Pandaw To Introduce New Mekong Cruiser

Pandaw River Expeditions has announced its planned introduction of a second Mekong river cruiser. In response to growing demand, the Yunnan Pandaw will launch in September 2016 to sail the upper Mekong River between Vientiane and Jinghong.   Sister ship to the Laos Pandaw currently plying the route, she is being constructed in Thailand to the … Continue reading

Avalon Waterways Introduces Suite Ship To Myanmar

River cruise operator Avalon Waterways is beginning sailings in Myanmar with the launch of its first ship in the country. Part of an ambitious Southeast Asian expansion, the new Avalon Myanmar is set to cruise the idyllic Irrawaddy River and introduces the Suite Ship concept to the region.   Built by local craftsmen to reflect … Continue reading

Avalon Waterways Christens Newest “Suite Ship”

River cruise line Avalon Waterways has launched its newest vessel on the banks of the River Danube. The 166-guest Avalon Illumination is the eighth in the line’s series of Panorama suite ships and was christened by Australian model and television presenter Deborah Hutton with the traditional smashing of a bottle of Viennese Schlumberger against the … Continue reading

Southeast Asian Expansion For CroisiEurope

Europe’s largest river cruise line has made a significant expansion of its Southeast Asian operations with the purchase of a regional river cruise line. CroisiEurope has taken over Cambodia-based Compagnie Fluviale du Mékong (Mekong River Cruise Company) and its 4-vessel fleet.   The announcement strengthens the ties between both entities. CroisiEurope has chartered the line’s … Continue reading

2 More River Boats For Pandaw River Expeditions

Pandaw River Expeditions has announced the addition of 2 new river cruisers that will join its fleet sailing in Myanmar next year. The Asian river line is constructing the shallow-draft RV Kindat Pandaw and RV Kalaw Pandaw at the Sinmalike shipyard, which will enable it to operate in extreme low water conditions on the Irrawaddy … Continue reading