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RV Kalaw

Cruise Ships in Myanmar : RV Kalaw Pandaw

The RV Kalaw is the sister ship to the RV Kindat and both boats are identical. Furnished in teak and brass throughout, the vessel exudes colonial luxury. Operating along the classic route between Bagan and Mandalay, the RV Kalaw is an excellent option for anyone seeking to explore Myanmar’s picturesque waterways and historic sites.

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The RV Kalaw is able to accommodate up to 36 passengers, making it a medium-sized vessel compared to the rest of Pandaw’s fleet. On board you’ll find ample space in which to socialise with fellow guests and relax whilst taking in the wonderful views, and you may observe passing teak barges, small fishing boats and unforgettable night skies.

Your time ashore will allow you to see the highlights of Myanmar’s central plains up close and with the expertise of Pandaw’s guides, who have explored the region for many years and can answer any questions you may have about your surroundings.

Pandaw also supports some local charity projects, so by travelling on board their vessels you’ll be helping the communities that line your route.


The boat has 18 stateroom cabins across the upper and main decks, all with air conditioning, an en suite bathroom and 18 square metres of space. Guests can gaze through their cabin's panoramic French window at the passing scenery.


  • Bistro style dining room with outside seating
  • Semi-buffet breakfasts and lunches, plus seated themed dinners
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • 24 hour bar
  • Bakery
  • Complimentary evening canapés


  • Ayeyarwady River — 7 nights between Bagan and Mandalay and vice versa.
  • Ayeyarwady and Chindwin Rivers — 14 nights between Pyay and Kalay.


  • Library
  • Laundry service
  • Activities on board
  • Cultural performances
  • Educational talks
  • Cooking classes
  • Ship tours