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RV Pandaw Cruise

RV Pandaw Cruise

Grade: star star star star star  Built in: 2003
No.Cabins: 24
Good For: Family, Couples, Honeymooners who want to enjoy high end luxury boutique cruise and beautiful scenery in the Mekong River Delta in Vietnam and Cambodia

A Pandaw river expedition is not like an ocean going cruise. There is no dressing up for dinner and no 'captain's table'. The atmosphere on board is very friendly and informal, more like a party on a private yacht than a cruise ship. Nearly everything is included in the price and there are no hidden extras for excursions.. Even your drinks are included in the price of your ticket. There is an incredibly high level of personal service and care aboard, with a crew passenger ratio of 1:2. For these reasons passengers keep coming back and exploring more of a lost South-East Asia

Highlighted informations about RV Pandaw River Cruises in the Mekong River in Vietnam & Cambodia:

RV Pandaw River Cruise Bar & Dining:

RV Pandaw River Cruise Mekong-Bar

The Pandaw dining rooms are designed to open up along the sides and only at night do we close them up and use air conditioning. We know our passengers want fresh air not chilled air. We offer a great choice of local cuisine and exotic foods. We source supplies as locally as possible, given environmental health regulations. Breakfast and lunch are buffets and dinner is served at the tables. Passengers who do not like hot or spicy foods are offered European alternatives and vegetarians are well catered for. Our chefs know that the majority of passengers want to eat the best of each country they pass through.

RV Pandaw River Cruise Spa:

RV Pandaw River Cruise Massage_and_Beauty_Salon

Currently only available on our Mekong ships, the Pandaw Spa offers head massage, foot massage and body massages in dedicated spa areas on each ship. Due to lack of space we only carry one spa lady on each ship so be sure to book in advance as they can be in good demand 

RV Pandaw River Cruise Promenade Deck:

RV Pandaw river Sundeck

Sailing on a Pandaw is essentially an outdoor experience. Whilst the staterooms are very comfortable and roomy, passengers prefer to spend their time sitting outside, on the promenade decks or on the vast observation deck above. Unlike other cruise ships every window (except port holes on lower deck) can open. When sailing our passengers sit on deck and become absorbed by great panoramas as they unfold about them. Spellbound, one cannot help but to meditate upon the unceasing human and wildlife activity of these teaming water worlds.


RV Pandaw River Cruise Ship Features:

30 comfortable outside staterooms
All staterooms are outside with a river view
Staterooms on Upper and Middle decks have large windows that open
Private bathroom with shower
Safe and hair dryer
Air conditioning
Bottled water replenished daily
Sun deck with shaded sitting
Restaurant with panoramic views
Colonial décor featuring handcrafted teak and brass finishings
Small library and onboard boutique
Attentive English-speaking staff
Laundry service
Voltage: 220• 30 comfortable outside staterooms

• All staterooms are outside with a river view

• Staterooms on Upper and Middle decks have large windows that open

• Private bathroom with shower

• Safe and hair dryer

• Air conditioning

• Bottled water replenisheddeck with shaded sitting

• Restaurant with panoramic views

• Bar

• Colonial décor featuring handcrafted teak and brass finishings

• Small library and onboard boutique

• Attentive English-speaking staff

• Laundry service

• Voltage: 220V

 Voltage: 220V

RV Pandaw Mekong River Cruise Departure Dates In 2014 & 2015:

Departure Dates
Saigon to Siem Reap Siem Reap To Saigon
July 05 to 12, 2014 July 12 to 19, 2014
July 19 to 26, 2014 July 26 to August 02,2014
August 02 to 09, 2014 August 09 to 16, 2014
August 16 to 23, 2014 August 26 to September 02, 2014
September 02 to 09, 2014 September 15 to 22, 2014
September 27 to Octorber 04, 2014 Octorber 04 to 11, 2014
Octorber 11 to 18, 2014 Octorber 18 to 25, 2014
Octorber 25 to November 01, 2014 November 01 to 08, 2014
November 08 to 15, 2014 November 15 to 22, 2014
November 22 to 29, 2014 November 29 to December 06, 2014
December 06 to 13, 2014 December 12 to 19, 2014
December 20 to 27, 2014 December 27, 2014 to January 03, 2015
January 03 to 10, 2015 January 10 to 17, 2015
January 17 to 24, 2015 January 24 to 31, 2015
January 31 to February 07, 2015 February 07 to 14, 2015
February 07 to 14, 2015 February 14 to 21, 2015
February 21 to 28, 2015 February 28 to March 07, 2015
March 07 to 14, 2015 March 14 to 21, 2015
March 21 to 28, 2015 March 28 to April 04, 2015
April 04 to 11, 2015 April 11 to 18, 2015
April 18 to 25, 2015  

RV Bassac Pandaw Deck Plan:

rv indochina pandaw_deckplan

RV Mekong Pandaw & RV Tonle Pandaw deck plan:

RV Mekong pandaw deck plan


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Pandaw Cruise is the largest luxury river cruise company in Asia with six luxury ships exploring five countries. Whilst we offer a real adventure experience, travelers are cushioned with incredible comfort, fine dining, great cocktails and choice wines, not to mention extraordinary levels of service. All Pandaw Cruises were newly built and designed and finished as replicas of colonial river steamers. These small Cruises have the highest space to passenger ratio of any ships afloat - our much loved staterooms are 170 square feet and finished in teak and brass.

