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Paukan Princess Cruise

Description

Paukan Princess Cruise Upper Irrawaddy Route. Since then Paukan Cruises took over the marketing and the operations of the vessel.
She is the first luxury ship able to sail the entire length of the Irrawaddy River up to Bhamo (Kachin State), the uppermost navigable point for a vessel of this size, even during the low water season (December to May) due to her extremely shallow draft.
The 36-guest Paukan Princess embraces the ambience of modern Asian Design, whilst providing comforts and conveniences found only in the finest hotels of Myanmar.

  • Paukan Cruises
  • Launch 2015
  • 18 cabins
  • Metal
  • Bagan-Salay-Sagaing-Mingun-Mandalay
  • Myanmar

Paukan Princess Cruise's Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Gym
  • Included Breakfast
  • Observatory
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Spa & Beauty
  • Tender for sightseeing

Cruise Itineraries

Travel Map

Paukan Princess Cruise

Full itinerary

Between Royal Mandalay and Ancient Bagan – 1 Nights

(Downstream: Mandalay to Bagan)

Departure: Thursday

TRANSFER : Transfer from airport or hotel to Jetty can be arranged at supplement upon request. Pls note that it takes approximately 1 hr drive from Mandalay Int’l Airport and 45 mints from Mandalay Hotel to ship (Sagaing).

Please note: We are not able to accept early arrival before 10:00 am.

The embarkation time is 10.00 hrs at Sagaing jetty and cast off after half an hour.

Welcome Cocktail and briefing in the Saloon or Sundeck followed by Lunch.
Cruise all day long. In the late afternoon we stop at Yandabo, a village specializing in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We visit the Pot workshops and the monastery.
Moor overnight near the village of Shwe Nann Tint

Early in the morning we continue downstream to Bagan.
Enjoy the sunrise near Bagan. After breakfast, passengers will disembark at Bagan Thar Yar Waddy Jetty by9:30 hrs.

TRANSFER : Transfer to the Airport or hotel in Bagan can be arranged at supplement upon request. Pls take note that it take around 30 minuts drive for transfer from ship (Thar Yar Waddy Jetty) to airport or hotel in Bagan.

Travel Map

Paukan Princess Cruise

Full itinerary

From Royal Mandalay To Ancient Bagan – 2 Nights

(Downstream: Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing – River Village – Bagan)

Departure: Sunday

TRANSFER : Transfer from airport or hotel to Jetty can be arranged at supplement upon request. Pls note that it takes approximately 1 hr drive from Mandalay Int’l Airport and 30 mints from Mandalay Hotel to ship (Gawein).

Please note: We are not able to accept early arrival before 12:00 noon.

The embarkation time is 12.00 noon at Gawein jetty and cast off after half an hour time.

Welcome Cocktail and briefing in the Saloon or Sundeck followed by Lunch. After cruising upstream for two hours we arrive at the Mingun Pagoda Complex. Our English speaking manager (or your private guide) will accompany the guests during the visit.Moor Overnight at a sandbank mid-stream. After dinner guests can enjoy a Dance and Drama performance by the Mandalay Arts School on the sundeck (if available).

Early in the morning cruise downstream. During the two hours journey the passengers can admire the natural beauty of the river and the life of its banks while relaxing on the sundeck or just sitting outside their own cabin. Enjoy the sunrise over Sagaing Hill.
After breakfast passengers wishing to visit Sagaing can go ashore with the assistance of our Ship Manager or their own guide.
We resume our downriver voyage at 10.30 hrs and we will sail all day long.In the late afternoon we stop at Yandabo, a village specializing in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We visit the Pot workshops and the monastery. Moor overnight near the village of Shwe Nann Tint.
Cast off early in the morning for the last leg of our journey. Enjoy the sunrise near Bagan. Passengers will disembark at Thar Yar Waddy Jetty around 9:30 hrs.

