Mekong River Cruises
RV Princess Pahnwar Review and Specifications
Specifications of RV Princess Pahnwar
|Year built||2016 / Age : 1|
|Length (LOA)||61 m / 200 ft|
|Passengers||36 - 72|
|Decks with cabins||3|
Review of RV Princess Pahnwar
Built in Myanmar, Burma, RV Princess Pahnwar is the 29th ship in the APT fleet, currently sailing 17-day year-round itineraries in Myanmar as one of the biggest cruisers on Irrawaddy River.
Travelmarvel company specialises in premium touring and cruising with value-for-money pricing. The brand is under the ownership of APT, and has grown significantly during the past years. Today Travelmarvel operates tours and cruises in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Africa. Its price structure depends on the itinerary and can include meals and drinks, port charges and accommodation, excursions and entertainment, the services of a cruise director, gratuities, internal flights, transfers, sightseeing. Also included are various Insider Experiences, where travellers can 'live like a local' and gain insights into destination's cultures and customs.
Its 17-day Majestic Burma cruise of RV Princess Pahnwar from Mandalay to Yangon features a visit to Mahamuni Buddha Temple, covered in sheets of gold leaf, as well as a tour of nearby Shwenandaw Monastery and the opportunity to walk along U Bein Bridge, ancient teakwood crossing. A day at Bagan includes a visit to Anada Temple and golden Schwezigon Pagoda situated in Nyaung-U, close to Bagan. The 2,500-year-old Shwedagon Pagado is on the itinerary during the call at Yangon.
An extended version of the cruise, 20-day Majestic Burma & Inle Lake, includes 3 nights at an old hill station constructed for British civil servants at Kalaw. Excursions are available to lake’s floating gardens as well as a stop at Indein in order to see hundreds of pagodas. Shan Cultural Museum and Taunggyi's local market is also on the itinerary.
There are several types of staterooms and suites aboard RV Princess Pahnwar. Its 36 staterooms and suites feature air-conditioning, French or outside balcony and state-of-the-art appliances. There is a choice of a queen-size bed or twin beds, and each room boasts an ensuite bathroom, flat-screen TV and dressing table.
Mandalay Restaurant, situated on the main deck, provides sufficient seating for travellers to dine together at the same time. Fares include all meals, complimentary local beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks at lunch and dinner. Coffee and tea is available 24/7, free of charge.
RV Princess Pahnwar boasts an air-conditioned lounge featuring panoramic views, and a vast sun deck for watching the world pass by. The spa offers various massages and treatments. Guests can relax on the sun deck, workout at the gym, or enjoy a relaxing treatment at the spa. Onboard entertainment includes lectures on Burmese culture and history by local guides. There are also cultural evenings, including a traditional puppet show.
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