RV Champa Pandaw

RV Champa Pandaw Review and Specifications

Specifications of RV Champa Pandaw

Year built2016  /  Age : 3
OwnerPandaw River Expeditions
OperatorPandaw Cruises
Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
Length (LOA)45 m / 148 ft
Beam (width)9 m / 30 ft
Gross Tonnage720 gt
Decks with cabins2

Current itinerary of RV Champa Pandaw

RV Champa Pandaw current cruise is 11 days, one-way from Chiang Khong to Vientiane, themed as "Easter". Prices start from USD 3231 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 12 Apr, 2019 and ends on 23 Apr, 2019.

Date / TimePort
13 Apr     Chiang Khong, Thailand   
14 Apr     Chiang Khong, Thailand   
15 Apr     Pak Beng, Laos   
16 Apr     Pak Ou Caves, Laos   
17 Apr     Luang Prabang, Laos   
18 Apr     Luang Prabang, Laos   
19 Apr     Tha Deua, Laos   
20 Apr     Pak Lai, Laos   
21 Apr     Ban Paklay, Laos   
22 Apr     Vientiane, Laos   
23 Apr      Arriving in Vientiane, Laos   

Review of RV Champa Pandaw

RV Champa Pandaw ship was built in Thailand and launched in 2016. This is currently the second Pandaw riverboat (following the sister vessels RV Laos Pandaw, launched in 2015, and RV Yunnan Pandaw - 2016) operating on Upper Mekong River cruises. These itineraries visit all 3 countries of the Golden Triangle (Thailand, Burma/Myanmar, Laos) and also China.

The ship has 14 identical cabins (sized 17 m2 / 180 ft2). All staterooms feature twin beds (converting to double), shared (common) balconies and air-conditioning. They also provide generous storage space, safes, desks, as well as hairdryers, slippers and bathrobes in the en-suite bathrooms. An onboard 24-hour laundry service is available, too.

Like on similar Pandaw river cruise ships, Champa 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 Champa Pandaw

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RV Champa Pandaw Itineraries

The below listed RV Champa Pandaw cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Pandaw 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Mar 21 11 days, one-way from Chiang Khong to Vientiane Chiang Khong $2908
2019 Apr 01 11 days, one-way from Vientiane to Chiang Khong Vientiane $3231
2019 Apr 12 11 days, one-way from Chiang Khong to Vientiane Chiang Khong $3231