Ship Facts

  • Sizeboutique
  • Styleclassic
  • Launch Year2009
  • Languageen
  • Length51.9
  • CurrencyUSD
  • Capacity60
  • Cabin Count30
Accommodation Types


Finished in brass and teak, the main and upper deck rooms are very spacious at 168 square feet (15.6 sqm). Much loved by all their passengers they have ensured that with each ship they build the stateroom remains the same. Their cabins do not have mini-bars, satellite TV's, internet or phones. Pandaw passengers usually want to escape from the tiresome features found in international business hotels.


The Pandaw dining rooms are designed to open up along the sides and only at night do they close them up and use air-conditioning. They know their passengers want fresh air not chilled air. 

Dining Room

They offer a great choice of local cuisine and exotic foods, sourcing supplies as locally as possible, given environmental health regulations. Breakfast is a buffet whilst lunch has a buffet soup, salad and desert table with the main course served at the table and dinner is served at the tables. Passengers who do not like hot or spicy foods are offered European alternatives and vegetarians are well catered for. Special diets may be catered for by prior agreement. Their chefs know that the majority of passengers want to eat the best of each country they pass through.


On any Pandaw river expedition daily briefings are hosted by your purser and guide which provide a forum to discuss the day's events and the plans for the day ahead.

Whilst the peace and tranquility of their passengers is their priority and many passengers prefer to read, write or engage in painting or photography they do offer a number of unobtrusive activities that have become a traditional part of any Pandaw river expedition.

Cultural Performances

During the expedition there will be at least one cultural performance on board whether the Royal Khmer Ballet in Cambodia, the Marionette Theater in Burma or Iban tribal dances in Borneo. On longer cruises there wll be at least two performances per cruise.

On-board activities

They offer a range on on board activities including: cooking demonstrations, fruit carving, napkin arrangement, exploring local markets with our chefs, talks from our on board guides, film presentations, with documentaries on local history and culture as well as movies, tours of the working ship and many other activities. 

Themed movie nights are popular - L'Indochine in Vietnam, the Killing Fields in Cambodia and The Lady in Burma are a number of old favourites.

There are a number of social events during an expedition whcih will include a welcome dinner, cocktail parties on deck, a farewell gala dinner and dinners themed with local menus and costume. In the Burma dry season they often tie up on a sandbank and have a barbeque beach party on the sands, usually around a bonfire in winter.


Contrary to what you might think Pandaw river expeditions are not just for the more mature. They are actually brilliant educational experiences for younger people. Given that all their sailing areas are very safe and secure, and the local people friendly, these sailings provide a great way for kids to interact with local kids. They carry fishing rods and badminton nets and often when they tether for the night on a sand bank the crew will set up the badminton net or arrange a game of football with the locals all joining in. They carry also board games like chess, monopoly and scrabble to while away those long afternoons cruising. Kids also enjoy the cookery demonstrations and other on board activities. Certain school holiday departures are designated as 'family friendly'.

Deck Plans

Upper Deck

  • Twin/ double staterooms

Main Deck

  • Gallery & Store
  • Dining Room
  • Staterooms