Itinerary (Please contact us for the Downstream Itinerary from Siem Reap to Saigon)

Day 1: Saigon / My Tho / Cai Be


Registration is at 0830 at the Hotel Sofitel Plaza Saigon (17 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, Ph +84 8 38241555) and transfer at 0900 to the Delta Port of My Tho by coach arriving at 1100 for check in followed by port and immigration formalities. My Tho is the hub of the Delta, but not of great cultural interest, so once on board we set sail at 1300 and have lunch. In the afternoon we moor near Cai Be and make a fascinating trip by traditional junk to explore evergreen islands and at the former Imperial residence, the An Kiet House. We board the Pandaw Cruise. Surviving members of the Kiet family will welcome us with tea and we can wander in the fruit orchards around the house. Overnight moor mid-stream Cai Be.

Overnight on the Pandaw Cruise.

Day 2: Cai Be / Sa Dec / Cu Lao Gien - Chau Doc


Half day cruise excursion on board traditional sampan boats to Sad Dec via Vinh Long, along small canals and back waters. We begin by visiting Cai Be and its colorful floating market which takes place daily in front of the catholic church. A further stop on the river bank then allows us to see local factories where rice pasta, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made. Also visit a Mandarins house dating from late 19th century.
Cruise further by Sampan to Dong Hoa Hiep islet to explore the rural life and the daily activities of the delta inhabitants seeing palm tree leave weaving, traditional wooden boat factories and fruit orchard plantations. Back on board your sampan, we will cruise up with Pandaw to the Tien River where we see water hyacinths, an important Mekong delta product used for furniture and baskets and then visit a traditional brick and tile factory. 
Sa Dec will then appear like a little “Venice” with its numerous narrow canals and various kinds of traditional activities on the banks. You will disembark at the local market for a visit, then proceed to the splendid ancient house of Mr. Huyn Thuy Le, the “lover” of Marguerite Duras, famous French novelist and inspiration for the film L'Amant-The Lover directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud .
After lunch on board the Pandaw, cast off for Chau Doc. En route visit Cu Lao Gien island and a Catholic monastery called “La Providence” built in 1875 by the French nuns of “Saint Paul de Chartres”. Cu Lao Gien became an important Catholic centre with mission, an orphanage, school, hospice and leprosy centre that can treat 1,000 people. During the Japanese invasion the monastery was abandoned; operations were resumed after 1945 until 1977. Nowadays Cu Lao Gian serves as a retreat for 180 retired nuns taken care of by novices.

Overnight on the Pandaw Cruise.

Day 3: Chau Doc / Border Crossing


From the main Mekong channel we travel down to Chau Doc jetty where we transfer to small boats to visit a Cham tribal village and a cat fish farm. We take a trishaw ride round this fascinating town of fine French-colonial buildings and see its bustling market. Return to the Pandaw Cruise by boat for lunch and cast off for the Cambodian border for the usual formalities. Evening cruise up the broad Mekong channel, which is an international shipping route. Moor overnight just downstream from Phnom Penh.

Overnight on the Pandaw Cruise.

Day 4: Phnom Penh


The capital of Cambodia retains its French charm. The city has several impressive wats, including Wat Ounalom, Wat Phnom and the newly-painted Wat Lang Ka. Pride of place goes to the Royal Palace and to the spectacular Silver Pagoda, one of the few places in Cambodia where artifacts embodying the brilliance and richness of Khmer culture were preserved by the Khmer Rouge. The National Museum is another highlight, with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts. 
For the morning excursion we are delighted to have teamed up with The Cyclo Centre Phnom Penh to offer an alternative to a conventional coach tour. The Cyclo Centre is a charity that provides basic welfare and medical services to cyclo drivers, many of whom are very poor ( They will provide us with trained drivers with basic English and a good knowledge of the key sights. You decide where you want to go and what you want to see and off you go on your private cyclo for the morning. (For groups if a conventional guide and coach are required we are happy to supply).
In the afternoon an optional excursion (by coach) is arranged to the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng or S21 detention centre situated in the suburbs of the city then shopping at the Russian market or Central market. This tour is included in the cost of your cruise but must be requested at the time of booking in the Booking Comments box or at the latest on board the first day of the cruise. More happily, Phnom Penh has a lively night life, and some passengers choose to dine ashore or try one of the capital’s many watering holes; a favorites being the Foreign Correspondents’ Club.

