Pandaw River Cruises

With nine luxury ships exploring three countries: Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam, Pandaw is the largest luxury river cruise company in Asia. Whilst offering a real adventure experience, travellers are cushioned with incredible comfort, fine dining, great cocktails and choice wines, not to mention extraordinary levels of service.

Pandaw’s ships were built new and designed and finished as replicas of colonial river steamers. These small ships have the highest space to passenger ratio of any ships afloat. The amenities and services are comparable to a five star boutique hotel, but the atmosphere to that of a private yacht.


Flagship Itinerary

  • The Goldenland – 11-day cruise in Myanmar: Mandalay-Pagan-Prome


2013 Fleet

  • Total of 9 ships with ultra shallow drafts which can travel to remote areas unreachable by other vessels


New for 2013

  • New, smaller ‘Safari Pandaw’ with just sixteen staterooms for both routes in the Mekong and in Burma



  • Finished in brass and teak
  • Spacious main and upper deck rooms at 168 square feet (15.6 sqm)
  • Fruit and flowers on arrival
  • Kimonos and slippers
  • Gilchrist & Soames or equivalent Spa-branded amenities
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Spare blankets or light duvet
  • Optional choice of aromatherapy scents
  • Mini safes and hair driers
  • American adaptors for the European twin pin 230 volt power supply
  • Complimentary shoe cleaning service
  • All rooms no smoking


Dining & Beverages

  • Wide variety of local cuisine and exotic foods as well as European alternatives
  • Vegetarian options
  • All meals are single seating
  • Table service complimented with fresh salads, fruits and deserts (at lunch)
  • Open-air breakfast and lunch
  • Candlelit and comfortably air-conditioned dinners
  • At least two theme dinners, in addition to Farewell Gala Dinner
  • Afternoon tea with cakes or cookies when cruising



  • Welcome cocktail party
  • Signature hors d’oeuvres at cocktails each evening
  • Celebration cake and champagne on birthdays and anniversaries
  • Cookery demonstrations and classes using local produce
  • All scheduled excursions
  • At least two cultural performances per cruise
  • Tour of the engine rooms, galley and working parts of the ship
  • Film presentations on local culture and history
  • Sodas, beers, local spirits and house wines
  • Cold towels on deck all day
  • Jugged coffee, tea and tisanes on deck from sunrise till sunset
  • Staff gratuities


Passenger Extras

  • English is the official language onboard
  • Experienced Asian Pursers with a minimum shipboard staff of 25
  • Cocktail bar and dining room
  • Observation or sun deck
  • Gym equipment
  • Library
  • Shop
  • Onboard Laundry
  • Spa with a range of beauty treatments
  • Pandaw charity program – opportunity to give back to the visited communities