TRANSFER : Transfer to the Airport or hotel in Bagan can be arranged at supplement upon request. Pls take note that it takes around 30 minuts drive for transfer from ship (Thar Yar Waddy Jetty) to airport or hotel in Bagan.

Travel Map

Paukan Princess Cruise

Full itinerary

Between Ancient Bagan and Royal Mandalay – 2 Nights

(Upstream: Bagan to Mandalay)

Departure: Tuesday & Friday

The embarkation time is 11.30 hrs at Bagan – Thar Yar Waddy Jetty and cast off after half an hour.

TRANSFER : Transfer from airport or hotel to Jetty can be arranged at supplement upon request. Pls note that it takes approximately 30 minuts drive from Airport and Hotel to ship (Thar Yar Waddy Jetty).

Please note: We are not able to accept early arrival before 11:30 am.

Welcome Cocktail and briefing in the Saloon or Sundeck followed by Lunch.
In the late afternoon stop in a typical river village

Cruise all day with stop enroute in the morning to visit Yandabo, a typical river village specializing in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We visit the Pot workshops and the monastery.
Moor overnight nearby a village (Ywar Thit Gyi or Pauk Myaing Pauk Taw) few miles away from Ava Bridge
Enjoy the sunrise. After an early breakfast, the passengers will disembark at Sagaing Jetty (Thursday only) or Gawein jetty (Sunday Only) at around 09.30hrs.

TRANSFER : Transfer to the Mandalay Int’l Airport or hotel in Mandalay can be arranged at supplement upon request. Pls take note that it takes around 1 hr drive for transfer from ship (Sagaing) to Mandalay Int’l Airport or hotel in Mandalay.
It takes approximately 1 hr drive for transfer from ship (Gawein) to Mandalay Int’l Airport and 30 minuts to hotel in Mandalay.

Travel Map

Paukan Princess Cruise

Full itinerary: Royal Myanmar – 3 Nights

Upstream itinerary: Bagan-River Village-Yandabo-Monywa-Ava-Sagaing

TRANSFER : Transfer from airport or hotel to Jetty can be arranged at supplement upon request. Pls note that it takes approximately 30 minuts drive from Airport and Hotel to ship (Koe Lone Ye Kin).

Please note: We are not able to accept early arrival before 10:30AM.

EMBARKATION
Board the ship at Koe Lone Ye Kin Jetty in Bagan at 10:30 AM and cast off 11:00 AM. Welcome cocktail and Lunch.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: River Village
We cruise upstream all day. Stop at River village for a walk.
Dinner followed by a Puppet Show on the sundeck.

MORNING EXCURSION : Yandabo
In the morning we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque river village specializing in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We go ashore for a walking at some pot-making workshops and visit the monastery.

We cruise upstream the rest of the day, moor overnight near Myin Mu.

FULL DAY EXCURSION : Monywa
Early morning drive by coach (approx. 1 ½ hours) to Monywa to visit the Hpowindaung cave where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings dated back to the 14th century.Serve Lunch at local restaurant in Win Unity Hotel in Monywa. After lunch we visit the splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda with its more than 500,000 Buddha images.
Drive back to Myin Mu and Overnight night at River bank.
MORNING EXCURSION: Ava
Visit Ava by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery. Return to ship & sailing to Sagaing.

DISEMBARKATION: Sagaing
Guest will disembark 12:30 PM at Sagaging Jetty.

TRANSFER : Transfer to the Mandalay Int’l Airport or hotel in Mandalay can be arranged at supplement upon request. Pls take note that it takes approximately 1 hr drive for transfer from ship (Sagaing) to Mandalay Int’l Airport or hotel in Mandalay.

Downstream: Sagaing-Ava-Monywa-Yandabo-River Village-Salay

TRANSFER : Transfer from airport or hotel to Jetty can be arranged at supplement upon request. Pls note that it takes approximately 1 hr drive from Mandalay Int’l Airport and 45 mints from Mandalay Hotel to ship (Sagaing).

Please note: We are not able to accept early arrival before 10:30 AM.

