RV Andaman Explorer

Launched: Oct 2016   |   Length: 61m (200ft)   |   Crew Members: 10   |   Staterooms: 10

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⋆ 50% OFF

⇒ Book this cruise and save 50% on the Mandalay Pagan Packet cruising with other ships of Pandaw.

⇒ Complementary welcome airport pick up on your first day arriving in Myanmar or drop-off at your last day in Myanmar. (Except programs of 1 night and 02 night cruise)

⋆ 15% OFF

⇒ Book MY Andaman Explorer with us and save from 15% due to each schedules. Singles welcome! No single use supplement

⇒ Complementary welcome airport pick up on your first day arrive Myanmar or drop - off at your last day in Myanmar. (Except programs of 1 night and 02 night cruise)

Main Deck

No of Cabins: 03   |   Area:   |   Bed: Double/ Twin   |   Location: Main Deck

Features +
  • Air-conditioner
  • Mini-safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Wardrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Kimono and slippers
  • Premium mattresses
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Mini DVD Players

Promenade Deck

No of Cabins: 04   |   Area:   |   Bed: Double/ Twin   |   Location: Promenade Deck

Features +
  • Air-conditioner
  • Mini-safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Wardrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Kimono and slippers
  • Premium mattresses
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Mini DVD Players

Observation Deck

No of Cabins: 02   |   Area:   |   Bed: Double/ Twin   |   Location: Observation Deck

Features +
  • Air-conditioner
  • Mini-safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Wardrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Kimono and slippers
  • Premium mattresses
  • Unlimited mineral wate
  • rMini DVD Players

MY ANDAMAN EXPLORER DECK PLAN

my adaman explorer deck plan

 

 

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.

 

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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.

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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.

BURMA COASTAL VOYAGE 10 NIGHTS - DOWNSTREAM

Destinations: Yangon - Thanbyuzayat - Tavoy Creek (Dawei) - Myeik - Lun Lun Island - Tann Shey Island - Phi Lar Island - Cockscomb Island - Kawthaung

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Day 01 YANGON (L/D)

Embark on the ship in Yangon and have lunch on board. In the afternoon, we start cruising down the Yangon river and out to the sea for a visit in Moulmein (Mawlamyaing).

Day 02 THANBYUZAYAT (B/L/D)

We will stop at the estuary of Kaikkame and will be transfer by car to Thanbyuzayat to visit the war graves here. Then, move to Moulmein for lunch and visit some notable monuments of this important British outpost like the churches or the magnificent wood – carved royal monastery on the hill.

Day 03 CRUISING (B/L/D)

We will spend a whole day today to cruise with an island stop for swimming and island explore.

Day 04 TAVOY (DAWEI) CREEK (B/L/D)

Tavoy creek (Dawei) is the next stop. You will have a chance to visit this lesser – known town by tender.

Day 05 MYEIK (B/L/D)

The ship will anchor off the Mergui (Myeik). You will have a full day for sightseeing. The remarkable architectural monuments of this old colonial port town are the house of the author Maurice Collis and the house of the Siamese White – a 17th century English private coming here to be governor under the order of King Siam.

Day 06 LUN LUN ISLAND (B/L/D)

Today morning we will visit Port Maria in Lun Lun island where the local government run by the KNU instead of Yangon. We will explore the bay system and the creek by tender or kayak.

In the afternoon, set sail to Bailey Island for snorkeling and swimming in the spectacular bay.

Day 07 CRUISING THE ARCHIPELAGO (B/L/D)

Continue cruising through the Archipelago with a stop for swimming and snorkel.

Day 08 TANN SHEY ISLAND (B/L/D)

Spend a day in Tann Shey island which forms the main part of Lampi marine national park. Go kayaking in the mangrove forest where you can see wild monkeys.

