RV Mekong Pandaw

RV Mekong Pandaw Review and Specifications

Specifications of RV Mekong Pandaw

Year built2003  /  Age : 16
ClassMekong river cruiser
OwnerPandaw River Expeditions
OperatorPandaw Cruises
Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
Length (LOA)60 m / 197 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage840 gt
Passengers48
Crew24
Decks4
Cabins24
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2013

Current itinerary of RV Mekong Pandaw

RV Mekong Pandaw current cruise is 8 days, one-way from Saigon to Siem Reap. Prices start from USD 1997 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 23 Mar, 2019 and ends on 31 Mar, 2019.

Date / TimePort
24 Mar     Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam(Transfer)   
24 Mar     My Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
24 Mar - 25 Mar     Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam(Overnight)   
25 Mar     Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
25 Mar     Mekong River, Vietnam-Cambodia   
25 Mar     Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
26 Mar     Chau Doc, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
26 Mar     Mekong River, Vietnam-Cambodia   
27 Mar     Phnom Penh, Cambodia   
28 Mar     Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia   
28 Mar     Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia   
29 Mar     Chong Koh, Cambodia   
29 Mar     Mekong River, Vietnam-Cambodia   
30 Mar     Kampong Cham, Cambodia(Wat Hanchey)   
31 Mar     Kampong Cham, Cambodia   
31 Mar      Arriving in Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Cambodia(Transfer)   

Review of RV Mekong Pandaw

RV Mekong Pandaw ship was built in Yangon (Rangoon) and launched in 2002. This riverboat was designed specifically for Mekong River cruises and unlike the other P-class Pandaw ships, it doesn't have a flying bridge in order to be able to get under road bridges along the itinerary. The ship features a 750 m2 (8073 ft2) outdoor teak deck and a full size billiard table.

The cruise itinerary is between Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Siem Reap, operated since 2003 when the ship was launched, Pandaw River Cruises was the first river travel company to sail on this route. The line since has put 3 more riverboats on Mekong, offering 3-, 4- and 7-night itineraries visiting Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat temples on the route through Cambodia.

Mekong Pandaw has 24 identical cabins (sized 16 m2 / 170 ft2). All staterooms feature twin beds (some converting to double), French windows, air-conditioning, safes, desks, hairdryers, slippers and bathrobes in the en-suite bathrooms. The suites additionally offer Nespresso machines. An onboard laundry is available, too.

Like on similar Pandaw river cruise ships, Mekong 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.

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RV Mekong Pandaw Itineraries

The below listed RV Mekong 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 23 8 days, one-way from Saigon to Siem Reap Saigon $1997
2019 Feb 26 5 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap Phnom Penh $1198
2019 Mar 02 8 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap $1997
2019 Mar 02 4 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh Siem Reap $889
2019 Mar 09 4 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho $889
2019 Mar 09 8 days, one-way from Saigon to Siem Reap Saigon $1997
2019 Mar 12 5 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap Phnom Penh $1198
2019 Mar 16 8 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap $1997
2019 Mar 16 4 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh Siem Reap $889
2019 Mar 23 8 days, one-way from Saigon to Siem Reap Saigon $1997
2019 Mar 23 4 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh My Tho $889
2019 Mar 26 5 days, one-way from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap Phnom Penh $1198
2019 Mar 30 8 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap $1997
2019 Apr 06 8 days, one-way from Saigon to Siem Reap Saigon $2219
2019 Apr 13 8 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Saigon Siem Reap $2219
2019 Apr 20 8 days, one-way from Saigon to Siem Reap Saigon $2219