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Introducing Pandaw River Expeditions

Pandaw are dedicated to exploring remote and often difficult to navigate river and coasts in specially designed luxury small ships. Each ship, hand crafted in brass and teak, is an object of great beauty in itself. A Pandaw adventure is not like an ocean going cruise. The atmosphere is informal and very social.

The Kalaw was launched in 2014. Kalaw is named after the PS Kalaw launched in 1917 and sunk in 1942 in the War. Paul Strachan witnessed the salvaging of the Kalaw in 1998 and managed to acquire her name plate and bell, the former of which has been reused on her namesake. Again this ultra light ship combines one of the shallowest drafts on the river with one of the highest passenger space ratios afloat.

RV Kalaw Pandaw Ship Facts:

  • Built in 2014 in Yangoon
  • Length: 187ft / 57m
  • Beam: 29ft / 8.8m
  • Draught: 3ft / 90cm
  • Berths: 40 pax (reduced to 36 pax as of July 2015)


RV Kalaw Pandaw

Accommodation:
  • 8 upper deck, 12 main deck (reduced to 10 as of July 2015)
  • 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass
  • Panoramic French window
  • Kimonos and slippers
  • Spa-branded amenities
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Electric mini safe
  • AC with individual control
  • Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows
  • Premium mattresses
  • Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift
  • Mirror
  • Multi-configuration plugs
  • Generous closet space and under-bed storage
  • Hair dryer
  • Daily nightly turndown service
  • 24h laundry service
  • Complimentary evening canapés

Wining & Dining:

  • Bistro style dining room with outside seating and air-conditioning inside
  • Local master chef heading an experienced international culinary team
  • Semi-buffet breakfast, semi-buffet lunch, and seated theme dinners
  • Daily lean & light menu options
  • Complimentary coffee, water, tea
  • Extensive wine list with premium wines
  • Series of cultural performances, educational talks, cooking classes, and ship tour
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Farewell reception
  • Theme dinners
  • 24hrs hospitality bar
  • Onboard bakery with daily freshly baked breads and rolls