AQUA Mekong: Cambodia and Vietnam river cruise

from US$ 395 ++ / Pers / night

 

Unforgettable journeys on Asia’s most legendary river… A wolrd-class cultural Odyssey awaits.

 

Culture and civilisations have flourished around great rivers throughout history, and the Mekong is no exception. The opportunity to discover rich heritage and traditions enriched by 2,000 years of human history is what makes the Mekong river cruise one of Asia’s most epic and worthwhile journeys on water.

 

Welcome to AQUA MEKONG Cruise

Aqua Mekong guarantees utmost safety, comfort, and exclusivity for off-shore excursions, as Aqua Expeditions owns and operates the only private fleet of launch boats on the Mekong river. The four ergonomically-designed launch boats bring guests on highly personalized day trips to landmarks, temples, and villages where tradition, spirituality, and craftsmanship reside.

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Highlights

INDULGE
Aqua Mekong showcases modern architecture and interiors by renowned architect Noor Design. The Mekong river cruise ship’s 20 spacious, air-conditioned suites feature full-length windows that offer spectacular panoramas of the ever-changing Mekong scenery. Aqua Mekong also received the coveted Gold Award in the Architecture/New Build category in the 2015 Asia Hotel Design Awards.

RELAX & ENJOY
Aqua Mekong guarantees utmost safety, comfort, and exclusivity for off-shore excursions, as Aqua Expeditions owns and operates the only private fleet of launch boats on the Mekong river. The four ergonomically-designed launch boats bring guests on highly personalized day trips to landmarks, temples, and villages where tradition, spirituality, and craftsmanship reside.

EXPLORE

Creating special moments to treasure on board the Mekong finest river cruise ship. Designed with immaculate style and exclusivity in mind, the social spaces of the Aqua Mekong makes every second on board an unforgettable experience. Enjoy ‘big ship’ amenities typical to larger cruise ships and choose your favourite place to unwind.

FOOD ON BOARD

Experience world-class wine and dine with an exclusive menu by one of Southeast Asia’s most acclaimed chefs. Guests on board the Aqua Mekong discover the region’s cuisine beyond the plate. Aside from on-board cooking demonstrations, guests can follow our chefs to bustling local markets as they procure the finest produce, from freshly-caught Mekong river catfish to newly-harvested Asian greens, for the day’s meals. Coconut, lemongrass, coriander and turmeric are just a few of the most recognizable flavors our guests can expect on chef Thompson’s inventive yet authentic seasonal menus.

BOAT SPECs

Year Built: 2014
Ports of Embarkation: My Tho (Vietnam), Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Vessel’s Registry: Cambodia
Type of Vessel: River Expedition Vessel
Length: 62.4 meters / 205 feet
Beam: 11.5 meters / 38 feet
Draft: 1.5 meters / 5 feet
Cruising Speed: 12 knots
Electricity: 220 volts
Engines: 2 New Caterpillars, Tier 3 Emission compliant
Generators: 2 New Caterpillars, encapsulated for noise reduction
Water: Reverse osmosis and UV water treatment plant
AC: Central air-conditioning throughout
Laundry: Complimentary service (no dry cleaning on board)
Internet: Complimentary satellite internet with intermittent connection

Location

Location

Couples seeking the ultimate in luxury, can now explore the Mekong river starting from Phnom Penh to Ho chi Minh city or Siem Reap, depeding on the date of travel – on request

 

Our 3-night Mekong Discovery Cruise offers travelers with limited time a richly rewarding adventure, either heading upriver in Cambodia by exploring the Tonle Sap River, or downriver between Phnom Penh (PNH), the eye-opening capital of Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh (SGN) in bustling Vietnam.

Accommodation

LUXURIOUS SUITES
20 suites| 40 Guests | 40 Crew | 62m

40 crewmembers, including a cruise director, paramedic and 4 English-speaking guides.

