Launching in 2014, the Aqua Mekong is a custom, architecturally designed luxury cruise ship with itineraries on the Mekong River. Her amenities include a spa, outdoor pool and 20 guest suites with floor-to-ceiling windows offering unparalleled river views of Vietnam and Cambodia.
Aqua Mekong's itineraries include 4-, 5- and 8-day routes traveling between Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) in Vietnam stopping in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Cambodia (both up- and down-river routes are available). The Mekong River's first true floating boutique hotel, the Aqua Mekong offers luxury in an unforgettable setting.
Common Areas Aboard Aqua Mekong
Social spaces aboard Aqua Mekong include a lobby lounge, indoor and outdoor bars and an indoor dining room and outdoor private dining area serving gourmet Southeast Asian cuisine. A private screening room with theater-style accomodation and a private library/games room provide entertainment for quiet times on board. For fitness-minded guests, a top-deck exercise room overlooks the river. Relax in the outside shaded lounge with single and double day beds, or cool off in the outdoor plunge pool with private cabanas. Shop for authentic souvenirs in the antique and artisanal boutique. There are two spa treatment rooms, each with single and double massage beds.
An infirmary with onboard medical staff is also available in case any health needs arise, and a one-to-one staff-to-guest ratio makes sure every need is attended to. 40 crew members include a cruise director and four English-speaking guides.
Dining Aboard Aqua Mekong
Renowned Michelin-starred Chef David Thompson is the Aqua Mekong's Executive Chef so you can expect the finest cuisine on board. Thompson is the Australian-born chef of nahm in Bangkok and the author of internationally acclaimed cookbooks including Thai Food and Thai Street Food. In 2002, Thompson secured the first-ever Michelin star for Southeast Asian cuisine and was recognized in 2012 and 2013 among the "World's 50 Best Restaurants."
Suites Aboard Aqua Mekong
There are 20 Design Suites aboard the Aqua Mekong, all air conditioned with en-suite bathroom and sitting area.
10 Design Suites on the First Deck and 10 Design Suites on the Second Deck each measure 322 square feet. 4 have balconies, panoramic windows and an exterior daybed. 6 are without balconies, and have panoramic windows and an interior daybed. There are 4 sets of 2 interconnecting suites that are suitable for families (2 sets on each deck).