The Strand Cruise will be welcoming eight classical musicians aboard for a four-night itinerary along Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River during the week of Valentine’s Day.
The 42-passenger cruise will host musical veterans of Opéra de Paris and Orchestre de Paris, in addition to music by composers Mozart and Puccini – all with the backdrop of romantic sunsets, starlit skies, and thousands of pagodas.
The eight musicians hosting the Strand’s musical cruise include a string quartet of two violins, one viola and a cello, as well was an oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and flute. Accompanying them will be Elsa Boublil, a popular French music journalist. Fluent in both English and French, Boublil will provide a lively and informative introduction to each concert, giving background information on the composers and scores.
The Strand’s musical voyage through Myanmar begins on Monday, February 13. It departs from Bagan and arrives at Mandalay. In addition to the performances, there will be music-themed lectures from Boublil, as well as activities with the musicians during the day.
Currently The Strand is offering passengers who book a Deluxe Cabin a Superior Suite for a minimum of one night at The Strand Yangon and complimentary round trip domestic flights from Yangon to connect with the cruise. The fare includes all excursions and activities on board The Strand Cruise, three meals during full sailing days, breakfast on day of disembarkation, soft drinks & local beer, house wine during meals, port charges, English speaking guides (alternative language guides can be provided), and satellite Wi-Fi in all cabins and public areas.
This classical music cruise is the first in a series of themed trips operated by The Strand Cruise through 2017, with two culinary cruises hosted by executive chef, Christian Martena planned. Following will be a photography-themed itinerary in October 2017.