About the RV River Kwai Vessel


Enjoy a Comfortable River Kwai Cruise

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.


  • Length: 120 ft / 36 m
  • Beam: 25 ft / 7.6m
  • Draft: 3ft / 90cm
  • Air Draft: 11.5ft / 3.5m
  • Tonnage: 155.69 tons
  • 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.

RV River Kwai

RV River Kwai Vessel

River cruise ship RV River Kwai


Staterooms | Luxury Boat Cabins

Our Deluxe Staterooms offer a bit of luxury aboard RV River Kwai. As well, the cozy air-conditioned rooms provide a wonderful escape from the heat and humidity.

The ship features only ten cabins with ensuite private bathrooms, each facing outside and beautifully teak enhanced. As we travel along the River Kwai, you can enjoy and appreciate the scenery through your big picture window.

These features and amenities are offered in our Deluxe Stateroom:

  • Cabin Type: Twin Cabin (for single or double occupancy)
  • Cabin View: All cabins offer stunning river views
  • Stateroom Cabin size: 12m2
  • Bedding: Twin size bed
  • Quality Bedding and Linen
  • Comfortable luxury pillow-top mattress
  • Individual Controller Air Conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Mini-Bar
  • Complementary Water
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee & Tea Maker Set
  • Mini Safe | Safety box
  • Wardrobe
  • Beauty mirror
  • En suite Bathroom
  • Own (Hot) Shower & Water Closet
  • Bath Cosmetics | Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Slippers
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Smoke detectors
  • Emergency lighting

Cabin on the River cruise ship RV River Kwai

Deluxe Stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom