Cruise the Mystical Mekong River and Reignite Your Love to Travel


Now is the time to embrace your love to travel in 2022 and 2023. To reconnect with the flavours, traditions, culture and philosophies of South East Asia once again, by planning and booking your 5-star truly all-inclusive luxury Mekong River cruise with Scenic. 
At Scenic, we love to travel – and we know that you do too. We have all patiently waited for the waterways of the world to start opening up again and now that time is arriving in many countries, from early 2022. 
 
We are feeling a renewed sense of anticipation and enthusiasm to explore beyond our own, familiar surroundings and reconnect with family, friends and new experiences internationally. Our wonder and yearning curiosity about the exotic cultures of countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos are more vivid than it has ever been before.  
 
As you embark on a 5-star luxury Mekong River cruise with Scenic, you can be assured of our commitment to your comfort, safety and wellness, as well as our team’s unrivalled standards of excellence. You’ll find it’s more than a 5-star river cruise, it’s truly all-inclusive luxury in a class of its own. Our philosophy means that we take care of absolutely everything on your behalf, leaving you to unwind and put your trust in us, as you reconnect with loved ones and discover new horizons.  
Now is the time to turn your long-held dreams of a journey along the Mekong River into reality by planning and securing your suite on Scenic Spirit – a 5-star, luxury small-ship owned and operated by Scenic with capacity for only up to 68 guests. 
 
In Vietnam, explore the contrasts of old and new in Ho Chi Minh City, with locals selling street food amid modern skyscrapers and luxury boutiques. Visit the World Heritage-listed ancient town of Hoi Ann and its labyrinth of old streets, bridges and temples. Explore Hanoi by Vespa and cruise throughout the soaring limestone cliffs and azure waters of Halong Bay on Au Co. In Cambodia’s Siem Reap, visit ancient temples and learn about Khmer culture. Wander through rural villages and visit local food markets along the banks of the Mekong River, the lifeblood of the region. 

Experience Enriching Moments 

It’s time to experience the feeling of connection once again. By opening our hearts and minds to new cultures, cuisines and landscapes, we come away with not only a richer understanding of the destinations that we visit, but a deeper knowing of our selves too. 
 
Be immersed in Eastern culture, cuisine, history and lifestyle and step back in time as you visit and learn about ancient religious temples, French colonial architecture and sites of military and historic significance. Gain perspective again by discovering more about the royalty, culinary traditions, agricultural produce, religious beliefs and stories that have been a part of Cambodian and Vietnamese life for hundreds of years.   
 
Scenic’s Cruise Directors on our Mekong River cruises ensure that you make the most of your immersion into each exciting place that you visit. Working with local guides, you’ll be seamlessly escorted to the very best locations in each destination. With Scenic, it’s more than standard excursions to see the sights – it’s captivating visits to temples, artisan galleries and villages, being guided by cultural experts during thoughtfully curated Scenic Enrich experiences and Scenic Freechoice activities. 
A highlight Scenic Enrich event of our Mekong itineraries is the Angkor Temple gala dinner where you’ll be treated to a performance by traditional Cambodian dancers and dine by candlelight alongside World Heritage-listed, 10th century temple ruins. It’s more than a special event – it’s an unforgettable evening that touches your soul forever. 
You can also set your own pace and tailor your focus to those topics that most interest you, by selecting from our broad range of Scenic Freechoice activities. You can visit local food markets and discover the aromatic flavours of Vietnamese cuisine in a cooking class. Take a cycling tour to a local village and join the farmers as they tend to their crops. Travel through the streets of Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh by tuk tuk and pass grand colonial buildings before visiting the Central Markets; or learn about the dark period of Cambodia’s history during the rule of the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979 during a moving visit to the Killing Fields.  

