Pandaw River Cruises
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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 yard building the Kha Byoo got into difficulties and this ship was going to be late. We mobilised our Mandalay build team and in a matter of four weeks had built an entirely new superstructure with six small but very comfy cabins and the vessel was able to operate and no passengers turned away.

In 2015 we added an upper deck with further cabins and a flexible bistro area in addition to the observation saloon on the main deck. The Zawgyi wins the prize for the shallowest draft in the fleet at 2.5ft and therefore we have her deployed on the treacherous Chindwin River niftily negotiating treacherous shoals.

The ship has quality mountain bikes for your independent exploration.

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  • Built 2014 in Mandalay
  • Length: 132.9 ft / 40.58m
  • Beam: 26.3 ft / 8.03m
  • Berths: 20 guests


  • 6 main deck staterooms and 4 upper deck staterooms
  • 150 square feet (14sqm), finished in teak and brass
  • Panoramic sliding window
  • Kimonos and slippers
  • Spa-branded amenities
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Electric mini safe
  • 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
  • Nightly turndown service
  • 24h laundry service
  • Complimentary evening canap├ęs and cocktails
  • Yoga mats in all cabins


  • Local master chef heading an experienced international culinary team
  • Personalized meal service
  • Daily lean & light menu options
  • Complimentary local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Extensive wine list with premium wines
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Farewell reception
  • Theme and gala dinners


  • Admission fees
  • Shoe cleaning after excursions
  • Bottled drinking water
  • We give away aluminium water bottles
  • Cold towel service after excursions
  • Refreshing drink following excursions
  • Private guide and transportation for all excursions
  • Quality mountain bikes available for independent exploration


  • All onboard crew is trained and certified as per international marine standards
  • Fire alarm system in all cabins, public areas and back areas
  • Firefighting system in all ship areas
  • Expert marine superintendant
  • 24 hrs watch on duty



Pandaw Stateroom