Pandaw River Expeditions Joins CLIA as Newest Regional Cruise Line Members

Sep 21, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced the addition of a new Regional Cruise Line Member – Pandaw River Expeditions, specially-designed luxury small ship river cruises in Asia. The river cruise company joins the growing number of CLIA Cruise Line Members.

“Our Cruise Line Members are an integral part of the cruise industry and Pandaw River Expeditions is an ideal new member for our growing community,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA.

Regional Cruise Line Members have access to thousands of CLIA Travel Agency and Agent Members as well as the opportunity to tap the vast marketing, promotional and event activities across CLIA’s European offices.

Pandaw, a luxury river cruise company, was founded in 1995 by Scotsman and Burmese historian Paul Strachan with the re-building of an original Clyde-built steamer called Pandaw. The company can trace its roots back to the original Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, founded by Scots merchants in 1865.  Still a family-run company, Pandaw was the first company to offer expeditions on both the Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers and has almost 20 years’ experience navigating three of the great rivers of South East Asia. Pandaw operates cruises in Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China from June to April. To learn more, visit

To learn more about becoming a CLIA Cruise Line Member and view the full list of CLIA Cruise Line Members, visit

About Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – One Industry, One Voice
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. The association has 15 offices globally with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment for the more than 23 million passengers who cruise annually and is dedicated to promote the cruise travel experience. Members are comprised of the world's most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and cruise line suppliers and partners, including ports & destinations, ship development, suppliers and business services. The organization’s mission is to be the unified global organization that helps its members succeed by advocating, educating and promoting for the common interests of the cruise community. For more information, visit or follow Cruise Lines International Association on CLIA Facebook and Twitter pages.

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