RV Mekong Pandaw
Built in 2003, the RV Mekong Pandaw was the first vessel to attempt the journey between Vietnam and Cambodia and the only operator to explore Kratie and its river dolphins in the north of Cambodia (during high water level July-January). The vessel has been lovingly restored to an incredibly high standard. This ensures the extraordinary journey between Ho Chi Minh City and Angkor Wat is a truly remarkable experience.
The RV Mekong Pandaw has a total of 18 upper deck and 6 main deck staterooms, each spanning 170sq ft. Each has been cleverly designed to allow both space and privacy whilst you journey along the Mekong River. In keeping with the feel and style of all of Pandaw’s ships, cabins have traditional interiors. All are equipped with the modern conveniences you would expect on a luxury boat.
All cabins have ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, French windows, desks, safes, storage and have the option of twin or double beds Cabins. Broad promenade decks run around the outside of the accommodation. Chairs and tables are placed outside each cabin to provide each guest with a fantastic vantage point.
In 2013 she was refitted and all lower deck cabins were removed in favour of a professional spa, gym, library lounge and office. The RV Mekong Pandaw has the largest sun deck on the River and the biggest public-space-to-passenger-ration. She is quite justifiably the most splendid ship on the Mekong and the envy of anything that floats by. The cruise between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap (and vice-versa) takes 7 nights, or for those short of time 3 and 4 night cruises operate, breaking the journey in Phnom Penh.
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