RV Zawgyi Pandaw

RV Zawgyi Pandaw Review and Specifications

Specifications of RV Zawgyi Pandaw

Year built 2008
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.

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.

RV Zawgyi Pandaw

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RV Zawgyi Pandaw Itineraries 2016

The below listed RV Zawgyi Pandaw cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Mekong 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
31 December 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights Upstream
Prices starting
from $3634
01 Jan        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
01 Jan        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
01 Jan        Departing from Monywa,Myanmar
02 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
03 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
04 Jan        Mingun, Myanmar
05 Jan        Mawlaik,Myanmar
06 Jan        Sithaung,Myanmar
07 Jan        Toungdoot,Myanmar
08 Jan        Homalin, Myanmar
08 Jan        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar

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 Mekong 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
07 January 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights downstream
Prices starting
from $3634
08 Jan        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
08 Jan        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
09 Jan        Toungdoot,Myanmar
10 Jan        Sithaung,Myanmar
11 Jan        Mawlaik,Myanmar
12 Jan        Mingun, Myanmar
13 Jan - 14 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar (Overnight)
14 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
15 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
15 Jan        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
14 January 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights Upstream
Prices starting
from $3634
15 Jan        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
15 Jan        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
15 Jan        Departing from Monywa,Myanmar
16 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
17 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
18 Jan        Mingun, Myanmar
19 Jan        Mawlaik,Myanmar
20 Jan        Sithaung,Myanmar
21 Jan        Toungdoot,Myanmar
22 Jan        Homalin, Myanmar
22 Jan        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
21 January 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights downstream
Prices starting
from $3634
22 Jan        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
22 Jan        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
23 Jan        Toungdoot,Myanmar
24 Jan        Sithaung,Myanmar
25 Jan        Mawlaik,Myanmar
26 Jan        Mingun, Myanmar
27 Jan - 28 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar (Overnight)
28 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
29 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
29 Jan        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
28 January 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights Upstream
Prices starting
from $3634
29 Jan        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
29 Jan        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
29 Jan        Departing from Monywa,Myanmar
30 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
31 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
01 Feb        Mingun, Myanmar
02 Feb        Mawlaik,Myanmar
03 Feb        Sithaung,Myanmar
04 Feb        Toungdoot,Myanmar
05 Feb        Homalin, Myanmar
05 Feb        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
04 February 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights downstream
Prices starting
from $3432
05 Feb        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
05 Feb        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
06 Feb        Toungdoot,Myanmar
07 Feb        Sithaung,Myanmar
08 Feb        Mawlaik,Myanmar
09 Feb        Mingun, Myanmar
10 Feb - 11 Feb        Monywa,Myanmar (Overnight)
11 Feb        Monywa,Myanmar
12 Feb        Monywa,Myanmar
12 Feb        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
11 February 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights Upstream
Prices starting
from $3634
12 Feb        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
12 Feb        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
12 Feb        Departing from Monywa,Myanmar
13 Feb        Monywa,Myanmar
14 Feb        Monywa,Myanmar
15 Feb        Mingun, Myanmar
16 Feb        Mawlaik,Myanmar
17 Feb        Sithaung,Myanmar
18 Feb        Toungdoot,Myanmar
19 Feb        Homalin, Myanmar
19 Feb        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
09 September 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights Upstream
Prices starting
from $3634
10 Sep        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
10 Sep        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
10 Sep        Departing from Monywa,Myanmar
11 Sep        Monywa,Myanmar
12 Sep        Monywa,Myanmar
13 Sep        Mingun, Myanmar
14 Sep        Mawlaik,Myanmar
15 Sep        Sithaung,Myanmar
16 Sep        Toungdoot,Myanmar
17 Sep        Homalin, Myanmar
17 Sep        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
16 September 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip A Voyage to Nagaland: downstream
Prices starting
from $3634
17 Sep        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
17 Sep        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
18 Sep        Chindwin River,Myanmar
19 Sep        Chindwin River,Myanmar
20 Sep        Toungdoot,Myanmar
21 Sep        Sithaung,Myanmar
22 Sep        Kindat,Myanmar
23 Sep        Mawlaik,Myanmar
24 Sep        Kalewa,Myanmar
24 Sep        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
23 September 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip A Voyage to Nagaland: upstream
Prices starting
from $3634
24 Sep        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
24 Sep        Departing from Kalewa,Myanmar
25 Sep        Mawlaik,Myanmar
26 Sep        Kindat,Myanmar
27 Sep        Sithaung,Myanmar
28 Sep        Toungdoot,Myanmar
29 Sep        Chindwin River,Myanmar
30 Sep        Chindwin River,Myanmar
