The Strand Cruise launched its cruising season this month with a new menu of a la carte shore excursions that allow passengers to personalize their experience in Myanmar. The 28-cabin Strand Cruise operates three- or four-night itineraries between Bagan and Mandalay in Myanmar. On the journeys, passengers are invited to participate in an itinerary of shore excursions, including the pagodas at Mingun and Sagaing, the temple of Maha Aungmye Bonzan and the U-Bein Bridge. Now, The Strand Cruise is the only operator on the Ayeyarwady River to also offer a menu of a la carte excursions to allow passengers to tailor their experience. Passengers work with the onboard team, which recommends the best time of the day to make the trip and provides a car and driver/guide to escort them. The Strand, launched in December 2015, is a reinvention of the iconic Strand Yangon, and was created with the latest in technology, including individually controlled air conditioning; WiFi; and international marine technology. A three-night journey is priced from $1,782 per person based on double occupancy; the four-night journey at $1,976. Rates include excursions and activities as set; three meals during full sailing days; breakfast on the day of disembarkation; soft drinks, local beer and house wine during meals; port charges; English-speaking guides; and satellite WiFi.
A popular Virginia stay, Massanutten Resort, is getting a big update this summer. The resort originally opened its doors in 2006.
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JetBlue kicked off service to Guadeloupe (PTP) this month. Flights began Feb. 1 from New York City (JFK). JetBlue is the only airline to offer flights between the Northeast and the Caribbean island. Flights are around four and a half hours.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Falling asleep in economy class can be a test of flexibility and patience, often depending on how tired you are. No matter how many ways your body contorts to sleep sitting upright, it’s hard to avoid the dreaded head drop, from little to no head support, that can easily jerk you (and your neighbor) awake.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Heathrow Airport built a “bespoke set of anti-drone systems” around its airfield. The system, created by U.K.-based firm Operational Solutions, detects and tracks drones in surrounding airspace. The “new and innovative” system can also locate drone pilots and show their location.