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Orient Pandaw Review

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3 reviews

The Road to Mandalay

Review for Asia River Cruise on Orient Pandaw
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2017

This 7-night cruise was part of a two-week visit to Myanmar, and a highlight of it. We boarded at Bagan, having spent a day among its 2000+ temples and pagodas, and sailed upriver to Mandalay, stopping off daily to visit villages, cottage industries, temples and pagodas. The ship is beautiful and small enough (we had 26 passengers) to feel like a family outing. The teak-lined cabins are cleverly designed to provide maximum storage space and the sun deck is just delightful. But the principal reason for loving the trip was the crew, who couldn't have been kinder, more attentive and generally charming; we were treated like royalty. Food was excellent, too, with a delicious salad buffet at lunch time to accompany the main courses and varied dinner options. Various entertainments - Burmese cooking, traditional dress, films about the Pandaw company's history - were provided for rainy days. Cocktail hour on the sundeck was eagerly anticipated and we were treated daily to a different drink.

Cabin Review

Cabin Upper deck

We went slightly out of the main tourist season and were rewarded with single occupancy of twin cabins, which was great. The cabins would be snug for two - though perfectly acceptable. Plenty of storage space.

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