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Pandaw Asia Cruise Reviews

On the sun deck.
Docked near Mandalay - Beach Party on the second last night of the cruise.
Pandaw Mekong - Our home for the week
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Appalling Pandaw Experience

Review for Kindat Pandaw to Asia

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PJ33
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

A 14-day river cruise on the Ganges from Varanasi to Kolkata aboard a luxury shallow-bottomed river boat with fascinating daily excursions - if only! We had signed up for an "adventurous expedition" and were to be prepared for the unexpected. So I guess we should not have been shocked when we arrived at the hotel in Varanasi with bags packed ready to go on board to be told there's been a ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


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


“ 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


Incredible Service and Hospitality

Review for Tonle Pandaw to Asia

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xanerin
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 designed. Bathroom was great and loved the design of the shower doors - so practical. Dining room was beautiful and we had reserved private dining which was a real treat for my wife ...
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Sail Date: December 2017


Wonderful mix: luxury cruise and rural Myanmar

Review for Kindat Pandaw to Asia

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Bern1143
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 crises (caught on sand bars) and the crew is empowered to find solutions. The staff are friendly to the point of knowing passengers quite intimately which guarantees a personalized service, ...
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Sail Date: February 2017


Good but could be better

Review for Angkor Pandaw to Asia

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boatsforever
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Joined the ship in Saigon for a 3 night / 4 day cruise to Phnom Penh. Cost was approximately £500 (GBP) per night for a double cabin. Passengers met for registration at the Intercontinental Asiana in Saigon. It was disappointing that Pandaw did not arrange for coffee to be available during what turned out to be a 2 hour wait for transport to the ship. Not a good first impression. That said, ...
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Sail Date: February 2015


We loved it!

Review for Kalay Pandaw to Asia

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Lindria42
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Our trip on the river Chindwin was due to go from Monywa to Homalin, but due to the river levels being very low, we only reached Kalaywa. It was our first visit to Burma and our first river trip and we found the whole experience a delight. There were only 10 passengers – 4 cabins on the first deck and the Owner’s cabin on the second deck which is where we were. Dining was al fresco – a buffet ...
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Sail Date: February 2015


Stuck on an Irrawaddy Sand Bank for 26 Hours

Review for RV Kalaw Pandaw to Asia

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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


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


Pandaw Cruises, Mekong River on RV Mekong Pandaw.

Review for Mekong Pandaw to Asia

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WazzaDD11
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I have recently returned from the Pandaw Cruises trip between Siem Reap in Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam on the RV Mekong Pandaw. It is impossible to highlight one particular service or event as they do it all so brilliantly. From the roomy cabin on a limited passenger river boat to the fine dining and casual luxury, it is just magic. All land tours during the cruise are escorted ...
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Sail Date: September 2014


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