RV Kindat Pandaw

Specifications of RV Kindat Pandaw

Year built2014  /  Age: 8
BuilderPandaw Mandalay Shipyard (Mandalay, Burma)
Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
Length (LOA)57 m / 187 ft
Beam (width)9 m / 30 ft
Gross Tonnage600 gt
Decks with cabins2
Sister-shipsAngkor Pandaw, Kalaw Pandaw, Kanee Pandaw, Katha Pandaw
OwnerPandaw River Expeditions
OperatorPandaw Cruises

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Review of RV Kindat Pandaw

RV Kindat Pandaw ship was built in Yangon (Rangoon) and launched in 2014. The original Kindat was constructed in 1886 by Yarrows (London) and sank in 1920. The boat was named after Kindat - a town located on Upper Chindwin River in Burma.

RV Kindat Pandaw ship

This is a shallow-draft design riverboat able to access from Mandalay to the most northern navigable point of Irrawaddy, Bhamo, near the China border. The itinerary includes Katha, where George Orwell wrote Burmese Days. The vessel has 18 identical cabins of 16 m2 (170 ft2). All staterooms offer as standard amenities twin beds (some converting to double, all with premium mattresses, quality linens, duvet, two kinds of pillows), French windows, air-conditioning, spacious wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), writing desk (vanity with chair and make-up mirror), under-bed storage (for suitcases), en-suite bathroom (WC, shower, washbasin, hairdryer, towels, slippers, bathrobes/kimonos, Spa-branded amenities), unlimited bottled water, Yoga mats (for in-cabin use), nightly turndown service. Onboard 24-hour laundry is also available. On all shore excursions are provided shoe cleaning and cold towel services (after), bottled water (Pandaw-branded aluminium bottles as giveaways), first aid-trained assistant guide.

Like on similar Pandaw ships, Kindat 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 Upper Deck. Breakfast is buffet-style and preceded by light bites, tea and coffee for early risers. Lunch is either buffet-style or sit-down (with a la carte menu items available for ordering), while dinners are 4-course and waiter-served. Pandaw's food ingredients are locally sourced and always fresh.

Domestic beers, spirits, soft drinks, coffee and tea are complimentary and served on Upper Deck at the Bar Lounge/Library. An open-bridge policy allows access to the Wheelhouse (boat's Navigation Bridge). Wi-Fi is slow because of the remote regions travelled. However, some riverports along the cruise itinerary have Internet shops. The ship provides quality mountain bikes available complimentary for all passengers to use on independent tours ashore.

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Not a luxury cruise

by kindat kid
1 Review written
8 days, round-trip from Kolkata, Calcutta, India
Departure date: 06 Oct 2019
As a previous Pandaw passenger this was a most disappointing experience. Of most concern was the food. Do not join this cruise if you do not like spices and curries, there are no alternatives. The breakfasts were appalling. The egg chef could cook omelettes but nothing else, there was no bacon...

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