Pandaw River Expeditions joins Clia

Asian Waterways: Kalay Pandaw

Pandaw River Expeditions has joined the Cruise Lines International Association (Clia) as regional cruise line member.

The luxury river cruise company was founded in 1995 by Scotsman and Burmese historian Paul Strachan with the re-building of an original Clyde-built steamer called Pandaw.

Cindy D’Aoust, president and Ceo of Clia, said: “Our Cruise Line Members are an integral part of the cruise industry and Pandaw River Expeditions is an ideal new member for our growing community.”

Regional cruise line members have access to thousands of Clia travel agency and agent members as well as the opportunity to tap the vast marketing, promotional and event activities across Clia’s European offices.

Pandaw can trace its roots back to the original Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, founded by Scots merchants in 1865.

Still a family-run company, it was the first company to offer expeditions on both the Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers and has almost 20 years’ experience navigating three of the great rivers of South East Asia.

Pandaw operates cruises in Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China from June to April. To learn more, visit pandaw.com.

Anthony Pearce

Anthony Pearce is the co-publisher of CRUISE ADVISER. He can be contacted on anthony@cruise-adviser.com 

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