 

20 spacious and luxuriously-appointed 322 square feet (30 sq m) Design Suites, four 644 sq ft (60 sq m) interconnecting suites
Deluxe ensuite bathrooms with dual sinks and spacious walk-in shower plus overhead rainshower
Pampering natural organic hair and bath amenities
Premium California King size beds, twin bed configuration available
Floor-to-ceiling panoramic view for all suites
Patio doors for balconied suites and French windows non-balconied suites, all fully-openable
Large double closets with chest of drawers and electronic safe
Music docking station
Professional hairdryer

 

Besides being incredibly spacious, our suite’s layouts are designed to maximise space, optimise movement and enhance natural light. Passengers who need walking assistance can navigate our rooms and bathrooms with ease.

 

Our 8 balcony suites can each accommodate a maximum of two guests. Our 12 non-balcony suites can each accommodate a maximum of three guests (interior sofas can be combined to form a bed), with a maximum cap of 40 guests on board the vessel.

 

All individual suites measure 322 square feet (30 sq m), inclusive of ensuite bathroom and closet space.

Bed dimensions

 

California King size bed: 2.1m (w) x 2m (l)
Single Twin Size bed: 1.05m (w) x 2m (l)

Interconnecting suites

 

Be it for larger families or to attain an ultimate experience of luxury, our interconnecting suites are the best choice for guests who desire more private space on the Aqua Mekong.

 

Eight out of our 20 individual Design Suites on board the Aqua Mekong can be combined into four interconnecting suites via a sliding door. Each interconnecting suite can accommodate up to five guests and consists of one balconied and one non-balconied suite.

 

For the ultimate romantic cruise, our interconnecting suites offer the luxury of having one suite configured as a living room, while the other as the master bedroom with our sumptuous California King bed. Enjoy his-and-hers baths and the magnificent grandeur of a 644 square foot (60 sq m) residence on the Mekong.

Amenities

Creating special moments to treasure on board the Mekong finest river cruise ship

Designed with immaculate style and exclusivity in mind, the social spaces of the Aqua Mekong makes every second on board an unforgettable experience. Enjoy ‘big ship’ amenities typical to larger cruise ships and choose your favourite place to unwind.

Observation Deck

Opening up to the vast Mekong sky, the observation deck on both ends of the Aqua Mekong is the highest vantage point aboard the cruise ship and the ideal place for guests to observe life on the river and riverbanks.

The observation deck is is also the perfect spot for photography, yoga or meditation.

Outdoor Lounge and Bar

Enjoy the Mekong breeze and admire the view with a cocktail or two at the outdoor lounge areas, or sit barside and strike up a conversation with our friendly bartender. Plenty of shade is offered at the bow lounge area, thanks to Aqua Mekong’s iconic sun canopy.

In the evenings, the Mekong’s iconic sunsets draws guests to the open-air decks. Return to the outdoor lounge after dinner for stargazing, outdoor cinema screenings, or endless conversations as the river settles into a soothing peace and quiet.

Indoor Lounge and Bar

With an inviting ambience tastefully blending modern and classic elements, the Aqua Mekong’s indoor lounge and bar is the focal point for social activities on the top deck. Luxurious lounge sofas lets guests relax in air-conditioned comfort while sipping on their drink of choice.

The bar menu is designed by renowned spirit experts and cocktail designers Proof & Co, and features classic cocktails as well as creative concoctions that show off local flavors and ingredients.

Dining Room

Pair Mekong’s stunning scenery with show-stopping cuisine at the refined Dining Room, stylishly adorned with contemporary Asian artifacts, fine china and crystal glassware.

This is also the stage where our celebrated on-board menu by Michelin-starred chef David Thompson shines. Our dedicated and attentive English-speaking crew quickly pick ups guest names and their palate preferences while delivering a five-star dining experience from start to finish.

Private Screening Room

Enhance any Mekong river cruise journey with our selection of classic films about this exotic region, like The Scent of Green Papaya, The Quiet American and Good Morning Vietnam. Our cruise director will be happy to organize a private screening for up to ten guests here or on the Observation Deck.

The Private Screening Room also sees guests gather for private lecture, videos and documentaries to learn about the fascinating cultures on their Mekong river journey

Outdoor Pool

Let the jacuzzi plunge pool’s cool soothing waters take the edge off the tropical heat after an Aqua Expedition shore excursion. Located at the bow of the Aqua Mekong, the outpool pool is well shielded from the elements with a canopy and places guests in a commanding position to soak in Mekong’s majestic panoramic vista.

