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Mekong River Cruises

Crossing six different countries, the Mekong River is one of the world’s iconic waterways. As a fantastic region to visit, see water buffalo wallowing in the rice paddies, beautiful temples dotting the riverside, and friendly locals navigating the canals of the Mekong Delta.

Choose from the top Mekong River cruises to enjoy comfortable accommodation, delicious cuisine, and professionally guided excursions to experience the vibrant and welcoming culture.

  1. The Aqua Mekong Cruise

    The Aqua Mekong, Mekong River Cruise

    The Aqua Mekong is a luxury-class vessel offering a fantastic Mekong River cruise. Enjoy a cultural adventure as your journey through Cambodia and Vietnam on one of the world’s most magnificent rivers.

    The vessel itself offers a modern design with 20 spacious and air-conditioned suites. All of these provide large full-length windows to stay connected to the culturally-rich destination.

    In the Aqua Mekong dining room, you will be served delicious cuisine created by the Aqua’s Michelin-starred consulting chef while enjoying beautiful scenic views. You can then enjoy the selection of fine wines or cocktails in the Aqua Mekong’s bar.

    You won’t simply stay aboard the vessel but will enjoy professionally guided excursions on one of the Aqua’s four ergonomically-designed launch boats

    Head out on personalized tours to explore the Mekong Delta and experience the vibrant culture, ornate temples, and traditional villages. Between tours, you can also enjoy the vessels’ exercise room, plunge pool, or onboard spa for a massage or relaxation treatment.

  2. The Mekong Princess Cruise

    The Mekong Princess Cruise, Mekong River Cruise

    The Mekong Princess offers a very elegant vessel for a luxurious cruise on the Mekong River. The vessel’s ornate design was influenced by the French Colonial Era and you will notice the elegant furnishings throughout the vessel. Enjoy very comfortable and spacious suites, personalized service, delicious cuisine, and expertly guided tours to explore the fascinating region.

    There are different suite options aboard the Mekong Princess from the comfortable Junior Suites to the very spacious Angkor Suites. In addition to comfortable accommodation, you can find the comfortable Ramvong Lounge, which offers a fantastic place to socialize and talk about your experiences in the Mekong Delta. The lounge is air-conditioned and you can enjoy complimentary local spirits, local beer, coffee, tea, soft drinks, and bottled water while you relax.

    The Indochina Restaurant is where you will enjoy carefully prepared dishes offering both buffet-style service with à la carte fine dining. From the observation deck, enjoy some fantastic views with a cool beverage always available from the attentive staff. This is also a great place to enjoy the sunset or sunrise.

    You can also take advantage of the Princess’ onboard spa for a rejuvenating massage or relaxation treatment. There is also a modern Fitness Center with floor-to-ceiling windows, so you don’t miss out on the region while exercising.

    Choose from 4-day, 5-day, or 8-day itineraries to enjoy the best areas of the Mekong. The full 8-day journey is offered as both upstream and downstream itineraries between Ho Chi Minh and Siem Riep. You will visit many different areas and attractions en-route, including floating markets, traditional villages, museums, pagodas, and temples.

  3. The Anouvong Cruise

    The Anouvong Cruise, Mekong River Cruise

    The Anouvong is a luxury-class vessel for an enjoyable cruise of the Mekong River in Laos. The vessel itself offers a boutique experience blending French-Colonial influence with traditional Laoitian design.

    Aboard the Anouvong, enjoy the elegant lounge, delicious meals in the restaurant, spacious suites, and fantastic tours of the Laos Mekong region.

    Framed with large windows, as you dine in the elegant De Lagrée Restaurant enjoy views of the Mekong and Laos scenery. You can then relax with a drink on the terraced deck. Between excursions, there is also a spa for a massage or relaxation treatment to unwind on your Mekong voyage.

    Choose from different suite types, including the Signature Suites with comfortable beds, a table for in-room dining, a spacious bathroom with jacuzzi, and your private balcony. The Deluxe Suite then offers a French balcony, coffee table, and seating area. The Deluxe Executive Staterooms provide the same amenities as the Deluxe Suites on the upper level.

