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INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS: PLEASE READ BEFORE TRAVELLING

The ship manager and his team will do their best to make your cruise a memorable one. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance if you have a question or problem and please let us know if you are not satisfied with any aspect of our service.

 

Rv Pandaw 1947 Has 3 Decks:
Main Deck - 6 Cabins And Manager Office / Reception
Upper Deck - 10 Cabins, Saloon And Dining Room
Sun Deck - Top Deck With Open Air Lounge And The Wheel House

ACCOMMODATION

- All Cabins are Air-conditioned and have en suite shower and wc facilities.
- Sockets are suitable for 2-pin round plugs (230 V).
- Blankets, Slippers and Hairdryers are available in each cabin.

 

HOT WATER: IN ORDER TO ALLOW THE WATER GETTING HOT, PLEASE TURN ON THE HOT TAP TWO MINUTES BEFORE HAVING THE SHOWER. WE APOLOGISE FOR THIS INCOVENIENCE.

 

FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELL BEING
PLEASE READ ALSO THE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION “CARD” IN YOUR ROOM.

 

Air-conditioning

- All cabins have their own air-conditioning unit which can be adjusted for your comfort. During the coolest months (November to February) we recommend at night to use the “Fan only” option and keep the window open.
- Please NEVER leave the Air-condition “ON” with the window open.

 

Insect Precautions

- Keep close day and night the external doors and the windows netting covers.
- At Dusk and at Night, if you are outside your cabin or going ashore we recommend applying an insect repellent to the exposed parts of your body.
- Always switch off lights before leaving your cabin.
- Between January and March a kind of HARMLESS insects, but not mosquitoes, can invade the ship. Our staff will do their best to keep them away.

 

Medical Facilities

- We have on board medicines and first aid equipment provided by SOS INTERNATIONAL. All our Hotel staff have attended a First Aid course at the Yangon Red Cross.
- Should you need the assistance of a Doctor there is no worry about it as we are never so far from a medical station and the Burmese doctors usually speak English and practice a good standard of field medicine.

 

Security

- When the ship is moored or docked we have always someone watching the gangplank and controlling all the access of the ship, although we invite you to lock your cabin door.
- When sailing there is not any sort of risk to be robbed so if you like it you can keep your door unlocked, although we recommend locking it if you are not in the immediate vicinity.

 

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in the inside areas of the ship. Passengers may smoke outside on the Sun Deck and Promenade Deck.

Water

Tap water is not 100% safe. Bottled Mineral water is provided for drinking, free of charge. During the shore excursions never accept ice in drinks and avoid ice creams, crushed sugar cane, salads and the skins of fruits.

 

FOOD AND DRINK

Drinks

- Tea, Coffee (not Italian Espresso) and Mineral Water are available at all times in the dining room and Sundeck, free of charge.
- Early Morning tea and coffee are served in cabins on request.

 

Meals

Meals are served in the dining room on an open sitting basis. According to the number of passengers on board Breakfast and Lunch may be served on a buffet basis, but Dinner is always a sit-down meal with a table d'hôte menu.

 

SERVICES AND FACILITIES

Communication

Calls can be received and made via a GSM during the Mandalay to Bagan cruises, but the network coverage is limited to 70% of the voyage. For cruises to more remote areas a satellite phone will be available.

 

Laundry

This service is not provided during short cruises, but it is available ONLY for the 3 or more night cruises in the Mandalay area or during charter cruises in the Upper Irrawaddy or Chindwin river.

 

Morning Call

Please advise the Ship Manager or his assistant the night before.

Shop

The on-board boutique (actually two cabinets!) is situated on the Upper Deck close to the stairs. You will find traditional Burmese handicraft, clothes and object d'art. There are also available a range of merchandising designed for Rv Pandaw 1947, Camera Films, Insect Repellent and other useful items.

SHORE EXCURSIONS

The shore excursions are organised and accompanied by the Ship Manager and other members of the hotel staff. For some cruise programmes we offer the service of a qualified English Speaking Guide. Passengers who prefer to visit the site by themselves are welcome to come and go from the ship as they like, but they must return on time for the next sailing time as written in the Daily schedule. The captain 15 minutes prior to casting off will sound the ship’s horn to warn the passengers of the imminent departure.

Advices and Useful Tips

- When visiting Buddhist sites you are required to walk barefoot therefore we recommend wearing a slip-on or slipper shoes that are easy to take off. The code of conduct wants you to dress modestly and wear cloths covering shoulders and legs.
- We at Pandaw1947 are concerned to preserve and respect the local culture. We invite you also to do the same and in order to avoid spoiling the children we kindly ask you to not give any present. Any time we stop in a river village we make a donation to the village chief that will use the funds for the benefit of the community included the children of course. If you wish to contribute to the donation you are welcome and the Ship Manager will assist you on this.

ON BOARD PAYMENTS

- All transactions on board are in US$.
- Credit Card payments are not accepted at the time of writing, but we are working to have this service available soon. It is advisable to carry small US Dollars denomination notes and to change some money in local currency (Kyats) before the embarkation.
- The bill should be settled at least one hour before the arrival time or the evening before.
 
Built in Scotland on the Clyde
in 1947 by the famous ship-builder
Yarrow & Co with the same design of
the pre-war Quarter Wheller
steamers of the Irrawaddy Flotilla
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