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Myanmar Cruise Suggestions


1. Pandaw Cruises

The cruises of Pandaw are suitable for families with infants. Together with Paukan in Myanmar, Pandaw currently is also a Myanmar river cruise line that welcome infants on their ships. Some recommended ships are RV Kalaw Pandaw, RV Orient Pandaw and My Andaman Explorer which are all equipped with modern amenities.

Cabins of all Pandaw ships are not large enough for arranging extra bed, but for family on cruises of Pandaw, children under 4 years old can stay in the same room with parents. Family with 4-year-old kids or over 4 years must stay in 2 cabins: 1 single cabin for 1 adult and 1 cabin for 1 adult with kid. The children staying in their parents’ cabin are charged 50% of adult price.

2. Irrawaddy Explorer (RV Paukan 2014)

Irrawaddy Explorer or RV Paukan 2014 is the best ship of Paukan Cruise Line and flexible to arrange extra bed for children under 12 years old. For 12-year-old children and over, they are charged at adult price.

Children under 2 years old on cruises of Paukan are free charged and can stay together in parents’ cabin.

3. The Strand Cruise

Unlike Pandaw and Paukan, The Strand Cruise welcomes children at least 6 years old. Children from 6 – 12 years old can stay in parents’ cabin and are charged 50% of adult price. Children over 12 years will have to stay in their own cabin and charged at adult price.

Currently, The Strand Cruise is highly recommended for family thanks to the high-quality features and the smart policy to avoid noise from infants of other groups.

4. Sanctuary Ananda

Sanctuary Ananda Cruise is applied with the same policy like The Strand Cruise: only welcome children from 6 years old and children over 12 years are charged at adult price. This cruise ship offers 2 staterooms suitable for family: Luxury Suite and Owner Suite.

• Luxury Suite: The sofa could be arranged to be turned into extra bed for children from 6 -12 years old. Maximum members allowed in this stateroom are 2 adults with 1 kid or 2 kids with 1 adult and the third person will be charged 75% at adult price.

• Owner Suite: This stateroom is allowed maximum 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 children. Children are charged 50% at adult price.

In case your family has many members and doesn’t fit any above condition, you can consider the options of staying in connecting Deluxe Staterooms.

Other Cruises in Myanmar for Family with Children You Can Consider


1. The Strand Cruise

This luxurious floating hotel can carry 54 passengers with 27 high – class staterooms and numerous modern comforts like spa & wellness area or swimming pool located in 4 decks. There are 2 state suites, 2 strand suites,13 Strand cabins and 10 Deluxe Cabins, all are featured with private bathroom, twin or double beds and special French – style balconies.

Beside the conveniences that the ship offers you, we also provide special rates for the group with at least 10 cabins booked.

2. Belmond Road To Mandalay

The 4 desk German – built ship – Belmond road to Mandalay is an ideal place for group travel. The cruise has the length of 101 meters containing 43 spacious staterooms and other lavish comforts such as swimming pool, wellness & spa areas, bar and restaurant. There are 1 Governor’s Suite, 18 State Cabins, 16 Deluxe Cabins, 4 Superior Cabins and 4 Single Cabins which can accommodate 82 passengers. All the staterooms are equipped with modern facilities like private bathrooms, flat – screen TV, air conditioning, etc.

Being one of our passengers, you and your companions can not only have the exciting excursions to Burma’s highlights but also numerous timeless memories onboard. Furthermore, we offer some exclusive rates such as a special night with dinner and traditional show at the Karaweik Hall or free airport pick up if the group books 10 cabins in minimum or more.

3. RV Indochina Pandaw

In spite of the moderate size, Indochina Pandaw has a commodious sundeck and 2 passenger desks with 30 spacious staterooms. This vessel is absolutely suitable for big group travelling like extended family or class reunion. Taking a voyage with this beautiful colonial design ship, you and your companions will have plenty space for living and relaxing. All the cabins have en – suite bathroom, and contain the most essential facilities for your convenience and comfort.

We are pleased to offer the special rates and discount for big group booked at least 10 cabins or a free of charge cabin for tour leader on the main deck.

