RV Katha Pandaw

Cabins : 16   |   Launched : 2011   |   Length : 40m (131ft)   |   Crew Members : 18

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Special offers

⋆ 50% OFF

⇒ Save 50% on the Mandalay Pagan Packet when combining with Mergui Cruise by MY Andaman Explorer

⇒ Complementary welcome airport pick up on your first day arrive Myanmar or drop-off at your last day in Myanmar. (Except programs of 1 night and 02 night cruise)


⋆ 15% OFF

⇒ Book RV Katha Pandaw with us and save from 15% due to each schedule. Singles welcome! No single use supplement

⇒ Complementary welcome airport pick up on your first day arriving Myanmar or drop-off at your last day in Myanmar. (Except programs of 1 night and 02 night cruise)

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Pandaw Cruises offer you a chance to contemplate Myanmar waterways in the most comfortable and interesting way with its 10 boutique vessels. The video shows you a brief introduction of the ships' details, onboard activities and wonderful excursions. 

» Don't miss a chance to be a part of this amazing journey, contact Myanmar River Cruises now for the best offers.

  • Phone: 0084.987.975.514
  • Email: info@myanmarrivercruises.net 
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Main Deck Cabins

No of Cabins : 10   |   Area : 16m2 (172ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

The Main Deck provides 10 staterooms with 16-sqm area, Double and Twin beds. The cabin ensures the best resting and relaxing experience for guests with its traditional and spacious area, coated with brass and teak. Each room is equipped with air-conditioner and other luxuries. The welcome gifts and flower are also prepared, promising to give passengers the best cruise experience.

Features +
  • Air-conditioner
  • Mini-safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Wardrobe
  • Writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Kimono and slippers.
  • Mini DVD Player
  • Premium mattrasses
  • Welcome flower
  • Welcome gifts
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Upper Deck Cabins

No of Cabins : 6   |   Area : 16m2 (172ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

The Upper Deck provides 6 staterooms with 16-sqm area, Double and Twin beds. The room’s design brings out the most praised characteristic of Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, focused on the traditional and spacious style. Each stateroom is air-conditioned and equiped with high-class facilities, including mini DVD Player. The welcome gifts and flower are also prepared, promising to give passengers the best cruise experience.

Features +
  • Air-conditioner
  • Mini-safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Wardrobe
  • Writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Kimono and slippers.
  • Mini DVD Player
  • Premium mattrasses
  • Welcome flower
  • Welcome gifts


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RV Katha 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 Katha 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.

4. Deposit

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 Katha 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 Katha 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 Katha 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 Katha 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.

8. Insurance

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 Katha 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.


London England United Kingdom

A general review of Pandaw Cruises


We have done 3 cruises with Pandaw: Mekong Delta; Irrawaddy Burma; Red River and Halong Bay, Vietnam. Loved all of them but I think Burma was my favourite.
Highly recommend Pandaw as all 3 cruises were excellent. Ships are furnished in teak and brass and tastefully decorated. All cabins have private ... [More +]

John N

Ballina, Australia

Katha Pandaw


My wife and I have just completed Pandaw's Bagan & Upper Irrawaddy 10 night cruise and we couldn't have been happier. Our boat was the 16 cabin Katha Pandaw which comes with about 18 crew and Harry, the English speaking guide with an enormous knowledge of his country. The boat ... [More +]

Peter B

RV Katha Pandaw - The Upper Irrawaddy Cruise

December 2013

This is a trip of the lifetime. My 800-mile trip from Prome to Katha to Mandalay took two weeks and it was absolutely unforgettable.
RV Katha Pandaw is a pretty small ship with just enough staterooms for 32 passengers. Its small size proved quite effective as it is able to sail ... [More +]


RV Katha Pandaw - The New Golden Land Cruise 4 August, 2014

August 2014

Normally I’m not a long cruises fan, but still I chose this 10-day cruise to Yangon from Mandalay. And in the end, the Pandaw has changed my perception on this. We experienced high-class service, nicely-planned schedules, fantastic food, with the participation of professional local guide (San Lwin).
For those who prefer ... [More +]


RV Katha Pandaw

May 2015

I and my wife have just returned after the Pandaw's Bagan & Upper Irrawaddy 10-night cruise and we couldn’t have felt more delighted. We ware on the 16-cabin Katha Pandaw with 18 staff members and Harry – an English speaking guide who has vast knowledge about his homeland. This 40-metre ... [More +]

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