Scenic small ship experience in South East Asia

Scenic’s small ship experience in South East Asia

Scenic’s custom designed 5-Star ships are built to European standards and make a journey along the diverse Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers a truly all-inclusive luxury experience.
With a maximum of 68 guests on board Scenic Spirit and 44 on Scenic Aura, you will find that your Scenic 5-star cruise ship is a spacious sanctuary amidst South East Asia’s rivers.  Your luxurious floating hotel will serve as the perfect retreat to rejuvenate after a day of exploring South East Asia’s ancient temples, fascinating traditions and bustling food markets. Moreover, with an almost 1:1 staff-to guest ratio, you will always have personalised service to meet your needs. Enjoy an abundance of space for quiet reflection, to relax and unwind, indulge your taste buds, and take in the wonderful scenery.

The world may have changed, however, Scenic’s commitment to the guests’ health, well-being, peace of mind and safety remains as consistent and strong as ever.

You will enjoy:
  • Truly all-inclusive luxury river cruising on South East Asia’s waterways
  • Spacious Scenic 5-star ships built to European safety standards 
  • High space-to-guest ratio with no more than 68 and 44 guests on board Scenic Spirit and Scenic Aura, respectively
  • Group sizes no larger than 24 guests per Tour Director on shore 
  • Luxurious all balcony two room suites with fresh air from your Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Up to four dining venues ensuring variety and space for diners
  • Personalised well-being options to stay healthy while on board
  • Scenic employed and trained, expert on board and onshore teams
  • Locally based and operated Scenic offices
  • Outstanding standards of service, safety, health and hygiene 

Here are the key benefits of a Scenic South East Asia river cruise experience:

Thoughtfully designed spaces

With a high space-to-guest ratio on board our 5-star river cruise ships in South East Asia, there is plenty of room for you to move around and enjoy serene moments of wonder in a range of light filled open spaces. Bask in the sunlight and the invigorating river breeze at the Sun Deck. After a refreshing swim, make the most of Scenic’s truly all-inclusive philosophy at the poolside bar to relax with a glass of fine Champagne.

Scenic Spirit and Scenic Aura were both custom designed, to reflect the ambience and style of the Asian waterways they travel along. From artworks created by renowned local artists to spaces that reflect sophisticated oriental charm, Scenic’s 5-star ships represent the seamless marriage of innovation and traditional Asian styles. Thoughtful touches such as wooden floors that stay cool underfoot, even on the hottest days and an elevator in Scenic Spirit, for easy access to the various decks, ensures each day you spend on board is wrapped in luxury. 
Mingle with family or your new-found friends in the Spirit or Mandalay Lounge and select from our vast range of included international beverages. For some quiet alone time, enjoy the wellness services or simply retreat into the cosy Observation Lounge and Library, that has many favourite classics and bestsellers.  
Scenic Spirit Artwork
Scenic Spirit Library

A suite with a view

Whichever suite you select, enjoy the convenience and luxury of your own private all-weather balcony. At the touch of a button, your wide window slides down to convert into our signature Scenic Sun Lounge, so you can take in the riverside scenery and the fresh air from the comfort of your suite. Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure you have plenty of natural light, when you need it. Your butler can serve dinner in-suite and you can enjoy an intimate meal in the balcony area.

Scenic’s ships feature the largest lead-in suites in the region and set the benchmark in 5-star luxury cruising, with many luxurious amenities and inclusions. Each well-appointed suite features separate living and bedroom areas, walk-in wardrobes and large bathrooms. For a well-deserved rest after a day of exploring, your suite features our trademark Scenic Slumber Bed. With a remote control to adjust the height of the bed and an elaborate pillow menu, sleep will be another activity you will look forward to every day. 

Scenic Aura Deluxe Suite
Scenic Aura Panorama Suite
While you’re assured views from every suite, a quick look at our deck plans will help you determine which suite will suit your needs best. Enjoy easy access to the pool and bar, and the Sun Deck and Open-Air Cinema* when you book a suite on the Diamond Deck. Stay close to the Spirit or Mandalay Lounge, the all-day dining River Café, and the Outdoor Lounge when you book a suite on the Sapphire Deck. Gain quick access to our Crystal Dining venue, and Observation Lounge and Library when you stay on the Jewel Deck. 

