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28 The Strand Cruise Reviews


Mr P Powell avatar

Mr P Powell

1 Review Written

The best river cruise of my life

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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. The cabin was ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Connor Dyson

1 Review Written

The yardstick for all other cruises!

It is difficult to express just how wonderful the Strand Cruise was. From go to whoa, the trip was sumptuous and salubrious. From the seamless booking system and assistance from the Strand Hotel to being ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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sailor554

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Luxury beyond excellence

Smallish boat/ship that has accommodation for about 50 people but with a staff ratio of 1 to 2 cruisers. Huge cabins that are exquisitely equipped, spotlessly clean and unbelievably sound proofed. All cabins have ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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lfantelo

1 Review Written

Impeccable luxury

A whole different experience, nothing is left to chance. From the cabins to the spectacular meals, everything is exclusive and worthy. Not a flaw along the cruise, nor a fault, defect or error. Never had experienced ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Hesperus75

1 Review Written

Best experience

Mingalabar!! We finally decided to pay Myanmar a visit and we have included the cruise as part of the lists of things to try, and boy did we make the right choice! The Strand cruise made our whole Myanmar experience ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mrsg780

1 Review Written

Amazing experience on the Strand Cruise

We chose this cruise as we were staying in the Strand Hotel in Yangon and wanted a similar level of opulence and comfort - we were not disappointed. The ship is a relatively new custom-built vessel, we really ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Ritva

1 Review Written

Good overall but not what we have been expecting

We have looking forward this cruise for a long time, it was advertised to us as being one of the finest in luxury on the ayeyarwaddy river. So we thought it would be a nice and tranquil journey. But too many kids ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Raoul Volfoni

1 Review Written

A truly memorable experience!

My wife and I are used to travel worldwide and have had the chance to enjoy remarkable stays in high end hotels or resort but what the Strand has achieved with this unique cruise tops it all! The ship itself is ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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tkksaw

1 Review Written

A chance find leading to a lasting experience.

It was by chance that my wife found the Strand advert and decided to join as we’ve never been on a cruise before. We had no idea what to expect but the local knowledge does indicate that the name “Strand” is a ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Philxxxx

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The only way to see the Irrawaddy

The wife and I chose to celebrate our 60th birthdays and my retirement on the Strand Cruise. It had been a long held ambition to see Burmese life from the river. Everything about the trip was simply superb. The boat ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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tlotlo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent Experience on the Strand

There were only a few luxury cruises plying the Irrawady, so we quickly narrowed down to the Strand based on their great reviews. We were not disappointed. The cruise was extremely well run, with every detail ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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valeraa

1 Review Written

Just Amazing!

One of the most amazing experiences I've had in my life! The best way to travel and get into unexpected placer in Myanmar, you cannot imagine the feeling when arriving to the cruise, all luxury, and then ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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jmalux

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fantastic experience

All aspects of this cruise were absolutely great and we enjoyed every minute of it. We had chosen the four night cruise from Bagan to Mandalay and stayed in one of the two Strand suites. The suite had a good ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Lilly Kao

1 Review Written

Excellent services on luxury cruise

It has been a while since I returned from this trip but anytime thinking about our time in Myanmar, The Strand cruise is a highlight not to be missed. I still can remember many of crew members who always appeared ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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ThrillAdvisor

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Thoughtful Luxury , Simply Amazing !

Clearly a lot of thoughts & efforts have been put into all aspects of the cruise which add up to an amazing experience. The boat : Spacious common areas is the first thing one might notice with state of the art ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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selcouth

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Strand Cruise - where hospitality meets art

It is not easy to write a review of the Strand Cruise because it was so much more than a travel experience, it felt more like participating in a carefully orchestrated spectacle; you need an art connoisseur to do it ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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JJLOEHK

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

PERFECT COMBINATION BETWEEN SUPERIOR QUALITY SERVICE AND CULTURAL VISITS

Living in hong kong, we were keen to visit the burmese heritage in a comfortable environment. The strand cruise was introduced by a friend who was delighted by his experience. The ship is brand new and ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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drinkwaterderek8

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

RV Strand on the Irrawaddy River -- A Tantalizing Glimpse of Myanmar

After reading a review of luxury cruise options in Myanmar in 'The Weekend Australian' in October 2016, I opted for the RV Strand's short cruise from Bagan to Mandalay (4 nights). This was my first experience of ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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hfirestone

1 Review Written

A Trip of a Lifetime

Though the Strand cruise we took was just three days, it was possibly one of the more memorable three days we have ever spent on vacation. From our greeting in Mandalay by our host Bilou to the first evenings BBQ on ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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bbh4565

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

An Elegant Meander along the Irrawaddy 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 ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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ColinGuernsey

1 Review Written

Amazing quality cruise and service - the best

We spent a day in Bagan and then boarded our cruise. The boat is very new and has highly trained staff in all areas who provide an amazing service. Whether the food, the bar, the courtesy of all the staff, it is ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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upail

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best vacation ever

This cruise ist just great. The Food and beverages are superb. The staff is beyond expectations. Although the pool was very nice we mostly stayed on the sundeck and ate and drunk and ate and ....... The excurions ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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JB in PS

1 Review Written

World class 5 star experience

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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rsallen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing cruise and wonderful experience

We sailed on The Strand cruise between Christmas and New Year 2016/17. We understood that a cruise was the way to visit portions of Myanmar. We are generally not "cruisers" so we were a bit concerned about ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Czmilner

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

A tremendous experience and a marvellous way to see sometihng of Myanmar

I wanted to travel to Myanmar, and as a solo traveller the Strand Cruise stood out as a great option. The boat is beautifully decorated and finished, luxurious without being pretentious, and small but well equipped. ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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