4. Irrawaddy Explorer

Irrawaddy Explorer or Paukan 2014 is another lavish ship of the Paukan cruises which is an ideal place for group travel. Containing 28 deluxe outside cabins providing the spectacular view over the mighty Ayeyawady river and its magnificent heritages. Each stateroom is featured with a private bathroom accompanied with a number of modern amenities. What is more, 56 passengers will have a great time onboard with high – class conveniences with excellent services as well as the excursion inland.

For the big group that books minimum 8 cabins and above will receive the special rates. There will be a 50% discount for 1 person sharing the twin compartment with 1 full – paying partner or a complimentary cabin for the tour guide on the lower deck.

5. RV Orient Pandaw

With 28 cabins of the French design, the elegant Orient Pandaw is the perfect place for group travelling. Built in Vietnam in 2008, the ship has the intimate size but adequate. It was plan to be an escape from the bustling city life, therefore, no TV, telephone or wifi source are set in the cabins. You and your loved ones will completely immense in the tranquility and magnificence of the “golden land”. The Orient Pandaw is still equipped with modern gym and bar, boutique shops and entertainment sector for passengers to enjoy and experience the luxurious services.

We offer the exclusive rates for big group with at least 8 cabins booked. There will be a great discounted deal or a bonus special night on the incredible Karaweik Hall.


There are 3 cruise ships that feature the single cabin onboard: Paukan 2007, Paukan 2012 and Belmond Road to Mandalay. The other ships in Burma cruise system do not contain stateroom for solo passengers, will charge for a small amount of single supplement, except for Pandaw cruise line with no single supplement on selected dates.

1. Paukan 2007

There are 3 single cabins onboard of Paukan 2007 cruise with the total area of 10m2 each. They all set on the lower deck with single bed, en – suite bathroom with hot water shower, air conditioning, phone and a set of teak furniture.

2. Paukan 2012

Paukan 2012 ship features 2 spacious single cabins on the upper deck. Each of them contains an en-suite bathroom, hot water shower finished with Italian mosaics, air conditioner, electronic safe, tea and coffee. A phone also place in the each cabin for cabin to cabin calls or international dialing.

3. Belmond Road to Mandalay

For passenger who wants a more luxurious experience onboard, the lavish floating hotel Belmond Road to Mandalay definitely meets the demand with 4 single cabins on the deluxe deck. Having the nearly similar size to the superior, stateroom for solo traveler features a double bed, a large window and numerous modern facilities.


1. Paukan Cruises

Paukan is one of the most well – known river cruise companies in Myanmar which provides 3 packages of short discovering tours (1 & 2 nights) with the itineraries from the last royal capital of Mandalay to the ancient city of Bagan and vice versa.

The vessels offer interesting inland excursions for tourists to have a closer look at the local life and also to discover the impressive Buddhist constructions like visiting the Mingun pagoda complex, Sagaing hill or the pot – making village on the bank of the river – Yandabo.

In addition, passengers will have a chance to enjoy the lavish life onboard with modern comforts and conveniences which guarantee to bring the utmost relaxation with the best service. There are also many entertainments and activities held on deck in order to create timeless memories when cruising with the ships.

2. Pandaw Cruises

Tourists who look for a completely different experience to Myanmar but don’t have much time may like the short sailing options of the Pandaw cruises. Proud to be have a long and great history for plying on the mighty river of the golden land, Pandaw company offers the 1 and 2 night voyages from the royal citadel of Mandalay to the temples plain of Bagan and the other way round.

The ships will stop along the way to explore some cultural sites such as visiting the town by the river bank Pakkoku or the vibrant traditional pottery village of Yandabo and the school built by the donations of the Pandaw passengers.

Moreover, the ships themselves are the highlights of the trip. They are all finished in teak and brass with spacious cabins featured by the modern amenities and facilities which help tourists to relax and have a great time onboard.


1. Irrawady Explorer (Paukan 2014)

This high – class floating hotel is truly an ideal place for pampering and keeping fit with the unrivalled wellbeing and fitness area. Be ready to spoil yourself in the amazing massage methods of both traditional and modern treatments under the phenomenal skill of the expert therapists. The spa’s products are all made from natural ingredients which gurantee to bring the best realxing sensation for both body and mind.

In addition, a gym center is also available for someone who looks for an exercise session with a wide range of fitness facilities from basic to modern.

2. The Strand Cruise

The Strand Cruise is always proud of its wellness and spa sector which can satisfy even the toughest client. The fitness room lies in the main deck with all the essential keep – fit equipment like treadmills, weights, etc. for a physical training session.