A range of dining experiences and an extensive selection of international beverages

Dining will be a highlight of each day you spend on board. Our Executive Chefs are trained in Europe to offer exquisite local and world cuisine, during your river cruise in South East Asia. From the breads to the ice creams, everything is freshly made on board using seasonal and locally sourced produce. Scenic Spirit has its own herb garden on the top deck, so your meals are deliciously flavoured with fresh aromatic seasoning. Thanks to the spacious and plentiful dining venues and limited guests on board, you will have ample space to enjoy your meals. 

Our guests consistently highly rate the on board dining experience. Menus are rotated regularly to make the most of the fresh produce, so that you can look forward to a delightful variety every day. From delicious global cuisine to exotic local favourites, enjoy a fine variety of fusion cuisine. Up to four dining experiences, live stations, Chef’s Table (Scenic Spirit) with 12 course degustation and wine pairings, alfresco dining venues, Teppanyaki style seating (Scenic Aura), and in-suite dining – there is a venue for every mood and occasion. Additionally, our themed meals such as destination specific street fair lunches, Indochina dinner, lunches of the world and Gin and Tonic night always keep things interesting.
Scenic Aura Teppanyaki Bar
Scenic Spirit Crystal Dining
Enjoy an impressive international range of included wines, beers and spirits on board. With over 50 varieties of fine wines from around the world and over 70 local and international liquor and spirits on offer, you can try something new every day.  Our sommeliers regularly create exciting wine and food pairings for you to enjoy. 

For an infusion of wholesome goodness and freshly squeezed fruit juice detox, visit the on board juice bar. If you thought South East Asia was all about coconuts and mangoes, think again. From durian to rambutan, our expert culinary team will introduce you to a new exotic local fruit every day, taking your taste buds on a regional journey of discovery.

To learn more about the local cuisine and maybe pick up a recipe or two, you can join the included Scenic Freechoice cooking classes during your onshore excursions.
Scenic Aura Bamar Dining
Scenic Spirit - Spirit Lounge

Well-being and healthy living

To mix the luxurious cruising experience with a dose of active wellness, the on board 24-hour gym is just for you. Located on the Gem Deck, you will find all the equipment you need to maintain a healthy body. Also located on the same deck is our Wellness Centre where you can soothe your tired muscles with a signature treatment at the two massage rooms. 

You can also choose to revitalise your body and mind while taking in the beautiful river views and fresh breeze. Rise early for a morning yoga session on the Sun Deck or track your step count while strolling along the walking track. Finish off with a dip in the cooling waters of the outdoor pool while appreciating the passing village scenery. 
Scenic Aura Sun Deck
Scenic Spirit Pool and Bar

Scenic’s 5-star hotel partners

When you disembark your 5-star floating hotel and carry on your exploration through Scenic’s land extensions, you will continue to experience our promise of truly all-inclusive luxury through a selection of outstanding hotel stays. From Scenic Special Stays at iconic properties remarkable for their location, character and heritage to luxurious accommodation in the heart of your destinations, each stay will be delightfully unforgettable.

Commitment to your health & safety

Scenic is the only cruise company in the region to design, build, own and operate its own ships. This gives us complete control over the service we offer our guests. Moreover, our ships are the only ones in the region that have been built to meet European safety standards. From fire retardant marine panelling that insulates your suite from outside noise, to pre-treated fresh air circulation within your suite and all public areas, we’ve taken care of all the little details for your safety and well-being.  

Through initiatives such as removing single-use plastics, providing you with refillable Scenic water bottles and special filtered water stations, and funding local projects for rubbish reduction in the region, Scenic also seeks to benefit the environment and the community.

Our team is working closely with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and government health agencies to implement a full range of health and wellness measures for the resumption of our river cruise operations. Read further information on these policies.

*Outdoor cinema is available subject to weather conditions

Scenic Spirit exterior
South East Asia River Cruising 2021/2022 Brochure