Built in 2001, the Pandaw II is a characterful, river cruiser ‒ a luxurious replica of a colonial-era vessel dating from 1865. The ship provides an intimate experience for up to 42 guests as she journeys the Irrawaddy River through some of Myanmar’s most picturesque landscapes, traveling to remote regions to observe a different side of Myanmar – one that is timeless and lost to larger cruise vessels.
About The Pandaw II
The atmosphere aboard this beautiful boutique ship is relaxed and informal. She has a covered sun deck and two passenger decks and is furnished with local hardwoods, period furniture and collections of historic prints, antiques and artefacts, complemented by a host of modern amenities.
Based on the original Pandaw design, this much-loved vessel is something of a cult ship with a considerable following, therefore, her character has been preserved, showcasing the original Pandaw cabins with their classic ship beds and old door and window arrangements.
You’ll find 16 air-conditioned cabins on the Upper Deck and eight on the Main Deck, each offering 170 square feet of living space and an en-suite shower-room with hot water. The cabins are fitted with traditional teak twin beds, some of which convert to doubles, all have premium mattresses, quality linens, duvets, and two kinds of pillows.
Rattan chairs and marble-top tables are positioned outside of each cabin, on the broad promenade decks, to provide you with a fantastic vantage point.
On Board Dining
Meals are served in the restaurant, with large, floor to ceiling windows, while coffee, tea and light bites are provided on the Sun Deck for early risers. Breakfast and lunch served in a semi-buffet style, plus a set menu and themed dinners in the evenings featuring Asian and European cuisine, prepared by experienced chefs with an emphasis on local seafood.
Produce is fresh, regional and seasonal, complete with a variety of fresh rolls and breads from the bake house. Vegetarian, low calorie and light options are available at every meal and a comprehensive wine list is offered.
Life On Board And Ashore
Much of your leisure time will be spent on the Sun Deck, where you can take in the sights from teak loungers and get drinks from the bar. Additionally, the Upper Deck has an air-conditioned bar and a viewing area offering fascinating insights to daily life along this historic river. There is also a quiet spa area with a spa therapist offering a wide range of treatments.
You can look forward to cultural entertainment, interesting cooking demonstrations, fun beach barbecues and informative guided shore excursions to explore traditional markets and visit local communities and stunning temples On-board mountain bikes are provided for adventurous shore explorations. Pandaw II has two guides who will accompany all excursions, which are daily and free.
Great for families and friends, couples and solo travelers, the Pandaw II Cruise operates along the classic Irrawaddy route between Yangon and Mandalay, revealing an incredible country that is unhurried to mirror the modern world.
Suites & Cabins
Main Deck Suite
Enjoy a stay in this stylishly furnished suite that comes with unlimited mineral water, a spacious closet, and an electric mini safe for your belongings. The ensuite shower room comes with hot water, slippers, kimonos, and various amenities.
Upper Deck Suite
These spacious suites are designed to ensure guest comfort. They come with a yoga mat for guests who want to meditate or keep fit. The ensuite bathroom features spa-branded amenities, kimonos, slippers, and a hot refreshing shower.