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55 Pandaw Cruise Reviews


LockeyHill avatar

LockeyHill

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

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

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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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Mick Storrs

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

PANDAW Kolkata to Varanasi

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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BRR

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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the quiet American

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

This was a new cruise for this boat which was apparently brought from another country and it showed. The crew had little knowledge or interest in their jobs. Their command of English was little to poor. The decks ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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sunnies

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Pandaw Problems in India

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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KandPandB

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

What a wonderful experience

This cruise was chosen as way to see the more rural side of Vietnam and Cambodia and did not disappoint. In fact it went way beyond our expectations. The itinerary is new with many small villages visited, often ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Petti0

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Mergui Archipelago absolutely beautiful

We travelled from Bangkok to Rangon (domestic air) and then longtail boat to Kawthaun, Myannmar. The transfer from Thailand to Myannmar was an adventure in itself! Our cruise director was waiting for us at the ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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bwedster

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise, crew, ship

Took the 7 night river cruise from Yangon to Bagon. I have taken many cruises on larger ships but this was our first river cruise and it was fantastic. The ship was very well done and the crew really tried and ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Megamoha

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Really let down by lack of care

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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lawaldrep

1 Review Written

Adventurous luxury on a super fun cruise

We chose Pandaw over other, more chic cruises because we wanted to a have a more authentic yet luxurious cruise in Myanmar. The RV Indochina and crew did not disappoint. We were the first to arrive at our ship, ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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xanerin

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Incredible Service and Hospitality

I have cruised many times and even worked on cruises as a performer, so I really know what I like and dislike. The ship was beautifully clean and really looked the part. Rooms were large with lovely decor and well ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Upbirdman

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great ship!

This is a wonderful ship with an excellent staff. Classic wooden boat. There were only 30 passengers on our cruise. Cabins were very large and comfortable, although the beds may be too firm for some. Large luxurious ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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TravelDreamer75

8 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Amazed and pampered

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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debbiebl

1 Review Written

Exceeded Expectations

This is the first year the Indochina Pandaw has sailed on the Irrawaddy between Mandalay and Bagan (Pagan) giving a range of 7,4 and 2 night cruises. We chose the 7 night which fell over the New Year between ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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celiakent

1 Review Written

The Road to Mandalay

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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StephenPerry

1 Review Written

Fantastic River Cruise from a Bagan to Mandalay

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Zeddog

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic River Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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2242islandpond

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Simply Wonderful!

I have never been on a cruise before but wanted to do a river cruise in Asia. I saw the other reviews about this ship and decided that I should give it a try. I was not disappointed! Everything about the cruise ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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bevwood

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Pandaw

I had travelled on a Pandaw cruise previously and could not fault it for style, comfort, friendly crew, variety of villages and other attractions to visit, the food, the guides and the comfort of the cabins. I like ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Metroone

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Mekong cruising in style

Quite a long coach trip to reach the boat, but a packed lunch was provided - which was adequate, there was also a short comfort break where you could buy snacks or souvenirs if you wished to. Embarkation was smooth ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Ann Daly

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

One of the best trips I've done

Very impressed by Pandaw's organisation, service and particularly the ship and crew. I did the 10 night Golden Land cruise from Mandalay to Yangon which was a good introduction to Myanmar and an insight into the ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Bern1143

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wonderful mix: luxury cruise and rural Myanmar

Our cruise was on the Upper Irrawaddy. This is our 3rd Pandaw cruise in 2 years. They epitomize the benefits and joys of Myanmar experience. The food is great, the itineraries are creative. We faced a couple of ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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silverswimmer

4 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

The magical river Chindwin-away from the tourist trail

Until 2016 cruises up the Chindwin were restricted to the rainy season when the depth of the river was sufficient. We did not fancy cruising in the rain so we were delighted when Pandaw announced they were putting ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Bromley

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Fascinating, Exceptional.....Superlatives

We did a 7 day trip from Mandalay to Bagan. Cabins: small but with quite generous storage. Beds were very comfortable. The bathroom was bigger than expected with a huge storage cupboard, and a large shower. Due ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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michael sharp

2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

The Shipwreck

This was meant to be the inaugural cruise of the MY Andaman Explorer commencing October 2nd out of Kawthaung Myanamar When we arrived we were told that the ships generator was broken and that it would not be ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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