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Pandaw offers short Mekong cruise


HO CHI MINH CITY, 22 February 2019: River cruise specialist in the Mekong Region and India, Pandaw Cruises, will add a three-night/four-day cruise from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh starting this September.

The twice-weekly sailings on RV Indochina Pandaw will supplement the longer seven-nights cruise that ends in Siem Reap Cambodia featuring another vessel, RV Mekong Pandaw.

Catering to the demand for a shorter cruise through the Mekong Delta to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, the company will deploy RV Indochina Pandaw a 30-cabin boat up until now has sailed the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar since 2011.

Originally built in Vietnam in 2014, RV Indochina Pandaw will undergo a refit after it transfers to Ho Chi Minh City in readiness for the new shorter sailings starting this September.

The ship’s 30 cabins can accommodate up to 60 passengers.  With three decks the 52 metre long vessel comes with an enclosed dining room, deck bar, gym, library, boutique and a spa.

The actual sailing itinerary starts at My Tho after a land transfer from Ho Chi Minh City. There are overnight stops in the Mekong Delta at Ben Tre, Con Phuoc Island and Tan Chau (border with Cambodia). The cruise ends in Phnom Penh at the city’s jetty on the Mekong River.

Prices start at USD1250 per person, full board with excursions, but not hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh.

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