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.
RV ZAWGYI PANDAW - ONE OF NEWEST MEMBERS OF RV PANDAW FAMILY
Built in 2014, the RV Zawgyi Pandaw is one of the newest boats of RV Pandaw Cruises with luxurious quality and great specifications. The ship is beautifully designed in colonial style, furnished with teak and classic brass and equipped with comfortable air-conditioned cabins and French-style windows.
The ship first designed with six cabins that can accommodate 12 passengers, then added an upper deck with further cabin for 24 guests now. In addition, the RV Zawgyi Pandaw also has a flexible bistro area and an observation saloon to offer the most fabulous views of the Irrawaddy River as well as its surrounding regions.
RV ZAWGYI PANDAW OFFERS HIGH - STANDARD SERVICES
The ambience on board is really sociable and cozy which bring relaxed feeling to passengers like spending enjoyable time on a private yacht instead of a cruise vessel. Thus, guest can feel casual and comfortable during the day. In addition, onboard RV Zawgyi Pandaw also offers high quality dining and excellent beverage which enhance the luxurious experience in the Myanmar river cruise.
The ship also features convenient services including laundry, boutique shop, mini-bar, spa-branded amenities with highest class. All these utilities on RV Zawgyi Pandaw are offered by a thoughtful and friendly staff to ensure that travellers have most comfortable experiences in their journey.
The RV Zawgyi Pandaw ship is designed to operate in the upper section of the Irrawaddy River, a stunning cruise between Mandalay and Bhamo with various remote and exotic areas visits. Its convenient structure of shallow draft allows the ship to pass through enchanting gorges. Moreover, diverse daily shore excursions will be a great experience about local way of life.
Every day of RV Zawgyi Pandaw cruise is an amazing adventure, and the voyage will take passengers as far north as Bhamo, where the Chinese border is within a touching distance, as well as to the far reaches in the northwest of Burma, where the candle lit street markets of Homalin is a beautiful reminder of how the country once has been existed many years ago. RV Zawgyi Pandaw is truly a perfect choice for those who would like to discover the hidden charm of Burma with a fantastic floating voyage.
RV ZAWGYI 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 Zawgyi 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 Zawgyi 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 Zawgyi 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 Zawgyi 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 Zawgyi 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 Zawgyi 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.