Day 09 PHI LAR ISLAND (B/L/D)

You will have an opportunity to see dolphin while we sail through Louhborough Passage to the Phir Lar island – the home of the Moken sea gypsy. This is also a great place to enjoy the fresh and delicious lobsters.

Day 10 COCKSCOMB ISLAND (B/L/D)

We will visit Cockscomb island today to explore its hidden lagoon, timing and entry by kayaking and swimming. Next, we will head to Kawthaung – the bustling port city.

Day 11 KAWTHAUNG (B)

Disembark at Kawthaung for transfer to Kawthaung Airport.

BURMA COASTAL VOYAGE 10 NIGHTS - UPSTREAM

Destinations: Kawthaung - Cockscomb Island - Phi Lar Island - Tann Shey Island - Bailey Island - Myeik (Mergui) - Tavoy (Dawei) Creek - Moulmein - Yangon

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Day 01 KAWTHAUNG (L/D)

Embark on the ship at Kawthaung Port and have lunch on board. We will spend the afternoon to explore this city.

Day 02 COCKSCOMB ISLAND (B/L/D)

Today morning we set sail to Cockscomb island to explore its hidden lagoon, timing and entry by kayaking and swimming.

Day 03 PHI LAR ISLAND (B/L/D)

You will have an opportunity to see dolphin while we sail through Louhborough Passage to the Phir Lar island – the home of the Moken sea gypsy. This is also a great place to enjoy the fresh and delicious lobsters.

Day 04 TANN SHEY ISLAND (B/L/D)

Spend a day in Tann Shey island which forms the main part of Lampi marine national park. Go kayaking in the mangrove forest where you can see wild monkeys.

Day 05 CRUISING THE ARCHIPELAGO (B/L/D)

Continue cruising through the Archipelago with a stop for swimming and snorkel.

Day 06 BAILEY ISLAND (B/L/D)

We will cruise to Bailey Island this morning for snorkeling and swimming. Then, we will visit Port Maria in Lun Lun island in the afternoon where the local government run by the KNU instead of Yangon. We will explore the bay system and the creek by tender or kayak.

Day 07 MYEIK (B/L/D)

The ship will anchor off the Mergui (Myeik). You will have a full day for sightseeing. The remarkable architectural monuments of this old colonial port town are the house of the author Maurice Collis and the house of the Siamese White – a 17th century English private coming here to be governor under the order of King Siam.

Day 08 TAVOY (DAWEI) CREEK (B/L/D)

Tavoy creek (Dawei) is the next stop. You will have a chance to visit this lesser – known town by tender.

Day 09 CRUISING (B/L/D)

We will spend a whole day today to cruise with an island stop for swimming and island explore.

Day 10 MOULMEIN (B/L/D)

The ship cruise downstream from Moulmein in the estuary at Kaikkame. Then, you will be transfered by car to Thanbyuzayat to visit some notable monuments of this important British outpost like the churches or the magnificent wood – carved royal monastery on the hill.

Day 11 YANGON (B)

Disembarkation at Yangon city port.

7 NIGHT THE MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO

Destinations: Kawthaung - Naung Wee Island -  Lampi Marine National Park - Kyun Pila Island - Nga Man Group Of Islands - The Mergui - Cockcomb Island - Kawthaung

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Day 01 KAWTHAUNG (L/D)

Embarkation at Kawthaung border port. We have lunch onboard, then start the exploration in Kawthaung town and the surrounding area. We stay the night in Kawthaung.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: MY Andaman Explorer

Embarkation Details:

Myo Ma Jetty Kawthaung, Myanmar: At 10:00, you will meet our representative holding PANDAW sign at the border checkpoint area.

For passengers arriving on the flight from Yangon: You will be picked up from the airport and get transfered to the pier. Please advise us what time you will arrive. (flight number & arrival time).

For passengers who stay in a hotel in Kawthaung: You will be picked up from your hotel around 9:00 to 9:30 and get transfered to the pier. Please advise us what hotel you are staying in (hotel name & address).

