RV Katha Pandaw

Ship Overview

Built in 2011, the RV Katha Pandaw follows traditions of 19th century colonial-style river vessels but incorporates new, radical design elements aimed to provide a premium cruise experience. With its small size and light draft, this boutique ship effortlessly navigates the mighty Irrawaddy as well as hard to reach regions of Chindwin River waterways. She was run on Vietnam’s Mekong River for about a year before being sent to Myanmar. Accommodations include sixteen spacious, outside facing staterooms spread over two decks. The ship’s public areas such as the Observation Deck, Promenade and dining room all offer magnificent views of riverside scenery.

  • Expansive Observation Deck offering superb river views
  • Relaxing massage services from experienced staff in the dedicated spa area
  • On-board mountain bike collection for adventure-filled onshore excursions
  • Diverse onboard activities including cultural performances and cooking demonstrations
  • Film presentations and informative talks on local history, culture and traditions
  • Guided onshore excursions with varying levels of activity
  • Excellent choice of local and international cuisine in the outdoor dining room
  • Exciting hospitality bar
  • Shop with fair trade practices
  • Library with an absorbing collection of classic and modern literary works


Staterooms / Suites

  • Staterooms on Main Deck
  • Staterooms on Upper Deck


RV Katha Pandaw features ten beautifully furnished staterooms on the Main Deck. Each stateroom offers 170 sq. ft. living space along with elegant brass and teak finishing.

  • French window offering a gorgeous view
  • Free dressing gown and footwear
  • Sizeable bathroom with upscale bath amenities
  • Individual air-conditioner, small safe and hair dryer
  • Ample storage space under the bed and in the closet
  • Comfortable twin beds with high-end mattresses, linens and comforter
  • A variety of pillows
  • All day, all night laundry service
  • Plenty of complimentary mineral water
  • Fresh flowers and gift on arrival
  • Professional turndown service every night
  • Complimentary snacks every evening

Deck Plans

Main Deck
Main Deck
Upper Deck
Upper Deck


  • Daily semi-buffet breakfast and semi-buffet lunch
  • Choice of first class regional, international and vegetarian culinary offerings
  • Meals prepared by a team of experienced chefs and supervised by a local master chef
  • Light and healthy meal options every day
  • Meals accompanied by complimentary hot and cold beverages
  • Carefully curated wine list including premium varieties
  • Free cocktail and drinks on arrival
  • Seated dinners with a-la-carte menus
  • Lavish spread at the welcome dinner and a gala farewell dinner
  • Bake house offering wonderful fresh breads and rolls