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Pandaw River Cruises

Pandaw operate their own luxury small ship river expeditions on the Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia; the Red River and Halong Bay in Vietnam; Laos, China and Thailand on the Upper Mekong; the Irrawaddy & Chindwin rivers in Burma as well as coastal expeditions to the Mergui Archipelago.
MV Mahabaahu

MV Mahabaahu

Pandaw Partner Ship MV Mahabaahu is mainly operated in destination India on river Brahmaputra. Enjoy cruise on board MV Mahabaahu like Mighty Brahmaputra and India's Golden Triangle

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MY Andaman Explorer

MY Andaman Explorer

The Andaman Explorer was built as the MV Atlantic Guard in 1963 in Norway as a Norwegian coast guard vessel. She is 61 meters long with her original Rolls Royce engines.

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RV Angkor Pandaw

RV Angkor Pandaw

Sister to the Katha and from the same yard delivered in 2013, the only difference with the Katha is an enclosed air conditioned dining room insisted on by an American charterer. Originally on the Meko...

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RV Bassac Pandaw

RV Bassac Pandaw

The third of these rather grand Vietnamese sisters, along with the Orient and Indochina, and the only sister remaining on the Mekong. She is a good looker though, and turns many a head as she ploughs ...

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RV Champa Pandaw

RV Champa Pandaw

The Champa Pandaw, sister ship of the Laos Pandaw, began cruises on the Upper Mekong from September 2016. The ship has quality mountain bikes for your independent exploration.

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RV Indochina Pandaw

RV Indochina Pandaw

Sister to the Orient and Bassac, the IP was built in Vietnam in 2009 and transferred over to Burma in 2011. The ship has quality mountain bikes for your independent exploration.

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RV Kalaw Pandaw

RV Kalaw Pandaw

Sister to the Kindat and identical in design the Kalaw was launched with her in 2014 Kalaw is named after the PS Kalaw launched in 1917 and sunk in 1942 in the War. Paul Strachan witnessed the salvagi...

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RV Kalay Pandaw

RV Kalay Pandaw

The Kalay Pandaw was built in Mandalay in 2013 by our own team from within the company. This river yacht was built for private friend and family charters with just six staterooms including once huge ‘...

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RV Katha Pandaw

RV Katha Pandaw

This was a radical new design, based on the old K class used in Burma from the 1880s on. This ship is the third Katha to run on the Irrawaddy. The first was built at Dalla in 1887 but lost on the Chin...

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RV Kha Byoo Pandaw

RV Kha Byoo Pandaw

This ten cabin K class was completed in 2016 and is currently serving as the Pandaw Academy training ship at Pagan. Like so many of our K class ships the Kha Byoo was named after the Denny built ship ...

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RV Kindat Pandaw

RV Kindat Pandaw

The original Kindat was built in 1886 by Yarrows in London and sank in 1920. She was named after a small Upper Chindwin town. Following experiments with the Katha and Angkor Pandaws, in this build we ...

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RV Laos Pandaw

RV Laos Pandaw

Seeing the quality of this ship it is hard to believe it was built in a hurry. There are no proper ship yards above the Khone Falls and we could not persuade our Vietnamese builders to assemble a ship...

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RV Mekong Pandaw

RV Mekong Pandaw

Built in Rangoon in 2002 she was sailed round to Saigon under her own power and many a drama described in Paul Strachan’s Pandaw Story. This ship was designed specially for the Mekong and unlike our o...

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RV Orient Pandaw

RV Orient Pandaw

The first ship we built in Vietnam in 2008, the OP has seen service in five countries now – Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysian Borneo and now Burma. The ship has quality mountain bikes for your independent ...

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RV Pandaw II

RV Pandaw II

Pandaw II was our first ever new build back in 2001. Though our oldest ship she is still young in river terms – her prototype the old Pandaw is now over sixty years old and many ships in this fresh wa...

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RV Sabei Pandaw

RV Sabei Pandaw

We are excited about the addition of a seventeenth ship to the Pandaw Flotilla which is being constructed to meet demand on our very popular Laos to China route across Yunnan.

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RV Tonle Pandaw

RV Tonle Pandaw

Modelled on Pandaw II and originally called Pandaw III, the Tonle saw a year’s service in Burma in 2002/3 before being sent under tug-tow to the Mekong where she has done continuous service between Sa...

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RV Zawgyi Pandaw

RV Zawgyi Pandaw

We acquired this Z craft in 2008 and fitted her out as a floating clinic as part of the Cyclone Nargis relief effort. Returned to us by the NGO she lay redundant for some time then in 2014 the ship ya...

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