RV Kalay Pandaw


Cruise line
Pandaw (River Cruises)

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RV Kalay Pandaw Review and Specifications

Specifications of RV Kalay Pandaw

Year built 2013  /  Age : 4
Length (LOA) 29 m / 95 ft
Beam (width) 6.7 m / 22 ft
Gross Tonnage 280 gt
Passengers 5 - 10
Crew 7
Decks 2
Cabins 5
Decks with cabins 2

Review of RV Kalay Pandaw

RV Kalay Pandaw ship is one of Pandaw's smaller vessels (K-class fleet). The riverboat's shallow draft allows it to navigate along hard to reach sections of Burma's Upper Chindwin River - the largest tributary of River Irrawaddy. The boat was named after the town of Kalay (aka Karlay) located on Myittha River, upstream from Mandalay and Monywa. Myittha is a tributary of River Chindwin.

The ship has one owner suite (sized 42 m2 / 450 ft2). This accommodation is the only one located on the upper deck. Its teak floor and wood paneled walls give a rich ambiance, complemented by easy chairs, vanity table, convertible double bed. The large French window and wrap-around design give panoramic viewing.

Main deck's 4 identical cabins are equally sized (17 m2 / 180 ft2). All staterooms are with twin beds (some converting), French windows, air-conditioning, safes and desks, as well as hairdryers, slippers and bathrobes in the en-suite bathrooms. An onboard laundry is available, too.

Like on similar Pandaw river cruise ships, Kalay Pandaw passengers are able to spend leisure time on the aft part of the covered upper deck. Meals are served bistro-style indoor and outdoor on the upper deck. Breakfast is buffet style, but preceded by light bites, tea and coffee for early risers. Lunch is served either buffet style or sit-down, while dinners are 4-course affairs. Pandaw's food ingredients are locally sourced and always fresh.

Domestic beers, spirits, soft drinks, coffee and tea are complimentary and served on the upper deck at the bar/library lounge. An open-bridge policy is in place. Wi-Fi is slow because of the remote regions traveled. However, some riverside ports along the cruise itinerary feature Internet shops.

RV Kalay Pandaw

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RV Kalay Pandaw Itineraries 2017

The below listed RV Kalay Pandaw cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest River Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Itinerary ports

29 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Upper Irrawaddy Upstream
Prices starting
from $3634
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29 Sep      Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar   
01 Oct     Khanyat, Myanmar   
02 Oct     Katha, Myanmar   
03 Oct     Kyun Daw, Myanmar   
04 Oct     Irrawaddy River   
05 Oct     Tagaung, Myanmar   
06 Oct     Mingun, Myanmar   
07 Oct      Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar   

06 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Upper Irrawaddy Downstream
Prices starting
from $3634
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06 Oct      Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar   
08 Oct     Kyaukmyaung, Myanmar   
09 Oct     Khanyat, Myanmar   
10 Oct     Katha, Myanmar   
11 Oct     Kyun Daw, Myanmar   
12 Oct     Irrawaddy River   
13 Oct     Tagaung, Myanmar   
14 Oct      Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar   
Homalin cruise port

04 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Monywa to Yangon
fly-cruise (Yangon (Rangoon))
Prices starting
from $4038
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04 Nov      Departing from Monywa, Myanmar   
06 Nov     Monywa, Myanmar   
07 Nov     Monywa, Myanmar   
08 Nov     Mingkin, Myanmar   
09 Nov     Mawlaik, Myanmar   
10 Nov     Sithaung, Myanmar   
11 Nov     Thaungdut, Myanmar   
12 Nov     Homalin, Myanmar   
12 Nov      Arriving in Yangon (Rangoon) (flight)   
Homalin cruise port

11 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights downstream
fly-cruise (Mandalay)
Prices starting
from $4038
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11 Nov      Departing from Mandalay (flight)   
11 Nov      Departing from Homalin, Myanmar   
13 Nov     Thaungdut, Myanmar   
14 Nov     Sithaung, Myanmar   
15 Nov     Mawlaik, Myanmar   
16 Nov     Mingkin, Myanmar   
17 Nov - 18 Nov     Monywa, Myanmar (Overnight)   
18 Nov     Monywa, Myanmar   
19 Nov     Monywa, Myanmar   
19 Nov      Arriving in Mandalay (flight)