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    RV Mekong Pandaw

An intimate ship

With the elegant curved lines of an old-fashioned paddle steamer, the RV Mekong Pandaw offers the ultimate in luxurious river cruising. This is an intimate ship, with just 24 spacious staterooms, and an attentive staff to take care of you.

Take a look at our gallery below.

Enjoy elegant living on this spacious ship, with plenty of places to sit and relax. Drink in the views from loungers, or recline in shaded areas. The lounge is air-conditioned for your comfort, as are all the cabins. Drinks are available in the lounge, but the attentive staff will be happy to bring you a drink wherever you choose to sit; local beers, spirits and soft drinks are included with dinner. Wines and premium spirits can be purchased. 

When you arrive you can look forward to a welcome cocktail and a cocktail party, and throughout your cruise you'll be treated to a range of cultural entertainment including apsara dancing and shadow puppets.

Bars, restaurants and lounges

  • Main dining room
  • Lounge and bar
  • Sundeck bar with complimentary ice cream


  • Spa (treatments extra charge)
  • Fitness Centre
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Boutique
  • Laundry service (extra charge)

Shipping Line: Pandaw

Length: 60 metres

Breadth: 11 metres

Passenger capacity: 48

Number of Crew: 24

Passenger decks: 4

Maiden voyage: 2003

Refit: 2013

Approximate twin cabin size: 172 square feet

A typical menu aboard RV Mekong Pandaw


  • Home baked bread, focaccia, ciabatta and baguette


  • Truffle chicken terrine
  • Roasted vine tomatoes with pea espuma


  • Thai chicken
  • Vietnamese glass soup
  • Potato and leek soup


  • Vietnamese green papaya salad
  • Rice, melon and mint salad
  • Chef's house salad

Main courses

  • Herb potato crusted grouper fillet with dressed vegetable spaghetti
  • Minute steaks with onion gravy
  • Shrimp, squid and mussels pot, with tomatoes, ginger and egg noodle
  • Coffee-dusted veal tenderloin medallion with mashed potato cake and sautéed spinach
  • Vietnamese sesame crusted organic tofu with stir fried vegetable and a teriyaki sauce

Desserts & cheeses

  • Fresh seasonal fruit
  • Three layered varieties of coconut served with coconut peanut brittle
  • Durian ice-cream with sour cherries and whipped cream
  • British and International cheeses

All your meals will be served in the restaurant and will be a mix of buffet, à la carte plus a themed dinner. There are plenty of vegetarian options and special dietary requirements are well catered for.