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Pandaw Laos

Cruise company: The Irrawaddy Flotilla

Cruise type: Luxury, Sharing, 10 cabins

Destinations: Laos - Laos

The 14th ship in the Pandaw fleet, the RV Laos Pandaw will feature just 10 staterooms and a crew-to-guest ratio of 2 to 1. The Laos Pandaw will feature a same shallow draught for additional maneuverability during low water season, along with an engine that has been designed with greater horsepower in mind in order to successfully sail the remote Upper Mekong.

Pandaw River Cruises is leading the push to expand river cruise offerings throughout Asia. Beginning in November 2015, the luxury river cruise company will offer the first 10-night sailings through the Laos Mekong aboard the brand-new RV Laos Pandaw. Pandaw is the first river cruise operator to offer voyages that cross the entirety of Laos. Currently, Pandaw has set the RV Laos Pandaw’s 10-night sailings. On these 10 day journeys, guests will spend two nights at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, noted for its numerous authentic pagodas or “Vat”, some of which date back to the 16th century and beyond. There are also a number of traditional Lao houses in Luang Prabang that co-exist along with Colonial European architecture introduced during the 18th and 19th centuries.Laos. Departures will operate from November 1, 2015 to January 30, 2016. Pandaw will resume departures later in 2016 for the following season, though dates have yet to be announced. A reverse itinerary will also operate from Chiang Khong, Thailand to Vientiane.

 

Accommodation

Finished in brass and teak, the main and upper deck rooms are very spacious at 168 square feet (15.6 sqm) - exception Zawgyi Pandaw 150 square feet (14 sqm). Much loved by all our passengers we have ensured that with each ship we build the stateroom remains the same. Our cabins do not have mini-bars, satellite TV’s, internet or phones. Pandaw passengers usually want to escape from the tiresome features found in international business hotels.

 

Services & Facilities

General

  • 24-hour Security
  • Boutique Library
  • Conference & meeting facilities
  • Doctor on call
  • Gymnasium
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Observatory
  • Reception
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Theme Cruise

 

Services

  • Bar
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Boutique shop
  • Fresh flower
  • IDD at the reception
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Restaurant

 

Dining Room & Bar

We offer a great choice of local cuisine and exotic foods. We source supplies as locally as possible, given environmental health regulations. Breakfast is a buffet whilst lunch has a buffet soup, salad and desert table with the main course served at the table 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. Special diets may be catered for by prior agreement. Our chefs know that the majority of passengers want to eat the best of each country they pass through.

 

Onboard Activities

  • Spa & Massage
  • Cooking,
  • Fruit carving and napkin arrangement demonstrations;
  • Exploring local markets with our chefs;
  • Talks from our on board guides;
  • Film presentations, with documentaries on local history and culture as well as movies;
  • Tours of the working ship and many other activities.

 

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Cancellation by Customer:

  • Before 60 days: 50% of the cruise price
  • 30 to 59 days: 75% of the cruise price
  • Less than 30 days: 100% of the cruise price

 

Children Price & Extra Bed:

  • Free of charge for children below 5 years old, in parents' room and using existing bedding.
  • Baby cots are available.
  • Children above 5 years old must occupy a separate bed and pay full rate (Single or double occupancy).
  • Extra bed supplement is 70% off on regular cruise price.

 

Shuttle Bus:

  • N/A

 

Check-in

  • In the afternoon

 

Check-out

  • In the morning

 

Guide

  • Free English speaking guide on board

Details

Built in 2014 in Laos
Berths: 20 pax
Length: 44.50 m
Beam: 8.90 m
Draught: 1.20 m

Accommodation

  • 10 main deck staterooms
  • staterooms are 180 square feet (17sqm), finished in teak and brass
  • Panoramic French window
  • Kimonos and slippers
  • Spa-branded amenities
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Electric mini safe
  • Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows
  • Premium mattresses
  • Convertible bed configuration
  • Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift
  • Mirror
  • Multi-configuration plugs
  • Generous closet space and under-bed storage
  • Hair dryer
  • Daily nightly turndown service
  • 24hr laundry service
  • Complimentary evening canapés

Wining & Dining

  • Local master chef heading an experienced international culinary team
  • Personalized meal services
  • Daily lean & light menu options
  • Complimentary coffee, water, tea, soft drinks, local beer, local spirits, juices
  • Extensive wine list with premium wines
  • Series of cultural performances, educational talks, cooking classes, and ship tour
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Farewell reception
  • Theme dinners
  • Open air lounge and bar
  • Bistro style dining room with outside seating  and air-conditioning inside
  • 24hrs hospitality bar
  • Onboard bakery with daily freshly baked breads and rolls

Complimentary on Excursions

  • Admissions
  • Shoe cleaning after excursions
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Cold towel service after excursions
  • Refreshing drink following excursions
  • Private guide and transportation for all excursions

Safety and security

  • All onboard crew is trained and certified as per international marine standards
  • Fire alarm system in all cabins, public areas and back areas
  • Firefighting system in all ship areas
  • Expert marine superintendant
  • 24 hrs watch on duty
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