Pandaw River Cruises welcomes passengers back onboard after 2.5 years

   September 22, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

This week, RV Angkor Pandaw completed her first 10-night voyage of the season along Vietnam's Hong River/Red River, full of tourists who experienced an area untouched by tourists and brimming with natural beauty.

Embarking in Halong Bay (Vietnam) on September 9, Pandaw's guests, all of whom loyalty members, were welcomed by the crew, many of which remained with Pandaw River Cruises/rejoined post-COVID.

Everyone at Pandaw Expeditions was thrilled to be able to welcome guests back onboard and share the special destinations and cultures. With India, Laos, and Mekong itineraries all starting in October, the company is expecting an exciting cruise season ahead.

RV Angkor Pandaw cruise ship

RV Angkor Pandaw operates on Mekong River (in Vietnam and Cambodia) departing from homeports BangkokHanoi and Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. The Saigon-built boat was launched in 2012 and was once operated by Avalon Waterways (under the name "Avalon Angkor") but in 2015 was replaced with Avalon Siem Reap.

The ship Angkor Pandaw is the industry's first Mekong-based riverboat cruising the full route from Saigon (Vietnam) to Siem Reap (Cambodia), and the reverse. The luxurious ship was designed specifically to go where other boats are unable to, without sacrificing any comforts and amenities her passengers expect from the premium Pandaw River Cruises company. Due to the ship's design (allowing full itineraries between Siem Reap and Saigon), 7+ hours of motorcoach travel to/from the embarkation/disembarkation port is eliminated.