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Level

VIP
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Season

Mar - Apr 2019, Jul - Dec 2019, Jan - May 2020
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Duration

13 Days
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Theme

Treasures of the Mekong

Scenic Cruise - Scenic Spirit

Inspired by temples and traditions Breathe in the essence of South East Asia during this enchanting journey from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Siem Reap in Cambodia.

 

For a limited time only, Scenic are delighted to provide  you with an exclusive offer to travel to South East Asia in 2019. Experience the entrancing waterways of the Mekong in Vietnam and Cambodia or the Irrawaddy in Myanmar at their very best in 5-star all-inclusive luxury.

Choose from a range of our luxury South East Asia river cruise and tour itineraries of 13 days or more, and save up to USD2,800 per couple when you book by 30 April 2019. 

Summary Inclusive

5-star Scenic ship with luxurious one-bedroom balcony suites

5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience

Your choice of 23 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining

1 Scenic Sundowners event

1 memorable Scenic Special Stay

Up to four on board dining options, from casual to fine dining

32 meals – 12 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L) and 10 dinners (D)

Complimentary beverages all day throughout yoour cruise

Buttler service for all guests throughtout your cruise

Scenic Cruise Director and Tour Director with expert local guides

Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise

All tipping and gratuities

  • Day 1

    Ho Chi Minh City

     

    Welcome to Vietnam. Relax for the next two nights at the centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City.

     

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2

    Ho Chi Minh City

     

    Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. After lunch, try bargaining at Ben Thanh Market.

     

    Freechoice Dining
    Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night, enjoy a meal in the surroundings of an old French colonial house or a restaurant specialising in Saigon street food. Alternatively, dine at your hotel’s restaurants – Yu Chu, Basilico or Market 39.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 3

    Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Cruise


    Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. After lunch, try bargaining at Ben Thanh Market.

     

    Freechoice Dining
    Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night, enjoy a meal in the surroundings of an old French colonial house or a restaurant specialising in Saigon street food. Alternatively, dine at your hotel’s restaurants – Yu Chu, Basilico or Market 39.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4

    Cai Be > Sa Dec

     

    Freechoice
    Board a sampan to visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a French colonial or traditional Vietnamese house. Alternatively savour morning tea at a French colonial house or choose to stay on board for your special Scenic Freechoice activity.

     

    Later, immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and explore and interact with the sellers in the lively market, then visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5

    Tan Chau

     

    Freechoice
    Visit the farmers on Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi. Alternatively, walk through Chau Doc market, visit a family-operated fish farm and cruise around Chau Doc waterfront or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

     

    Tonight enjoy a themed evening dinner to say farewell to Vietnam.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6

    Tan Chau > Phnom Penh

     

    Arrive early this morning into the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.

     

    Freechoice
    Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, the former school which was converted to the Khmer Rouge’s main prison, or take a guided tour of the local food market before joining a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore by Tuk Tuk Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and the Central Market before lunch at a local NGO restaurant teaching street kids hospitality skills.

     

    Enrich
    Arrive in style by Tuk Tuk and immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal. Enjoy a guided history tour followed by an indulgent high tea prepared in front of you, all whilst sipping on the hotel’s signature cocktail named in honour of Jacqueline Kennedy. Choose to retire to the Elephant Bar for happy hour before returning to the ship.

     

    Later this evening revel in our exclusive Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving an insight into the capital’s nightlife.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7

    Phnom Penh > Kho Chen

    This morning marvel at the Royal Palace, with the famous Silver Pagoda within, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. Later sail up the Tonle River to the silversmith village of Kho Chen.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 8

    Oudong > Kampong Tralach

     

    Cruise to Kampong Tralach and take an ox cart ride through a local village and fields to Wat Kampong Tralach. Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery.

     

    Enrich
    Learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda and partake in a ceremony to receive a blessing from a monk, all whilst donating towards the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.

     

    Drive a short distance to Prek K’dam to re-board Scenic Spirit and continue your cruise to Kampong Cham via Phnom Penh.

     

    Sundowners
    Enjoy a cocktail reception on the sundeck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh’s lights as the ship sails past the capital at sunset.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 9

    Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham

     

    Walk (or drive) to the top of Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Sail downstream to Kampong Cham.

     

    Freechoice
    Learn about the history behind Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and Wat Nokor. Alternatively explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or visit a rubber plantation factory and betel nut village.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 10

    Mekong Cruise > Siem Reap

     

    Discover the countryside of Cambodia on your drive to your hotel in Siem Reap, your stylish three night Special Stay located in the heart of the town.

     

    Enrich
    Take your Premium reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 11

    Siem Reap

     

    Visit the jungle covered Ta Prohm Temple before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. Later in the afternoon visit the colossal Angkor Wat. Take advantage of your free night to visit the night markets.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 12

    Siem Reap

     

    Enrich
    Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by an NGO supported local bakery school.

     

    Freechoice
    Discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or admire the skills on display at Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal), take a tuk tuk ride to the markets, or a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent) before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple.

     

    Enrich
    Enjoy a magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple in front of candle lit temple ruins, with included drinks and featuring Apsara dancers.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 13

    Siem Reap

     

    Depart Cambodia treasuring many wonderful memories.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast

Year Build: 2016

Class: Mekong River Cruiser

Operator: Scenic Cruises Asia

Speed: 9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph

Length (LOA) : 85 m / 279 ft

Gross Tonnage : 900 gt

Passengers : 34 – 68

Decks: 5

Suites: 34

Crew: 56

1. Sun Deck and Open Air Cinema

2. Pool and Bar

3. Elevator

4. Outdoor Lounge

5. Spirit Lounge

6. River Cafe

7. Gallery

8. Crystal Dining

9. Gift Shop

10. Reception

11. Library

12. Guess Laundry

13. Gym

14. Beauty Salon

15. Steam Sauna

16. Wellness Center

Cabin Options

Royal Panorama Suite

Including Private Outdoor Terrace – 80m2/861ft2

At 80m²/861ft², this is the largest suite on the Mekong river. Being up forward on the Diamond Deck, enjoy fantastic views of the passing scenery from your private terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi and day bed.  Both Suites have a separate lounge and dining area, walk-in dressing room and a luxurious oversized bathroom offering a separate bathtub, toilet and shower.

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    Grand Deluxe Suite

    Including Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’ – 40m2/430ft2

    These eight suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury at 40m²/430ft² with more space, impeccable service and thoughtful touches. Enjoy an outdoor balcony, separate lounge and dining area, extra-large walk in wardrobe and a luxurious oversized bathroom.

    RD

      Deluxe Suite

      Including Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’ – 32m2/344ft2

      These spacious Suites at 32m²/344ft² are located on the Jewel, Sapphire and Diamond Decks. Each have a private full-length balcony, walk in wardrobe and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin with a separate toilet and shower.

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