Enchanting Strand Cruise Destination Of Bagan Could Soon Be A UNESCO Site

Top Quote The fairytale-like city of Bagan - resplendent with over 2,000 temples, stupas and pagodas spread across its picturesque landscape and a fascinating Strand Cruise destination - is aiming for inclusion on UNESCO's World Heritage List within the next couple of years. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 02, 2015 - Situated on the majestic Ayeyarwady River that flows through Myanmar from the snow-capped Himalayas to the Andaman Sea, Bagan is one of the most important archaeological sites in Asia.

    Ancient chronicles say Bagan may have been the cultural and economic capital of the Pagan Empire in the 9th Century. Today its exquisite scenery of ancient monuments and structures is an inspirational marvel to behold, as passengers aboard the newest luxury Myanmar river cruise - The Strand Cruise - will be able to appreciate.

    The Strand Cruise will begin sailing three and four night cruises on the Ayeyarwady River between Bagan and Mandalay in early 2016, enchanting journeys of discovery that include temples, pagodas, palaces, monasteries and remote villages.

    The last royal capital of Burma, Mandalay is considered the centre of Burmese culture and is home to numerous monasteries and more than 700 pagodas. The preference of many of the city's residents to travel by bicycle sees Mandalay also known as the 'cycling city'.

    Available now is the 'Launching Promotion' that offers a 20% discount on the public rates for The Strand Cruise journeys from January to March 2016. Rates for the three night Mandalay to Bagan cruise start at US$ 1,782 double occupancy / US$ 2,673 single occupancy and for the four night Bagan to Mandalay cruise at US$ 1,976 double occupancy / US$ 2,964 single occupancy.

    Ahead of the Strand Cruise's regular season of cruises in Myanmar beginning January, will be the four night Bagan to Mandalay Christmas Cruise (22 to 26 December 2015) and four night Bagan to Mandalay New Year Cruise (29 December 2015 to 2 January 2016).

    The 'Inaugural Cruises Promotion' sees guests booking either of these cruises receive the following benefits:
    Complimentary fare for companion (two fares for the price of one)
    Hot air balloon tour in Bagan for the first 10 bookings
    The Strand Golden Age Christmas dinner or New Year's Eve party

    The Strand Cruise experience will mirror the legendary style, heritage and world-renowned reputation of sister property The Strand Hotel in Yangon and embody the characteristics of exceptional standards of comfort, discreet personalised service and the latest technology for the travel savvy.

    The lavish Strand Cruise ship will offer luxurious accommodation in 10 Deluxe Cabins, 13 Strand Cabins, two State Suites and two Strand Suites. Onboard facilities onboard will include a swimming pool, spa and wellness area, The Strand Restaurant serving fine international and Asian cuisine, al fresco dining area, wine cellar, lounge and library corner and the Upper Deck for cocktails and socializing.

    About The Strand Cruise:
    The Strand Cruise is a reinvention of the legendary style and unique personality of The Strand Hotel in Yangon, as a contemporary river cruise experience offering exceptional standards of comfort and discreet personalised service with the latest technology such as individually controlled air conditioning and satellite WI-FI. Sailing the beautiful Ayeyarwady River between Bagan and Mandalay, The Strand Cruise operates four and three night cruises that are a fascinating journey of discovery.

    For more information please contact:
    Marc Bichet
    Chief Marketing Officer, The Strand Cruise
    Marcbichet ( @ ) gcphospitality dot com

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