the large windows. The menu is made up of delicious dishes from around the world prepared by expert chefs.

Alfresco Dining - Alfresco dining can be arranged, allowing guests to dine where they choose on the ship.

There are also BBQ’s held on the upper deck in the evenings for a more social dining experience.

Sarkies Bar – Be spoilt for choice by the drinks on offer at this bar on the upper deck, many of which were made famous at the Strand Hotel.

Deluxe Cabins – These comfortable cabins come with either a king sized or twin beds and feature the classic Burmese craftsmanship found across the ship. With floor to ceiling windows, guests can enjoy stunning views of the river while they reside in their room which comes complete with full amenities including a flat screen TV, French balcony, ensuite bathroom, writing desk and more.

Strand Cabins – These spacious cabins come with the choice of a king or twin beds, and also feature a sitting area, dressing area, and ensuite bathroom. The rooms have been furnished with Burmese craftsmanship and also come with a range of amenities including flat screen TV, French balcony and more to ensure a comfortable stay.

State Suite – The spacious State Suites comes with the option of either king or twin size beds and also feature a sitting area, writing desk and double French balconies. They are decorated with local art and authentic Burmese craftsmanship, and also offer guests spectacular views through floor to ceiling windows.

Strand Suite – The largest suites, the luxurious Strand Suites come with the choice of a king or twin beds, and also features a sitting area, separate dressing area, and separate bathroom. As well as featuring floor to ceiling windows, the suite also has access to a private balcony. It is also possible to accommodate a third adult in the lounge space of this suite.

  • Spa treatments
  • Excursions
  • Cultural visits
  • Swimming
  • Gym
  • Wine tasting

Children over the age of 6 are permitted on the Strand Cruise, however there are no facilities in place for children.

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