RV Katha Pandaw


Cruise line
Pandaw (River Cruises)

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RV Katha Pandaw Review and Specifications

Specifications of RV Katha Pandaw

Year built 2011  /  Age : 7
Length (LOA) 40 m / 131 ft
Beam (width) 9 m / 30 ft
Passengers 16 - 32
Crew 16
Decks 2
Cabins 16
Decks with cabins 2

Review of RV Katha Pandaw

RV Katha Pandaw ship is one of Pandaw's smaller vessels in the K-class fleet. The riverboat was built in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and laounched in 2011. Its shallow draft allows navigation on Irrawaddy River in Middle Burma. Cruise itineraries go beyond Mandalay, and also to hard-to-reach sections of Upper Chindwin River. The boat was named after the Myanmar's port town Katha located on Irrawaddy River.

The ship has 2 walk-around (promenade) passenger decks and identical cabins (sized 16 m2 / 170 ft2). All staterooms are with twin beds (some converting), French windows, air-conditioning, safes, desks, hairdryers, slippers and bathrobes in the en-suite bathrooms. An onboard laundry is available, too.

During construction, Katha Pandaw's general arrangement was changed by eliminating the indoor restaurant (dining room). The decision was made after consideration with the company's boat service staff and after numerous protests by regular customers preferring to serve / eat outside (on the upper / sun deck) than in a stuffy indoor dining room.

Like on similar Pandaw river cruise ships, Katha 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. The ship provides quality mountain bikes available complimentary for passenger use on independent shore trips.

RV Katha Pandaw

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RV Katha Pandaw Itineraries 2018

The below listed RV Katha Pandaw cruise prices on 2018 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
Yangon cruise port

10 March 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Great Irrawaddy Delta
Prices starting
from $2442
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10 Mar      Departing from Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar   
12 Mar     Bogale, Myanmar   
13 Mar     Myaungmya, Myanmar   
14 Mar - 15 Mar     Pathein, Bassein, Myanmar   
16 Mar     Wakema, Myanmar   
17 Mar     Maubin, Myanmar   
18 Mar      Arriving in Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar   

Yangon cruise port

18 March 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Great Irrawaddy Delta
Prices starting
from $2442
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18 Mar      Departing from Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar   
20 Mar     Bogale, Myanmar   
21 Mar     Myaungmya, Myanmar   
22 Mar - 23 Mar     Pathein, Bassein, Myanmar   
24 Mar     Wakema, Myanmar   
25 Mar     Maubin, Myanmar   
26 Mar      Arriving in Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar