Pandaw Cruises Preferred Cruiseline

Available Cruise Lines

A Pandaw river expedition is not like an ocean going cruise. There is no dressing up for dinner and no 'captain's table'.

The atmosphere on board is very friendly and informal, more like a party on a private yacht than a cruise ship. Nearly everything is included in the price and there are no hidden extras for excursions.. Even your drinks are included in the price of your ticket. There is an incredibly high level of personal service and care aboard, with a crew passenger ratio of 1:2. For these reasons passengers keep coming back and exploring more of a lost South-East Asia.

Sailing on a Pandaw is essentially an outdoor experience. Whilst the staterooms are very comfortable and roomy, passengers prefer to spend their time sitting outside, on the promenade decks or on the vast observation deck above. Unlike other cruise ships every window (except port holes on the lower deck) can open.

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.


The Pandaw dining rooms are designed to open up along the sides and only at night are they closed and air conditioning is used. Passengers want fresh air not chilled air.

A great choice of local cuisine and exotic foods are offered. Supplies are sourced as locally as possible, given environmental health regulations.

• All meals are single seating
• Table service is complimented with fresh salads, fruits and deserts (at lunch) on our buffet
• Attire is smart casual
• Breakfast and lunch are open-air
• Dinners are candlelit and indoor dining rooms are air-conditioned
• At least two theme dinners, in addition to our Farewell Gala Dinner

All basic beverages are included. Wine and imported alcohol are at passengers account.

The wine list includes a selection of Australian, Californian, French, Italian and Chilean wines. Local import difficulties make it difficult to develop an exceptional wine list, but passengers are generally accepting of the wines available.


Gratuities to the Pandaw crew are included in the price of your ticket. Kindly note that gratuities to local guides are not included and are completely at your discretion.