The Stand cruise’s spa is in the partnership with many famous brands which provide the premium products for every session. There are 2 spa’s rooms, both single and double so that you can enjoy the incredible massage treatments individually or share the experience with your loved one in the beautiful view of the elegant river.

3. Belmond Road to Mandalay

The adventure spirits will have a chance to experience the utmost wellbeing and comfort during the voyage with Belmond road to Mandalay cruise. The spa offers a selection of treatments which is always ready to pamper and rejuvenate the clients with the best service and products. You can also go there for a hair makeover or simply have a manicure done. Moreover, if you want to maintain your daily workout, the well – equipped fitness area is available onboard.

What is more, the ship also provides Tibetan yoga and meditation session on deck to all ages and levels leading by the experts Brian Hilliard and Shannon van Staden. Passengers will have a good time participating this mindfulness exercise in the peaceful morning of the golden land.

4. Belmond Orcaella

Both wellbeing and fitness areas on the deck of this lavish cruise focus on the most basic need of the passengers of maintaining health and restoring balance. The spa treatments base on the traditional as well as foreign methods aiming to bring the ultimate relaxation and reinvigoration for the client. The gym center is equipped with the most basic and advanced facilities for those who want to stay in shape.

The peaceful indoor observation lounge and the open air deck make the perfect place for taking sunrise yoga sessions and meditation classes. These experiences not only help you to find your inner silence but also one of the most inspiring moments in the voyage to Burma.


1. Anawrahta Cruise

Thaizin spa is definitely the highlight spot of Anawrahta ship. After a long day of sightseeing, you might need to pamper yourself a little bit in this amazing spa. With the elegant design inspired by the Mandalay’s white Hsibyume Pagoda, the spa brings the pleasant and relaxed atmosphere to the passengers.

The spa has 3 massage beds, a mani – pedi station and a steam bath. Moreover, the sessions will be taken by the expert therapists with excellent skills. The Anawrahta Cruise’s spa offers a wide range of treatments from local inspiration to foreign – based one which guarantees to please any clients. Accompanied by the magnificent view over the grandeur river of Burma, Thaizin spa is the perfect place to refresh and rejuvenate yourself.

2. Belmond Cruises

The wellbeing and spa area in both Belmond Road to Mandalay and Belmond Orcaella are equipped with the modern facilities providing the most comfortable and convenient services onboard for the passengers. On the way to discover the marvelous Myanmar, tired and muscle pain are inevitable. Don’t worry because with the wonderful massage sessions as well as the unique domestic and western therapies, the Belmond’s spa will help you maintain the perfect balance.

There are 3 treatment rooms in the spa sector containing up – to – date equipment with superbly trained staffs, promising to meet the demand of all clients. The spa also provides the hair makeover and manicure service.

3. Sanctuary Ananda

While the 4 – star quality hotel is gently cruising along the mighty Irrawaddy and Chindwin river, it’s time to enjoy yourself in the incredible Thambyadine spa by L’occitane.

The wonderful Thambyadine spa locates on the Yangon deck with numerous amazing treatments ranging from Thai massage, Chinese acupressure to the traditional Burmese therapies. The spa is in the partnership with the L’occitane en Provence, therefore all the therapists are well – trained and very professional.

Having just an hour in the Sanctuary Ananda’s spa with the specialist, every tension and stress will disappear quickly without your notice. Beside the sessions of soothing muscle aches and pains such as foot, face and back massage, the spa also offers the beauty treatments for youthful eyes and face. They also have the couple packages for you and your loved one to experience this delightful spa altogether.

4. The Strand Cruise

The spa is definitely the star of The Strand Cruise. Its target is to bring the utmost relaxation and enjoyment to the clients from a wide variety of amazing treatments and premium products.

You can have a good time in the foot reflexology station that promising to ease even the most painful muscle after a long walk to explore the wonderful Myanmar. You can also enjoy yourself in the great massage experience either in an individual or a double room with your loved one. The professional therapists with exclusive products are always ready to sooth you whenever you need.

In addition, the spa’s rooms overlook the river so you can still enjoy the majestic look of the beautiful country while pampering yourself. All in all, the Strand’s spa is truly a place to rest and find refreshment for your body and mind.