RV Zawgyi Pandaw*

Irrawaddy, Chindwin
Country Region
Northern Myanmar

Ship Overview

Built in 2014, the cleverly designed RV Zawgyi Pandaw is a fairly new addition to Pandaw’s fleet and comes with superb specifications. With her 2.5 feet shallow draft, she successfully manoeuvres the tricky Chindwin River and offers guests unforgettable sights of dense jungles, deep gorges and rustic villages hidden from the world. This boutique ship is decorated in classic colonial style and outfitted with ten spacious, air-conditioned staterooms. The ambience onboard is casual and comfortable – allowing guests to have a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. A bistro-style dining area features excellent regional fare and an impressive collection of beverages. Varied daily excursions enable guests to experience the best of life in villages along Myanmar’s mighty rivers.

  • Observation saloon with sweeping views of mystical villages and lush wildlife
  • Private spa room with specialist staff offering a variety of massages
  • Educational lectures from expert staff on a daily basis
  • Fascinating region based cultural performances, themed dinners and movie nights
  • Fun and interactive cooking demonstrations and a special tour of the ship
  • Broad range of social activities with food, drinks and laughter
  • Daily guided excursions with diverse activities to experience quintessential village life
  • On-board mountain bike collection for self-guided explorations onshore
  • Visits to delightful village markets accompanied by a trained Pandaw chef
  • Variety of multi-player board games

Staterooms / Suites

  • Staterooms on Main Deck
  • Staterooms on Upper Deck


RV Zawgyi Pandaw originally featured six tastefully appointed staterooms on the Main Deck. Each air-conditioned stateroom provides 150 sq. ft. of living space and a host of comforts

  • French-style open scenic window
  • Lovely robe and extra-comfort slippers
  • Impressive bath amenities with spa quality facilities
  • In-room personal safe, electric hair dryer
  • Classic brass and teak furnishings
  • Dual configuration beds with a premium mattress and crisp linens
  • Large wardrobe and easy under-bed luggage storage space
  • On-time laundry service and turndown service every night
  • Cosy comforter and different pillow options
  • Delicious cocktails and evening finger foods free of charge
  • Clean, bottled mineral water at no extra cost
  • Friendly welcome with flowers and a gift

Deck Plans

Main Deck
Main Deck
Upper Deck
Upper Deck


  • Diverse menu options including tantalizing regional creations and international fare
  • Options for vegetarians and those seeking light and healthy dishes
  • Custom-tailored meals on prior request
  • Excellent collection of on-board wines including premium wines
  • Lots of hot and cold beverages such as coffee, tea, aerated drinks, local beer and juices
  • Free cocktail and drinks when you arrive
  • Seated dinners with special themes
  • Gala welcome and farewell dinner