The best deals for solos in 2020

Once, cruise lines shunned them or charged them twice for the same trip. Now, as solo sailor numbers grow, lines are embracing the trend with special deals. Competition is increasing, and the result is discounted […]

WORDS BY Rose Jacobs . Jan 28 2020

Pandaw’s Indian river mishap – founder says “the tour guide panicked”

The found of Pandaw, the SE Asian river cruise company, has responded to an article on River Cruise Passenger in which European Editor Sue Bryant told how her ship collided with a bridge. In a […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Dec 13 2019

How I ended up on the river bank after a nightmare India cruise

The scene was typical of India. Crowds of locals gathered to watch our riverboat, Kindat Pandaw, squeeze through a narrow gap in one of the eight seasonal pontoon bridges that line the Upper Ganges in […]

WORDS BY Sue Bryant . Dec 11 2019

The best short river cruises in Europe and Asia

River lines are experimenting with shorter cruises – three to seven day itineraries – to tempt passengers who are new to cruise and those who want to mix a river cruise with other holidays. You […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Nov 26 2019

Pandaw releases mini cruises on the Mekong

Asian river cruise line Pandaw introduces three or four-night short cruises on the Mekong delta region. The RV Indochina Pandaw will be returning from Myanmar to sail the new standalone short cruises between Phnom Penh […]

WORDS BY Vanessa Wu . Nov 12 2019

Solo supplements slashed on Pandaw Indian itineraries

Asian river cruise line Pandaw, known for their shallow draft ships, is waiving the single supplement fees on several of its Indian cruises. They have also tailored the expeditions for independent explorers who want to […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 6 2019

Pandaw deploys another ship to the remote Upper Irrawaddy

Boutique river company Pandaw has deployed an additional ship, the RV Kha Byoo Pandaw to cruise the remote Upper Irrawaddy region. With only 10 cabins, the 10-night expedition cruise will sail from Pagan to Mandalay […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . May 22 2019

Pandaw offers expedition combinations

Pandaw is offering new combination cruise itineraries to allow passengers to thoroughly explore the rivers of Southeast Asia and India. A total of seven “combo cruise expeditions” ranging from 15 to 21 nights are now […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Aug 8 2018

Pandaw to debut “one of the most picturesque journeys imaginable”

Pandaw will debut on India’s Lower Ganges River aboard the stately Orient Pandaw in time for Christmas. The seven-night Lower Ganges sailing from Kolkata to Farraka and vice versa will launch on 23 December, and […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . May 16 2018