Cruise along one of the world’s most fascinating rivers in all-inclusive luxury aboard the Scenic Spirit, an intimate and boutique-style ship featuring just 34 spacious balcony suites, a resort-style pool, steam and sauna facilities and an open-air cinema, as well as a select number of exquisitely appointed lounge and dining areas. Each of the palatial all-balcony suites offer modern yet refined furnishings, HDTV, individual climate control and – perhaps most enthralling of all – a Scenic Sun Lounge capable of transforming the balcony into an all-weather conservatory at the touch of a button. Guests can look forward to an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio on every Mekong River Cruise and - with private butler service - no desire need go unfulfilled. A plethora of off-shore excursions await you as you cruise from Vietnam to Cambodia: discover ancient temples, visit the famous Cai Be floating market, and receive blessings from a monk in the ancient capital of Oudong. Complete the journey at an exclusive gala dinner, where alluring Apsara dancers are sure to wow you.
|Day 1||In Ho Chi Minh City embark on the Scenic Spirit; settle in with a cocktail reception.|
|Day 2||Visit the famous Cai Be floating market before immersing yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec.|
|Day 3||In Tan Chau, enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi to the local silk factory, and visit a family operated fish farm before walking through the local market in Chau Doc.|
|Day 4||Indulge in the ship’s comforts with a full day on the water as you cross the border into Phnom Penh, Cambodia; upon arrival, ready yourself for a decadent high tea at Raffles, Hotel Le Royal.|
|Day 5||Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or take a guided tour of the local food market. Spend the afternoon at the National Museum and the Royal Palace with the famous Silver Pagoda.|
|Day 6||Experience an ox cart ride to Wat Kampong Tralach. On arrival into Oudong, receive a monk’s blessing.|
|Day 7||In Wat Hanchey you can soak in some of the best elevated views from an ancient hilltop Pagoda before sailing downstream to Kampong Cham.|
|Day 8||Cruise to Siem Reap and arrive at your hotel for a stylish three night Special Stay.|
|Day 9-11||Choose between a rich array of activities, excursions and experiences in Siem Reap that will ensure you leave Cambodia with endless memories to treasure.|
The famed all-inclusive river cruising delights can also be found on Scenic Spirit; unrivalled amenities including: Pool, Steam sauna, Bar and open-air cinema; the very best in dining, a private butler service, a mini-bar restocked daily, WIFI internet and more. Every suite has its own exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge, which converts into a private balcony at the touch of a button.
Exclusive to Scenic on this cruise, you’ll enjoy a magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple. Watch in awe as Apsara dancers perform the traditional dance of the Kingdom of Cambodia in the apt setting in front of the candle-lit temple ruins. This truly memorable evening will offer first-hand insight into a rich culture.
Launched in 2016, Scenic Spirit provides an unsurpassed level of luxury. Providing a boutique and intimate environment with just 34 balcony suites, guests will enjoy the most personal of service with an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio on every exclusive Mekong River Cruise.
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