Our Vessel: RV River Kwai
The RV River Kwai, the first inland cruise ship in Thailand, is a newly built colonial style river cruiser based on designs used by the original Irrawaddy Flotilla which was founded in Burma in 1865 and by the 1920s was the largest privately-owned fleet of ships in the world. See full stats/details on Our Vessel below.
Go on a comfortable cruise aboard the RV River Kwai.
It’s the perfect way to see parts of Thailand that are otherwise inaccessible. Plenty of comforts and a “cruisy” schedule too.
RV River Kwai carries a maximum of 20 passengers, with double occupancy lodging in 10 teakwood cabins (single deck). It operates 4-days/3-nights year-round cruises every Monday-Thursday and Thursday-Sunday on alternating Upstream and Downstream programs, as well as 7-days/6-nights outings starting on Monday.
RV River Kwai
An inland water class vessel.
|Length:||120 ft / 36 m|
|Beam:||25 ft / 7.6m|
|Draft:||3ft / 90cm|
|Air Draft:||11.5ft / 3.5m|
|Engines:||2 x 200 hp Hino engines with inboard propulsion; propellers have 4 blades, 3ft diameter|
|Speed:||8 knots cruising|
|Power :||1 x 75 kva Caterpillar (recon) genset, 1 x 20 kva port/emergency genset, shore lines to bases on river|
|Cabins:||10 deluxe staterooms of 3m x 4m with own shower, water closet, air-conditioned, mini safes, etc.|
|Public Space:||Upper deck is open plan with dining, bar and seating areas covered by a collapsible frame awning to enable vessel to pass under low bridges|
|Water Supply:||Water tanks|
|Sewage:||Holding tanks to pump out to on shore septic facility|
|Communication:||Thai GSM cellular, FM Radios, PA system, Tannoy|
|Safety:||Smoke detectors in all cabins, emergency lighting and generator, fire extinguishers, pumps and hoses, life jackets for all pax, life rafts, ship’s motorized tugboat|
|Navigation:||Ship’s horn, Searchlights, Garmin GPS (Global Positioning System)|
|Amenities:||Fully equipped kitchen, refrigeration units|
|Crew:||Thai crews plus foreign cruise director.|