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Pandaw RV Kalaw Pandaw Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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7 reviews
Docked near Mandalay - Beach Party on the second last night of the cruise.
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4.1
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Fascinating, if at times fraught, cruise through over 2000 years of history.
"Pandaw is an excellent company and the Ganges has more to offer in the way of palaces, temples and ancient ruins than any other river in Asia. We knew that the ship would actually be run by an Indian management..."Read More
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LockeyHill

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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Fascinating, if at times fraught, cruise through over 2000 years of history.

Review for RV Kalaw Pandaw to Asia

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LockeyHill

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Pandaw is an excellent company and the Ganges has more to offer in the way of palaces, temples and ancient ruins than any other river in Asia. We knew that the ship would actually be run by an Indian management company but the standards were as good as other Pandaw cruises: a lovely boat, replica of the 19th century river boats of Asia, excellent Indian food, friendly and highly competent staff. ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


PANDAW Kolkata to Varanasi

Review for RV Kalaw Pandaw to Asia River

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Mick Storrs

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Third Pandaw cruise after Irrawaddy & Mekong & very disappointing but we were forewarned after many bad reviews. All 19 pax were return custom & we departed in KATHA PANDAW on one engine which precluded us transitting the Farraka lock 11 Dec so we transferred to the KALAW PANDAW 10 Dec to continue. The ship went aground on the afternoon of 14 Dec & remained stranded for 42 1/4 hrs until freed by a ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Amazed and pampered

Review for RV Kalaw Pandaw to Asia River

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TravelDreamer75

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

I was absolutely blown away with this company, I loved everything about them. The best part for me was the attention and service I received. As a disabled traveler in Asia, I was worried about getting on and off the boat, and uneven surfaces during tours, but I almost always had an assistant to help me, I cannot believe it. My handholders, as I called them, were so gracious and kind, really ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Traveled with disabled person


Fantastic River Cruise

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Zeddog

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I am a repeat Pandaw customer and was expecting high quality but this 7 night cruise on the Irrawaddy exceeded my expectations. Food, tours, guide, staff friendliness and kindness- all were just amazing. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and the sight seeing was just fantastic. We saw villages and temples and markets and schools and and and .... we embarked in Bagan and spent 7 nights ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Faultless!

Review for RV Kalaw Pandaw to Asia River

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pagewm

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

This cruise in the high rainfall month of July could have been anything, however the very little rain we had did not interfere with our activities and excursions, unfortunately for Myanmar the rain arrived and produced devastating floods a few days after we left so we were very lucky. The cruise itself was very well organised, varied daily activities and visits to local attractions, information ...
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Sail Date: July 2015


Stuck on an Irrawaddy Sand Bank for 26 Hours

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TexT

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Having previously traveled in Myanmar, I knew that despite its recent huge popularity the country's tourist infrastructure is still a work in progress. Thus, a seven-night cruise amidst the comforts of the RV Kalaw Pandaw seemed the optimal solution--a floating teak-and-brass hotel room with meals, drinks, and excursions provided. We would stay in place on the boat while the scenery around us ...
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Sail Date: December 2014


Pandaw cruise on the Irrawaddy River

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lcimba

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I cruised on the Kalaw Pandaw from Sept. 6 to 13, 2014, embarking in Mandalay and debarking in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). The Kalaw is a beautiful little river steamer built almost entirely out of a dark hardwood that is indigenous to Myanmar. The boat is in excellent repair, well maintained and clean. Because the boat is small, it does not have the amenities of the large cruise ships, but that does ...
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Sail Date: September 2014


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