Aqua Mekong - Deck PlanAqua Mekong: Ship FACTS

  • 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 wireless throughout

Safety On Board the Aqua Mekong: State of the art safety features include radio communications with separate battery pack, satellite phone, Carley float life rafts, flares and signals, fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in each cabin, automatic defibrillator on board.

Launch Boats for Mekong River 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.

Aqua Mekong Crew: 40 members, including a cruise director, paramedic and 4 English-speaking guides.

Aqua Mekong Capacity: 40 passengers

Accommodations and Cabins: Passengers are accommodated in 20 Design Suites:

  • First Deck: 10 Design Suites measuring 30 square meters / 322 square feet; 4 with balcony and 6 without balcony.
  • Second Deck: 10 Design Suites measuring 30 square meters / 322 square feet; 4 with balcony and 6 without balcony.
  • Design Suites without balconies all have river facing panoramic windows that open and a 4m (13ft) long interior sofa that converts to a single bed.
  • Design Suites with balconies all have panoramic windows, sliding glass door and an exterior daybed.
  • All suites are air conditioned, with en-suite bathroom.

Unique Cabin Features and Amenities: California King size bed that can be converted to twins, floor to ceiling windows facing the Mekong, large double closets, chest of drawers, password generated security box, iPod docking station, dual sink bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest showerhead,professional hairdryer, and all-organic natural hair and bath amenities.

Interconnecting Suites:  Four sets of two interconnecting suites are suitable for families, two sets on each deck. For the ultimate luxury, passengers may book interconnecting suites, with one suite configured as a private living room, the other a master bedroom, and his-and-hers baths. The result is your own private, 60 square meter (640-square-foot) apartment on the Mekong.

Bicycles: Ten bicycles are provided free of charge onboard, for passengers to explore independently on shore.

Common Living and Social Areas:  

  • Indoor and outdoor bars
  • Indoor dining room and outdoor private dining
  • Screening room with theater-style seating
  • Outdoor cinema under the stars
  • Library / Games room with the Mekong’s only foosball table
  • Outside shaded lounge with single and double day beds
  • Antique and artisanal boutique
  • Lobby lounge
  • Observation deck with outdoor sunbeds
  • Top deck gym overlooking the river
  • Infirmary with onboard medical staff
  • Outdoor top deck plunge pool with private cabanas
  • Two spa treatment rooms, one single and one double.
Deck Plan and Ship Facts
Aqua Mekong

Aqua Mekong

Taking guests on a journey into Aqua Expeditions next frontier, Vietnam and Cambodia, the 62.4 meter (205 feet) Aqua Mekong was designed by Saigon-based architects at Noor Design to embody the aesthetic of a sophisticated...

Deck Plan and Ship Facts

Deck Plan and Ship Facts

Aqua Mekong: Ship FACTS 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...

Take A Dip in the Outdoor Pool

Take A Dip in the Outdoor Pool

Southeast Asia is rightly known for its year round humidity and equatorial temperatures, so we designed the Aqua Mekong’s Observation Deck to culminate at the front with an indulgent plunge pool, poised to soak...

5-Star Southeast Asian Cuisine

5-Star Southeast Asian Cuisine

In expanding our adventures by water from the Amazon River to the other side of the world, Aqua Expeditions could not be more fortunate than to have David Thompson, Asia’s top ranked chef on...

Design and Architecture

Design and Architecture

Designed by Saigon-based architectural firm Noor Design, the Aqua Mekong is the first five-star small luxury cruise ship to travel up and down the Mekong River between the Mekong Delta in Vietnam and the...

Our Executive Chef

Our Executive Chef

An unexpected detour in his 1986 holiday plans left Sydney native and The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ top ranked Asia chef David Thompson in Bangkok. He had to eat, of course and...

Suites

Suites

For Aqua Expeditions founder Francesco Galli Zugaro, the ultimate river safari includes the best creatures comforts on board as well as unparalleled experiences with local experts in small groups exploring a destination. True to...

Observation Deck

Observation Deck

Sunlit indoors and out, the top level Observation Deck aboard the Aqua Mekong has been designed to seamlessly connect guests with the constantly shifting landscape of floating Vietnamese villages, French colonial church spires and...

Outdoor Lounge

Outdoor Lounge

Choose to relax at either the bow or the stern of the Aqua Mekong in the ship’s Outdoor Lounges located on the Observation Deck level. Both the bow and the stern lounges are outfitted...

Dining Room

Dining Room

Only the cuisine of a Michelin starred master like our Executive Chef David Thompson could match the stunning space created here by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Mekong River that let in natural...

Relax in the Spa

Relax in the Spa

No trip along the Mekong River would be complete without a relaxing visit to a spa showcasing the traditions of Southeast Asian massage. Enjoy a touch of traditional healing, be it the gentle stretching...

Indoor Lounge

Indoor Lounge

Upstairs on the Observation Deck of the Aqua Mekong, settle into the sleek contemporary chairs modeled after southeast Asian colonial planters in the ship’s air conditioned Indoor Lounge. Sink into a plump couch angled...

Read a Book in the Library

Read a Book in the Library

Gentleman in the Parlour, The Lover, River of Time and other classics set in and around the Mekong River can be found in the air conditioned library aboard the Aqua Mekong, a comfortable refuge...

Shore Excursions off the Vessel

Shore Excursions off the Vessel

Four auxiliary aluminum launch boats equipped with four-stroke low emission engines in constant radio communication with the main vessel and with capacity for 10 passengers depart from the Aqua Mekong two or three times...

Guides and Crew

Guides and Crew

Four professionally trained guides lead guests of the Aqua Mekong on daily expeditions aboard our comfortable skiffs deep into the Mekong’s tributaries and on foot among Khmer pottery villages, remote mountain monasteries and among...

Shopping On Board

Shopping On Board

Southeast Asia’s rich artisanal traditions can be found among the treasures in our onboard boutique, designed to offer Aqua Amazon guests the convenience of shopping at their leisure for high quality, thoughtfully selected Cambodian...

Private Screening Room

Private Screening Room

Enhance any Mekong River journey with 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...