Following the success of river cruises in the Peruvian Amazon, Aqua Expeditions is launching its third luxury vessel in 2014 on the Mekong River in Cambodia and Vietnam. The Aqua Mekong will be the first boat of its class on the river. Keeping in style with the MV Aria and MV Aqua, the MV Aqua Mekong will be small enough to be intimate, large enough to be spacious and luxurious, paying every attention to detail from the design and decor to the cuisine and service. Aqua Mekong will have 20 suites, decorated in a lush contemporary Asian style, using local materials and fabrics.
Each suite will boast floor-to-ceiling picture windows enabling travellers to relax in bed and watch Asia float past. There will also be a generous-sized spa and fitness center, dining room, library, screening room, and an observation deck with a pool and lounge bar.
Itineraries will run from Siem Riep down river to My Tho near Saigon, stopping in Phnom Penh along the way, and vice versa. Modelling the water safari experience that the Peruvian Aqua boats have perfected, the experience will include daily river and shore excursions off the boat in skiffs.
The Aqua Mekong is scheduled to begin operation in early 2014. For more information on Aqua Expeditions, please see www.aquaexpeditions.com