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Burma Small Ship

Discover Burma aboard our privately chartered R/V Paukan 

The R/V Paukan will be your home for seven nights as you cruise the Irrawaddy River. You’ll sail in a group of no more than 34 passengers, in the company of an expert resident Program Director, discovering the gems of this country which only recently has fully opened its doors to travelers. Relax in your private, comfortable cabin as you cruise, joining your fellow travelers in well-appointed common areas to recap your discoveries in this mystical land.

Settle into your private cabin, designed especially with your comfort in mind

This vessel features 18 cabins—eight twin deluxe cabins, six twin deluxe cabins (with balcony), two premium cabins with double beds (with balcony), and two single cabins with a single bed. All cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning, safe deposit box, and private bath with shower and hair dryer.

Savor the flavors of the region in your spacious dining room

Gather in your ship’s dining room, located at the stern of the ship’s Main Deck and designed to accommodate you and your 33 fellow travel companions. Because of your vessel’s small size, you’ll enjoy one open seating with a selection of regionally inspired dishes. Each meal is prepared carefully, giving you quality, variety, and the authentic flavor of your destination, including cuisine from the East and West, with your choice of Burmese, European, and “fusion” dishes.

Step outside and take in the passing views from the Sun Deck

As you set sail along the Irrawaddy River, enjoy the lush scenery unfold before you from the Sun Deck of your ship. Relax on one of the lounge chairs as you enjoy the riverbank landscapes pass by, delve into a good book, or simply chat with your family, friends, and other travel companions. Perhaps you’ll take advantage of a traditional Burmese foot massage—available upon request—as you sit back and unwind after your day of discoveries.

Bond further with your fellow travelers in comfortable common areas

After a day of exploration, perhaps you’ll gather with your travel companions to discuss the day’s discoveries in your ship’s relaxing lounge, located on the Upper Deck. Decorated with traditional Myanmar teak paneling and floor-to-ceiling windows, the lounge provides a welcoming space to mingle with your fellow travelers. Or, share a drink and conversation at the open-air bar—located on the Upper Deck—which features a variety of cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. Complimentary coffee and tea is also available.

Enjoy personal and dedicated service from a gracious onboard staff

The R/V Paukan 2012 features an English-speaking Burmese crew of 20, who will provide you with dedicated, personal service throughout your cruise. Our staff and crew are committed to your comfort and safety. Plus, because of your group’s size of no more than 34 travelers, you’ll enjoy the personalized attention of your Program Director, who is always available to provide suggestions on places to go and insightful information about each of your destinations.

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