EMBARKATION: Sagaing
Board the Ship at Sagaing Jetty at 10:30 AM and cast off 11:00 AM. Welcome cocktail and lunch.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Ava
Next we visit the ancient city of Ava,capital of the Burmese Kingdom from 1364 to 1841 by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery .

Dinner on board.  Overnight near a river village.

FULL DAY EXCURSION: Monywa
Early morning drive by coach (approx. 2 ½ hours) to Monywa to visit the Hpowindaung cave, where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings dated back to the 14th century.Serve Lunch at local restaurant in Win Unity Hotel in Monywa. After lunch we visit the splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda with its more than 500,000 Buddha images. Drive to Myin Mu jetty (approx. 1 ½ hours) where we will rejoin the ship.
Dinner on board. Overnight on board near Myin Mu.
MORNING EXCURSION: Yandabo
In the morning we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque village that specializes in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24,1826. We go ashore for a walk stopping at some pot-making workshops and to visit the monastery. Sail downstream stream. Lunch on board.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: River Village
Visit River village for a walk.  Dinner followed by a Puppet Show performance sundeck. Moor overnight mid-river.

After breakfast, Client disembark at Salay Jetty at 9:00 am.

TRANSFER : Transfer to the Airport or hotel in Bagan can be arranged at supplement upon request. Pls take note that it takes approximately 2 hrs drive for transfer from ship (Salay) to airport or hotel in Bagan.

Travel Map

Paukan Princess Cruise

Full itinerary: Myanmar Heritage – 7 Nights

Upstream: Bagan-Salay-River Village-Yandabo-Monywa-Ava-Sagaing-Amarapura-Mingun-Central Mandalay

TRANSFER : Transfer from airport or hotel to Jetty can be arranged at supplement upon request. Pls note that it takes approximately 30 minuts drive from Airport and Hotel to ship (Koe Lone Ye Kin).

Please note: We are not able to accept early arrival before 11:00 AM.

EMBARKATION
Board the Ship at  Koe Lone Ye Kin Jetty 11:00 am and cast off 11:30 am, welcome cocktail in the saloon.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION : Salay
After Lunch, we walk ashore at Salay, a small town founded in the 13th century with Bagan-era shrines, beautiful 19th century teak monasteries and preserved British colonial buildings. We explore the Salay House, a restored 1906 colonial trading company warehouse on the bank of the Irrawaddy. Our walk takes us along the town’s main Strand Street towards the local market before turning away from the river to visit the beautiful Yoke Soun Kyaung Taw Gyi wooden monastery. This ornately carved teak monastery was designed as a copy of the Crown Prince House of Mandalay, and is now a museum boasting remarkable wood carvings and artifacts. We pass some interesting Bagan-era monuments on our way to visit Mann Paya, a pagoda with a beautiful lacquerware Buddha, before returning to our ship with a stroll past some of Salay’s many beautiful colonial. Dinner and moor overnight mid stream.

MORNING EXCURSION : Bagan
This morning our excursion takes us to one of the most incredible areas of Myanmar: Bagan. Once the center of the Pagan Empire, Bagan today is a tourist, artist, and archeological mecca. We will start the tour with ShweZigon Pagoda construction during the reign of King Anawrahta and a Buddhist religious place, is believed to enshrine a bone and tooth of Gautama Buddha, the massive Htilominlo, built by King Htilominlo on the site where he was chosen from the five sons of King Nadaungmya to be the crown prince of Pagan. While the murals that once decorated much of the inside of this temple have only survived on the ceilings, Htilominlo boasts the finest plaster carvings which still remain undamaged on the arch pediments. Then stop by Thatbyinnyu Pagoda for photo shoot on the way back to ship for Lunch.

AFTRNOON EXCURSION : Bagan
After lunch, we visit Gubyaukgyi Temple (Great Painted Cave Temple), where the richly-colored paintings are thought to date to the original construction period in the early 12th century and we will also see a sand painting demonstration by a local artist. Next to this temple is the gilded Myazedi Stupa, which offers both a linguistic and a historical significance: an inscription consecrating Gubyaukgyi in four languages (Pyu, Mon, Old Burmese, and Pali), which established Pyu as an important cultural influence in the early Pagan period. Then a visit to Bagan would not be complete without exploring one of the most famous temples of Bagan, Ananda. Built in 1105 CE during King Kyanzittha’s reign, it is one of only four surviving temples from this period. We will explore the cruciform of the temple, with four standing Buddhas facing north, south, east, and west. After that we stop by Dhammayan Gyi Pagoda for photo shoot. For our final stop of the day we proceed to the Bagan Viewing Hill where we will view the sunset over the pagodas and stupas of Bagan before returning to the ship.

MORNING EXCURSION: Bagan
Explore some of Bagan’s local markets selling wood carvings, fabric, longyis and rattan product. Visit a workshop to see the ancient technique of lacquer ware making. Alternatively, guests can hire a horse cart or a bicycle and explore the site on their own (or) have a splendid Balloon Flight over Bagan (surcharge applied – optional). Back to the ship around Noon and cast off.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: River Village
We cruise upstream all day. Stop at River village for a walk.
Dinner followed by a Puppet Show on the sundeck.

MORNING EXCURSION : Yandabo
In the morning we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque river village specializing in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We go ashore for a walking at some pot-making workshops and visit the monastery.

We cruise upstream the rest of the day, moor overnight near Myin Mu.

FULL DAY EXCURSION : Monywa
Early morning drive by coach (approx. 1 ½ hours) to Monywa to visit the Hpowindaung cave where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings dated back back to the 14th century.Serve Lunch at local restaurant in Win Unity Hotel in Monywa. After lunch we visit the splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda with its more than 500,000 Buddha images.
Drive back to Myin Mu and Overnight night at River bank.
MORNING EXCURSION: Ava
Visit Ava by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery. Return to ship & sailing to Sagaing.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Sagaing – Amarapura
In the afternoon, we visit to Sagaing Hill, a hill studded with many Pagodas and Monasteries rich in wood carving and religious art. Then we travel by coach to Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital (1783) to visit a traditional silk weaving workshop followed by U-Bein Bridge, the world’s longest wooden bridge (1.2 km) and enjoy the sunset there.
Dinner and overnight on board near Sagaing Hill.

MORNING EXCURSION: Mingun
After breakfast we will enjoy a leisurely walking tour of the small town of Mingun. Our first stop is King Bodawpaya’s monumental, uncompleted stupa. During construction, an astrologer to the king argued that the king would die upon completion of the temple, and work was immediately halted. Had it been completed, it would have been the largest in the world. The cracks we see are the result of the 23 March 1839 earthquake that shook the area. We continue our walk to the Mingun Bell, which was the heaviest working bell in the world until 2000 when the Bell of Good Luck was unveiled in Henan, China. After having the opportunity to stand inside the bell as it is rung, we have time to shop in the local market, famous for its makeshift galleries that display inexpensive art from both local and internationally known artists.
Lunch on board.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Central Mandalay
Visit central Mandalay: Mahamuni Pagoda, then visit to the workshops of gold leave making and marble carving. And visit to Kuthodaw Paya, which contains the world’s biggest book, near by Mandalay Hill where spiraling staircases lead to sweeping views of the city and its temples and Sunset time at Mandalay Hill. Dinner on board. Overnight at Mandalay.

Morning disembark at Gawein Jetty around 9:00 am

Downstream: Mandalay-Mingun-Amarapura-Sagaing-Ava-Monywa-Yandabo-River Village-Salay-Bagan

TRANSFER : Transfer from airport or hotel to Jetty can be arranged at supplement upon request. Pls note that it takes approximately 1 hr drive from Mandalay Int’l Airport and 30 mints from Mandalay Hotel to ship (Gawein).

Please note: We are not able to accept early arrival before 11:30 AM.

EMBARKATION
Board the Ship at Gawein Jetty (11.30 AM -12.00 NOON), welcome cocktail and lunch.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Mingun
Sail upstream to Mingun. We will enjoy a leisurely walking tour of the small town of Mingun. Our first stop is King Bodawpaya’s monumental, uncompleted stupa. During construction, an astrologer to the king argued that the king would die upon completion of the temple, and work was immediately halted. Had it been completed, it would have been the largest in the world. The cracks we see are the result of the 23 March 1839 earthquake that shook the area. We continue our walk to the Mingun Bell, which was the heaviest working bell in the world until 2000 when the Bell of Good Luck was unveiled in Henan, China. After having the opportunity to stand inside the bell as it is rung, we have time to shop in the local market, famous for its makeshift galleries that display inexpensive art from both local and internationally known artists. Overnight at Mandalay.

MORNING EXCURSION: Mandalay
Visit central Mandalay: Mandalay Hill where spiraling staircases lead to sweeping views of the city and its temples and the nearby Kuthodaw Paya, which contains the world’s biggest book, and Shwe Nandaw Kyaung(Golden Monastery),then visit to the Workshops of gold leave making, Tapestry making, Woodcarving. Back to the ship for lunch.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Amarapura
In the afternoon we visit to Mahamuni Pagoda and marble carving – near by Pagoda. then Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital (1783) to visit a traditional silk weaving workshop followed by U-Bein Bridge, the world’s longest wooden bridge (1.2 km) and enjoy the sunset there.Dinner on board.  Overnight on board at Sagaing.

MORNING EXCURSION: Sagaing
Visit Sagaing, a hill studded with many Pagodas and Monasteries rich in wood carving and religious art.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Ava
In the afternoon, we visit the ancient city of Ava,capital of the Burmese Kingdom from 1364 to 1841 by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery .
Dinner on board.  Overnight near a river village.

FULL DAY EXCURSION: Monywa
Early morning drive by coach (approx. 2 ½ hours) to Monywa to visit the Hpowindaung cave, where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings datedback to the 14th century.Serve Lunch at local restaurant in Win Unity Hotel in Monywa. After lunch we visit the splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda with its more than 500,000 Buddha images. Drive to Myin Mu jetty (approx. 1 ½ hours) where we will rejoin the ship.
Dinner on board. Overnight on board near Myin Mu.
MORNING EXCURSION: Yandabo
In the morning we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque village that specializes in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24,1826. We go ashore for a walk stopping at some pot-making workshops and to visit the monastery. Sail downstream stream. Lunch on board.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Visit River village for a walk. Dinner followed by a Puppet Show performance sundeck. Moor overnight mid-river.

MORNING EXCURSION: Salay
In the late morning, we walk ashore at Salay, a small town founded in the 13th century with Bagan-era shrines, beautiful 19th century teak monasteries and preserved British colonial buildings. We explore the Salay House, a restored 1906 colonial trading company warehouse on the bank of the Irrawaddy. Our walk takes us along the town’s main Strand Street towards the local market before turning away from the river to visit the beautiful Yoke Soun Kyaung Taw Gyi wooden monastery. This ornately carved teak monastery was designed as a copy of the Crown Prince House of Mandalay, and is now a museum boasting remarkable wood carvings and artifacts. We pass some interesting Bagan-era monuments on our way to visit Mann Paya, a pagoda with a beautiful lacquerware Buddha, before returning to our ship with a stroll past some of Salay’s many beautiful colonial. Back to the ship for Lunch.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Bagan
After lunch, we visit Gubyaukgyi Temple (Great Painted Cave Temple), where the richly-colored paintings are thought to date to the original construction period in the early 12th century and we will also see a sand painting demonstration by a local artist. Next to this temple is the gilded Myazedi Stupa, which offers both a linguistic and a historical significance: an inscription consecrating Gubyaukgyi in four languages (Pyu, Mon, Old Burmese, and Pali), which established Pyu as an important cultural influence in the early Pagan period. Then visit a workshop to see the ancient technique of lacquer ware making.
Dinner and moor overnight at Bagan.

ORNING EXCURSION: Bagan
This morning our excursion takes us to one of the most incredible areas of Myanmar: Bagan. Once the center of the Pagan Empire, Bagan today is a tourist, artist, and archeological mecca. We will start the tour with ShweZigon Pagoda construction during the reign of King Anawrahta and a Buddhist religious place, is believed to enshrine a bone and tooth of Gautama Buddha. Next explore some of Bagan’s local markets selling wood carvings, fabric, longyis and rattan product. Then stop by Thatbyinnyu Pagoda for photo shoot on the way back to ship for Lunch.
Optional: In the very early morning before breakfast Balloon Flight over Bagan (surcharge applied)

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Bagan
After lunch, visit the massive Htilominlo, built by King Htilominlo on the site where he was chosen from the five sons of King Nadaungmya to be the crown prince of Pagan. While the murals that once decorated much of the inside of this temple have only survived on the ceilings, Htilominlo boasts the finest plaster carvings which still remain undamaged on the arch pediments. Then a visit to Bagan would not be complete without exploring one of the most famous temples of Bagan, Ananda. Built in 1105 CE during King Kyanzittha’s reign, it is one of only four surviving temples from this period. We will explore the cruciform of the temple, with four standing Buddhas facing north, south, east, and west. After that we stop by Dhammayan Gyi Pagoda for photo shoot. For our final stop of the day we proceed to the Bagan Viewing Hill where we will view the sunset over the pagodas and stupas of Bagan before returning to the ship.

Morning disembark at Koe Lone Ye Kin Jetty around 9:00 am.

TRANSFER : Transfer to the Airport or hotel in Bagan can be arranged at supplement upon request. Pls take note that it takes approximately 30 minuts drive for transfer from ship (Koe Lone Ye Kin Jetty) to airport or hotel in Bagan.

Important note*

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO THE WATER LEVEL. WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED 2 WEEKS BEFORE DEPARTURE
  • For overnight registration, we will need passport information (Full name, sex, Nationality, passport number, date of birth) of passengers at least four weeks prior to cruise date.

Cabins & Rates

Cabintype Rates
(US$/person)

Paukan Princess Cruise
  • 23sqm
  • Upper deck
  • Double/twin beds
  • Max 2 persons


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Paukan Princess Cruise Cabins
  • 23sqm
  • Main deck
  • Double/twin beds
  • Max 2 persons

Booking Policy

Accommodation; daily (group) shore-excursions & entrance fees; sightseeing and transfers during the cruise; transfers from/to Heritage Line’s meeting point to/from the ship (please read details in the embarkation guide); English speaking tour guiding on-and offshore; entertainment/activities during the cruise as mentioned in the program; meals as mentioned in the program; welcome drink, brewed coffee, tea and mineral water; passenger liability insurance; internet on the ship (subject to cellular network signal); complimentary usage of ship facilities (exclusive of spa treatments); port or anchorage fees; river pilots; fuel.

Crew and guide gratuities; visa fees; private transfers; personal expenses; beverages other than those stated under inclusions; medical services; spa treatments; port and anchorage fees; all other services or items not listed under inclusions.

Cancellation by Customer
For cancellations of bookings, the following charges will apply:

  • 91 days or more: 30% of the cruise price
  • 61 to 90 days: 65% of the cruise price
  • 31 to 59 days: 80% of the cruise price
  • 30 days or less/ noshow: 100% of the cruise price
  • Children under 5 are not allowed to do the trip
  • A child from 5-11 years: 35% adult price / sharing bed with parents
  • A child from 5-11 years: 75% adult price if sharing cabin with 1 adult
  • A child from 12 is fully charged as adult.

Paukan Princess Cruise’s Deck Plan

  • 12 STATEROOM WITH FRENCH BALCONY / Main Deck
  • 6 STATEROOM WITH FRENCH BALCONY / Upper deck
  • Lounge & Bar: 40 seats indoor PANORAMA lounge bar & Open air lounge / Upper Deck
  • Dining Room: Capacity: 36 Seats / Upper Deck
  • Spa & Gym: 2 Spa rooms & 1 Gym room / Sun Deck
  • Solarium: (Capacity : 8 Sun Charis) / Roof Deck
Paukan Princess Cruise

Paukan Princess Cruise Amenities

  • Air-conditioner
  • Bath Tub - Roomtype
  • Cabinet
  • Free Wifi - Public area
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Non Smoking Rooms
  • Private Balcony - All rooms
  • Private Bathroom
  • Safety box
  • Seating Area
  • Shower
  • Tea & coffee facility
  • Toiletries
  • TV

Questions & Answers


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The rivers you will sail on are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level, in some places as much as 30 metres. Water levels can change dramatically overnight and a sudden rise can impede our progress upstream considerably and even prevent us from passing under certain bridges. A sudden fall can result in our being unable to get into certain places or go as far upstream as we would hope. Groundings on sandbars are not infrequent and are part of the
excitement of any expedition. Published itineraries are indicational only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop.

Passengers are thus forewarned and expected to be flexible and patient. River cruising in Asia can be a dramatic and adventurous experience – not like cruising the controlled waterways of Europe or America. Note also that we operate in areas with little or no developed infrastructure and subject to the strictures of local officialdom. Be prepared for this and it is all more the fun!

For itineraries that include flights in the price of the ticket it should be noted that regional airlines can change departure times or cancel flights at very short notice. In such an event we endeavour to arrange alternative flights but note that this can result in delays often resulting in embarking or disembarking on a different day to that indicated in the itinerary. In such an event the company will cover the cost of hotel accommodation and main meals only, but will not be liable for any claims for compensation for missed days on board a ship, drinks or curtailment of the said itinerary.

We recommend wearing loose and comfortable clothing made of cotton or modern material that can readily cool off sweat and body hear. The type of shoes will depend on the excursion types so best to have both light, open toed shoes as well as good walking/hiking shoes with you. A sun hat is always a good idea to bring along.
Southern Vietnam and Cambodia are warm all year-round, but our other cruise destinations can get chilly during the winter months (Laos, Myanmar or northern Vietnam). Therefore, it is always recommended to bring a pullover or a warm jacket with you during this period.
Many of our cruises include visits to local temples or pagodas. When visiting these holy sites, make sure to wear appropriate clothing which covers your shoulders and knees.

Generally speaking, the rivers we are cruising on in Southeast Asia are very calm and there is hardly any motion on any of our ships. A bit of motion can occur during monsoon rains with stormy winds, but the amount of motion is much less than one would feel during bad weather on the open ocean.
Sea cruises as we offer in Halong Bay or Lan Ha Bay can sometimes encounter heavier waters and ship motion, although this happens very rarely and port authorities will most likely not allow sailing under any such circumstances anyway.
If you are new to cruising or prone to motion sickness, it does not hurt to bring along some motion sickness medication. Drinking a nice hot fresh ginger tea is a natural remedy and tasty alternative our staff is always happy to make for you.

All food and beverage on board is completely safe to eat and enjoy, including the ice cubes you enjoy in your chilled drinks. We do not recommend drinking water straight from the tap anywhere, including onboard. We provide you with complimentary clean drinking water throughout your cruise.
You may want to be bit careful with local dishes as they can be spicier than you are used to from home. Approach new dishes slowly and carefully. If you have a sensitive stomach, then you may like to double check with our chef or onboard managers about specific dishes or meals.
On excursions, it may be a good idea to avoid local foods and snacks unless offered by our tour guides. Besides the above, in general we recommend the following motto for your pre- and post-cruise travelling in the Southeast Asian tropics: boil it, peel it, cook it, wash it or forget it!

The most effective protection from personal contamination is ensuring strict attention to personal hygiene and in particular, frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water and refraining from hand-to-mouth contact. Colds and other viruses can spread quickly in an enclosed area such as a ship. Continue to practice common-sense hygiene and respiratory courtesy. Wash your hands often and cover your coughs and sneeze. It is recommended that passengers carry anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, which does not require rinsing with water. Use sanitizer frequently and throughout the day, particularly after shore excursions and prior to meals. If you have any questions regarding your health or safety, please do not hesitate to ask your cruise director.

Motion sickness can be a problem for some people when cruising, flying or travelling on coaches and trains and it is a good idea to take precautionary measures. Over-the-counter drugs for treating motion sickness can be purchased at pharmacies in most countries, though a side effect can by drowsiness. Alternatives such as ginger tablets and acupressure wristbands are also available and work well for some people.

Cambodia visas are easily obtained for most travelers on arrival. Note that passports must have a validity of at least 6 months after your last date of travel in Cambodia.
Because travel restrictions across Southeast Asia are constantly changing, we recommend checking with the Cambodia embassy/consulate in your home country for the latest information.

With the exception of visa exemptions, all travelers must arrange their visa prior to arrival in Vietnam. Passports must also have a validity of at least 6 months after your last date of travel in Vietnam.
Because travel restrictions across Southeast Asia are constantly changing, we recommend checking with the Vietnam embassy/consulate in your home country for the latest information.

We recommend at least purchasing travel health insurance which covers both in- & outpatient visits and medical repatriation. Buying additional trip cancellation and interruption coverage may also be beneficial in case you have to cancel your travel plans due to unforeseen circumstances.

We always recommend bringing a travel adapter as a standard item in your travel kit. You can borrow an adapter on board, but these may be limited.

It is customary in Asia to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is expected - though not compulsory - and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $3-$5 USD per person per day depending on the quality and length of the service.

Indochina Countries use 220V, and a mixture of flat 2-pin, round 2-pin or 3 pin plugs. It is recommended to bring a universal plug adapter.

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5 star ratingSiem Reap - Saigon by Jahan cruise We join 8 days package from Siem Reap to Saigon by the Jahan cruise. It's the best river cruise we ever had. We opted the Superior cabin on the main deck. Very big cabin size. The cruise just returned after... read more

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Kirsty K
27/11/22

5 star ratingTolle Flussschifffahrt auf dem Mekong Mit dem Kolonialstil Boot MS Explorer 7 Tage auf dem Mekong. Dank der Luxuskabine viele Zusatzleistungen. Minibar, Laundry und eigenen Betreuer. Tolles Ausflugsprogramm mit deutschsprachigem Führer “Tumlus”. (Ist auch ein Arzt). Unser Betreuer Mr. Soth war einsame Spitze. Leider war... read more

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Weissmueller Peter & Esther
11/03/20

5 star ratingVery charming ambiance, perfect service, excellent organsiation Board the ship and let yourself be carried away into the exotic world of the Mekong, everything is well organised, staff is very friendly and helpful, food and beverage are excellent.

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Sarah S
26/02/20

5 star ratingExcellent - Just do it Excellnt company and trip . The whole experience was first class. Food excellent accomadtion fine and the views amazing . Loved visiting the Fishing village and caves and then finally the island with breath taking views

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Boomeranger
25/02/20

5 star ratingA wonderful experiense with romance atmosphere The crew was so nice and made everything easy. The atmosphere is really well done with small details of the cruise makes it really eye catching but still keep the old style. Nice cabin with a proper bathroom an a... read more

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Tan
25/02/20

5 star ratingLuxuriöse Flusskreuzfahrt auf dem Mekong River Heritage Line collection hat eine Flotte von Schiffen für Flusskreuzfahrten. Wir sind mit der "Jayavarmann" 7 Tage von Saigon bis nach Siem Reap in Kambodscha auf dem Mekong River und dem Tonle Sap River gefahren. Die Kreuzfahrt kann man bei... read more

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