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Pandaw Mekong Cruise Mekong River
Mekong river, Vietnam & Cambodia: Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
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Pandaw Mekong Cruise Mekong River

Mekong river, Vietnam & Cambodia: Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
9.4Excellent - 27 reviews
Launched in 2009
33 Cabins
Metal Ship
My Tho- Cai Be- Chau Doc- Phnom Penh- Siem Riep
Pandaw Cruises
Cruise-Lines: Pandaw Mekong Cruise

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beauty Room
  • Conference & Meeting
  • Observatory
  • Spa & Massage
  • Medical Care
Why choose Pandaw Mekong Cruise?
  • Cruise ship designed especially for Mekong river travel route

  • Spacious closet and storage for luggage

  • Free ice-cream at sundeck bar

Cabin & Rates

Bed type:
Main Deck

Main Deck

2 pax
15.6 m2
Twin beds
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Upper Deck

Upper Deck

2 pax
15.6 m2
Twin Bed
  • All board - meals included
Cabin detail
Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals
  • Locally made soft and alcoholic beverages, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water.
  • Transfer from the ship to the drop off point in Saigon at the end of the voyage.
Price Excludes
  • Phnom Penh port tax: 65 USD/ pax
  • International flights
  • Pport dues
  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
  • Imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar.
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellation before 120 days prior to the start of the cruise:30 % of the total rate
  • Between 120 and 61 days prior to the start of the cruise: 50 % of the total rate
  • Between 60 and 30 days prior to the start of the cruise: 70 % of the total rate
  • Less than 30 days prior to the start of the cruise: 90 % of the total rate
  • 15 days or less: 100% of the cruise price
Children Policy
  • Free of charge for children below 5 years old, in parents' room and using existing bedding.
  • Baby cots are available.
  • Children above 5 ears must occupy a separate bed and pay full rate (Single or double occupancy).

Cruise Itineraries

4 days 3 nights
4 days 3 nights
5 days 4 nights
8 days: Saigon - Siem Reap
Day 1: Saigon - My Tho - Ben Tre
Day 2: Con Phuoc
Day 3: Chau Doc - Border Crossing
Day 4: Phnom Penh
Last update 15:25 Tuesday 14 May 2024

Important Notes:


About Pandaw Mekong Cruise

Since 2002, the Pandaw Mekong Cruise has sailed around to Saigon under its power and many a drama described in Paul Strachan’s Pandaw Story. This ship was designed especially for the Mekong and aims to bring the most gorgeous service for seniors and groups of friends.

Facilities & Deck Plan

The Pandaw Mekong Cruise features 04 decks and splendid onboard facilities that satisfy up to 50 passengers.

The Lower deck has space for a Gym, Cinema, Library, and Spa. 

The Main deck includes 06 cabins (16m2) with a Dining Room and a Gallery store. 

The Upper deck contains 09 cabins (16m2) and an Observation Saloon. 

The Sundeck is where passengers who want to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. 

RV La Marguerite Cruise Deckplan

Embark on an extraordinary voyage through Vietnam and Cambodia aboard the Pandaw Mekong Cruise. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing you with an elite and unforgettable experience, going the extra mile to ensure your journey is truly exceptional. 


The restaurant on the 2nd deck of the Pandaw Mekong Cruise can accommodate up to 50 guests. It offers a delightful blend of design styles and culinary specialties, creating a remarkable dining experience with contemporary Asian artifacts, fine china, and crystal glassware.


With comfortable seating and state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, the cinema offers a cozy and immersive atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a wide selection of movies, ranging from classic favorites to the latest releases. 


The onboard library of the Pandaw Mekong Cruise exudes a cozy and inviting ambiance, providing a tranquil haven for approximately 5 to 7 guests, allowing them to indulge in the pleasure of reading amidst the scenic beauty of the Mekong River.

Service & Activities

Pandaw Mekong Cruise Mekong River provides a primary upstream route, featuring a 4-day itinerary from Sai Gon to Phnom Penh, a 5-day itinerary from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, and an 8-day itinerary from Saigon to Siem Reap Additionally, there are downstream routes available, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy the cruise experience in reverse.