Overnight on the Pandaw Cruise.

Day 5: Phnom Penh to Tonle River


Early morning sail the Tonle River which connects Tonle Lake with the Mekong and Bassac Rivers that merge at Phnom Penh. 
1. Low water, approximately November to July
The river journey to Kampong Chhnang is one of the highlight of the trip. Temples abound along the river banks at Kampong Chhnang, and we see the rich tapestry of Cambodian rural life. This is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, we make a truly wonderful motor boat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. Here a stunning variety of birdlife may be seen and of considerable interest are the great fish traps.
2. High water, approximately July to November
Stop at Preak Dom Bridge. Proceed by coach to Kampong Chhnang where we can see the rich tapestry of Cambodian rural life. This is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. We make a truly wonderful motor boat excursion into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the river. Here a stunning variety of birdlife may be seen and of considerable interest are the great fish traps. Back to the ship at lunch time. We make a late afternoon departure from Kampong Cham heading for Phnom Penh. Moor overnight midriver.

Overnight on the Pandaw Cruise.

Day 6: Kampong Cham (Mekong River)


We glance by the capital Phnom Penh in the early morning to change pilots, and then stop at the little-known Chong Koh silk weaving village for a morning walk at leisure. We cruise past the Mekong’s timeless villages and river life with extensive fishing activities. In the afternoon we stop at Peam Chi Kang village to visit the wat or monastery and school. Passengers are at leisure to explore this peaceful and friendly community. In the wat the splendid village racing boats are stored.

Overnight on the Pandaw Cruise.

Day 7: Kampong Cham Area


Morning journey upriver to the hilltop pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Dating to the 8th century, these ancient brick structures characterize the architecture of the Chenla Empire which predated the glories of Angkor. Sail back downstream over lunch for an exploration of the Kampong Cham Area. We travel by bus to the 12th century Angkorian temple of Wat Nokor. This colorful temple is unique in Cambodia, as a modern Wat is set within the ruins of an ancient temple. We continue to the eco village of Cheungkok supported by the French-Cambodian NGO AMICA and the Kampong Cham orphanage, supported by the Pandaw ProBono programme.

Overnight on the Pandaw Cruise.

Day 8: Kampong Cham to Siem Reap


We travel by boat to this WWF protected area where we hope to see the rare river dolphins. The river here is rocky and not navigable for larger vessels. In the afternoon, there will be free time to explore the town of Kratie, another remnant of French colonialism.

Overnight on the Pandaw Cruise.

Day 9: Pnom Sambok / Sambor


Morning excursion by local bus to visit Phnom Sambok. Here passengers will visit a variety of small wats, monasteries and pagodas at the top of the hill and experience a wonderful view over the mekong and surrounding areas. In the afternoon, passengers will visit Sambor and the 100 column pagoda situated there.

Overnight on the Pandaw Cruise.

Day 10: Kampong Cham Area


Morning will be spent cruising downstream. In the afternoon travel by bus to visit the Twin Holy mountains of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey (Man and Woman Hill). Continuation to the ecotourism village of Choeungkok supported by the Frech-Cambodian NGO Amica and the Pandaw-supported Kampong Cham orphanage.

Overnight on the Pandaw Cruise.

Day 11: Transfer to Siem Reap


Early morning, we disembark the Pandaw Cruise,  coach transfer to the Raffles Hotel D'Angkor in Siem Reap, stopping at Kampong Thom for a picnic lunch. Arrive at Siem Reap around 12pm.


Cabin type

Net rate in US$/Cabin



Low Season

Upper deck



Main deck



Lower deck



High season

Upper deck



Main deck



Lower deck




We are offering 10% off (up to US$742.5/cabin) compared with the above rates published by Pandaw Cruise! This policy is applied for first clients only!


  • Big promotion would be applied for big group, early and last minute bookings.

  • Price would be higher or lower depending on the departure date and boat. Please contact with us for more information.


  • Transfers to and from Pandaw Cruise at start and end of voyage.

  • Accommodation in luxury AC en-suite cabin with twin/double basic on the Pandaw Cruise.

  • English speaking guides.

  • All meals, coffee and tea, mineral water.

  • Admission fees for all sightseeing places.


  • All visa cost. Pandaw Cruise

  • Personal expenses.

  • Drinks at bar, laundry.

  • Tips and gratuities.

  • Port tax 

Children (5-10): Departure date:
Infants End Date:
Accommodation 1 Adult 0 Children Total Booking
Pandaw Stateroom

Cabin size: 15.6 m2
Bed size: Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)

The Pandaw stateroom located on the main and upper deck.

Cabin Facilities:

  • Bathrobe
  • Beauty mirror
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Hair-dryer
  • Hot water
  • In-house Telephone
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Wardrobe
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