PANDAW is ramping up its India operations, announcing it will deploy two more ships to the region in Oct 2019.
In May, Pandaw revealed it would position a vessel in the country for the first time from Dec.
The company has now added three new itineraries or itinerary combinations and launched a range of new pre- and post-cruise tours of the country.
“The response to our announcement in May that we will place our own ship, RV Orient Pandaw, on the Lower Ganges River from Dec 2018, has been truly phenomenal,” said Pandaw founder Paul Strachan.
“The reaction from our customers and industry partners has been so positive that we have decided to significantly expand our offering in India,” he added.
The two river ships will sail the Upper Ganges to Varanasi, and the Brahmaputra, one of Asia’s major rivers.
Following a refurbishment, in Oct 2019 Pandaw will deploy the 14-guest RV Katha Pandaw on the 14-night Upper Ganges itinerary from Kolkata to Varanasi, priced from US$4,671ppts.
The other new addition is a seven-night cruise on the Brahmaputra River utilising the 30-cabin RV Indochina Pandaw, priced from US$2,601ppts.
New pre- and post- tours include a two-night Exploring Kolkata, six-night India’s Golden Triangle and six-night Ancient Kingdon of Bhutan and Kolkata pre tour.