A Pandaw river expedition in Burma & on the Mekong is not like an ocean going cruise.There is no dressing up for dinner & no captain's table. The atmosphere on-board is very friendly & informal, more like a party on a private yacht than a cruise ship. Nearly everything is included in the price & there are no hidden extras for excursions. Even your drinks & the crew tips are included in the price of your ticket. There is an incredibly high level of personal service & care aboard, with a crew passenger ratio of 1:2. For these reasons passengers keep coming back & exploring more of a lost South-East Asia