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Like many we wanted to see Myanmar as it is emerging as a tourist destination. A piece in The Australian Travel section highlighted the Strand Cruise. We chose a date that coincided with one of the Themed cruises- this one was classical music. The vessel is all style, plenty of space for everyone including those who want to laze around the pool. The restaurant, the bar and all of the public areas were so comfortable and pleasing to the eye. Complementing the ship were the staff and crew and what a fabulous job they do. Everything worked for the comfort of the passengers. The included tours of Bagan, Ava, Mingun and Mandalay were well paced and excellent. Plus they were flexible. We spent 2 nights in Bagan prior to the cruise and the staff made sure we did not revisit temples. Food on board was some of the best we have had. Cultural contacts were genuine and excellent. I used the spa and my treatment was very good. We did catch one of the housekeeping staff in our cabin one day ironing our pillow cases on the pillow. No wonder they always were so crisp! The music from the 8 French musicians was top class and a real bonus. Its a top class cruise in special part of the world, go...Also take the 2 night option in Rangoon at The Strand Hotel, its great to.

An Elegant Meander along the Irrawaddy River

Strand Cruise Cruise Review by bbh4565

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2017
  • Destination: Asia River
Like many we wanted to see Myanmar as it is emerging as a tourist destination.

A piece in The Australian Travel section highlighted the Strand Cruise.

We chose a date that coincided with one of the Themed cruises- this one was classical music.

The vessel is all style, plenty of space for everyone including those who want to laze around the pool. The restaurant, the bar and all of the public areas were so comfortable and pleasing to the eye.

Complementing the ship were the staff and crew and what a fabulous job they do. Everything worked for the comfort of the passengers. The included tours of Bagan, Ava, Mingun and Mandalay were well paced and excellent. Plus they were flexible. We spent 2 nights in Bagan prior to the cruise and the staff made sure we did not revisit temples.

Food on board was some of the best we have had. Cultural contacts were genuine and excellent.

I used the spa and my treatment was very good.

We did catch one of the housekeeping staff in our cabin one day ironing our pillow cases on the pillow. No wonder they always were so crisp!

The music from the 8 French musicians was top class and a real bonus.

Its a top class cruise in special part of the world, go...Also take the 2 night option in Rangoon at The Strand Hotel, its great to.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 204
Well laid out cabin that is a rectangle with 3 cabin windows. Plenty of room for clothing and good luggage storage under the very comfortable bed, with crisp pillow linen..
Good sized bathroom with twin sinks and good shower.
Seating is good and furnishings again very elegant.