RANONG, THAILAND:

Saphan Pla Jetty, Ranong: Take a taxi to the Ranong pier, from which boats leave for Kawthaung. The small pier is hidden behind the PTT petrol station.

Immigration: At 9:00, you will meet our representative holding PANDAW sign at the border checkpoint area. First you have to go through Thai Immigration & Border Control, just to your right inside the border checkpoint area. Right in front of to the emigration area is the longtail boat pier.

Boat Ride: It takes 30 to 45 minutes to cross the river between Thailand and Myanmar. There are two more checkpoints along the way where the driver has to show your passport to customs officers. Usually you won’t have to get off the boat.

The longtail boats from Thailand arrive about 30-40 metres away from the Myanmar Immigration at Myo Ma pier. The small building on the right hand side is the Immigration office

* Note: Please bring a copy of your passport and 2 passport photos with you!

For passengers arriving on the morning flight from Bangkok (Nokair): You will be picked up from the airport and get transfer to the pier. You may have to wait 1 hour 30 minutes before our representative will meet you at the pier at 9:00. Please advise us what time you will arrive (flight number & arrival time).

For passengers who stay in a hotel in Ranong: You will be picked up from your hotel around 8:00 to 8:30 and get transfered to the pier. Please advise us what hotel you are staying in (hotel name & address).

Day 02 NAUNG WEE ISLAND (B/L/D)

We set sail to Naung Wee Island and come to the village of Moken (sea gipsy) and learn about the locals’ fascinating way of life on water. We stay the night at Barwell Island.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: MY Andaman Explorer

Day 03 LAMPI MARINE NATIONAL PARK (B/L/D)

We take a tour around the Lampi Marine National Park, including the mangrove jungle and diversed bird life such as the hornbill. After the tour, we back to the beach and relax.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: MY Andaman Explorer

Day 04 KYUN PILA ISLAND (B/L/D)

We continue our cruise to the Kyun Pila island and have picnic on shore.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: MY Andaman Explorer

Day 05 NGA MAN GROUP OF ISLANDS (B/L/D)

We go on an expedition in the Nga Man which comprises of 150 islands. Then we stop by the main island for trekking and relaxing on the beaches, or snorkeling and see the fascinating marine life

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: MY Andaman Explorer

Day 06 SAILING THE MERGUI (B/L/D)

We spend the day cruising on the fantastic Mergui.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: MY Andaman Explorer

Day 07 COCKSCOMB ISLAND (B/L/D)

We cruise to Cockscomb Island and go on journey to the limestone caves and hidden lagoon. In the afternoon, we turn to the South Bay for kayaking, swimming at the pristine white sandy beaches, and watching the sunset while having cocktails served on beach.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: MY Andaman Explorer

Day 08 KAWTHAUNG (B)

In the morning, we return to Kawthaung and get off the ship for your next adventure.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: N/A

Disembarkation Details:

We have breakfast, then disembark from the ship around 9:00 to 10:00.

» Passengers who have flight from Kawthaung will be transfered to Myo Ma pier in Kawthaung and have to arrange further transport on their own.

» Passengers who have flight from Ranong or hotel in Ranong will be transferred to Saphan Pla pier in Ranong, Thailand and have to arrange further transport on their own.

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.

4. Deposit

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.

8. Insurance

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.

Ms Rosy

Singapore

CRUISED ON FEBRUARY 2018

FEBRUARY 2018

Positive:

  • The cabins were clean, comfortable with beautiful décor and well furnished
  • All crew members were very friendly, efficient and good-natured
  • The food was incredible with various dishes from Western food to local food
  • The itinerary was fascinating with interesting unspoiled villages and famous tourist attractions such as the legendary U Bein Bridge
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Ms Mary Ann

New Zealand

CRUISED

Positive:

  • The staff were excellent, friendly and efficient. We had a great from during our stay on the ship
  • The food was fantastic
  • The service was excellent
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