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Pandaw Katha Pandaw Cruise Reviews

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Disastrous 14 day inaugural river cruise on Upper Ganges, Kolkata to Varanasi
"My wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed 3 prior river cruises with Pandaw, Mekong, Irra waddy and Red river/Halong bay, plus optional Pandaw land tours. On 12th October all that credibility crumbled to dust and..."Read More
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6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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A big disappointment . .

Review for Katha Pandaw to Asia River

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john39

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

As previous very happy Pandaw clients, when the opportunity arose to cruise the Ganges we jumped at it. Did not comparison shop or explore other options such was our faith in Pandaw. First mistake on our part. After paying the balance of our not insignificant account, alarm bells started ringing when on 28/10 a message appeared advising that due to problems they were experiencing they would ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Disastrous 14 day inaugural river cruise on Upper Ganges, Kolkata to Varanasi

Review for Katha Pandaw to Asia River

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BRR

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

My wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed 3 prior river cruises with Pandaw, Mekong, Irra waddy and Red river/Halong bay, plus optional Pandaw land tours. On 12th October all that credibility crumbled to dust and blew away. Whilst in transit from Delhi to Kolkata afternoon of the 11th we received an email from Brett Lemish, Indian area manager of Pandaw, advising due to flooding our 14 day river ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


“ Appalling “ and dishonest treatment by Pandaw

Review for Katha Pandaw to Asia

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Mark JC

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We travelled to Kolkata on 10 October , looking forward to Pandaw’s inaugural 14 day cruise up the Ganges to Varanasi. Late in the afternoon of 11 October ( the day before departure ) we were told that the cruise was not going to take place . We later found out that the stated reason , namely a closed lock at Farraka , had been known to Pandaw since 4 October ( at the latest ) . Pandaw ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Pandaw Problems in India

Review for Katha Pandaw to Asia River

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sunnies

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We have travelled extensively on ocean and river over the last 20 years and have, with the exception of our October Pandaw India trip, always enjoyed our adventures. On two occasions plans went astray but we were adequately compensated. This is the first time I have voiced my dissatisfaction in a public forum and I have endeavoured to report the issues as accurately as possible. We arrived in ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Really let down by lack of care

Review for Katha Pandaw to Asia River

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Megamoha

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We traveled on a two night sailing from Mandalay to Bagan. We were warned that the evenings may be cool, but we did not expect to have to endure our meals in the freezing cold on an open air deck for both dinners and breakfasts. We asked if we could be given shelter from the cold wind, but nobody seemed to care. Food was cold before we got it back to our tables. The vegetarian choice was rice with ...
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Sail Date: January 2018


Fantastic River Cruise from a Bagan to Mandalay

Review for Katha Pandaw to Asia River

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StephenPerry

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We were booked onto this cruise via our UK tour operator Audley Travel in conjunction with the local agent Tour Mandalay. The trip was fantastic. The crew were so charming and attentive. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable. The food was excellent and the tour guide and the excursions we made were interesting and informative. A wonderful experience. We left the harbourside at the old ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Very disappointing experience

Review for Katha Pandaw to Asia

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csleemd

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Our 14 night Irrawaddy river cruise from Yangon by Pandaw Cruise Co. was a disappointing experience to say the least. Perhaps our pre cruise expectation was unrealistic. ( We imagined Myanmar to be full of untouched mountains/trees, streams , wild birds,animals and of course Buddhistic culture. ) Yes, there were stupas and temples. ( We had to see these on almost every excursion.) But more than ...
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Sail Date: December 2014


Outstanding experience ticked all our boxes.

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HDS

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We were very impressed with our cruise on Katha Pandaw on the Irrawaddy River, Myanmar in October 2013. I had read all I could find of the history of this troubled nation, novels set in the country and Yangon newspapers on line in the months before our cruise. Our itinerary was the least "pagoda heavy", went well beyond the Yangon-Bagan-Mandalay tourist strip and into the farms, small ...
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Sail Date: October 2013


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