Built by Pandaw Cruises, Mekong Pandaw is hand finished in brass and teak by traditional craftsmen and is in itself an object of great beauty. The secret of the success of Pandaw Cruises is that on each ship, whilst luxury and comfort are discreetly present, it is the colonial character and friendly atmosphere that predominate. All the Pandaws have ultra shallow drafts and can travel to remote areas unreachable by other vessels, let alone overland.
Comms Cell phones, Sat phones (where permitted by local authorities) VHF and SSB radio, internal phone system, PA system and tannoy system for navigation purposes.
Safety Smoke detectors in all cabins and public places, emergency lighting and generator, fire pump, hydrants and hoses, fire extinguishers, life jackets for all on board and life rafts.
Navigation Navigation lights, ships horn, searchlight, GPS, Radar (where permitted by local authorities).
Amenities On board laundry, bakery, fully equipped galley and refrigeration units; air conditioning for all inside areas.
The Pandaw dining rooms are designed to open up along the sides and only at night do we close them up and use air conditioning. We know our passengers want fresh air not chilled air.
When sailing passengers sit on deck and become absorbed by great panoramas as they unfold about them. Spellbound, one cannot help but to meditate upon the unceasing human and wildlife activity of these teaming water worlds.
Water Treatment plants for desalination, desedimentation and purification using UV and osmosis.
Sewage Microbiotic treatment plants.
Class Myanmar DMA Inland Water (based on Lloyds Inland Water Class).