Taking guests on a journey into Aqua Expeditions next frontier, Vietnam and Cambodia, the 62.4 meter (205 feet) Aqua Mekong was designed by Saigon based British architect David Hodkinson of Noor Design to embody the aesthetic of a sophisticated five star hotel. Local sustainable materials and artisanal touches of the Mekong’s multifaceted cultures round out these generous interior spaces designed to welcome guests in the utmost comforts between on and off shore excursions along this fascinating river, to flooded emerald forests and bamboo stilt villages accessible only by boat, among flocks of painted stork and spot billed pelicans in their last Southeast Asian refuge and to Chinese wing tipped pagoda temples and remote Buddhist monasteries.
Spacious and indulgent, yet intimate enough to feel entirely exclusive, the Aqua Mekong incorporates relaxed yet refined lounging and dining areas, and can accommodate a maximum of 40 guests plus crew. Modern navigation technologies and the highest cruise ship standards as well as our experienced river pilot and crew ensure smooth travel and safety on the water.
Year Built: 2014
Ports of Embarkation: My Tho (Vietnam), Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Vessel’s Registry: Cambodia
Type of Vessel: River Expedition Vessel
Length: 62.4 meters / 204 feet
Beam: 11.5 meters / 38 feet
Draft: 1.5 meters / 5 feet
Cruising Speed: 12 knots
Electricity: 220 volts
Engines: 2 New Caterpillar, Tier 3 Emission compliant
Generators: 2 New Caterpillars, encapsulated for noise reduction
Water: Reverse osmosis and UV water treatment plant
AC: Central air-conditioning throughout
Laundry: Complimentary service (no dry cleaning on board)
Internet: Complimentary wireless throughout
Aqua Mekong Crew: 40 members, including a cruise director, paramedic and 4 English-speaking guides.
Aqua Mekong Capacity: 40 passengers
Safety On Board the Aqua Mekong:
State of the art safety features include radio communications with separate battery pack, satellite phone, life jackets, flares and signals, fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in each cabin, automatic defibrillator on board.
Launch Boats for Mekong River Shore Excursions:
Four auxiliary aluminum launch boats equipped with four-stroke low emission engines; constant radio communication with the main vessel. Each boat has a capacity of 10 passengers.
Accommodations and Cabins:
Passengers are accommodated in 20 Design Suites
First Deck: 10 Design Suites measuring 30 square meters / 322 square feet; 4 with balcony and 6 without balcony.
Second Deck: 10 Design Suites measuring 30 square meters / 322 square feet; 4 with balcony and 6 without balcony.
All face the Mekong River, with floor to ceiling windows. Private, screened outdoor balconies include a daybed.
All are air-conditioned and have en-suite sitting areas.
Unique Cabin Features and Amenities: California King sized bed that can be separated into two twin beds, floor to ceiling windows facing the Mekong, large double closet with safety box, chest of drawers, telephone, indoor seating area and outdoor seating area (for balcony cabins). Extra large bathroom with picture window facing the Mekong, two sinks, large walk in shower with rainforest showerhead and bench, professional hairdryer, natural bath amenities.
Interconnecting Suites: Four sets of two interconnecting suites are suitable for families, two sets on each deck. For ultimate luxury, passengers may book interconnecting suites, with one suite configured as a private living room, the other a bedroom, and his-and-hers baths. The result is your own private, 640-square-foot apartment on the Mekong.
Common Living and Social Areas:
- Indoor and outdoor bars
- Indoor dining room and outdoor private dining
- Private screening room with theater-style seating
Private library/games room
Outside shaded lounge with single and double day beds
- Antique shop and boutique
- Lobby lounge
- Observation deck with outdoor sunbedsTop deck exercise room overlooking the river
- Infirmary with onboard medical staff
- Outdoor plunge pool with private cabanas
- Two spa treatment rooms, each with two massage beds