RV Zawgyi Pandaw

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Cruise line
Pandaw (River Cruises)

Currentcruise:
7 nights / 8 days, round-trip A Voyage to Nagaland: Upstream
23 Sep, 2017 - 01 Oct, 2017

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RV Zawgyi Pandaw Review and Specifications

Specifications of RV Zawgyi Pandaw

Year built 2008  /  Age : 9
Length (LOA) 41 m / 135 ft
Beam (width) 8 m / 26 ft
Passengers 10 - 20
Crew 10
Decks 2
Cabins 10
Decks with cabins 2
Last Refurbishment 2015

Review of RV Zawgyi Pandaw

RV Zawgyi Pandaw ship was rebuilt in Mandalay and relaunched in 2014. The vessel has humanitarian history. In May 2008, Cyclone Nargis (storm surge, winds up to 215 kph / 130 mph) killed more than 138,000 people in Myanmar (Burma) and caused more than USD 10 billion in damages. Back then, the vessel was specifically equipped and used as a floating clinic. After a few years docked in port, in 2014 the ship was completely redone and entered service as the company's smallest riverboat.RV Zawgyi Pandaw cruise ship,Irrawaddy River, Myanmar

In 2015, Pandaw added an upper deck with cabins and a bistro area in addition to the main deck's observation saloon. Being the fleet's smallest, Zawgyi Pandaw cruise ship also has the fleet's shallowest draft (draught) - 0,76 m (2,5 ft). This feature was the reason the boat to be deployed on Chindwin River (the largest tributary of Irrawaddy River) elegantly navigating the river's treacherous shoals.

The ship has a total of 10 staterooms (6 located on the main deck), and 4 on the upper deck). Each is sized 14 m2 (150 ft2), stylishly furnished and finished in brass and teak. All staterooms are with twin beds (some converting to double), French windows, air-conditioning, safes, desks, hairdryers, slippers and bathrobes in the en-suite bathrooms. An onboard laundry is available, too.

Like on similar Pandaw river cruise ships, Zawgyi 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.

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RV Zawgyi Pandaw Itineraries 2017

The below listed RV Zawgyi 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.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Homalin cruise port

02 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights downstream
fly-cruise (Mandalay)
Prices starting
from $3634
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02 Sep      Departing from Mandalay (flight)   
02 Sep      Departing from Homalin, Myanmar   
04 Sep     Thaungdut, Myanmar   
05 Sep     Sithaung, Myanmar   
06 Sep     Mawlaik, Myanmar   
07 Sep     Mingkin, Myanmar   
08 Sep - 09 Sep     Monywa, Myanmar (Overnight)   
09 Sep     Monywa, Myanmar   
10 Sep     Monywa, Myanmar   
10 Sep      Arriving in Mandalay (flight)   
Homalin cruise port

09 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Monywa to Yangon
fly-cruise (Yangon (Rangoon))
Prices starting
from $3634
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09 Sep      Departing from Monywa, Myanmar   
11 Sep     Monywa, Myanmar   
12 Sep     Monywa, Myanmar   
13 Sep     Mingkin, Myanmar   
14 Sep     Mawlaik, Myanmar   
15 Sep     Sithaung, Myanmar   
16 Sep     Thaungdut, Myanmar   
17 Sep     Homalin, Myanmar   
17 Sep      Arriving in Yangon (Rangoon) (flight)   
Homalin cruise port

16 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip A Voyage to Nagaland: Downstream
fly-cruise (Mandalay)
Prices starting
from $3634
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16 Sep      Departing from Mandalay (flight)   
16 Sep      Departing from Homalin, Myanmar   
18 Sep     Chindwin River   
19 Sep     Chindwin River   
20 Sep     Thaungdut, Myanmar   
21 Sep     Sithaung, Myanmar   
22 Sep     Kindat, Myanmar   
23 Sep     Mawlaik, Myanmar   
24 Sep     Kalewa, Myanmar   
24 Sep      Arriving in Mandalay (flight)   
Homalin cruise port

23 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip A Voyage to Nagaland: Upstream
fly-cruise (Mandalay)
Prices starting
from $3634
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23 Sep      Departing from Mandalay (flight)   
23 Sep      Departing from Kalewa, Myanmar   
25 Sep     Mawlaik, Myanmar   
26 Sep     Kindat, Myanmar   
27 Sep     Sithaung, Myanmar   
28 Sep     Thaungdut, Myanmar   
29 Sep     Chindwin River   
30 Sep     Chindwin River   
01 Oct     Homalin, Myanmar   
01 Oct      Arriving in Mandalay (flight)   
Homalin cruise port

07 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights downstream
fly-cruise (Mandalay)
Prices starting
from $4038
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07 Oct      Departing from Mandalay (flight)   
07 Oct      Departing from Homalin, Myanmar   
09 Oct     Thaungdut, Myanmar   
10 Oct     Sithaung, Myanmar   
11 Oct     Mawlaik, Myanmar   
12 Oct     Mingkin, Myanmar   
13 Oct - 14 Oct     Monywa, Myanmar (Overnight)   
14 Oct     Monywa, Myanmar   
15 Oct     Monywa, Myanmar   
15 Oct      Arriving in Mandalay (flight)   
Homalin cruise port

14 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Monywa to Yangon
fly-cruise (Yangon (Rangoon))
Prices starting
from $4038
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14 Oct      Departing from Monywa, Myanmar   
16 Oct     Monywa, Myanmar   
17 Oct     Monywa, Myanmar   
18 Oct     Mingkin, Myanmar   
19 Oct     Mawlaik, Myanmar   
20 Oct     Sithaung, Myanmar   
21 Oct     Thaungdut, Myanmar   
22 Oct     Homalin, Myanmar   
22 Oct      Arriving in Yangon (Rangoon) (flight)   
Homalin cruise port

21 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights downstream
fly-cruise (Mandalay)
Prices starting
from $4038
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21 Oct      Departing from Mandalay (flight)   
21 Oct      Departing from Homalin, Myanmar   
23 Oct     Thaungdut, Myanmar   
24 Oct     Sithaung, Myanmar   
25 Oct     Mawlaik, Myanmar   
26 Oct     Mingkin, Myanmar   
27 Oct - 28 Oct     Monywa, Myanmar (Overnight)   
28 Oct     Monywa, Myanmar   
29 Oct     Monywa, Myanmar   
29 Oct      Arriving in Mandalay (flight)