mekong or Irawaddy cruises

Jan 4th, 2019, 01:31 PM
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mekong or Irawaddy cruises

Has anyone done the Pandaw or Amawaterways cruises on the Mekong or Irawaddy?
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Jan 5th, 2019, 01:24 AM
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Tamar, I did a Pandaw cruise on the Irrawaddy in October which I really enjoyed. I've just finished a trip report about it but the cruise is only the last part of the report as I did 8-9 days on land before the cruise. If you are interested see Loved Myanmar, but it will be a while before I want to see another golden pagoda

I've not done a Mekong cruise so I can't make a comparison for you.
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Jan 6th, 2019, 07:44 AM
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thanks so much Shandy. This is a huge help!
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Jan 6th, 2019, 08:39 AM
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We haven’t done a cruise as such but have rented individual boats to get around much of the Mekong Delta,often spending several weeks there, usually en route to Cambodia. It is a fascinating part of Vietnam and full of interest and, although I have yet to visit Burma, from reading shandy’s excellent post linked above, I do think it lacks the ore spectacular sights along the Irrawaddy.

There are several posts with lots of photos in the Vietnam section of our blog @ . I particularly like the area around Chau Doc.

in addition to Pandaw, you may wish to have a look at Mekong Eyes. We saw a couple of their boats on our travels and they looked very nice!
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Jan 6th, 2019, 09:08 AM
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We took an AMA Waterways Mekong cruise from Cambodia to Vietnam. It was wonderful, 100 passengers, heavily Australian. We explored villages we never would have seen otherwise. It was so much better and more intersting than the river cruises we took with Viking in Europe.
We had hoped to take a river in Myanmar but will not travel there now with their human rights violations toward the Rohinga.
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Jan 6th, 2019, 09:57 PM
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I’ve seen both rivers from a Pandaw, Mekong first in 2010, then the Irrawaddy in 2013. I liked their ships, their crews, the sights/activities and the food on both trips. What specifically would you like to know?
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Feb 2nd, 2019, 01:59 PM
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Pandaw every time
I have cruised with them 4 times,on the Irrawaddy & The Chindwin and have booked for the Delta cruise next winter.
Sorry Fodors about this link!! Review dated 11th Feb 2017
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