  • 4-day-3-night itinerary

Connect with Con Phuoc Island

Welcome your 1st day in this journey by brimming with cultural encounters. Here, we are presented with a unique opportunity to engage with local artisans who possess remarkable skills in the art of weaving bamboo baskets.

Stop at Chham and Long Thuan Villages

Experience the vibrant lives and cultural traditions of Vietnamese Muslims firsthand, gaining insights into their customs and rituals. Interact with the local community, explore traditional markets, and participate in cultural ceremonies.


  • 5-day-4-night itinerary

Reach Kampong Tralach

Sail along the winding channels of the Tonle Sap River, reaching the captivating destination of Kampong Tralach.

Stop at the Vipassana Dhura Meditation Centre

Make a halt at the tranquil Vipassana Dhura Meditation Centre for a serene experience. Explore the old capital through a scenic drive, unraveling its captivating history.

Explore Angkor Ban village

Witness the daily routines and customs of the villagers, gaining valuable insights into their rich culture. Experience firsthand the traditions and practices that shape their community, creating meaningful connections and cherished memories along the way.


  • 8-day-7-night-itinerary

The 8-day itinerary is the combination of the two above itineraries with the journey from Saigon to Siemreap. With the longer trip, the cruise promises to bring you the best experience as well as the most stunning and attractive attractions. 


Spa and massage

Pamper yourself with our rejuvenating spa offerings, featuring a variety of massage therapies such as Traditional Khmer Massage, Ayur-Lomi Hot Oil Massage, Herbal Compressed Massage, and Swedish Massage. 

Our stress reliever package specifically targets tension in the back, neck, and shoulders, promoting overall well-being. With prices ranging from US $25 to $55 and durations of 30 to 60 minutes, our treatments can be customized to suit your individual preferences, ensuring a deeply relaxing and soothing experience. Treat yourself to the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation at our spa.

Note: To book your massage service, kindly contact the Cruise Manager directly to make arrangements.

Food & Drink

Meal times on board follow a well-structured schedule. Start your day with breakfast at 7:00, indulge in a delightful brunch from 10:00 to 11:00, savor a delicious lunch between 12:00 and 13:00, and conclude your day with a satisfying dinner served around 19:30. Enjoy the culinary delights at their designated times, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable dining experience throughout your journey.

Note: Kindly notify our dedicated crew team in advance of any special dietary requirements you may have.

Elegant Table Setup

Welcome aboard the Pandaw Mekong Cruise, where a delightful assortment of beverages awaits to enhance your journey. Please note that all the beverages on the menu will be surcharged separately.


The arrangements for transfers will vary based on the departure day. Detailed information regarding the transfers will be provided three weeks before the departure date.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 24 customer's reviews

Traveler rating
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  • 5
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.4
  • Food/Drink 9.2
  • Cabin quality 9.4
  • Staff quality 9.8
  • Enter/act 8.9
Excellent - JAMES S
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent cruise, amazing staff

This was an absolutely amazing experience. The cruise staff is fantastic and goes above and beyond to help and assist.
Our cabin was well-appointed and airy, with plenty of storage, including a suitcase compartment under the bed and drawers. The bed was large and comfortable, with good quality linens.… More

Very good - Ms.Liesel Denner
Hong Kong Hong Kong

The ship was beautiful, classy and comfortable. There was enough room for everyone on board, it was very spacious. Everything was clean and the standard of housekeeping was good. The bed was comfortable and big enough and the bathroom had a good size shower with nice hot water. There were plenty of… More

Excellent - Mr.Partridge
Australia Australia

Regarding Pandaw, the whole cruise was enjoyable. The staff were pleasant and attentive, the food was excellent, the cabin, while small, was very comfortable, and the included shore tours were excellent.

Excellent - Ms.Iwona Chrzaszcz
Australia Australia

We loved the cruise! Best price was very helpful, great service. Thanks for your service and best wishes.

Excellent - Ms.Karen McKenna
Australia Australia

We would like to say we loved the cruise down the Mekong it was fantastic.

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