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Yunnan Pandaw Review

Yunnan Pandaw
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Passengers 28
Crew 16
Passenger to Crew 1.75:1
Launched 2016
Shore Excursions 0
Natalie Pompilio
Cruise Critic Contributor

Yunnan Pandaw Overview

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Yunnan Pandaw is currently under construction and has a scheduled launch date of September 2016. Like its sister ship, Laos Pandaw, Yunnan Pandaw is a 131-foot long, two-deck riverboat and it will sail the Upper Mekong on itineraries that include the Golden Triangle (where Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) and Vietnam meet), as well as China. Yunnan Pandaw accommodates 28 passengers.

The ship has 12 main deck staterooms and two upper staterooms. Each is 180 square feet and finished in teak and brass. All cabins have river views and chairs on a shared balcony. Beds can be converted from singles to a double bed. In-cabin features include an electric minisafe, multi-configuration plugs, individual climate controls and generous closet and storage space. Each private bath has a hair dryer and shower. Passengers are welcomed with flowers and a gift. There is daily nightly turndown service and 24-hour laundry service.

Onboard amenities include an open-air lounge and bar, a sun deck, a small curio shop and a bistro-style dining room with outdoor seating and air-conditioned indoor seating. A local chef prepares personalized meals with lighter/leaner options. Water, coffee, tea, soft drinks, juices and local beers and spirits are complimentary. Travelers can also order from an extensive wine list of premium wines.

A 24-hour hospitality bar features water, coffee, tea, soft drinks, juices and local beers and spirits.

Passengers are welcomed with a cocktail reception and are sent off with a farewell party.

Excursions generally feature museum tours and visits to small villages with interesting architecture. All entry fees are paid for and tours include bottled water for guests, private transportation and a private guide. After excursions, passengers are treated to a shoeshine, cold towel service and a drink.