Pandaw River Cruises in Burma and Mekong
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Pandaw Mekong Cruise

Mekong river, Vietnam & Cambodia: Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
9.4 Excellent Based on 24 reviews

Cruise Overview

Launched in: 2009
Number of cabin: 33
Cruise Type: Metal Ship
Destination: My Tho- Cai Be- Chau Doc- Phnom Penh- Siem Riep
Operated by: Pandaw Cruises

Pandaw Cruise - A Floating Family Home.

Pandaw Cruise teams included 10 luxury ships was launched from 2010 and they offer a real adventure experience to discover the great river of South-East Asia. Each Pandaw Cruise was designed as copies of colonial river boiler and teak by traditional craftsmen are in themselves objects of great beauty. Pandaws provide a friendly & informal atmosphere like at home.

Cabin & Rates

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Main Deck

15.6 m2
Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)
  • All board - meals included
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Upper Deck

15.6 m2
Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)
  • All board - meals included
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Price Includes

  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals
  • Locally made soft and alcoholic beverages, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water.
  • Transfer from the ship to the drop off point in Saigon at the end of the voyage.

Cancellation by Customer

  • Cancellation before 120 days prior to the start of the cruise:30 % of the total rate
  • Between 120 and 61 days prior to the start of the cruise: 50 % of the total rate
  • Between 60 and 30 days prior to the start of the cruise: 70 % of the total rate
  • Less than 30 days prior to the start of the cruise: 90 % of the total rate
  • 15 days or less: 100% of the cruise price

Children Policy

  • Free of charge for children below 5 years old, in parents' room and using existing bedding.
  • Baby cots are available.
  • Children above 5 ears must occupy a separate bed and pay full rate (Single or double occupancy).

Cruise Itineraries

Day 1: Saigon - My Tho - Cai Be
Day 2: Cai Be - Sa Dec
Day 3: Chau Doc - Border Crossing
Day 4: Phnom Penh

Important Notes:

  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

Services & Facilities


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

Departure Info

  • Shuttle Bus: N/A
  • Check-in: N/A
  • Check-out: N/A
  • Guide: Free English speaking on board

Activities on Board

  • Movie nights
  • Spa & Massage

Activities on Request

  • Wedding ceremony

Customer Reviews



Based on 23 reviews

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Ms.Liesel Denner

Hong Kong

2 January, 2018

The ship was beautiful, classy and comfortable. There was enough room for everyone on board, it was very spacious. Everything was clean and the standard of housekeeping was good. The bed was comfortable and big enough and the bathroom had a good size shower with nice hot water. There were plenty of… More



Eden Hills, Australia

26 July, 2017

Regarding Pandaw, the whole cruise was enjoyable. The staff were pleasant and attentive, the food was excellent, the cabin, while small, was very comfortable, and the included shore tours were excellent.


Ms.Iwona Chrzaszcz

Dulwich Hill, Australia

4 January, 2017

We loved the cruise! Best price was very helpful, great service. Thanks for your service and best wishes.


Ms.Karen McKenna

Brisbane, Australia

27 September, 2015

We would like to say we loved the cruise down the Mekong it was fantastic.


Mr.John Young

Esher, United Kingdom

10 April, 2015

Note Tet holiday so everywhere was very quiet and I don't think that we saw things as they might usually be which was a pity.


Mr.Roger Ashworth

Newbury, United Kingdom

27 February, 2015

We had a great trip thanks. The cruise was well above our expectations. 5 star all the way…………………….


Mr.Alexander Brown Hazzard

Caloundra, Australia

15 December, 2014

The cruise had two nights in Pnom Pehn but on the second night we were anchored in the middle of the river so could not go ashore. Considering that was the biggest city on the cruise, that was disappointing.


Mr.John Campbell

51 Yakola Pde, Alexandra Headland, Australia

20 October, 2014

This is a beautiful journey in a most comfortable vessel with friendly and helpful staff and delightful ambience. The meals were of top standard, lunches were a joy with the variety of Cambodian salads on offer and the evening meals were superb degustation style. The library is well equipped as is the… More


Mr.Stuart Maconachie

Mornington, Australia

7 October, 2014

The Pandaw Cruise was good. The cleanliness and upkeep of the cabins was fantastic. The housekeeping staff impeccable with their duties. Food was good and plenty of it but fairly bland but lots of choice. (Needed some Chilli on the side at all meals). Lots of tours and some choice on selected days.Company… More

We were a little surprised to find out 4 days into the trip that we weren't going into the lake as we thought. We were on the 8 day cruise.


Mr.Peter Simpson

Sydney, Australia

7 October, 2014

boat very high standard and attentive staff

I got sick while on the cruise and I found the access to medical help a real concern

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The booking process is represented through 5 steps below:

Step 1: Check Rates

Fill in the numbers of adults, children and infants of your group, enter your departure date and click 'Check Rates' button, you will see the accommodation prices.

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Tips: To get more special discounts, please take a look at 'Trip saving for booking together' section where you can check rates and get a discount for booking 02 services at the same time. The discount amount ranges from US$3 to US$60 per room per night (hotel) or per pax (tour).

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After receiving the payment link in the email sent from our consultant, please make the deposit as soon as possible to secure your booking. When we receive your deposit payment, our consultant will reserve the services for your booking as following:

If all of the services are reserved successfully, we will send you a Confirmation Email including the deposit invoice and other useful information

If the services are fully booked and are not available, we will inform you and suggest other options. In case you no longer want to book these services, we will refund all of the deposit amount.

Notice: Your booking will NOT be confirmed until we send you the Confirmation email. The remaining balance can be paid later - before departure date. For some urgent bookings or special types of promotion, 100% of the total cost will be required.

Step 5: Final Payment

The full payment must be made before your departure date. The exact deadline will be confirmed by our travel consultant depending on each service you booked.

The remaining balance can be paid by Cash (VND, USD, AUD, EUR) or by credit card. For the customers who're going to stay in Hanoi, we are able to setup a direct meeting to collect the final payment.

Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.

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It is possible for a day trip to Ben Tre from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) . In Ben Tre, boat trips to islands are highlighted. Beside other activities such as visiting orchards, bee - keeping farm, enjoying traditional music and participating in coconut candy production process at a local factory.

Our Mekong River cruises are classified into 3 types of budget: Luxury (high budget), Mid-range (medium budget), Cheap (low budget).

You should enter “Search Tours” box as below:

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When your group adds members, the price for per person will be reduced correspondingly. Furthermore, when you book more services, we will offer extra discount for additional services. To save your budget, you should travel with other people and book as more services together as possible.