Be Pampered in Luxury 

It’s your moment to once again be pampered and relax in spacious and luxuriously appointed surrounds. Your butler will be there to assist you from the moment you step on board the 5-star Scenic Spirit, quickly becoming familiar with your preferences. They’ll stock your in-suite mini-bar daily with your favourite premium beverages, which are all included of course, help you book into your luxurious spa treatment+ or serve you afternoon tea on your private Scenic Sun Lounge that lets the fresh air gently drift in at the touch of a button. 
Our boutique ship is Scenic owned, staffed and operated – ensuring that we have full control in bringing to life for you an unsurpassed journey through this region. Scenic Spirit is built to exacting European standards and features the largest lead-in suites cruising on the Mekong. You can expect maximum comfort in your suite, which features separate lounging and sleeping areas, a walk-in wardrobe and a private Scenic Sun Lounge. 

Enjoy the comfort of having a separate sleeping space and take the time for rest and recline on our signature queen-sized Scenic Slumber Beds.  Choose from our extensive pillow menu to personalise your comfort throughout your stay. You can expect only the finest amenities and take comfort that absolutely everything is taken care of for you. 

+at an additional cost 

Indulge in Exceptional Dining 

Experience the theatre and artistry of dining at fine restaurants once again as you take advantage of the culinary skill and expertise of the team on board Scenic Spirit. Experience truly all-inclusive dining and international beverages at up to four dining experiences on board, and embark on a culinary journey of multicultural flavours that pay tribute to the regions through which you’ll pass. 
 
Dine according to your desired mood and preferred flavours at any of our relaxed, dining options. Sample fine a la carte meals for either breakfast, lunch or dinner at the main restaurant, Crystal Dining. Dishes feature provincial specialities made with local ingredients and inspired by the provinces through which you’re cruising, all paired with complimentary premium beverages.  
Chefs are trained in both Europe and Asia, bringing a true fusion of global and international expertise to each dish. At the core of many menu items are the fresh herbs that chefs draw on, grown in the ship’s own on board herb garden. For light snacks available all day, you can graze at River Café. At Chef’s Table, Diamond Deck guests can experience an exquisite 10-course degustation dinner at a table of just 10. 

At the juice bar, guests can indulge in a number of nutritious smoothies and fresh juice concoctions made from Asian fruits. Expand your repertoire and taste exotic fruits native to these regions that you may never have tried before. 

Premium international beverages are truly all-inclusive*, any time of the day at Spirit Lounge or in the privacy of your own luxurious suite, where you can dine choose from the in-suite menu – your butler will attend to all the details. There are more than 50 premium wines available on the wine list and more than 70 spirits. 

Feel Rejuvenated and Relaxed 

The importance of self-care has perhaps never been more apparent than in these times – and that extends to your time away from home too. During your cruise along the Mekong River, you’ll be able to achieve continuity of your important wellbeing rituals, as well as have the chance to expand your mind by trying new practices and experiences too. 
 
You might like to start your day on board with a yoga class or Tai Chi on the Sun Deck, guided by a wellness coach as the sun rises to greet you, or take a Pilates Class. All guests can use the state-of-the-art gym facilities featuring internet-connected bikes, treadmills, cross trainers, free weights and training equipment. Relieve tired muscles after a day of exploration by indulging in a deep tissue Khmer massage+, a speciality of the region. 
 
You’ll be able to truly rejuvenate and restore your senses with unlimited access to our steam sauna and resort-style vitality pool. Even rising early to watch as activity comes to life on the Mekong River, from the privacy of your own Scenic Sun Lounge, can be a meditative moment of solitude and reflection. 
 
Embrace your love to travel and see the world anew. Now is the time to take action and book your 5-star truly all-inclusive luxury Mekong River cruise with Scenic in 2022.  

Our Health and Safety Commitment to You   

We understand the importance of maintaining your health and wellness whilst travelling. Our dedicated team continues to work closely with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and government health agencies, to implement a full range of health and wellness measures to meet and exceed regulatory health protocols and requirements.   

*All drinks on board are included except for a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, Champagnes and spirits.  +At additional cost.