The Southeast Asian river cruise line
Pandaw Cruises is the newest member to join the Niche Cruise
"We are pleased
to welcome Pandaw into our membership," NCMA executive director
Lawrence Dessler said in a statement. "Their unique cruise
offerings and high standard of riverboat luxury bring a totally new
product to our members."
four luxury ships, which range in capacity from 48 to 68
passengers. The cruise itineraries include an eight-day sailing
from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to Angkor, Cambodia; a 13-day
sailing from Kalewa, Myanmar, to Pagan, Myanmar; a 13-day sailing
from Pagan to Bhamo, Myanmar; and a 13-day sailing from Prome,
Myanmar, to Mandalay, Myanmar. Short cruises offered include one-
and two-night itineraries between Pagan and Mandalay.
The now 13-member
alliance hosts educational programs and seminars and attends trade
shows to reach out to travel agents about the value of specialty
cruise product. NCMA members are also active allied members of the
National Association of Commissioned Travel Agents, an affiliate of
members are: American Cruise Lines, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines,
Galapagos Explorer II, Imperial River Cruises, Louis Cruise Lines,
Majestic America Line, Norwegian Coastal Voyage, Orion Expedition
Cruises, Peter Deilmann Cruises, RiverBarge Excursions, Star
Clippers and Voyages of Discovery.
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