Scenic small ship experience in South East Asia

Scenic’s small ship experience in South East Asia

Cruising along the Mekong River that winds for more than 4,500km throughout the heart of South East Asia, provides one of the best opportunities to witness the daily activities of the people of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
On a Scenic 5-star, truly all-inclusive cruise, you can make your way along the Mekong River in luxurious comfort and feel part of the true essence of this region. Scenic Spirit provides guests with ample space and the freedom to roam as they journey along the diverse Mekong River.  It’s more than a standard river vessel – it’s a custom-built luxury ship created to access smaller villages and meticulously designed, to offer maximum space and comfort for only up to 68 guests while cruising.  

The Scenic Difference is present in every element of a truly all-inclusive luxury journey. On board Scenic Spirit, you can expect impeccable service, world-class dining and a river cruise that is personalised to meet your needs. You’ll find it’s more than unpacking just once, it’s the ease of feeling at home and settling into some of the most spacious and finely appointed suites cruising throughout this region.  

On arrival, you can expect to feel an instant sense of relaxation, knowing our expert staff and your personal butler are there to take exceptional care of you and all guests. Enjoy the freedom of simply relaxing or making new friends as you cruise past the fascinating sites of South East Asia. For Scenic guests, it’s more than butler service – it’s an almost 1:1 staff ratio and knowing you like a glass of champagne served with your breakfast.  
It’s more than visits to the ancient World Heritage-listed temples of Cambodia and Vietnam, bustling food markets or traditional villages – it's a cultural exploration where you’ll uncover the heritage, cuisine and rituals that have been cherished for centuries. 
You will enjoy:
  • Truly all-inclusive luxury river cruising on the Mekong River 
  • Spacious Scenic Spirit built to European safety standards  
  • High space-to-guest ratio with only 68 guests on board  
  • Group sizes with a maximum of 24 guests per Tour Director onshore  
  • Luxurious all-balcony one-bedroom suites with fresh air from your Scenic Sun Lounge 
  • Up to four dining venues ensuring variety and space for diners 
  • Personalised well-being options to stay healthy while on board 
  • Scenic employed and trained, expert on board and onshore teams 
  • Locally based and operated Scenic offices 
  • Outstanding standards of service, safety, health and hygiene  
  • Seamless transition to your accompanying land journey with your Tour Director 
Here are the key benefits of a Scenic South East Asia river cruise experience:

It’s more than a ship... 

With a high space-to-guest ratio on board Scenic Spirit, there is plenty of room for you to move around and enjoy serene moments in a range of light-filled and open spaces. Bask in the sunlight and the invigorating river breeze from the Sun Deck. After a refreshing swim, make the most of Scenic’s truly all-inclusive philosophy at the poolside bar and settle in with your premium beverage of choice.
It’s more than a river ship – Scenic Spirit was designed to reflect the ambience and style of the Asian waterways it travels along. Artworks created by renowned local artists are featured throughout spaces that exude sophisticated oriental design elements. Guests will appreciate the attention-to-detail, such as wooden floors that stay cool underfoot, even on the hottest days, and an elevator for easy access to the various decks.  

Mingle with family or your new-found friends in the Spirit Lounge and select from our vast range of included international, premium beverages. For some quiet time, enjoy the on board wellness services and facilities, or simply retreat into the quiet of the Observation Lounge and Library where you can read books or play board games.  
Scenic Spirit Library

It’s more than a suite....  

Whichever suite you select, enjoy the convenience and luxury of your own private all-weather balcony. At the touch of a button, your wide window slides down to convert into our signature Scenic Sun Lounge, so you can take in the riverside scenery and the fresh air from the comfort of your suite. Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure you have plenty of natural light that streams into your room. Your butler can serve dinner in-suite and you can enjoy an intimate meal in the balcony area. 

Scenic Spirit features the largest lead-in suites in Asia and set the benchmark in 5-star luxury cruising, with many luxurious amenities and inclusions. Suites features separate living and bedroom areas, walk-in wardrobes and large bathrooms. For a well-deserved rest after a day of exploring, our Scenic Slumber Beds beckon. These signature beds are fitted with a remote control to adjust the height and you can select your preferred style of pillow preference from a detailed pillow menu.  
While you’re assured views from every suite, a quick look at our deck plans will help you determine which suite will suit your needs best. Enjoy easy access to the pool and bar, and the Sun Deck and Open-Air Cinema* when you book a suite on the Diamond Deck. Stay close to the Spirit or Mandalay Lounge, the all-day dining River Café, and the Outdoor Lounge when you book a suite on the Sapphire Deck. Gain quick access to our Crystal Dining venue, and Observation Lounge and Library when you stay on the Jewel Deck.  

