RV Kha Byoo

Ship Overview

Built in 2016, the beautifully crafted RV Kha Byoo Pandaw currently performs as Pandaw Academy’s Training Ship at Pagan. Featuring fourteen staterooms and an ultra-short draft, this remarkable vessel deftly sails to remote areas that are normally unreachable to other river cruise ships in Myanmar. This gives passengers a golden opportunity to go deep and experience the real Myanmar from close quarters. The ship’s stunning colonial style interiors and modern comforts are perfect accompaniments for a relaxing holiday. With several vantage points offering spellbinding vistas, exciting menu options, fun activities and immersive guided onshore excursions, every day on board this vessel is unforgettable.

  • Expansive Observation Deck with comfortable seating
  • All day and all night hospitality bar
  • A selection of massage services at the exclusive spa area
  • Film presentations and mesmerising cultural performances by experienced artists
  • Enjoyable cooking, fruit carving, napkin arrangement demonstrations
  • Informative lectures providing fascinating glimpses into local customs, traditions and history
  • Chess, monopoly and other board games for the entire family to enjoy
  • Barbecue beach party with a bonfire in dry weather conditions
  • Guided onshore excursions including travel to village markets
  • Complimentary on-board mountain bikes for guest use during unguided excursions

Staterooms / Suites

  • Staterooms on Main Deck
  • Staterooms on Upper Deck


RV Kha Byoo Pandaw carries six gracefully appointed staterooms on the Main Deck. Each stateroom measures 170 sq. ft. and features a scenic French window.

  • Premium brass and teak finishing
  • Choice of different bed configuration
  • High quality mattresses, first-rate linens, cosy duvet, various pillow options
  • Generous bath area with top-end bath amenities
  • In-room safe, hair dryer, individual climate control
  • Make-up mirror, large closet, easy under-bed storage
  • Free slippers and a beautiful kimono
  • Variety of delicious evening finger foods at no extra cost
  • Lots of clean drinking water
  • Professional turndown service every night and full time laundry service
  • Small DVD player and DVDs on special request

Deck Plans

Main Deck
Main Deck
Upper Deck
Upper Deck


  • Elegant dining room with casual outdoor and indoor seating
  • Freshly prepared meals consisting of delicious regional favourites and international fare
  • Healthy, vegetarian and light meal options on a daily basis
  • Bespoke meals on prior request
  • Plenty of beverages including water, tea, coffee, aerated drinks and regional tipple
  • Selection of wines including vintage varieties
  • Semi-buffet style for breakfast and lunch
  • Special themed seated dinners with a la carte offerings
  • Services of talented international chefs and experienced local master chef
  • Gala welcome dinner and farewell dinner
  • Lovely bake house offering fresh bread and rolls every day