Some like it hot!: Pandaw II Cruise Review by phillips39
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Some like it hot!
Breakfasts were good.
Main meals were a bit hit and miss. To be fair many people really enjoyed their meals but there was a limited choice of main courses ( which had to be chosen in advance) and for those with a sweet tooth the puddings were a joke - often a single delicious mouthful served in a shot glass. We were told that wine with dinner was complimentary but that was only the case on a few evenings. The staff would provide alternative dishes if you asked in advance but, overall, if you are something of a trencherman, you could end up hungry.
The ship chooses a village at random for many sightseeing visits and these were all very interesting, helped immeasurably by our on board guide, Robin, for whom no praise can be high enough. You will need a store of one dollar or 1000 kyat notes as tips whilst ashore but on board spending can be settled with a credit card. It was rare to get wifi even when moored overnight.
The staff were universally helpful, especially with older people and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Less
Cabin review: deluxe higher deck305
You might think that, given the prices charged, you will be in for a spot of luxury but that is not the case; the cabins are functional and not at all smart and they need, at the least, a deep clean and preferably a full refurbishment, particularly in the small bathroom area. This is the oldest ship in the fleet and it is certainly showing its age. The deluxe cabins are identical to the others and the extra cost is not justified by being on a slightly higher deck. That said there is enough room for 2 and storage space is adequate; the wardrobe is small but there are 2 drawers and a large cupboard ( big enough for a suitcase ) under each bunk and the odd table and surface for oddments. UK electrical sockets are provided.
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