Asia Cruise Yearbook : ASEAN Yearbook 2018
ASEAN CRUISE DIRECTORY 2018/2019 65 ASIAN FLEET RIVER Uniworld Uniworld operates 21 river ships across the world, but only Mekong Navigator plies the waters of Southeast Asia. This 68-passenger handcrafted, colonial-style ship was built in 2015 and sails on 13 to 15-night itineraries along the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers, between My Tho, Vietnam and Kampong Cham, Cambodia. Most suites have private balconies or French doors which open out to the river. Shore excursions include visits to Phnom Penh, the fish farms and local markets in Chau Doc as well as visits to the Cheoung Ek Killing Fields. Guests also get to visit villages and meet the local residents. / FACT FILE Vessels: 21 Passengers: 56-398 Destinations: Europe, Russia, China, India, Egypt, Vietnam & Cambodia. / CONTACT Uniworld W: uniworldcruises.com.au / DINING Le Salon Lounge with full-service bar, Le Marché Restaurant. / ACCOMMODATION Mekong Navigator has 34 suites, from 21.5 square metres, with ensuite, individual climate control, pillow menu, French doors to the exterior. / FACILITIES Le Salon Lounge, La Bibliothèque Library & Internet Lounge, Observation Lounge, La Vie Spa and Fitness Center. Aqua Expeditions Five-star luxury river cruise company Aqua Expeditions runs two ships – Aria Amazon on the Amazon in South America and Aqua Mekong on the Mekong. Aqua Expeditions is renowned for its service, modern vessels and exhilarating shore excursions. On the Mekong, the line provides bicycles so guests can explore the riverbank on their own, while guides lead tours through the jungles of Cambodia and Vietnam to visit ancient Buddhist temples and monasteries. Cruise departures in depend on the seasons, and itineraries are between three and seven nights. / FACT FILE Vessels: 2 Passengers: 32-40 Destinations: Peru, Cambodia and Vietnam. / CONTACT Aqua Expeditions P: 1300 124 204 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: aquaexpeditions.com / DINING There is one dining room onboard each ship with meals designed by award-winning chefs. On the Mekong, Australian David Thompson uses local ingredients such as river prawns, betel leaves and palm sugar in his dishes. / ACCOMMODATION Aqua Mekong has 20 air- conditioned suites, which are 30 square metres and styled with local materials, eight have balconies and all have panoramic windows. / FACILITIES Gift shop, pool (only on Aqua Mekong), Jacuzzi, spa, games room, gym, library, indoor and outdoor bars, outdoor cinema.
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