The vessel that would one day bear the name Pandaw was one of the six boats commissioned after WW II, with the same design of the pre-war IFC vessels, for the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. Pandaw was on 12 January 1950 when she began the run between Mandalay and Bahmo, carrying both cargo and passengers. The river ride is always pleasant and the view of the Second Defile that lies between Bahmo and Mandalay is spectacular.
In 1998 a newly-setup Irrawaddy Flotilla Company founded by art historian Scotsman Paul Strachan chartered her from the IWTB and renovated her into a luxury cruise ship with 16 cabins, operating the boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River for five years until 2003. In the same year, a new charter was signed up by Ayravata Cruises and the ship underwent a major renovation at the Dallah Dockyards near Yangon.
The vessel is now equipped with a state of the art fire detection system. For a luxury touch, natural handmade soap is installed in each shower and essence burners in each cabin. The menus were completely made over and include such succulent fare for dinner as roasted turkey with mushroom sauce, and the lunch buffet offers a variety of Western and Asian cuisine including delectable desserts.
New Year or Christmas trips and special requests offer enchanting fire lit dinners on a sandy island with wonderful food and traditional dance and music entertainment by the Bagan School of Arts.
While retaining the many old touches such as teak and ironwood decks and additional features were incorporated to make more comfortable, the excellent condition of the modern-day and safe a truly boutique-style cruise ship.
Please see more information to www.pandaw1947.com.
Cruising gently along the Irrawaddy River, The Road To Mandalay accesses the unique sights, scents and sounds of Burma (Myanmar) in Orient-Express style and luxury. From the royal city of Mandalay, this beautiful craft voyages south to the ancient capital of Bagan, with its 2,500 pagodas spread across a dusty plain; it also heads north through forested gorges to Bhamo near the Chinese border. There is no more pleasurable way to experience Burma—to feel its pulse, meet its people, live its legends and understand its history.
The Road t o Mandalay. Myanmar Cruising gently along the Irrawaddy River, The Road To Mandalay accesses the unique sihts, scents and sounds of Burma (Myanmar) in Orient-Express style and luxury. From the royal city of Mandalay, this beautiful craft .
Please see more information to www.orient-express.com.
RV Mahaythi is the first ever tourist class boat introduced Yangon river sightseeing cruises since 2006 October. It started with day cruise tours to Twante and Yangon River sunset cruises on daily guarantee departure basic. Up on completion of our second vessel RV Mahaythi-02, we have extended our operation by running overnight cruises to Ayeyarwaddy Delta Area on charter basic as well as regular departure basic. Unfortunately, our first boat was destroyed in May 2008 by Tropical Cyclone Nargis. Then, we have replaced her with two smaller boats named RV Mahaythi-01 and RV Mahaythi-03.
RV Mahaythi fleet currently consists of three boats which can accommodate different numbers of clients comfortably .Operating in Ayarwaddy Delta Area for daily cruises for Twante and Yangon River Sunset Cruises on regular basic as well as Dinner Cruises plus overnight cruises to Pathein on charter basic.
Please see more information to www.rvmahaythi.com.
Ayravata Cruises was founded in the 2003 by three Myanmar entrepreneurs with the support and management of a European expert in cruises on Asian rivers.
Presently it operates two ships: RV Paukan 2007 (a newly built Charming Cruising Boutique Hotel) and RV Paukan1947 (an original Scottish made Colonial Steamer formerly known as Rv Paukan), a third ship RV Paukan2012 is now under construction and supposed to be completed in the 2012.
Our boutique cruises on the Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers will unveil you the Myanmar cultural heritage, the ex Royal capitals, the lifestyle and traditions of the people living along their banks. The Irrawaddy River is the life-line of Myanmar that flows almost down the very centre of the country for 2000 km.
Please see more information to www.ayravatacruises.com.
Shwekeinnery river cruise to provide memorable boat excursion along our Ayeyarwaddy River Princess. Operate from Mandalay to Bagan & from Bagan to Mandalay.
