Operator in Focus: Pandaw Cruises

For almost 30 years Pandaw has been the pioneer of river cruising across Asia, offering guests the chance to visit remote and hard-to-reach parts of Asia’s waterways in comfort and style.

With vessels ranging from just 10 guests to a maximum of 60 depending on destination, a journey on Pandaw is an intimate and invigorating experience designed to immerse adventurous travellers in the unspoilt natural surroundings of the rivers of Asia.

Whilst you will not find televisions and private balconies aboard Pandaw by design, you will enjoy the largest public space-to-passenger ratio of any ship in in Asia with the focus of an expedition aboard Pandaw being to bring likeminded travellers together to discover more about our fantastic destinations and make some life-long friends along the way.

For 2023, Pandaw is launching its newest itinerary in India’s Northeastern Assam province along the mighty Brahmaputra River. This fantastic 7-night expedition includes two safaris in search of the famous Bengal tigers and One-Horned Rhino. Combinable with their 7 and 12-night Ganges River expeditions, you can explore all that India has to offer aboard Pandaw’s luxuriantly comfortable and expertly crafted  colonial styled vessels. Find out more about these itineraries here.

What's included?

  • Accommodation in an en-suite double or twin stateroom
  • Spa branded amenities
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner served onboard by our talented local chefs
  • Daily shore excursions and onboard activities included
  • Knowledgeable local guides throughout the trip
  • Refillable aluminium water bottle gift for all guests
  • Mineral water coffee, tea and tisanes
  • Complementary evening cocktail hour
  • Cultural performances onboard and ashore
  • Welcome drinks, cold towels and shoe cleaning after shore excursions

Why should agents sell Pandaw Cruises?

Pandaw has been leading the way for expedition-style river cruising across Asia for almost 30 years. The ultra-shallow drafts mean that ships can venture deeper and further into the intricate waterways of Asia than other passenger vessels, exploring truly off-the-beaten-track locations. They are also the only operator sailing across all of Indochina and India, providing uniformly excellent service and quality across countries.

The small-sized ships and exploratory style itineraries attract those looking for unique experiences and the Pandaw Sprit amongst guests and crew mean that they enjoy a 45% guest return rate each year, so with an easy-to-use booking engine and competitive commissions on bookings, Pandaw is a great partner for long term business.

About the Widgety integration

Pandaw are available on the Widgety API and Cruise Search now. Pricing is converted daily from USD to GBP. 


Pandaw do not provide information on availability: if the grade or cruise is available in their flat files, then it is still available. As we do not currently store the data, if the grade is fully booked, then it will no longer be available in the API. The same thing will happen when a cruise is fully booked. Please check the official website before making any bookings.

Please be aware that port charges are not included in the price shown on Widgety and these will need to be added to the bill duting the booking process.


Key Information

  • 17 ships across 6 countries in Asia
  • Itineraries from 3 to 21 nights to suit all travellers
  • Bookings can be made easily via the dedicated agent portal
  • Commissions on FIT bookings as well as group and charter rates available
  • To contact Pandaw, email marketing@pandaw.com or visit www.pandaw.com
To add Pandaw to your Cruise Search, Brochure Rack or API, please contact your Widgety account manager or email support@widgety.co.uk.