To enhance the experiences of guests onboard, The Strand Cruise is offering a series of expert-led themed cruises for 2017 and 2018. The cruises follow its regular three- or four-night itineraries but will include the presence of professional experts hosting each voyage and presenting additional activities designed to enrich passengers with the rich culture of Myanmar and its people.
- Culinary Cruise (depart 13 March 2017)
Join Chef Christian Martena of The Strand Cruise and The Strand Yangon, and Chef Sylvain Royer, Michelin-starred Chef de Cuisine of R&B Lab Company in visiting ancient capitals and temples along the river. Guests can accompany the chefs on visits to markets to discover local ingredients, and then feast on some of their signature dishes paired with wines each evening.
- Photography Cruise (depart 16 October 2017)
Professional photographer, Lucas Guardjian, who has more than 15 years experience as a photographer, will coach guests on different styles of photography, including landscapes, food photography and portraits, as well as other post-production techniques. As someone who has already travelled the cruise route, he is able to identify the best times at each location to capture the glowing scenes of Myanmar’s landscapes.
- Classical Music Cruise (depart 13 November 2017 & 12 February 2018)
Artists from the Opéra de Paris and Orchestra de Paris return to The Strand Cruise to present new programmes of scores from some of history’s most famous composers. The musicians will perform intimate concerts throughout the cruise in different locations and will be available for guests to experience the uniqueness of interacting with top international musicians during the cruise.
The Strand Cruise was launched in December 2015 and has been offering three- and four-night itineraries between the ancient cities of Bagan and Mandalay. The 28-cabin ship is an extension of its legendary sister property, The Strand Hotel Yangon, and is a luxury cruise experience with access to many private moorings close to landmarks along the Ayeyarwady River.
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