    From the vessel, enjoy guided tours of the region to see traditional villages, local culture, and attractions, including museums, temples, vibrant markets, and waterfalls.

  4. The Jahan Mekong Cruise

    The Jahan Cruise, Mekong River Cruise

    The Jahan is a luxury Mekong River cruise in a style influenced by 16th Century British India. Aboard the Jahan, explore the Cambodian section of the river in comfort, including daily excursions to see local attractions and to enjoy the vibrant and welcoming culture.

    Choose from different suite options, including the Superior Staterooms, Deluxe Staterooms, Signature Suites, and the Noble Suite, which offers the epitome of luxury accommodation on the Mekong. All offer spacious accommodation with elegantly detailed ornate interiors and large comfortable beds.

    In the luxurious dining room, enjoy a variety of Asian, fusion, and western cuisine prepared by talented kitchen staff. You can then enjoy a cocktail or drink from the well-stocked bar.

    Aboard the Jahan, there are different itineraries on offer. Explore the region on guided tours from the vessel at different points of the river. Visit different markets, see beautiful temples and pagodas, and visit traditional Mekong villages.

  5. Jayavarman Mekong Cruise

    The Jayavarman Cruise, Mekong River Cruise

    The ornate Jayavarman travels the lower Mekong River and offers a fantastic cruise of the Mekong between Vietnam and Cambodia. The vessel itself was styled with a French-Colonial theme, including artwork and art deco furnishings throughout the Jayavarman.

    Enjoy comfortable accommodation with a choice of suite options, including the Superior Staterooms with floor-to-ceiling glass doors to a private balcony, and Deluxe Staterooms with comfortable beds, a combined living room, chairs, and private balcony. You can also choose the Signatures Suites as the vessel’s premium option, which include large comfortable beds, a walk-in wardrobe, sofa, and front-facing balconies. All suites then offer ensuite bathrooms.

    In addition to the suites, the Jayavarman offers different relaxation and social areas, the spa where skilled therapists offer massages and treatments, and the dining room where you will be served delicious meals.

    Enjoy a mix of Asian, fusion, and western cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients. You can then enjoy a cocktail in the Jayavarman bar after your day exploring the region.

    On 3-night, 4-night, or 7-night cruises, you will cruise between two vibrant countries of Cambodia and Vietnam to enjoy local cultures and attractions. Each day, your knowledgeable guide will lead you on tours to different temples, bustling markets, and traditional riverside villages.

  6. The Gypsy Mekong Cruise

    The Gypsy Mekong Cruise, Mekong River Cruise

    The Gypsy offers a luxurious and exclusive slow cruise in the Mekong Delta. The Gypsy takes you on voyages of 3 or 4-days for a truly memorable cruise of the Mekong River. This intimate vessel measures 41-meters in length and offers only two luxury cabins to accommodate only 4 passengers at a time.

    The suites are on opposite ends of the vessel and offer floor-to-ceiling windows, large comfortable beds, ensuite showers, air-conditioning, a mini-bar, writing desk, and complimentary wi-fi. Your onboard chef will then prepare delicious meals with both local dishes and international favorites.

    Given the exclusive nature of the cruise, you can stop along the river between Luang Prabang and Chiang Khong according to where and what takes your interest. Led by your private guide, enjoy local villages, markets, and different attractions en route.

  7. The Mekong Sun Cruise

    The Mekong Sun Cruise, Mekong River Cruise

    The Mekong Sun Cruise offers a fantastic small-group cruise of the Mekong River from Laos and Thailand.

    The vessel provides 14 comfortable cabins, as well as a restaurant, bar, small library, and social areas. Your cabin offers sliding windows, a French balcony, large, comfortable beds, and an ensuite bathroom. To keep you comfortable, all cabins then offer air conditioning.

