Sat, 6 February 2016

Pandaw to Launch 16th Ship in September

Pandaw, a luxury river cruise operator, has unveiled plans to launch a brand new ship in September 2016.

The Yunnan Pandaw will become the sister to the Laos Pandaw and will sail on the Upper Mekong from Vientiane (Laos) to Jinghong (China) or vice versa on an exclusive 14-night journey.

The Yunnan Pandaw will have 12 air-conditioned main deck and two upper deck staterooms, each with private bathrooms, kimonos, slippers, a safe and luxury linens and toiletries. Public areas include an observation deck and dining room.

As with her sister ship, the Yunnan Pandaw will be built in Pandaws traditional teak and brass and have an ultra-low draft and high powered engines to enable her to navigate the mighty Upper Mekong. She will bring the number of ships in Pandaws fleet to 16.

We are very excited about the addition of the Yunnan Pandaw to our fleet, which we are building in response to demand. The journey from Vientiane to Jinghong is only possible with Pandaw and is one of the most memorable, said Pandaws founder, Paul Strachan. The Upper Mekong is one of the most scenic rivers in Asia. Travelling through lush jungle and friendly village communities where elephants can often be seen from the ship. In China, we visit the impressive Menglun Botanical Garden, discover Chinese tea plantations and meet some of Chinas minority communities that live in Yunnan Province.

Pandaws departures on the Laos Mekong, from Vientiane to Jinghong, abroad the Laos Pandaw have been sold out for some time. The new ship will therefore provide welcome extra cruise availability.

Travellers can combine the Upper Mekong cruise with Pandaws seven-night Classic Mekong cruise from Saigon to Siem Reap and sail the Mekong from China to Saigon and vice versa. For those taking this extended journey, Pandaw offers a complimentary three-night stay in Siem Reap, including guided visits to Angkor Wat.

Cruise only prices start from US$ 5,670 per person based on two people sharing a main deck twin cabin.

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