RV Laos Pandaw

RV Laos Pandaw Review and Specifications

Specifications of RV Laos Pandaw

Year built2015  /  Age : 4
OwnerPandaw River Expeditions
OperatorPandaw Cruises
Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
Length (LOA)45 m / 148 ft
Beam (width)9 m / 30 ft
Gross Tonnage550 gt
Passengers20
Crew10
Decks2
Cabins10
Decks with cabins2

Current itinerary of RV Laos Pandaw

RV Laos Pandaw current cruise is 11 days, one-way from Chiang Khong to Vientiane. Prices start from USD 2908 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 14 Mar, 2019 and ends on 25 Mar, 2019.

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

Review of RV Laos Pandaw

RV Laos Pandaw ship was built in Laos and launched in 2015. This Pandaw's first riverboat (followed by the sister vessels RV Champa Pandaw, and RV Yunnan Pandaw, both launched in 2016) operating on Upper Mekong River cruises. These itineraries visit the 3 countries of the Golden Triangle (Thailand, Burma/Myanmar, Laos) and also China.

The ship has 10 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, Laos 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 Laos Pandaw Itineraries

The below listed RV Laos Pandaw cruise prices on 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Feb 20 11 days, one-way from Chiang Khong to Vientiane Chiang Khong $2908
2019 Mar 03 11 days, one-way from Vientiane to Chiang Khong Vientiane $2908
2019 Mar 14 11 days, one-way from Chiang Khong to Vientiane Chiang Khong $2908
2019 Mar 25 11 days, one-way from Vientiane to Chiang Khong Vientiane $2908
2019 Apr 05 11 days, one-way from Chiang Khong to Vientiane Chiang Khong $3231
2019 Apr 16 11 days, one-way from Vientiane to Chiang Khong Vientiane $3231