Asia Cruise Yearbook : ASEAN Yearbook 2018
64 ASEAN CRUISE DIRECTORY 2018/2019 ASIAN FLEET RIVER Scenic Scenic river cruise ships are like five-star floating hotels with all-encompassing facilities including a pool, sauna, mini-bar which is restocked daily, WiFi, butler service and open-air cinemas. The line launched Scenic Spirit on the Mekong and Scenic Aura on the Irrawaddy in 2016. Spirit has only 34 suites, all with balconies, while Aura has the largest one-bedroom balcony suites on the river, up to 70 square metres. Scenic Freechoice allows guests to tailor-make their shore excursions: whether visiting Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, the saffron-clad monks in Bagan, U-Bein Bridge in Amarapura or a vineyard in Mandalay. / FACT FILE Vessels: 16 Passengers: 68-169 Destinations: France, Germany, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Ecuador, South America, North America, Europe, Russia. / CONTACT Scenic P: 138 128 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: scenic.com.au / DINING Crystal Dining, the main restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch and four- course dinner, buffet and à la carte menus available. Specialty restaurants include Portobellos and L’Amour for Italian, French or Portuguese fine dining; River Café for light meals and snacks; and Table La Rive, a six-course degustation paired with wines for Diamond Deck guests. / ACCOMMODATION Suites from 24 to 70 square metres, private balcony, satellite television, safe, mini-bar. Each suite has separate lounge and dining area. / FACILITIES Sun deck, 24-hour room service, pool, sauna, hair salon, open-air cinema, wellness centre. Heritage Line Heritage Line offers Mekong cruises on two beautifully appointed river vessels – Jahan and Jayavarman. Both ships are designed to emulate the glories of a bygone era. The line’s signature vessel, Jahan, is considered its most romantic ship, evoking the opulent vessels of British India. The line also has three high-end boutique junks plying the waters of Ha Long Bay – the “three sisters” Jasmine, Violet and Ginger, named after flowers native to Ha Long Bay. In Myanmar, Anawrahta, built to resemble a British-Colonial paddle-steamer, cruises the Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers. / FACT FILE Vessels: 6 Passengers: 46-52 Destinations: Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam. / CONTACT Heritage Line W: heritage-line.com / DINING The chefs on board source local produce and local cuisine features prominently on the menu. / ACCOMMODATION Staterooms from 24 square metres; suites from 48 square metres, with floor-to-ceiling windows and balcony. There are a number of different suites – the top of the range is the Royal Suite which has a private Jacuzzi and terrace. / FACILITIES Sun deck, spa, gym, steam rooms, observatory, pool (Jahan only).
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