01 Oct        Homalin, Myanmar
01 Oct        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
07 October 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights downstream
Prices starting
from $3634
08 Oct        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
08 Oct        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
09 Oct        Toungdoot,Myanmar
10 Oct        Sithaung,Myanmar
11 Oct        Mawlaik,Myanmar
12 Oct        Mingun, Myanmar
13 Oct - 14 Oct        Monywa,Myanmar (Overnight)
14 Oct        Monywa,Myanmar
15 Oct        Monywa,Myanmar
15 Oct        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
14 October 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights Upstream
Prices starting
from $3634
15 Oct        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
15 Oct        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
15 Oct        Departing from Monywa,Myanmar
16 Oct        Monywa,Myanmar
17 Oct        Monywa,Myanmar
18 Oct        Mingun, Myanmar
19 Oct        Mawlaik,Myanmar
20 Oct        Sithaung,Myanmar
21 Oct        Toungdoot,Myanmar
22 Oct        Homalin, Myanmar
22 Oct        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
21 October 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights downstream
Prices starting
from $3634
22 Oct        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
22 Oct        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
23 Oct        Toungdoot,Myanmar
24 Oct        Sithaung,Myanmar
25 Oct        Mawlaik,Myanmar
26 Oct        Mingun, Myanmar
27 Oct - 28 Oct        Monywa,Myanmar (Overnight)
28 Oct        Monywa,Myanmar
29 Oct        Monywa,Myanmar
29 Oct        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
28 October 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights Upstream
Prices starting
from $3634
29 Oct        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
29 Oct        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
29 Oct        Departing from Monywa,Myanmar
29 Oct 23:00 - 23:00        Monywa,Myanmar
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00        Monywa,Myanmar
31 Oct 23:00 - 23:00        Mingun, Myanmar
01 Nov 23:00 - 23:00        Mawlaik,Myanmar
02 Nov 23:00 - 23:00        Sithaung,Myanmar
03 Nov 23:00 - 23:00        Toungdoot,Myanmar
04 Nov 23:00 - 23:00        Homalin, Myanmar
04 Nov        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
04 November 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights downstream
Prices starting
from $3634
05 Nov        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
05 Nov        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
06 Nov        Toungdoot,Myanmar
07 Nov        Sithaung,Myanmar
08 Nov        Mawlaik,Myanmar
09 Nov        Mingun, Myanmar
10 Nov - 11 Nov        Monywa,Myanmar (Overnight)
11 Nov        Monywa,Myanmar
12 Nov        Monywa,Myanmar
12 Nov        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
11 November 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights Upstream
Prices starting
from $3634
12 Nov        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
12 Nov        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
12 Nov        Departing from Monywa,Myanmar
13 Nov        Monywa,Myanmar
14 Nov        Monywa,Myanmar
15 Nov        Mingun, Myanmar
16 Nov        Mawlaik,Myanmar
17 Nov        Sithaung,Myanmar
18 Nov        Toungdoot,Myanmar
19 Nov        Homalin, Myanmar
19 Nov        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
18 November 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights downstream
Prices starting
from $3634
19 Nov        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
19 Nov        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
20 Nov        Toungdoot,Myanmar
21 Nov        Sithaung,Myanmar
22 Nov        Mawlaik,Myanmar
23 Nov        Mingun, Myanmar
24 Nov - 25 Nov        Monywa,Myanmar (Overnight)
25 Nov        Monywa,Myanmar
26 Nov        Monywa,Myanmar
26 Nov        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
25 November 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights Upstream
Prices starting
from $3634
26 Nov        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
26 Nov        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
26 Nov        Departing from Monywa,Myanmar
27 Nov        Monywa,Myanmar
28 Nov        Monywa,Myanmar
29 Nov        Mingun, Myanmar
30 Nov        Mawlaik,Myanmar
01 Dec        Sithaung,Myanmar
02 Dec        Toungdoot,Myanmar
03 Dec        Homalin, Myanmar
03 Dec        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
02 December 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights downstream
Prices starting
from $3634
03 Dec        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
03 Dec        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
04 Dec        Toungdoot,Myanmar
05 Dec        Sithaung,Myanmar
06 Dec        Mawlaik,Myanmar
07 Dec        Mingun, Myanmar
08 Dec - 09 Dec        Monywa,Myanmar (Overnight)
09 Dec        Monywa,Myanmar
10 Dec        Monywa,Myanmar
10 Dec        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
23 December 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights Upstream
Prices starting
from $3634
24 Dec        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
24 Dec        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
24 Dec        Departing from Monywa,Myanmar
25 Dec        Monywa,Myanmar
26 Dec        Monywa,Myanmar
27 Dec        Mingun, Myanmar
28 Dec        Mawlaik,Myanmar
29 Dec        Sithaung,Myanmar
30 Dec        Toungdoot,Myanmar
31 Dec        Homalin, Myanmar
31 Dec        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
30 December 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights downstream
Prices starting
from $3634
31 Dec        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
31 Dec        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
01 Jan        Toungdoot,Myanmar
02 Jan        Sithaung,Myanmar
03 Jan        Mawlaik,Myanmar
04 Jan        Mingun, Myanmar
05 Jan - 06 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar (Overnight)
06 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
07 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
07 Jan        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar

