RV Andaman Explorer

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Ship Overview

Originally christened the MV Atlantic Guard, the 61 metre-long MY Andaman Explorer began service as a Norwegian coast guard vessel in 1963. Pandaw acquired the ship in 2015 and it is now re-furnished and ornamented in Pandaw’s signature style. She retains her original Rolls Royce engines and ‘ice class’ hull with extra thick plates that allow her to resist and navigate powerful storms. The result is that the MY Andaman Explorer is a completely safe cruise vessel and the ideal choice for navigating tricky tropical weather conditions such as those witnessed in Southeast Asian countries. The intimately sized vessel is most appropriate for discovering this region’s hidden treasures and offers guests an incredible opportunity to explore Southeast Asia’s enchanting beauty and fascinating culture.

The ship’s most recent owners were a Dubai based shipping family with a keen interest in maintaining her high quality standards. Before that, she was picked up by an Italian tycoon whose family was the owner of internationally famous Carrara marbles. No expense was spared to refit the ship with eleven generously proportioned suites with luxurious amenities. A large portion of the ship’s flooring features cool Carrara marble. Two teak lined observation decks offer majestic views of riverside scenery. There’s also a 24 hour hospitality bar, open air lounge with bar, saloon and an air-conditioned restaurant with separate outside seating. Guests are treated to a complimentary shoe-shine, cold towel service and a revitalising drink after onshore excursions.

  • Two sprawling teak observation decks
  • Around-the-clock hospitality bar and an outdoor lounge with a bar
  • Stylish restaurant with air-conditioned interiors and separate outdoor seating
  • Onshore excursions with an expert guide and free transportation
  • Complimentary cocktail and drinks on arrival
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Seated dinners with special themes and set menus

Staterooms / Suites

  • Staterooms


The MY Andaman Explorer supports ten spacious staterooms featuring elegant furnishings. Staterooms are spread over three decks – Main Deck, Promenade Deck and Observation Deck.

  • Upscale Carrara marble flooring
  • Separate sitting-room with functional furniture
  • En-suite bathroom with extravagant bath amenities
  • Complimentary Asian dressing robe and cosy slippers
  • Air-conditioning with individual climate control
  • Personal safe for valuable items
  • Hair dryer and vanity
  • Roomy closet and under-bed luggage storage space that’s easy to access
  • Small DVD player and access to the in-house DVD collection (on request)
  • Dual configuration beds with premium mattresses, linens, comforter and a choice of pillows
  • Laundry service throughout the day and night
  • Efficient turndown service every night
  • Warm in-room reception with welcome gift, colourful flowers and fresh fruit
  • Complimentary bottled mineral water whenever requested

Deck Plans

Bridge Deck
Bridge Deck
Lower Deck
Lower Deck
Main Deck
Main Deck
Observation Deck
Observation Deck
Promenade Deck
Promenade Deck


  • Delicious meals highlighting exotic regional cuisine and international culinary creations
  • Meals prepared by experienced international chefs and supervised by a local head chef
  • Delicious meals with light/lean/vegetarian options
  • Long list of complimentary beverages including tea, coffee, juices and regional spirits
  • Guests can order from an impressive list of top quality wines
  • Reception with complimentary cocktail and drink
  • Gala farewell reception with an elaborate spread