    In the restaurant, enjoy a variety of Asian and continental meals. There is also a sundeck to relax with a drink in the deck chairs or comfortable sofas. For added relaxation, you can arrange an onboard traditional massage in your cabin.

    Head out each day with knowledgeable and friendly guides to explore the riverside villages, markets, temples, and many local attractions.

    Explore the northern triangle and enjoy a choice of itineraries aboard the Mekong Sun Cruise, including the full 11-day cruise through Thailand and Laos from Chiang Rai to Vientiane, and the 6-day return itinerary from Luang Prabang for exploring northern Laos.

  8. The Mekong Pandaw

    The Mekong Pandaw Cruise, Mekong River Cruise

    Offering a comfortable cruise on the Mekong between Cambodia and Vietnam, the Mekong Pandaw provides spacious cabins, a large dining hall, and an air-conditioned saloon bar, as well as a spa, gym, library lounge, and observation deck.

    The vessel provides one of the highest amounts of space per passenger of any Mekong cruise ship. The 18 upper deck and 6 main deck staterooms offer large premium beds, a large panoramic French window leading to your private deck space, and your private bathroom with stone shower. In the dining hall, enjoy delicious cuisine prepared by a local master chef and international culinary team.

    Choose from different itineraries on offers, including the 7-night Saigon – Siem Reap voyage, the 3-night Phnom Penh and Siem Reap cruise, and the 4-night Saigon – Phnom Penh itinerary.

    Your cruise aboard the Mekong Pandaw includes guided tours to enjoy the beautiful temples, vibrant markets, riverside villages, and local attractions.

  9. The Victoria Mekong Cruise

    The Victoria Mekong Cruise, Mekong River Cruise

    The Victoria Mekong Cruise provides a comfortable experience of Vietnam’s lesser-visited section of the Mekong River.

    Enjoy different itinerary options, including the return journey from Can Tho to Chau Doc over 3-days and nights.

    Each of the VIctoria’s decks can be accessed by elevator or the large staircase. The vessel offers an onboard spa, infinity swimming pool, lounge, bar, library, game and movie room, restaurant, and different accommodation options.

    The Victoria offers either the Deluxe Staterooms or Victoria and Mekong Suites to accommodate you on your cruise. The Deluxe Staterooms include floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious ensuite bathrooms, and your private balcony. The Victoria and Mekong Suites are the Victoria’s premium offering with more space, a large ensuite with bath, large picture windows, and a separate living and bedroom area.

    On guided tours from the vessel, explore forested areas, boat down narrow waterways, visit traditional villages, bustling markets, ornate temples, and enjoy the vibrant and welcoming culture.

  10. The Mekong Prestige II Cruise

    The Mekong Prestige II Cruise, Mekong River Cruise

    The Mekong Prestige II Cruise is a Mekong River cruise for Vietnam and Cambodia offering an 8-day up or downstream cruise between Saigon and Siem Reap.

    The vessel was designed with a French colonial style and features elegantly styled accommodation, comfortable relaxation areas, relaxed yet refined dining, a sundeck, and a bubble pool. There is also a spa to relax with a massage or rejuvenating treatment.

    There are 28 modern air-conditioned cabins aboard the Mekong Prestige II Cruise, which all offer a private balcony. In addition to the Stateroom Cabins, you can also choose the spacious Junior Suites and Terrace Suites.

    In the dining room, you will be served a variety of delicious Cambodian and Vietnamese regional specialties, as well as international favorites.

    Enjoy daily excursions from the vessel with your knowledgeable guide to explore the different villages, temples, markets, and other local attractions.

Ash - Author & Travel AdvisorAbout the Author: Ash Card is a frequent visitor to the Tropics and has a passion for helping visitors get the best experiences from tropical locations. Ash is a contributor to both TourTheTropics.com and ThinkJungle.com writing about tropical destinations, rainforests and wildlife. Feel free to contact Ash for tour help in the tropics. When not helping tourists with tours and info, Ash can be found salsa-ing the night away or posing near waterfalls.
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