Cruising through Vietnam and Cambodia, Mekong Navigator is a 34-suite riverboat, complete with a restaurant, bar & lounge, sun deck, library, a well-equipped gym and a pampering spa. The vessel is designed in splendid French-colonial style, and with a 2:1 crew-to-passenger ratio, she offers attentive and personalized service from the impeccably-trained staff. The company’s strong commitment to environmental sustainability ensures that your cruise is a meaningful experience.
Your Luxurious Suite
Each of the vessel’s elegant air-conditioned suites is a beautiful and tranquil retreat with a full touch of luxury. There is a choice of five categories: four Superior Suites, 10 Vista Suites, 16 Signature Suites, two Prestige Suites and two Grand Suites with private verandas. The suites range in size from 258sq-ft to 545sq-ft and each has a marble bathroom with shower.
Other amenities include queen-sized beds that can be converted to twins, premium mattresses and fine bed linens, TVs with on-demand movies, in-room safes and mini-fridges. If you opt for the Prestige or the Grand Suites, you’ll have the additional benefit of a king-sized bed, butler service, a complimentary one-hour spa treatment, evening canapes and free laundry service.
A Good Place To Be
As you step aboard the 230-ft Navigator, you’ll be transported back in time to a more gracious, bygone era with gorgeous interiors reminiscent of a luxury hotel. The ship comprises four decks lined with ornate balconies, teak floors and sumptuous furnishings.
The shaded Sun Deck is a favorite place to watch the busy life of the Mekong unfold along the riverbanks, while Le Salon Lounge is the perfect spot to socialise and enjoy a cocktail. This is where the movie nights and cultural performances take place. In La Bibliothèque Library, you can immerse yourself in a wide selection of books from authors who were enchanted by Indochina. Work out at the Fitness Centre or indulge in a relaxing aromatherapy treatment, body wrap, or massage at La Vie Spa.
A Gastronomic Journey
In Le Marche Restaurant, you can look forward to an innovative menu of fine French-lndochine inspired cuisine as well as a selection of Western alternatives. Relish the fresh fruit and vegetables grown by the local farmers, and complimentary house wine at dinner.
Unique Excursions And Community Support
The Mekong Navigator cruise offers exciting and inclusive daily excursions, such as visits to temples, floating markets, local schools and a monastery, ensuring that you’ll be able to truly immerse yourself in the different places you visit along this historic river. Your guides are recruited from the local communities and will be able to answer all of your questions about Mekong life. They are happy to chat with you on board and tell you their fascinating personal stories, so don’t hesitate to start a conversation.
The Beauty Of Slow Travel
While the boat is on the move, take time to observe the busy life on the river – the fishermen in Cambodia, the industrial ships in Vietnam, the stilted houses, floating villages and farms. A journey on the Mekong Navigator is perfectly suited to discerning couples looking to explore the wonders of Asia in lavish comfort and style, as well as solo travelers who have a preference for the more traditional-yet-sophisticated style of cruising.
Itinerary & Prices
AM: We will pick you up at your hotel in Siem Reap at about 11:00.
PM: In the afternoon, you will enjoy a scenic drive from Siem Reap to Kampong Cham, Cambodia, with a lunch stop, arrive on the Mekong Navigator cruise ship in the afternoon. After settling into your well-appointed Suite-cabin.
That evening, following a welcome reception, safety briefing, and introduction to key members of our crew, a delicious Cambodian Welcome Dinner is served in Le Marche Dining Room. The Mekong Navigator cruise ship departs Kampong Cham after all guests on board at about 17:30.
Overnight docking at Wat Hanchey.
Wat Hanchey, Angkor Ban & Phnom Penh
AM: This morning, walk up the hill to the local monastery of Wat Hanchey and receive a traditional Buddhist Water Blessing from the resident monks. After enjoying a walk around the monastery and the amazing views of the Mekong River valley, you descend 303 steps and return to the ship.
*For gentle walkers, there is a small coach provided to bring you up and down the hill.
The Mekong Navigator cruise ship departs Wat Hanchey after all guests on board about 10:30. The Mekong Navigator cruise ship arrives Angkor Ban about 14:30.
PM: In the afternoon, we will visit the charming village of Angkor Ban. Here, you will have a glimpse into the lives of the local people, starting with a visit to a family’s home to see how the locals live, along with an opportunity to meet the family and discuss their lifestyle. Next, you will continue through the village to the local private school, where you will join the children in their classroom and experience what their typical school day is like. You will then walk back through the village to the ship, with an opportunity to take photos along the way, including a brief stop at the local monastery complex.
The Mekong Navigator cruise ship departs Angkor Ban after all guests on board at about 17:00 and docks at Phnom Penh about 22:30.
AM: In the morning, learn more about the darkest days of Cambodian history. After a scenic 45minute drive from the ship, you arrive at the Choeung Ek killing fields, where you may walk through the fields, visit the small museum and Memorial Stupa, and learn more about the atrocities committed during the Khmer Rouge regime. Before returning to the ship, tour Tuol Sleng (also known as S-21), the former school converted to the main prison and torture headquarters of the Khmer Rouge.
PM: After returning to the ship from the Killing Fields, enjoy a free afternoon in Phnom Penh—shopping, dining at one of the many wonderful restaurants, or exploring the city independently or join the optional Excursion at an additional cost.
*There is a scheduled shuttle coach with your local guide provided from the Port to the Central Market for your shopping time.
Optional Afternoon Excursion Tour to visit one of the local silk weaving Villages:
Board a local Boat and cruise about 40 minutes around the Head-lands from the Tonle Sap River back into the Mekong River reaching the Silk weaving area. Get in in-depth information from silk worm raising to weaving the beautiful silk products like silk Sarong, Phamuong, Hol and silk Karma. Returning by boat the same way, whilst cruising along Sisowath Quay and the Royal Palace, during the sunset.
Overnight docking at Phnom Penh Port.
CRUISES & LODGES
|2||24 m² / 256 ft²||Queen / Twin|
These suites promise guests some relaxation, tranquility, and indulgence. The rooms feature individual climate control, a fully stocked minibar, and a personal pillow selection. The bathroom comes with a rainfall shower and premium amenities like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, and a hairdryer.
|2||26 m² / 276 ft²||Queen / Twin|
Guests can enjoy panoramic views from the large windows that come with these rooms. The room comes with a fully stocked minibar for guests to indulge in the comfort of the rooms. The private bathrooms feature a rainfall shower and premium amenities, including a hairdryer.
|2||27 m² / 291 ft²||Queen / Twin|
These suites come with a balcony for guests to relax as they indulge in refreshments from the fully-stocked minibar in the room. The room also features a flat-screen TV, a hairdryer, an electronic safe, and a personal pillow selection for a comfortable night’s sleep.
|2||36 m² / 387 ft²||Queen|
Prestige Suites are spacious, featuring a living space and a private balcony. The suites are designed and furnished with guest comfort in mind, including a special feature of a one-hour complimentary spa treatment. The private bathrooms come with a rainfall shower and an expansive tub.
|2||54 m² / 584 ft²||King|
This suite is the epitome of luxury, from the unique featured one-hour spa treatment to scented baths on request. Guests enjoy free daily laundry and personal butler service. The grande bathroom has a beautiful spa tub and a separate rainfall shower alongside the finest bathroom amenities.