RV Paukan was built in 2007 at the Myanmar Shipyards in Yangon for Ayravata Myanmar Cruises. The Yangon River and its dockyards were commented upon over two hundred years ago as “the most favourable river in the world for naval architecture” by the first British envoy to Myanmar Captain Michael Symes of His Britannic Majesty’s 7th Regiment who arrived in Yangon in February of 1795 .
The lovely Paukan is a boutique hotel on the river, beautifully furnished 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 traditional Myanmar.
The single or double beds are proper and comfortable ones and not mere bunks, enough room for 55 passengers who will be looked after by a 30-member crew.
For luxury-living, Paukan has suites, deluxe or superior cabins as well as singles for guest or guides. There are two massage rooms on the lower deck offering traditional
Other Floating Hotels – Cruises
The Princess Royal is a beautiful small boutique boat with six Standard rooms on the main deck and a large Deluxe room on the upper/ sundeck. A variety of European and Asian dishes are available on board. With our small capacity of only 14 passengers on the cruise you will receive more personal service. Enjoy sand bank dinners sunset cocktails and picnic lunches at small villages, throughout your journey.
The Pandaw 1947 (as it was originally named) is an original colonial era twin screw steamer, built in1947. The famous shipbuilding company of Yarrow & Co. of Clyde on the River in Glasgow built the Pandaw for the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. Arriving in Myanmar in 1950, under the ownership of the Inland Water Transport Board (IWTB) she ran on the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to Bhamo, one of the most popular routes on this great river.