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Upon booking, the fare seemed expensive. Although when I saw the gorgeous boat, experienced the dedicated personal service, and met the lovely folks who look after you exceedingly well, the fare seemed like a bargain! Everything is included except ultra- top shelf liquor. Even then, the low price will shock you. $4 for a glass of 12 year old single malt! The ship is virtually new, very intimate, and feels like a private club. The hospitality of the crew is over the top. If you're accustomed to being pampered, you'll be happy. If you're not, prepare to be spoiled. There is truly nothing that can be improved. Neville and Helene, the managers, are wonderful people, and will tailor the itinerary according to your desires. The arranged tours were unique and well curated. I was in awe the entire time. Myanmar is a fascinating destination. I encourage you to stay a few extra days in Mandalay, Bagan, or Yangon. It feels un-touristed and is blissfully 'rustic'. Returning to your floating cocoon at the end of the day is most welcome! Don't hesitate to book, you won't soon forget the experience.

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Strand Cruise Cruise Review by JB in PS

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2017
  • Destination: Asia
Upon booking, the fare seemed expensive. Although when I saw the gorgeous boat, experienced the dedicated personal service, and met the lovely folks who look after you exceedingly well, the fare seemed like a bargain! Everything is included except ultra- top shelf liquor. Even then, the low price will shock you. $4 for a glass of 12 year old single malt!

The ship is virtually new, very intimate, and feels like a private club. The hospitality of the crew is over the top. If you're accustomed to being pampered, you'll be happy. If you're not, prepare to be spoiled. There is truly nothing that can be improved. Neville and Helene, the managers, are wonderful people, and will tailor the itinerary according to your desires. The arranged tours were unique and well curated. I was in awe the entire time.

Myanmar is a fascinating destination. I encourage you to stay a few extra days in Mandalay, Bagan, or Yangon. It feels un-touristed and is blissfully 'rustic'. Returning to your floating cocoon at the end of the day is most welcome! Don't hesitate to book, you won't soon forget the experience.
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There are 2 cabins with private balconies on the bow. What a treat it is to enjoy the sights from your private balcony. But the boat is so well laid out, and low density, you can find private moments anywhere, anytime, on deck. Any cabin will be fine, I saw all the categories and would book any of them.