RV Kalay Pandaw

Ship Overview

Small and intimate, the RV Kalay Pandaw offers the perfect setting for memorable friend and family cruises on the Upper Chindwin waterway. Built in 2013 by Pandaw’s own team of expert ship craftsmen, she features a light draft that allows her to access remote areas that are hidden treasure troves of exotic sights and sounds. This boutique river cruise vessel accommodates five elegantly furnished staterooms – four staterooms on the Main Deck and an enormous Owner’s Suite on the Upper Deck. The promenade and Observation Deck are perfect places to absorb spectacular views of passing villages, mountain sceneries and pagodas. Life on board the RV Kalay Pandaw is an ideal blend of quiet contemplation and fun socialising.

  • Promenade and Observation Deck offering uninhibited views of unfolding sceneries
  • Informative lectures, movies and documentaries on regional culture, traditions and history
  • Captivating cultural performances by gifted local artists
  • Diverse activities including cooking, fruit carving and napkin arrangement demonstrations
  • Lavish arrival dinner, on-deck cocktail parties and gala farewell dinner
  • Guided on-shore excursions with varied activities ranging from walking to horse cart riding
  • Visits to colourful village markets guided by a Pandaw chef
  • Independent onshore bike excursions
  • Fishing rods and badminton nets for guest use during halts
  • Board games including chess, monopoly and scrabble


Staterooms / Suites

  • Staterooms on Main Deck
  • Staterooms on Upper Deck


The four staterooms on RV Kalay Pandaw’s Main Deck are appreciated for their spaciousness and aesthetic furnishings. Each stateroom provides 180 sq. ft. living space and features a panoramic French window.

  • High quality brass and teak accents
  • Attached bathroom with top-end bath amenities
  • Air-conditioner, mini safe, hair dryer
  • Luxurious twin beds with fine quality linens, pillow menu and upscale mattresses
  • Double bed configuration option
  • Spacious closet, under bed storage and mirror
  • Complimentary slip-ons and kimono
  • Flowers and gift on arrival
  • Bottled mineral water free of cost
  • Delectable evening snacks
  • Turndown service at night, all-day laundry services

Deck Plans

Upper Deck
Upper Deck
Main Deck
Main Deck


  • Excellent variety which includes local culinary specialties, vegetarian options and light meals
  • Customized meals on special request
  • Services of an experienced local head chef and team
  • Tea, coffee, colas, regional beers and spirits at no extra cost
  • Sizeable collection of wines including superior varieties
  • A la carte options and themed dinners
  • Specially designed lavish spread for welcome and farewell dinners
  • Warm welcome with complimentary cocktails and drinks