Vietnam River Cruises

Vietnam will leave you spellbound

As sophisticated, delicate and complex as the fragrant and delicious ingredients of its famed cuisine, Vietnam’s turbulent history is belied in the gentle traditional culture, charming hospitality of the locals and the richly diverse architecture punctuating the immense natural beauty of the area.

A vibrant, exotic feast for your senses, Vietnam’s natural beauty is breathtaking, and our luxury Vietnam river cruises will transport you through the ancient pagodas, ornate temples, emerald rice paddies, lively markets, and neon-lit cities enchanting you with every twist of the Mekong Delta.

Our Vietnam river cruises take you to the stunning cities of Ho Chi Minh, still known locally as Saigon, the ‘Paris of the East’ Hanoi, the graceful old world port town of Hoi An and up into the magnificent mountains and villages. A stunning two-day cruise through the exquisite World Heritage-listed Halong Bay on board the elegant Au Co is an incomparable experience.

Our luxurious Mekong river cruising Scenic Space-Ships offer an elegant passage which we extend to include authentic long tail boat cruises, sampan boat rides, cyclo and bicycle explorations, market shopping, cooking classes and Buddhist blessings.

You will have the opportunity to taste all the local delicacies, the best seafood in the world and encounter all the wonders of the rich and complex history of region.

Our Vietnam river cruises extend to include Cambodia and Laos and you can choose from a vast range of exciting and sophisticated itineraries ranging from a 27 day, 22 day, 18 day, 17 day, 13 day and 8 day cruise options to choose from.

Why cruise the Mekong with Scenic?

Our handcrafted award-winning itineraries offer a true insight into the culture, landscape and history of South East Asia.
  • 5-Star Ships
    Our custom-built 5-star ships are built to European standards and are the most spacious and luxurious vessels on the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers, with an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio.
  • Luxurious Appointed Suites
    We have the largest lead-in suites available in South East Asia, with every suite featuring a bedroom, a walk-in wardrobe, separate living area , and our exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge.
  • Scenic Sun Lounges
    Our all-weather private balconies ensure you can truly appreciate this beautiful landscape. The world opens up at the touch of a button.
  • Scenic Enrich
    Enjoy a range of exclusive experiences handpicked by our Journey Designers that will be among the highlights of your journey such as attending a traditional performance of Hanoi's famous water puppets with a special backstage pass.
  • Scenic Freechoice
    Choose from a vast range of activities, sightseeing and dining experiences, ensuring you only see what you want to see, at a pace that suits you. From history, culture and food to nature, there's something for everyone.
  • Scenic Sundowners
    Enjoy exclusive hosted evening drinks in memorable locations including a wine tasting on board against the backdrop of the karst islands at sunset in Halong Bay.
  • Up to Four Dining Options
    Our chefs' menus feature dishes inspired by the region, as well as standard Western fare. Dine in a range of venues and savour the diverse cuisine on offer.
  • Unlimited Complimentary Beverages
    Enjoy your favourite tipple whenever the feeling takes you. Choose from an extensive selection of complimentary beverages available all day, every day.
  • Butler Service
    From nightly turndown to shoeshine and drinks service included for all guests, your butler is there to make your Scenic experience extra special.
  • The Nth Degree
    From personally greeting you at the airport to using the same Tour Director from start to finish, you can rely on us to take care of every detail.
2020/2021 South East Asia River Cruising

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Request your free 2020/2021 South East Asia River Cruising brochure to start planning your unforgettable river cruising holiday through Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. From vibrant cities to charming riverside communities, bustling markets and the peaceful chanting of monks, every day there is something to captivate and excite on this all-inclusive luxury holiday.

Top Destinations in Vietnam

Halong Bay

Halong Bay

With more than 1,600 islands and islets, Vietnam's Halong Bay is a sight to behold. Sail on board the luxurious Au Co and enjoy the only continuous two night cruise within this World Heritage-listed Site. Explore deeper to discover stalactite-filled caves and a seascope of limestone outcrops jutting dramatically out of the blue green waters.

Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta

The Mekong River is at the heart of everyday life. Discover the magic of this dynamic waterway, witness the daily interactions of local residents and admire the ornate temples and gold-top pagodas that dot the countryside, as you gently pass by on your luxury Scenic Space-Ship - Scenic Spirit.

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is highly regarded for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral and the 19th-century Central Post Office. Reflect on Vietnam's history during a visit to the nearby War Memorial and Reunification Palace and take to the streets on a Vespa foodie tour.

Discover your 5-star luxury Space-Ship

Scenic Spirit Resort-Style Pool
Scenic Spirit features luxurious one-bedroom balcony suites throughout, with an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio.
Your time on board will be one of unparalleled intimacy and world-class indulgence. Quite simply, our 5-star ships in South East Asia are living works of art. Every innovative feature and perfectly designed suite has been carefully considered to ensure we bring you the very best in style and luxury. With only 68 guests, you'll relish the high-level of service and luxury to be found on board.

The ship features a resort-style pool and open-air cinema, the sort of facilities you would expect to find in a world-class hotel.

Mekong River Cruises

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How to get the best out of the Mekong in luxury

crystal dining
On a Mekong River cruise with Scenic, the stunning ancient wonders you find onshore will be appropriately matched by the incredible wonders you will find on board.

Discover our mesmerising temple experience

Angkor Wat
Be wowed at our exclusive Scenic Enrich experience in 2019 featuring a magical themed gala dinner and an Apsara dancing show in front of the candle lit temple ruins.
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