Pandaw: Proven ships, new waters

It’s been 20 years since Scotsman Paul Strachan started taking people up and down the Irrawaddy River on a single chartered vessel in Myanmar. Since 1995, the founder of Singapore-based Pandaw River Expeditions has grown his enterprise in Southeast Asia into a fleet of 12 ships (and counting) and is now once again looking forContinue reading “Pandaw: Proven ships, new waters”

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River cruising’s staying power

For those of us steeped in the world of river cruising, the fact that river cruising is a hot trend is old news. But last week Virtuoso released the results of its annual survey of travel advisors, who for the first time picked river cruising as the top trend for the coming year, beating outContinue reading “River cruising’s staying power”

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No vacancies? River ships offer to pick up the slack

By Michelle Baran  Hotel room availability an issue? Try a river cruise! That’s the marketing approach some river cruise companies are taking in places like Brazil and Myanmar where demand is outpacing hotel capacity. For the upcoming World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil this summer, Amazon River cruise specialist Rainforest Cruises has introduced five-day ManausContinue reading “No vacancies? River ships offer to pick up the slack”

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