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The luxury river cruise ship has been created by Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express from the former MS Nederland. Since 1995 this totally refurbished ship sails between Mandalay and Bagan. The ship has a swimming pool, a large sun deck, a spacious observation lounge with large windows in addition to the excellent cabin facilities, a restaurant able to accommodate all passengers in one sitting and satellite communications.



Pandaw cruising is different from other forms of cruising. The atmosphere on board is informal and relaxed. A Pandaw cruise is a deeply tranquil experience. There are no (nonessential) Tannoy announcements and other irritations normally associated with a cruise ship. Pandaw passengers like to be smart casual at night, but do not dress up. There is no captain's table at dinner or any of the other rituals associated with sea cruising.



Originally built in Scotland in 1947, Pandaw, and the same design as the original Irrawaddy Flotilla Company steamers that used to ply along the Irrawaddy river during the colonial days in Myanmar. The Irrawaddy river cruising boutique hotel. River cruises to explore the Royal capitals around Mandalay and experience the life of the great Irrawaddy river beyond Royal Mandalay and Ancient Bagan.



The Amara River Cruise is a traditional Myanmar riverboat traveling along the Ayarwady and Chindwin River. It measures 30 meters / 100 feet in length by 8 meters / 24 feet in width. With a shallow draft of 1 meter/ 3 feet and two Hino engines. It can go as far north as Bamo all year round. On board you find a total of seven Cabins, six standard double cabins and one deluxe, each with its own bathroom with hot and cold shower. Communal areas include dining room, bar and canopied sundeck.








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