Andaman Explorer

The Andaman Explorer was built as the MV Atlantic Guard in 1963 in Norway as a Norwegian coast guard vessel. She is 61 meters long with her original Rolls Royce engines. The hull is built to 'ice class' with extra thick plates and she has the power to withstand north Atlantic storms or chases out to sea. Very handy when cruising in tropical waters!

She retired from coast guard duties in 1998 and was acquired by one Doctor Bogazzi, an Italian oligarch whose family owns the Carrara marble quarries. Dr Bogazzi lavished many a million on the ship, now renamed the MY Marina, completely refitting her with eleven very generous suites and a Jacuzzi on deck. Much of the ship is floored with Carrara marble, pleasantly cool under foot for those who go unshod.

In recent times she has belonged to a powerful shipping family based in Dubai who maintained the ship to a very high standard. She has now arrived in Thailand and under going redecoration in the Pandaw Style so the photos of the interiors we show here are as she is now and not as she will be when we have finished with her. The Andaman Explorer really is a sixties classic. The sort of plaything associated with Onassis, Jackie Kennedy and more glamorous times. There could be no vessel more appropriate for the exploration of South-East Asia's unknown coasts.

Ship Data

Rating
Specialty
Cruise Line
Pandaw Cruises
 
Preferred

Ship Profile & Stats

Length
61 m
Maiden Voyage
1963

Ship Amenities

  • Electric mini safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kimonos and slippers
  • Private Bathrooms

Ship Facilities

  • 2 Observation Decks
  • Dining Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Open Air Lounge & Bar
  • Saloon
Level Name
01 All Decks

Suites

9 generously proportioned suites (8 x Double and 1 x Twin) with separate sitting room area. Private bathrooms, Kimonos and slippers, Spa-branded amenities, Unlimited mineral water, Electric mini safe, Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows, Premium mattresses, Convertible bed configuration, Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift, Mirror, Multi-configuration plugs, Generous closet space and under-bed storage, Hair dryer, Daily nightly turndown service
  • Electric mini safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kimonos and slippers
  • Private Bathrooms
  • 2 Observation Decks
  • Dining Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Open Air Lounge & Bar
  • Saloon
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