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Cruise on the River Kwai

Welcome to Cruise Asia, the owners and operators of the RV River Kwai- the first inland cruise ship in Thailand. RV River Kwai was built as a colonial-style river cruiser based on designs used by the original Irrawaddy Flotilla. The flotilla was founded in Burma in 1865 and by the 1920s was the largest privately owned fleet of ships in the world.

On Board RV River Kwai

Cruise in Style

The RV River Kwai carries a maximum of 20 passengers in 10 teakwood cabins (all on the lower deck).

Live aboard RV River Kwai for 4 days/3 nights

Vessel operates year-round

Departures on Monday - upstream

Departures on Thursday - downstream

7 day trips also available


The suites aboard RV River Kwai are air-conditioned and very comfortable. Enjoy the River Kwai in real style.


The RV River Kwai opens up an entirely new area for river tourism in Kanchanaburi province west of Bangkok. Every morning and afternoon land excursions are offered to visit attractions along the river including temples, historic sites, Khmer ruins, waterfalls, war cemeteries, hot springs, the bridge on the River Kwai, and local attractions.