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RV River Kwai

Cruise Ships in Thailand : RV River Kwai

The RV River Kwai has been built in an elegant colonial style, based on designs used by the original Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. It combines the grandest luxuries of the colonial era in a small and intimate vessel, accommodating just 20 guests for an unforgettable journey along this iconic river.


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With just two decks and ten cabins, RV River Kwai offers an intimate experience with a focus on learning about the culture of the local area through interesting lectures, informative guides and exciting excursions to notable sites along the river, including the Khmer ruins and temples, rural villages, as well as the famous bridge known from the 1957 film The Bridge On The River Kwai

The open-plan upper deck provides a flexible space that functions as a dining room, lecture hall, lounge and observation platform, with both sunny and shady areas enabling guests to enjoy as much of the Thai sunshine as they wish.

Pandaw also supports some local charity projects, so by travelling on board their vessels you will be helping the communities that line your route and may even visit some of the projects en route.


The ten air conditioned cabins are teak-lined and offer 17 square metres of living space. All feature twin beds and en suite bathrooms, while panoramic French windows allow plenty of natural light to filter through as well as providing fabulous views of the passing scenery.


  • Meals served buffet-style on the open-plan upper deck
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and water
  • Themed dinners
  • 24 hour bar
  • Bakery 
  • Complimentary evening canapés


  • River Kwai — 3-night circular cruise, departing from and returning to Bangkok.

Please note: Cruises depart every Monday to Thursday upstream and Thursday to Sunday downstream.

Suggested itineraries

  • The stupah of the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Our specialists suggest:
    Our 14-day "Classic Thailand tour" itinerary, from £3,310pp.
    View details


  • Cultural performances
  • Educational talks
  • Cooking classes
  • Ship tours


  • Open-plan upper deck with various seating areas