HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, 18 January 2021: Pandaw has
reshaped its seven-night Classic Mekong expedition with the first sailing set
for August 2021.
The famous river cruise fleet has been sailing the rivers of
India and the Mekong Region for 25 years, and the Classic Mekong cruise from
Saigon Vietnam and Siem Reap Cambodia has been a popular route since 2003.
But the company says it has witnessed changes in both
Vietnam’s and Cambodia’s Mekong River delta regions that have become more accessible
“We are delighted that more people can experience this
amazing part of Asia, but the increased tourism means that we must continually
adapt to ensure we remain ‘off the beaten path,” the company’s stated in its
The redesigned seven-night Classic Mekong expedition maintains some of the highlights of the existing route while “diverting away from the main crowds to focus on a sailing that explores the delta region and its local communities.”
Exploring Tonle Sap River with its narrow winding canals
takes the cruise boat closer to communities that live and work in the floating
markets and fish farms. The new route also explores the Cambodian capital city
of Oudong as well as traversing the canals around the picturesque border town
of Chao Doc in Vietnam.
Pandaw launches the revamped Classic Mekong cruise 7 August
2021 with weekly departures scheduled through 2021 into 2022. The starting
price for the seven-night cruise is USD3,392 per person. Members pay USD2,714.