Whether you are a seasoned cruiser or looking to take your first cruise, booking an Aqua Expeditionsâ€™ Mekong River Cruise will give you an unforgettable experience. Aqua Mekong provides you with a unique, personalized look at the historic Mekong River, both on and off the cruise ship. Travel in style on-board one of the most contemporary and sophisticated ships made for leisure travel, rivaling the finest hotels on land.
Still need to be convinced? Weâ€™ve compiled the top 5 reasons why you need to experience the Mekong River, Cambodia and Vietnam from the comfort of the Aqua Expeditions cruise ship.
Reason 1: Award-Winning Design
When the Aqua Mekong ship was launched in 2015, it won Asiaâ€™s 2015 Hotel Design Award, a prestigious award demonstrating our dedication towards achieving the aesthetic of a sophisticated, world-class, 5-star hotel.
Today, it is still one of the most celebrated cruise ship designs, appropriately embodying spaciousness and intimate comfort at the same time. Lounging and dining areas reflect a contemporary feel while including artisan touches that echo the cultural elements gathered from the surroundings of the Mekong River. Expect rich woods with sleek and cozy furniture amply located throughout the ship for a maximum of 40 guests (plus crew).
In our guestâ€™s cabins, we have designed a space entirely unique to other typical cruise ships. The Aqua Mekong is often referred to as a floating five-star boutique hotel. Each suite measures 30 square meters (320 square feet), features floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows and come outfitted with high-quality linens and towels for the most relaxing experience. The sleek bathroom features the latest eco-sensitive technology and an additional Mekong River facing picture window, plus dual sinks, a large walk-in shower with rainforest showerhead, professional hairdryer and natural bath amenities.
Our fully air-conditioned vessel is a welcoming treat after a long day on-shore exploring under the hot, Southeast-Asian sun.
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Reason 2: Curated Itineraries in Mekong River Cruise Vietnam and Cambodia
Another reason to love the Aqua Mekong is the opportunity to observe the untouched parts of Vietnam and Cambodia, to immerse yourself in those cultures from a different perspective. Choosing a Mekong River Cruise Vietnam and Cambodia will open you up to an enriching experience that is unmatched by similar cruises or on-shore tours.
How do we deliver such a unique experience?
Our cruise itineraries are carefully curated depending on the time of the year and water levels of the river. For example, on high water seasons, we take you to Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and one of the richest inland fishing grounds in the world.
The Mekongâ€™s only private tenders for expert-guided shore excursions bring you to serene Buddhist temples and stilted villages, or explore the beautiful landscape by bicycle and kayak.
With several itinerary options, choose from 3, 4 and 7 Nights, that best suits your specific desires for your trip, such as a purely Cambodian river cruise experience with 3 or 4 nights in Phnom Penh.
Reason 3: World-Class Dining
Dining on the Aqua Mekong will take you through a gastronomical journey, tantalizing your taste buds at every meal. Consulting Chef David Thompson designs dishes for the Aqua Mekong with the freshest local ingredients that complement the stunning panorama visible through the floor-to-ceiling windows of our dining room. Flavors are timeless and simple, yet bold and unique; melodically infusing a variety of Southeast Asian dishes, the flavors experienced on board will quickly become some of your all-time favorites.
Chef Thompsonâ€™s menus are constantly modified, designed to incorporate the freshest produce or catch-of-the-day. You can enjoy date-night meals or dine family-style among friends.
Reason 4: A Personalized Onboard Crew
Aqua Mekong places great importance on its on-board crew. Enjoy exceptional personalized service that you will be greeted by name on the ship, if not when you arrive than certainly by the time you leave. Each time you step aboard the boat, be greeted, by name, with a towel and a refreshing beverage; we will even take the care to remove your shoes and clean them, returning them for you to your room.
Our 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio means your needs can always be attended to, on and off the boat. On-shore or on excursions, our guides are the experts in the history of the Southeast Asian culture and landscape. On board the boat, our staff will quickly become familiar with your dietary preferences and special requests.
Reason 5: A Sustainable Mekong River Cruise
One of the things you may not have considered on past cruises or touring excursions was the impact that these tours have on the environment. Aqua Mekong brings you a more environmentally conscious Mekong River Cruise option.
Aqua Expeditions take responsible travel seriously. The Aqua Mekongâ€™s interiors are built using sustainable and natural local materials, drawing inspiration from Southeast Asian cultures and traditions. We also utilize fresh local ingredients in the kitchen to create indigenous inspired dishes like river prawns with ginger, shallots, tamarind and palm sugar served on betel leaves, or Cambodian green curry of catfish.
These are just five of the many reasons to book an Aqua Expeditions Mekong River Cruise today. We canâ€™t wait to have you on board the Aqua Mekong!