RV Mekong Pandaw

RV Mekong Pandaw

Location: Cai Be

RV Mekong Pandaw was built in  Rangoon in 2002 It was sailed round to Saigon under Its 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 This Cruise Ship could get under a road bridge. RV Mekong Pandaw 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.

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RV Mekong Pandaw Cruise Shipe was built in Rangoon in 2002 and refited in 2013 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.


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


 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 local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
    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
    We give away aluminium water bottles
    Cold towel service after excursions
    Refreshing drink following excursions
    Full-size motor coach on all excursions
    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, supp

Cabins

24 Cabins 16qsm each : 18 in the upper deck and  6 in the main deck

Cabin type Max adults
Double Cabin

Double Cabin

  • Size: 15,6
  • Double Bed
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Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin

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Itineraries

Cruise policy

  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals onboard
  • Local mineral water
  • Jugged coffee, teas & tisanes.
  • Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end of a voyage.

International flights
Port dues (if levied)
Laundry, all visa costs,
Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
All beverages except local mineral water
Jugged coffee, teas & tisanes and tips to tour guides
Local guides
Bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.

  • Children below 5 : Free of Charge
  • Children from 5-11 : 50 % Adult prices
  • Children from 12 : Adult prices

Cruise brief

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

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