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 PANDAW II RESTAURANT
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. 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.
WHY RV PANDAW II
RV Pandaw II was the first self-built of Pandaw River Cruises back in 2001. However, it is still a beautiful Pandaw ship offering travellers a great chance to explore the amazing destinations of Burma along the Irrawaddy River. The ship still remains the stately queen of the Pandaw fleets. RV Pandaw II is truly a perfect choice for the cruise on the Irrawaddy River to explore the fascinating charms of Myanmar.
RV PANDAW II'S DIFFERENCE
RV Pandaw II looks like a big model ship but it in fact is a luxurious colonial-era vessel. And a specialty is that the atmosphere on board is very friendly, like a party on a private yacht instead of a tourist ship.
RV Pandaw II staterooms include fruit and flowers upon arrival, kimonos and slippers in suites, spa branded amenities, and bottled mineral water. Personal DVD players and movies are also available from the ship’s library, free Wi-Fi Internet and all suites surely have air-conditioners. With only 24 cabins, RV Pandaw II can directly and personally meet travellers’ needs.
Shore excursions of RV Pandaw II have a range of exciting adventures, with interesting activities in local landmarks, quiet river villages, and the exotic landscape. Exploring local markets and self-preparing fresh dinner ingredients or visiting a well-known temple with the direction knowledgeable local guides and cruise staff will definitely be the highlights of the amazing Myanmar river cruise.
The RV Pandaw II ship also has a personal and friendly staff and an intimate atmosphere to bring passengers a comfortable and carefree river cruise experience. Almost everything, even the drinks and the crew tips, is included in the cruise fares and there are no extras for excursions of RV Pandaw II. Thus, travellers can enjoy a carefree adventure on most majestic rivers of Burma.
RV PANDAW II 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 Pandaw II 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 Pandaw II 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 Pandaw II 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 Pandaw II 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 Pandaw II 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 Pandaw II 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.