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.
RV KALAY PANDAW RESTAURANT
- Category: Deluxe
- Capacities: 10
The restaurant offers a great choice to relish local cuisine and exotic delights while enjoying the beautiful passing scenery. The chief and his team set great importance on fresh products and source the supplies as locally as possible. Breakfast and lunch are provided in buffet style, while the dinner is served a la cart
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, 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.
Excursion ashore is an indispensible part of any Pandaw river cruise. This maybe the most interesting part in your journey on Pandaw because there are varied activities for passengers to take part in. It could be a leisurely cycling tour through beautiful villages and countryside or other more adventurous exploration with speed boat or horse drawn cart.
RV KALAY PANDAW OVERVIEW
The RV Kalay Pandaw is the smallest ship of the Pandaw River Cruises family (Kalay in Burmese means ‘baby’), including just 4 staterooms and 1 lavish Owners Suite.
With a design based on the original river cruisers of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in 19th century, this beautifully crafted boat was built in 2013 by local craftsmen. They built this boutique ship with colonial style in brass and teak. RV Kalay Pandaw features an observation deck and a promenade deck, designed to offer panoramic views of the destinations.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM RV KALAY PANDAW
The RV Kalay Pandaw cabins don’t feature TV’s or phones, so there’s no distraction from the surrounding scenery, which is visible from all cabins through large windows. And the suites have no mini-bars, thus you’re encouraged to be sociable. The size of RV Kalay Pandaw and the shared experience makes itself to own a convivial atmosphere, especially during meal times when you’re enjoying delicious dishes.
The RV Kalay Pandaw cruise operates on the Chindwin River passing scenery quite different to the Irrawaddy River. Incidentally, Pandaw Cruises was the first company to operate cruises on this river. The ship travels between Monywa and Homalin where very close to the shared border with India; passing through mountain and forest scenery, remote local villages and riverside pagodas. The Chindwin River cruise can operate 9 months of the year and can access more remote and hard-to-reach areas. Shore excursion of RV Kalay Pandaw is a key part of the experience and there will be at least once per day exploring the landscapes, visiting famous sites and local villages.
As most Pandaw River Cruises, there are no hidden extra fees when it comes to price. The cruise offers all meals and drinks (apart from wine and imported spirits), shore excursions and the crew tips. In addition, the RV Kalay Pandaw fare also includes most of lavish services in shore excursions to ensure travellers to have the most comfortable experience in their Myanmar River Cruise.
For these reasons, travellers can enjoy an unforgettable cruise in Burma with most convenient and luxurious services on RV Kalay Pandaw.
RV KALAY PANDAW 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, RV Kalay Pandaw 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, RV Kalay Pandaw 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.
RV Kalay Pandaw 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 RV Kalay Pandaw 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, RV Kalay Pandaw 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. RV Kalay Pandaw 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.