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 ORIENT PANDAW RESTAURANT
- Category: Deluxe
- Capacities: 60
The restaurant offers a great choice of local cuisine and exotic foods. They source supplies as locally as possible, given environmental health regulations. Breakfast and lunch are buffets, and dinner is served at the tables and comes with an extensive wine list. Passengers who do not like hot or spicy foods are offered European alternatives and vegetarians are well catered for.
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.
Among a wide range of activities on board, cooking class is a special one- a perfect choice for passengers who are keen on local foods. With the help of our experienced chef, you will have great time to learn more and try different local dishes.
In any Pandaw expeditions, passengers have great opportunity to enjoy sociable moments with different on board activities including dancing and night movies. These are interesting activities which is not only the way to relax but also a way to share your interest and your culture with others.
RV ORIENT PANDAW IS AN IDEAL OPTION
RV Orient Pandaw is one of small and intimate size Pandaw ships and is the first one built in Vietnam in 2008. The RV Orient Pandaw has served in four South-east Asian countries including Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysian Borneo and now Burma. Her design was based on the Tonle Pandaw, a colonial style river cruise ship, which was copied in every detail by the Vietnamese with 30 larger cabins. The RV Orient Pandaw has a traditional appearance of old world charm but modern engineering and convenient luxury accommodation to please all travellers.
Like other Pandaw ships which are specifically built for river cruise, the RV Orient Pandaw ship has an Observation Deck and a Promenade Deck designed to offer panoramic view of wonderful landscapes beside the majestic Irrawaddy River. The ship was constructed as a small one to cruise remote and hard –to-reach areas in order to bring travellers the most authentic and unique discoveries in their Myanmar river cruise
RV ORIENT PANDAW WITH BEST SERVICES & ITINERARY
The RV Orient Pandaw features spacious lecture rooms, library, spa facilities, boutique shops, entertainment area, modern gym, and traditional saloon. Thus, guests can truly relax when enjoying these inclusive and luxurious services. All these comforts are served by thoughtful and hospitable staff with a reasonable ratio of 1 server on 1.5 passengers. The excellent cuisine in both local and Western style and the fabulous beverages will ensure that guests are convenient stay and well fed as well as perpetually fascinated on the vessel.
Furthermore, the Pandaw River Cruises also designed interesting itineraries to most famous sites in the destinations of the river journey to set off the travellers’ adventure. Shore excursions from RV Orient Pandaw to local landmarks, monuments, villages, and temples will give tourists insight on the unique culture along the majestic Burma’s rivers.
RV ORIENT 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 Orient 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 Orient 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 Orient 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 Orient 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 Orient 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 Orient 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.