RV Zawgyi Pandaw Itineraries 2018

The below listed RV Zawgyi Pandaw cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Mekong 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
06 January 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights Upstream
Prices starting
from $3634
07 Jan        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
07 Jan        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
07 Jan        Departing from Monywa,Myanmar
08 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
09 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
10 Jan        Mingun, Myanmar
11 Jan        Mawlaik,Myanmar
12 Jan        Sithaung,Myanmar
13 Jan        Toungdoot,Myanmar
14 Jan        Homalin, Myanmar
14 Jan        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
13 January 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights downstream
Prices starting
from $3634
14 Jan        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
14 Jan        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
15 Jan        Toungdoot,Myanmar
16 Jan        Sithaung,Myanmar
17 Jan        Mawlaik,Myanmar
18 Jan        Mingun, Myanmar
19 Jan - 20 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar (Overnight)
20 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
21 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
21 Jan        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
20 January 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights Upstream
Prices starting
from $3634
21 Jan        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
21 Jan        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
21 Jan        Departing from Monywa,Myanmar
22 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
23 Jan        Monywa,Myanmar
24 Jan        Mingun, Myanmar
25 Jan        Mawlaik,Myanmar
26 Jan        Sithaung,Myanmar
27 Jan        Toungdoot,Myanmar
28 Jan        Homalin, Myanmar
28 Jan        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
27 January 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights downstream
Prices starting
from $3634
28 Jan        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
28 Jan        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
29 Jan        Toungdoot,Myanmar
30 Jan        Sithaung,Myanmar
31 Jan        Mawlaik,Myanmar
01 Feb        Mingun, Myanmar
02 Feb - 03 Feb        Monywa,Myanmar (Overnight)
03 Feb        Monywa,Myanmar
04 Feb        Monywa,Myanmar
04 Feb        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
03 February 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights Upstream
Prices starting
from $3634
04 Feb        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
04 Feb        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
04 Feb        Departing from Monywa,Myanmar
05 Feb        Monywa,Myanmar
06 Feb        Monywa,Myanmar
07 Feb        Mingun, Myanmar
08 Feb        Mawlaik,Myanmar
09 Feb        Sithaung,Myanmar
10 Feb        Toungdoot,Myanmar
11 Feb        Homalin, Myanmar
11 Feb        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar
10 February 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights downstream
Prices starting
from $3634
11 Feb        Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar
11 Feb        Departing from Homalin, Myanmar
12 Feb        Toungdoot,Myanmar
13 Feb        Sithaung,Myanmar
14 Feb        Mawlaik,Myanmar
15 Feb        Mingun, Myanmar
16 Feb - 17 Feb        Monywa,Myanmar (Overnight)
17 Feb        Monywa,Myanmar
18 Feb        Monywa,Myanmar
18 Feb        Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar