The RV River Kwai


The RV River Kwai

River KwaiRiver Kwai at AnchorRiver Kwai Twin CabinKwai Upper Deck
Length37 m
Beam7 m
Cruise Speed8 knots

This delightful vessel, the first of its kind, was commissioned specifically for sailing on the narrow and curvy Kwai Noi River. Built in Burma by the renowned Irrawaddy Shipping Company, the MV Kwai boasts all of the features that have made the Burma ships famous throughout the world. Featuring modern navigational equipment as well as a full time tugboat pilot, the ship is able to circumvent the narrow passages, 90 degree bends and shallow waters, all previously thought to be insurmountable.

Elongated and with a shallow draft, the ship has only 2 decks a main passenger deck with 10 cabins/20 beds and an open air upper deck covered with a removable awning. All the cabins (as well as the whole vessel overall) are accented with original Burmese teak, lending the ship a special warmth and luxurious feel. All cabins face outwards with views through sliding glass doors. All have two comfortable lower berths, a full private bathroom with separate large tiled shower stall, plenty of closet and drawer space (under the beds), individual remote controlled air conditioning units, robes, slippers and a daily dose of bottled water per passenger.*Mini-refrigerators are scheduled to be added for 2006.

The upper deck is the focal point of the vessel. Divided into three sections, the ship has plentiful lounge chairs for sunning and relaxing. A self-standing bar and music center is surrounded with comfortable lounge chairs and tables for enjoying a cocktail. The last part of the deck is reserved for 4 to 6 beautifully decorated dining tables. All the meals are held outside with a full buffet breakfast buffet or sit down lunch and a sit down candlelit dinner each evening. A crew of 10 and a multi-lingual Cruise Director/Local Guide (Mr. Somalux) complement the ship with casual, warm and friendly service. Ship expenses are signed for and paid at the end. Only MasterCard and Visa Credit Cards are accepted.

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