There might be no ship more appropriate for the discovery of South - East Asia’s unknown regions by cruising than the My Andaman Explorer. It is really a brilliant opportunity to explore the exquisite beauty and the astonishing culture of Burma.Joining a cruise on Pandaw, you will not only have private space in your comfortable cabin, your journey is also filled with a lot of outdoor experience. There are many vantage points on board allows you to get a panoramic views of the river and observe the world go by such as the promenade decks, observation deck or sitting places outside. The special thing of this ship is that you could open window (except port holes on the lower deck) to enjoy spectacular views while the ship sail forward.
ACTIVITIES ON BOARD
Sailing on the ship, you have great chance to take part in various activities - an indispensable part of any Pandaw river expedition including cooking, exploring local markets, talks on local culture and history, cultural performances, film presentations. In addition, with any expedition, there are a number of social events for passengers such as a welcome dinner, cocktail parties on deck or a farewell dinner.
LOUNGE & BAR
With the purpose of bringing relaxing and enjoyable moments during the cruise on Mergui Archipelago, open air lounge and bar are equipped onboard RV Andaman Explorer. Guests can spend time lying on the sundeck contemplating the stunning sceneries while our staffs serve you with a delicious glass of cocktails.
MY ANDAMAN EXPLORER OVERVIEW
My Andaman explorer was built in 2015 in Norway designed as the Atlantic Guard vessel. The ship has the length of 61 meters long with the original Rolls Royce engines, and has a hull built to “Ice class” with extra thick plates. It is ornamented and refurnished in Pandaw River Cruises’ style, with a great power to resist strong storm, My Andaman Explorer is totally safe and handy when cruising in the tropical water of South - east Asian countries.
FACILITIES OF MY ANDAMAN EXPLORER
Each suite of the ship includes a sitting room, comfortable bedroom and a marbled bathroom. The Andaman Explorer features a forward observation deck below the bridge to offer the fascinating panorama of the majestic rivers in the Myanmar River cruise. There is also a saloon, indoor dining room with two teak decks, the lower for outdoor dining and two teak decks aft, the upper with a Jacuzzi for lounging and the lower as an outdoor restaurant. Almost every part of the Andaman Explorer is floored with Carrara marble which brings pleasant feeling for those who go unwind
About the comfort, Andaman Explorer is equipped with modern conveniences including air-conditioned staterooms with private bathrooms, spa facilities, entertainment areas, mini-bar, laundry service, and modern designed gym to please all needs of passengers. The crew of Andaman Explorer is very thoughtful and friendly in order to offer travellers the most luxurious services in the fantastic voyage
Recently, the ship is under the management of the powerful shipping family with the attempt to maintain it to a high standard. The Andaman Explorer is much appreciated for the exploration of Southeast Asia’s unknown coasts.
MY ANDAMAN EXPLORER POLICY
1. Alteration of Schedule and Cruise Itinerary
In spite of the fact that we will do our best to assure that the announced itinerary is followed at the strictest possible level, occasionally, we might have to alter or delay the schedules and itineraries in the last minute due to the uncertainty of local weather and river conditions.
2. Change Point of Embarkation and Disembarkation
If the cruise encounters difficulty in embarking and disembarking passengers at the scheduled points, MY Andaman Explorer will bear no extra cost of transporting to and from the embarking and disembarking place except for the case that the passengers or their agents have purchased a package tour including our land services. Any reason for altering the place of embarkation and disembarkation will not be considered a reason for terminating this contract.
3. Fuel Surcharge
The fuel costs, which have been calculated basing on the average market price, are included in the announced ticket price. If the fuel price increases by more than 10%, the company will have the right to collect charge for fuel supplement equal to the amount by which the fuel price exceeds the price stated in the contract.
If you book more than 65 days in advance of the departure date, you are required to make a 30% non-refundable deposit at the booking time. The remaining amount must be paid at least 65 prior to the departure.
If you book less than 65 days in advance of the departure date, you are required to make full payment of the fare within 48 hours.
*You may be required to make higher non-refundable deposits for certain special offers. Advice for these offers will be shown to you at the time of booking.
5. Cancellation by Us
Under the circumstance that a cruise cannot be operated for passengers with confirmed bookings or departures because the number of occupied cabins is less than 5, MY Andaman Explorer has the rights to call off the cruise. We will notify all passengers with confirmed booking about the cancellation 30 days in advance. A substitute cruise ship (with parallel itinerary and ship type) or an alternative departure date will be proposed depending on its availability.
MY Andaman Explorer will bear or compensate any extra or difference in cruise prices. If the passengers do not agree with the alternative ship or departure, we will make full refund of the deposit amounts upon the demand of the passengers. If MY Andaman Explorer makes cancellation of a cruise after a passenger has cancelled their bookings and paid cancellation charges (and deposit), we will make full refund upon the passenger’s request.
6. Cancellation by Customer
- If you intend canceling your booking, you must notify us via email or fax. The applicable policy for cancellation charge will be as follows:
- If you cancel 65 days or more prior to the departure, you will be charged 30% of the total price.
- If you cancel 64 days or less prior to the departure, or don’t show up, you will be charged 100% of the total price.
* When calculating the refund for your cancellation, we will deduct the wire fees and credit card commissions.
7. Children Price & Extra Bed
Children under the age of 4 may share cabin with their parent(s) without extra charge. However, MY Andaman Explorer cannot ensure the availability of cots. Children over the age of 4 up to 18 get:
- 50% reduction from adult price for 1 adult and 1 child staying in 1 cabin
- 50% reduction for the child for 2 adults and 1 child staying in 2 cabins (1 cabin has no single supplement)
- 50% reduction for the children for 2 adults and 2 children staying in 2 cabins.
For larger family groups, the price would be calculated upon request.
We highly recommend that travelers have their trip cancellation covered. In this case, travelers will be repaid the cost of air ticket and other non-refundable payments for the trip. We also advise the guests to purchase insurance for medical matters, luggage loss and delay of the trip in case of unfavorable situations. MY Andaman Explorer will not be liable for the loss of personal belongings.
9. Dietary Needs
If the guests have exceptional dietary needs, they should contact with us 30 days in advance of the departure. The cruise crew will exert all possible efforts to satisfy the exceptional dietary needs and demands depending on the availability of the goods.
10. Travelers’ Responsibilities
All the guests stepping on board should be responsible towards their co-travelers and the cruise crew. The guests are advised to analyze the conditions of the trip itinerary and have appropriate social conduct towards their co-travelers and crew members. They should thoroughly check all the safety requirements on board and during the trips.