Mekong River Cruise

5 Reasons to Choose Scenic for Your Mekong River Cruise 


The Mekong River is a place of myriad secrets. From centuries old civilisations and soul stirring traditions, to unique wildlife and delicious cuisines, endless wonders lie strewn on the banks of this majestic river. 
Spectacularly unique and breathtakingly vibrant, the Mekong River is the backbone to South East Asia. Running from the Tibetan Plateau in China, though Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia, before finally reaching into Vietnam, the Mekong River is an incredible 4,350 kilometres in length.  

For centuries, the might Mekong has ruled the rhythm of these regions. Exotic cuisines, unique cultures, a rich history and an unrivalled energy is found on both the water and in the cities and town that line either side.  

On a Scenic 5-star luxury river cruise,  an unrivalled Mekong experience awaits. Meander through the wondrous waterways in unparalleled luxury on board Scenic Spirit. Marvel as Hoi An slips by as your butler brings you a glass of France’s finest. Take a Vietnamese cooking class in Hanoi. Swim laps in the pool as the sun rises. Or simply relax in your luxuriously appointed suite.  

1. Luxury Meets Innovation  

Mekong River Cruise
Scenic Spirit is more than a standard river vessel. She has been custom-designed to showcase the culture and beauty of South East Asia in luxury, but also safely. Scenic Spirit is the only vessel on the Mekong River that has been designed and built to meet European safety standards.  

Scenic Spirit is a custom-built luxury sanctuary designed to offer maximum space and comfort for just 68 guests, and is more like a 5-star floating hotel, with resort-style pool, open-air cinema* and world-class facilities. Sophisticated dining experiences, a well-stocked library and on board gym, beauty salon and hairdresser, every detail is taken care of to ensure each moment of your journey delivers beyond expectation. 

2. Unrivalled Onshore Experiences 

At Scenic, we appreciate our guests are unique. Our Scenic Freechoice and Enrich programs are extensive, offering a wide range of both on board and onshore experiences. Each is handcrafted to take you deeper into the destinations you visit. You pick the activities that suit your individual interests, then follow them at the pace that suits you.  

You can spend the day with a Cambodian monk before receiving a blessing. Explore a lively food market in Hoi An, and then learn the incredible art of Vietnamese cooking. When you think you’ve seen it all, we’ll take you to a mystical temple dinner that has been reserved for Scenic guests only, and onto a champagne breakfast at an Angkor temple. With Scenic, it’s about creating wonder every step of the way.  

Top Scenic Highlights on the Mekong River 

  • A once-in-lifetime gala dinner at Prasat Kravan in the city of Angkor 
  • Visit the breathtakingly beautiful Tra Su Bird Sanctuary 
  • VIP seats at a unique Cambodia performance of theatrics, music, dance and modern circus  
  • Receive a blessing from a monk at a Buddhist pagoda in Cambodia  
  • Head backstage to an exclusive meet and greet of Hanoi’s famous water puppet performers  

3. A Spectacular Culinary Journey

Mekong River Cruise
Mekong River Cruise
As Scenic Spirit glides down the beautiful waterways of the Mekong River, it isn’t just the delicious delights onshore. One of the biggest drawcards to a 5-star river cruise is the carefully curated meals on board. Each day is a unique and spectacular combination of local and world cuisine. We source our ingredients that are fresh, seasonal and from the most superior local suppliers. Our world-class on board chefs have exclusively created hundreds of recipes exclusively for Scenic guests, equally catering to the culinary curious and the gastronomically brave. 

Enjoy a relaxed dining experience at Crystal Dining with a combination of local specialities and home-grown favourites with ever-changing scenery outside the floor-to-ceiling windows. At the River Café, socialise with your fellow travellers in a casual chic ambiance as you enjoy a scrumptiously assorted menu, from gelato bar to healthy snacks. For guests in the top suites, you’ll even receive an exclusive invitation to the Chef’s Table for an amazing 10-course dinner. If on a certain day, you would like to relax in your room, there’s in-suite dining services at your disposal. 

4. World-Class Crew with You Every Step of the Way

Scenic’s dedicated and expert crew ensure your journey is as comfortable as possible and will go to the nth degree to deliver the ultimate 5-star service. With an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio, you are assured of the most personal of service. The Scenic Cruise Director, Tour Director and expert local guides will ensure you tick off the must-see sights, but also reveal the hidden gems only locals are privy to. 

Our highly trained butlers will go above and beyond to make your experience unforgettable. From your morning coffee to the nightly turndown, your butler will be on call to make your Scenic experience extra special. Whichever suite you choose, your butler will make sure you’ll never be without complimentary refreshments and a re-stocked mini-bar. 

5.  Largest Suites on the Mekong 

With Scenic, it’s more than a suite - it's your luxurious and spacious private sanctuary as you sail along the mighty Mekong River. We also boat to the largest lead-in size of any suites cruising the Mekong River, with the Deluxe Suite category measuring at a comfortable 344 sq ft (32m2). Our Grand Deluxe Suites, at a generous 431 sq ft (40m2) offer a stylish choice of accommodation for you to return to at the end of the day. While at a spacious 750-860 sq ft (70-80m2), Royal Panorama Suites are the most indulgent suites you will find on the Mekong River.  

Whichever suite you choose, each feature one-bedroom, downy pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets, a walk-in wardrobe, a separate living room, and a Scenic Sun Lounge. With the touch of a button, the window will be transformed into a luxurious all weather lounge area.  
Mekong River Cruise
Mekong River Cruise

Our Health and Safety Commitment to You

We understand the importance of maintaining your health and wellness while travelling. Our dedicated team continues to work closely with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and government health agencies, to implement a full range of health and wellness measures to meet and exceed regulatory health protocols and requirements.    
 
* Outdoor cinema is available subject to weather conditions.