It’s more than outstanding food and wine.... 

Dining will be a highlight of each day you spend on Scenic Spirit. Our Executive Chefs are trained in Asia and Europe to offer exquisite local and global cuisine during your river cruise. From the breads to the ice creams, everything is freshly made on board using seasonal and locally sourced produce. Scenic Spirit has its own herb garden on the Sun Deck, so your meals are flavoured with fresh aromatic seasoning.  
Menus are rotated regularly to ensure variety each day for guests across a selection of global dishes. Enjoy at up to four dining experiences including live cooking stations; Chef’s Table with a 12 course degustation and wine pairings; alfresco options; and in-suite dining. We also create themed meals such as street market-style lunches specific to the region, Indochina dinners, lunches of the world and a Gin and Tonic night, which ensures a diversity of flavours.  
Enjoy an impressive international range of included# wines, beers and spirits on board. With more than 50 varieties of fine wines from around the world, 70 local and international liquor and spirits on offer, you can try something new every day.  Our sommeliers regularly create exciting wine and food pairings for you to enjoy. Best of all, you can relax knowing that with Scenic’s truly all-inclusive philosophy, it’s all taken care of. 

For an infusion of wholesome goodness and freshly squeezed fruit juice detox, visit the on board juice bar. From durian to rambutan, our expert culinary team will introduce you to a new exotic local fruit daily, taking you on a culinary journey of local flavours.  

Gourmet enthusiasts can join the included Scenic Freechoice cooking classes during your onshore excursions. Learn all about the delicacies and nuances of Asian flavours, ingredients and cooking techniques.  

With Scenic, it’s more than outstanding food and wine – it's freshly prepared meals by our chefs made from produce sourced regularly from local markets and villages, supporting communities and providing the true flavours of the region.  

It’s more than healthy choices....  

To enhance your wellness experiences, fitness and rejuvenation, visit the on board 24-hour gym located on the Gem Deck, fitted with machinery and equipment to help you maintain a fitness routine while at sea. Nearby is our Wellness Centre^ where you can soothe tired muscles with a signature treatment at the two massage rooms.  

You can also choose to revitalise your body and mind while taking in the ever-changing views and location. Rise early for a morning yoga session on the Sun Deck or track your step count while strolling along the walking track. Finish off with a dip in the cooling waters of the outdoor pool while appreciating the passing scenery.  

With Scenic, it’s more than healthy choices – it’s wellness that nourishes mind, body and soul. 
Scenic Spirit Library

Scenic’s 5-star hotel partners

When you disembark your 5-star ship and continue your exploration on a Scenic handcrafted land journey, you will continue to experience our promise of luxury through a selection of outstanding hotel stays. From Scenic Special Stays at iconic properties remarkable for their location, character and heritage, to luxurious accommodation in the heart of your destinations – each stay will be truly memorable.

Commitment to your health & safety

We understand the importance of maintaining your wellbeing whilst travelling. Our team has worked closely with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and government health agencies to implement a full range of health and safety protocol for our river cruise operations. 
Scenic is the only cruise company in the region to design, build, own and operate its own ships. This gives us complete control over the service we offer our guests. Moreover, our ships are the only ones in the region that have been built to meet European safety standards. From fire retardant marine panelling that insulates your suite from outside noise, to pre-treated fresh air circulation within your suite and all public areas, we’ve taken care of all the little details for your safety and wellbeing.   

Through initiatives such as removing single-use plastics, providing you with refillable Scenic water bottles and special filtered water stations, and funding local projects for rubbish reduction in the region, Scenic also seeks to benefit the environment and the community. 

Read further information on these policies. Cruise with confidence | Our commitment to your health & safety - Scenic° 

*Outdoor cinema is available subject to weather conditions. ^Spa and hair treatments are at an additional cost. #All beverages are included except for a small number of very rare vintage wines and spirits. 
Scenic Spirit exterior

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