RV Paukan River Cruises

The RV Paukans 2007 & 2012 were built in 2007 and 2012 respectively, at the Myanmar Shipyards in Yangon for Ayravata Cruises. Both are boutique vessels that offer comfort and style for passengers as they glide through the waters of the Irrawaddyy.

The RV Paukan 2007 is a bigger vessel at 183 ft (55.78m) in length. The interior is beautifully decorated with a unique combination of modern and traditional motifs. The timber-walled cabins are furnished with colonial style cupboards, dresser and doors while the ceiling is in traditional Myanmar style. On board there are suites, deluxe or superior cabins as well as a few single cabins for guests or guides. The single or double beds are comfortable and there is enough room for 55 passengers who will be looked after by a 30 strong crew. Meals in the dining room on the main deck will include both East and West cuisine, and dinner menus of delicious dishes. Vegetarian meals can be prepared when informed in advance. There are two massage rooms on the lower deck, a sun deck, a bar and lounge for relaxation and fun. The upper deck has a lecture / movie room with lcd projector and lcd TV screen.

The RV Paukan 2012 on the other hand is a compact but elegant vessel made of teak with a hull of marine steel. The walls and floors are of timber with each plank carefully chosen to show off the beautiful grain. The décor is modern chic, with a touch of Myanmar culture through a few traditional motifs, wooden figures, fabrics and paintings. There are 18 cabins, twin and double, with attached bathrooms for a total of 34 passengers. All the cabins are nicely decorated and comfortable with ensuite bathrooms. The best view of the river can be enjoyed in the two 'Premier' cabins on the upper deck, each with French windows on two sides, leading out to a spacious balcony. The 6 Double Deluxe cabins on the upper deck have a balcony, a French window the 8 Twin Deluxe cabins on the main deck. There are also 2 single cabins on the upper deck. The dining room with a capacity for 34 is a spacious hall on the main deck where a blend of Western and Myanmar cuisine is prepared by experienced chefs, Lunch is a buffet and Dinner is Table d’hôte. The lounge on the upper deck seats 16 and the open deck with a well-stocked bar leading out from it seats 15. The lounge is arranged and decorated tastefully with comfortable chairs, for groups of several people or in a more intimate setting. The solarium on the roof deck is the best place to enjoy an evening drink as the sun sets with a backdrop of the sky's spectacular display of colours. 

  • Style: Superior
  • Location: Irrawaddy River
  • No. of Cabins: 29
  • Key Features: Comfortable cabins, Restaurant, Bar, Sundeck & Massage rooms

Our Opinion

Both charming vessels, the RV Paukan 2007 & 2012 offer a number of short cruises which allow guests to experience a cruise along the Irrawaddy in comfort. 

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