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 escorted from my hotel to the vessel, the entire check-in process was flawless.
The vessel resembles a floating palace and continues the chic colonial style that can be found at the gorgeous Strand Hotel in Yangon. The cabins are spacious and well-appointed, and all have marvellous views of the Irrawaddy.
The staff are superb and the attention to detail is flawless. They truly make you feel welcome and well looked after. Throughout the entire experience, you are cocooned in luxury and comfort.
In terms of food and drink, I do confess to having high standards, yet time and time again, the cruise exceeded them. Every meal was exquisite and beautifully prepared by professional chefs. The evening cocktails and wine selection were also first class.
This, in summary, is the cruise to ruin all other cruises for you. It is second to none, and a must-do for a complete Myanmar experience.