At 3.5 by 5.17 metres and 1 metre deep, this sheltered plunge pool is spacious and inviting at any time of day.

Gym

Love your next cruise ship workout at a gym that faces out to the Mekong river with full-height windows. The gym is also comprehensively equipped with the essential machines and free weights.

Spa

Indulge in therapeutic relaxation with a body massage at our on-board spa designed with privacy and tranquility in mind. Let our experienced therapists work wonders to rejuvenate your mind and soul, or simply to relax your muscles after a day out in the Mekong. Both single and couple spa suites are available.

Library and Games Room

Immerse in the finest literature about the region or play a game of foosball on our exquisite glass and wood table. The library and games room on the Aqua Mekong is the ideal place for quiet contemplation.

Boutique

Supporting local craftsman, the boutique showcases the best artistry the Mekong region. This is the ideal place to take home souvenirs and memorabilia of superb quality and attention to detail.

Rates

What it will cost
1 Cabin | 2 Guests | 40 Crew | 62m
From USD 2,835 / 3 nights discovery experience Cambodia – Vietnam

BESPOKE CRUISE – ALL INCLUSIVE
on request for specific dates and experience / length of cruise – All year round

 Inclusions:

Aqua Expeditions Mekong River Cruise rates include all meals, non-alcoholic drinks, selected wines and beer, Design Suite accommodations, excursions with knowledgeable local guides, onboard lectures, and evening entertainment. Before and after your cruise, we provide transportation between the vessel and our rendezvous point. Breakfast will be provided on your last day and is included in the rate.

One advantage of our “all inclusive” rates is that you know in advance exactly how much your Mekong River vacation will cost.

Your only additional expenses will be airfare, cocktails, boutique purchases, spa and gratuities

Special Offers

Great Savings | Outstanding Flexibility , Special offers on request for members only

All Aqua Expeditions cruise booked via &Seleqt will be granted up to 10% off on total cruise rates

For BUY-OUT the entire cruise ship please contact or Travel Advisors

This special offer can be combine with a Travel experience in Thailand or can be ideal just before a beach holidays in Cambodia or Thailand too

 

1 suite | 2 Guests | 7 Crew | 31m
From USD 2,835 / 4 nights / adult – All inclusive

September 4th to September 8th, 2020
Siem Reap (REP), Cambodia to Phnom Penh (PNH), Cambodia 
Journey aboard the Aqua Mekong ship

Go deeper into the mesmerising culture and life the Mekong river

Every activity onboard the five-star Aqua Mekong brings a fresh perspective of culture and life in Cambodia and Vietnam, so the 4-night itinerary is an ideal addition to any existing travel itinerary of the region. Included are twice-daily excursions (walk, bike, kayak or ride a tuk-tuk) and expert-guided visits to Mekong River’s dynamic riverside markets, villages, and holy sites.

Departures are available from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia) year-round, and from Siem Reap (Cambodia) in selected months of the year. All disembarkations are in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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Steeped in Romance

The first days of a lifetime together are a memory to cherish and what better way to celebrate starting a lifelong journey than on AQUA Mekong – your very own Indochina private luxury suite cruise ship. Wake up in the most romantic suite ever designed, spend the day exploring the mekong river. Enjoy a bottle of champagne and the most beautiful kiss while watching the sunset. Grill lobsters for dinner, dive into each other’s eyes under the stars, and fall asleep in each other’s arms.

Away from it all ...

 Forget the world around you: dive into yoga, meditation, healing and life style coaching with our Holistic Master. Getting to be your pure self again is nothing but pleasure when the world around you is so pristine and embark on an inspiring journey of local flavors with a dining experience

Actives and Culture

Launch Boats for Shore Excursions: Four auxiliary aluminum launch boats equipped with two four-stroke low emission engines; constant radio communication with the main vessel. Each boat has a capacity of 10 passengers.
Bike: Ten top-of-the-line Cannondale all-terrain bicycles are provided free of charge onboard for passengers to explore during shore excursions. and so much more …

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