Katha Pandaw delayed
PANDAW River Expeditions has postponed the launch of its Katha Pandaw ( pictured) vessel in India this month due to issues with exporting the vessel from Myanmar.
The cruise line said the issues are “now fully resolved”, and Katha is set to sail to India from Myanmar’s Yangon next week.
Passengers booked on Katha for India river cruises in Jan and Feb have been offered full refunds or rebookings.
“Most chose alternative Pandaw river expeditions in other destinations or on land tours arranged for them within India,” the cruise line stated.
The scheduled Mar and Apr departures will still go ahead.
Pandaw has also confirmed that plans for the launch of Orient Pandaw for Sep remain unchanged.
Additionally, the company launched its third vessel in Laos, Sabaidee Pandaw, in Oct 2018 which sails to China.
With “near full occupancy” of its Mekong ships, the company plans to launch a fourth vessel in Vietnam and Cambodia for the 2019/20 season.