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RV Katha Pandaw

RV Pandaw Katha is a radical new design, based on the old K class used in Burma from the 1880s and is the third Katha to run on the Irrawaddy.

The first was built at Dalla in 1887 but lost on the Chindwin in 1889, the second by Denny of Dumbarton in 1904 and decommissioned in 1937 and the third was built by Pandaw in Vietnam in 2012.

With only two decks these smaller K class ships have lower air draft so can get under bridges and shallower draft, for cruising more challenging stretches of river.

Refitted for expedition sailings in India from September 2019, she now has only 14 cabins and an enlarged indoor saloon / dining area as winter cruising in India can be chilly first thing.

The ship has quality mountain bikes for your independent exploration.

RV Katha Pandaw - Disembarking

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 4 Upper Deck & 10 Main deck staterooms 170ft² in size and finished in Teak and Brass
  • Bistro style dining room with outside seating and air-conditioning inside
  • 24 hr hospitality Bar
  • Semi-buffet breakfast, Semi-buffet lunch, and seated theme dinners.  Daily lean & light menu options and freshly baked bread
  • Local master chef heading an experienced international culinary team
  • Library with contemporary and classic literature
  • Complimentary local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Series of cultural performances, educational talks, cooking classes, and ship tour
  • Welcome drink on arrival, Welcome cocktail, Farewell reception
  • Wireless internet in all public areas

Accommodation & Amenities

All 14 air conditioned staterooms are 170 square feet in size, finished in teak and brass with panoramic French window, leading to personal outdoor deck space.

Each features, en-suite bathrooms with shower, basin and WC, Kimonos and slippers and Spa-branded amenities.

Unlimited mineral water is available in your cabin, with complimentary aluminium water bottles.

Upper Deck

170 ft² – Upper Deck

  • Panoramic French windows leading to personal deck space
  • Twin or double bed configuration with premium mattresses and quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows.
  • En-suite bathrooms with shower, basin and WC
  • Kimonos, slippers and Spa-branded amenities
  • Air conditioning with individual control
  • Electric mini Safe, hair dryer, yoga mat
  • Welcome flower arrangement, welcome gift & evening canapés
  • Multi-configuration plugs
RV Katha Pandaw - Twin Cabin
RV Katha Pandaw - Double Cabin

Main Deck

170 ft² – Main Deck

  • Panoramic French windows leading to personal deck space
  • Twin or double bed configuration with premium mattresses and quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows.
  • En-suite bathrooms with shower, basin and WC
  • Kimonos, slippers and Spa-branded amenities
  • Air conditioning with individual control
  • Electric mini Safe, hair dryer, yoga mat
  • Welcome flower arrangement, welcome gift & evening canapés
  • Multi-configuration plugs
Katha Pandaw - Deck Plan

River Cruises on RV Katha Pandaw

The Lower Ganges River

8 Days   |  Kolkata, Kalna, Matiari, Murshidabad, Baranagar, Mayapur, Hooghly, Kolkata

From £1,599 pp Cruise Only

Explore the heart of India's sacred Ganges river on this luxury cruise. Tailor make your experience with flexible pre & post cruise touring options.

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