Suggestion of Best Ships for Short Sailing in Myanmar

Normally, sailing across the river in Myanmar takes about 3 or 4 nights to see all the most popular destinations of the country. However, some ships still organize special programs for those who could not afford a long holiday.

Pandaw Cruise and Paukan Cruise are the two cruise lines that have an itinerary for 1 night.

Pandaw Cruise Line

Pandaw Cruise
RV Zawgyi Pandaw, RV Katha Pandaw and RV Kindat Pandaw (left to right).

For a short cruise on Pandaw, passengers could choose amongst these ships: RV Katha Pandaw – 16 cabins, RV Kindat Pandaw – 18 cabins and RV Zawgyi Pandaw – 10 cabins. The cruise is between two ancient captitals of Burma – Mandalay and Bagan. During the cruise, passengers could have short stop and an afternoon walk around the old colonial village of Sameikkon. Sameikkon, a village in the south of Saigang, was formerly known as a wealthy trading post. In the present, the village consists of splendid network of teak footbridges that connect the village to the local monastery. 
Price range: 

  • Main Deck Twin Sharing: $371/person 
  • Main Deck Single Use:     $551/person.

Paukan Cruise Line 

Paukan CruiseRV Paukan 1947, RV Paukan 2012 and RV Paukan 2015 (left to right).

Mini cruises on Paukan usually run on RV Paukan 1947 – 16 cabins, RV Paukan 2012 and RV Paukan 2015 – 18 cabins. Embarkation will be at Mandalay. During the cruise, in the late afternoon of the first day, the ship will stop at Yandabo, a village which is famous for and specialize in pot-making. The end of tour will be at Bagan. 

Price range: (depend on high, peak or shoulder season)

  • Main Deck Twin Sharing:  $350 to $435/person 
  • Main Deck Single Use:     $525 to $645/person
  • Lower Deck Single Use:   $275 to $380/person

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