The journey on Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River lets you have a memorable experience. The river provides you an opportunity to see one of the most interesting areas in Myanmar onboard in the modern and comfortable ships. Each vessel has about hundred furnished seats in the main deck. Specious, well equipped observation and sundeck, a place to relax and having sunburn offer the spectacular views of historical monuments and the ways of local livings along the famous Irrawaddy River.
Specially-designed new furniture and at the upper deck, furnished dinning hall is another place to rest, relax and having delicious cuisine and drinks during the cruise. Between two ancient capitals, it stops at Myinmu and Pakkoku respectively able to join the passenger en-route.
Please see more information to www.facebook.com/shwekeinnery.vessels
Malikha Cruise is operated the Ayeyarwaddy River from Mandalay to Bagan including Pakoku - Myinchan - Sagaing – Amarapura. It is arranged the charter cruise upon request for Bhamo, Katha, Mingon and others.
Malikha was setting off from Mandalay which the famous historic city of Myanmar, and carried by Irrawaddy, the longest river in Myanmar. Take in the natural beauty of Irrawaddy, and explore the fascinating scene of Mt.Sagaing, Pakokku, Myaingyan, Bagan and other well-known cities.
Malikha river cruise will provide a luxurious way to escape the stress of your daily life with the only service is the pleasant kind. The cruises are designed with a variety of features and intimate amenities to make you feel as convenient as home, while experiencing locals' routine and lives. Travel from one exciting destination to the next in the comfort of exquisitely upholstered chairs and sofas, while you enjoy expensive views of the ever-changing scenery and while sipping your favourite beer or cold drinks.
Malikha cruises destinations and do some exploring today. Malikha Cruises are designed with a variety of features and intimate amenities to make you feel as convenient as home while experiencing locals' routine and lives. Travel from one exciting destination to the next in the comfort of exquisitely upholstered chairs and sofas, while you enjoy expensive views of the ever-changing scenery and while sipping your favourite beer or cold drinks.
Please see more information to www.malikha-rivercruises.com.
Amara River Cruise is a traditional Myanmar riverboat travelling along the Ayeyarwaddy River. It is made of teak wood and was completely refurbished by local craftsmen in 2003. It is 30 meters / 100 feet long and with a shallow draft of 1 meter / 3 feet and two Japan made 180hp Hino engines it can go as far north as Bhamo. The Amara River Cruise has a total of seven cabins, each with their own bathroom with hot and cold shower. Communal areas, bar and canopied sun deck. Electricity is provided by a generator and battery 24 hours a day. Safety is provided by smoke detectors in all cabins, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, life jackets and a dinghy. Amenities include on-board laundry, fully equipped kitchen and refrigerators. All bed linen and towels as well as dining service and bar equipment are provided.
Please see more information to www.amaragroup.net
The R.V. Ba Nyar Latt and known also “Delta Queen” cruises overnight from Yangon to Pathein three times per week. The trip is sold in conjunction with hotel accommodation at the new beach resort destination Ngwe Saung. Once in Pathein passengers are transferred to Ngwe Saung by air conditioned coach one and a half hours away.The steel hulled vessel is 148 ft. long with a beam of 28 ft and a draft of 5 ft. Purpose built for plying the waters in the Delta region of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River. With three decks consisting of 14 comfortable air-conditioned cabins with share shower and toilet facilities. There are 2 double cabins and 12 twin cabins. The covered dining area is situated on the mid deck in the aft section of the vessel. The Captains Bar and Sundeck are on the upper deck and provide the perfect spot for reclining on a sun lounge, sipping on a long cool cocktail or just passing the time of day as untouched Myanmar passes by.
|DELTA QUEEN CRUISE SCHEDULE|
|Operate Day||Sector||Departure Time||Arrival Time|
|Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday||Yangon-Pathein||03:00 PM||08:30 AM|
|Pathein-Yangon||Pathein-Yangon||03:00 PM||08:30 AM|
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