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HANDCRAFTED LUXURY

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 other P class ships does not have a flying bridge. The reason was so she could get under a road bridge. She did actually scrape under on her maiden but it was so scary that Paul Strachan, then standing on the bridge, never dared attempt it again. As a result, we ended up with this incredible 750 square meter teak deck that even has a full size billiard table.

The MP as she is affectionately known is our most spacious ship with wider promenades, a larger dining hall and more public space per passenger than any known ship afloat. Seriously!

In 2012 she was refitted and lower deck cabins removed in favour of a professional spa, gym, library lounge and office. She is quite justifiably the most splendid ship on the Mekong and the envy of anything that floats by.

The ship has quality mountain bikes for your independent exploration.

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  • Build 2003 in Yangon, refit 2013
  • Length: 200ft / 60m
  • Beam: 36ft / 11m
  • Draft: 4ft / 1.5m
  • Berths: 48 pax

ACCOMMODATION

  • 18 upper deck, 6 main deck staterooms
  • 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass
  • Panoramic French window, leading to personal deck space
  • New bathrooms with natural stone shower and branded quality fittings
  • Kimonos and slippers
  • Spa-branded amenities
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Electric mini safe
  • Central AC with individual control
  • Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows
  • Premium mattresses
  • Convertible bed configuration
  • Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift
  • Mirror
  • Multi-configuration plugs
  • Generous closet space and under-bed storage
  • Hair dryer
  • Daily nightly turndown service
  • 24h laundry service
  • Complimentary evening canapés

WINING & DINING

  • Local master chef heading an experienced international culinary team
  • Semi-buffet breakfast, Semi-buffet lunch, and seated theme dinners
  • Daily lean & light menu options
  • Complimentary coffee, water, tea, soft drinks, local beer, local spirits, juices
  • Extensive wine list with premium wines
  • Series of cultural performances, educational talks, cooking classes, and ship tour
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Farewell reception
  • Theme- and gala dinners
  • Spacious, air-conditioned saloon bar with nightly entertainment
  • Sundeck bar with complimentary ice cream from sunrise to sunset
  • Pool table on sundeck
  • 24hrs hospitality bar
  • Onboard bakery with daily freshly baked breads and rolls

ON EXCURSIONS

  • Admissions
  • Shoe cleaning after excursions
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Cold towel service after excursions
  • Refreshing drink following excursions
  • Maximum 24 guests per guide on all excursions
  • Full-size motor coach on all excursions (maximum of 24 passengers per coach)
  • Deluxe sampans with cold towel service, fresh fruit, and tea/coffee
  • Comfortable “Pandaw Explorer” excursion boat
  • 1st aid trained assistant guide to follow all tours and excursions

SAFETY & SECURITY

  • All onboard crew is trained and certified as per international marine standards (VIRES)
  • Fire alarm system in all cabins, public areas and back areas
  • Fire fighting system in all ship areas
  • Expert marine superintendant
  • 24 hrs watch on duty
  • Certified hygiene standards for all areas (Johnson & Diversey)

ONBOARD STAFF

  • Captain
  • First Officer
  • Chief Engineer
  • 1st Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Bosun & nautical crew
  • Ship manager
  • Housekeeping
  • Dining
  • Bar keeper
  • Chefs
  • Spa therapist
  • Local tour guides

PUBLIC SPACES

  • Guest relation desk
  • Largest public space to passenger ratio of any cruise ship in the world
  • Shop, supporting fair trade
  • Lecture and meeting room with oversized flat screen TV, LSD projector and sound system
  • Art gallery featuring local art and artists
  • Library with contemporary and classic literature
  • Wireless internet in all public areas

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