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Pandaw Asia River 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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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


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


Discovering remote areas of Vietnam

Review for Angkor Pandaw to Asia River

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Bamboo99

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We have been on eight Pandaw cruises so far and are trying to do a river cruise alternately with ocean cruises. Pandaw is pioneering cruises to places where no one else goes and that’s my kind of stuff: I‘m sick and tired of the run-of-the mill touristic „offerings“ that are the same with all operators on the same routes. This is where Pandaw delivers, also in Vietnam. The cruise starts at ...
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Sail Date: November 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


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


Very disappointing

Review for Kindat Pandaw to Asia River

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the quiet American

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

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 were dirty yet never cleaned. The bar and coffee area was always a shambles. The barman, when at the bar, could not understand the wine labels. Self-service was the often required ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


What a wonderful experience

Review for Mekong Pandaw to Asia River

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KandPandB

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 being transported by local tuk tuk, ox cart or horse cart.The excursions are varied and well run, with a lot of local content , including making pots, basket weaving, cooking pancakes and ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Mergui Archipelago absolutely beautiful

Review for Andaman Explorer to Asia River

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Petti0

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 Kawthaun pier to helpus pass immigration and then took us, by tender to The Andaman Explorer. The ship was built, in approx 1960, as a Norwegian ice breaker ( but actually looks a little ...
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Sail Date: February 2018


Fantastic cruise, crew, ship

Review for Pandaw II to Asia River

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bwedster

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 could not have been nicer or more helpful. The food was some of the best I've had. We almost cancelled because of the issues you read about in the paper and extremely glad we didn't. We ...
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Sail Date: January 2018


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


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