Pandaw River Expeditions has unveiled a series
of enhancements to its onboard product in Myanmar (also known as Burma), Vietnam,
Cambodia, Laos and China for 2016.
New for 2016 Pandaw has altered
the configuration of the staterooms on the front section of the
upper deck of the Pandaw 2 and the Mekong Pandaw to create new
At over 360 square feet / 32 square metres they
are the largest staterooms seen to date on a Pandaw vessel, and
will feature a private balcony and a spacious lounge area with a
sofa plus double or twin bed and private bathroom.
A range of
enhanced in-room amenities include a minibar and Espresso machine, as
well as a basket of fruit on arrival.
Guests booking a suite also
benefit from complimentary house wine with lunch and dinner.
The suites will be available on departures aboard the Mekong
Pandaw from July 2016 and from October 2016 on the Pandaw 2.
Prices start from US$ 4,245 per person twin share in high season
cruise only for a suite on the Mekong Pandaw’s 7-night Classic
Guests wishing to make their own discoveries by
bike can hire a Giant-branded mountain bike on any Pandaw owned ship
in Myanmar and Indochina for the first time.
December 2015, at each river stop, the Pandaw crew will advise
guests on the best routes to follow and if required a member of
the crew will accompany the guests on their cycle adventures.
Bikes onboard are bookable online
for US$ 25 per bike per cruise.
Whilst dining onboard a
Pandaw cruise is very much a convivial shared experience, there
may be times when guests would prefer the privacy of a table for
two. With this in mind, Pandaw has introduced the flexibility for
passengers to book private at no extra cost, via its website.
Family Friendly Cruises
first time, a special programme of family friendly cruises has been
devised on specific school holiday departures.
either 30 July 2016 or for Christmas on 24 December 2016 on the
‘Burma-Mandalay Pagan Packet’ itinerary, a seven-night cruise
costs from US$ 1,535 per person, cruise only.
Alternatively, departing 6 August 2016 the 7-night ‘Classic
Mekong’ itinerary costs from US$ 1,560 per person main deck twin share.
All these itineraries include a special programme of
shore excursions, with ‘challenges’ to undertake and cycling tours
of the local area as a family or with a group.
Meals have also
been designed for children and teenagers in mind, and children can
even have a go at cooking with an onboard cooking lesson and
chill out with movie nights and other family friendly onboard
Children aged under four years old travel free
if sleeping in a cot and sharing a stateroom with two adults.
Children aged between 4 and 18 years sharing a stateroom with
two adults receive a 50% reduction on the adult price.
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