Vietnam River Cruises

Vietnam will leave you spellbound

As sophisticated, delicate and complex as the fragrant and delicious ingredients of its famed cuisine, Vietnam’s turbulent history is belied in the gentle traditional culture, charming hospitality of the locals and the richly diverse architecture punctuating the immense natural beauty of the area.

A vibrant, exotic feast for your senses, Vietnam’s natural beauty is breathtaking, and our luxury Vietnam river cruises will transport you through the ancient pagodas, ornate temples, emerald rice paddies, lively markets, and neon-lit cities enchanting you with every twist of the Mekong Delta.

Our Vietnam river cruises take you to the stunning cities of Ho Chi Minh, still known locally as Saigon, the ‘Paris of the East’ Hanoi, the graceful old world port town of Hoi An and up into the magnificent mountains and villages. A stunning two-day cruise through the exquisite World Heritage-listed Halong Bay on board the elegant Au Co is an incomparable experience.

Our luxurious Mekong river cruising Scenic Space-Ships offer an elegant passage which we extend to include authentic long tail boat cruises, sampan boat rides, cyclo and bicycle explorations, market shopping, cooking classes and Buddhist blessings.

You will have the opportunity to taste all the local delicacies, the best seafood in the world and encounter all the wonders of the rich and complex history of region.

Our Vietnam river cruises extend to include Cambodia and Laos and you can choose from a vast range of exciting and sophisticated itineraries ranging from a 27 day, 22 day, 18 day, 17 day, 13 day and 8 day cruise options to choose from.

 

Why cruise the Mekong with Scenic?

Our handcrafted award-winning itineraries offer a true insight into the culture, landscape and history of South East Asia.
Scenic is the only cruise company in Asia, that designs, builds, owns and operates to European safety standards. Our locally based and operated Scenic offices in Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City, Yangon and Mandalay provide on the ground support to our hand selected crew, ensuring they can go above and beyond to make your experience unforgettable.

Our ships on the Mekong and the Irrawaddy rivers feature the highest space per person in our lead-in suites and a range of exclusive amenities throughout, setting the benchmark in 5-star luxury cruising in the region.
  • Scenic Owned Ships
    Scenic have designed, built and operates our 5-star ships to European safety standards. With an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, and a host of unique indulgent amenities, our ships are amongst the most luxurious on the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers.
  • Scenic Suites
    Enjoy separate living and bedroom areas, walk-in wardrobes, our ergonomic Scenic Slumber beds ensure you wake-up refreshed ready for a day of exclusive experiences and adventure. With the rivers coming to life before your eyes, your best viewing option is from our signature Scenic Sun Lounge, designed so at the touch of a button it converts into your private window to the world.
  • Our Staff & Team
    When it's about delivering 5-star service to our guests, we like to take things into our own hands. Only Scenic has established local management teams to ensure every detail of your cruise is extraordinary. We personally handpick our staff members from the finest in the industry, employ them directly, and rigorously train them to anticipate your every need.
  • All Meals & Premium Drinks
    Thanks to our Executive Chefs who have been trained in Europe, the on board cuisine is a mix of local specialties and international flavours. We focus on using fresh, locally sourced produce, seasoned with aromatic herbs from our on board herb garden. Scenic offers the largest selection of international wines, beers and spirits, fresh fruit juices and tonics available on the rivers. You can enjoy your choice of premium beverage from around the world, including wine paired at every meal.
  • Scenic Freechoice
    Our wide range of Scenic Freechoice inclusions allow you to personalise your journey to your taste and pace. Enjoy Scenic Freechoice options in each itinerary, from local cooking lessons to bird-watching excursions.
  • Scenic Enrich
    Our Scenic Enrich events are once-in-a-lifetime moments that you will only experience with Scenic. Through handcrafted activities such as an exclusive evening at the Temple Gala Dinners in Siem Reap and Bagan and sacred alms giving ceremonies throughout Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, Scenic will reveal to you beautiful facets of your destination you will never otherwise see.

Top Destinations in Vietnam

Halong Bay

Halong Bay

With more than 1,600 islands and islets, Vietnam's Halong Bay is a sight to behold. Sail on board the luxurious Au Co and enjoy the only continuous two night cruise within this World Heritage-listed Site. Explore deeper to discover stalactite-filled caves and a seascope of limestone outcrops jutting dramatically out of the blue green waters.

Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta

The Mekong River is at the heart of everyday life. Discover the magic of this dynamic waterway, witness the daily interactions of local residents and admire the ornate temples and gold-top pagodas that dot the countryside, as you gently pass by on your luxury Scenic Space-Ship - Scenic Spirit.

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is highly regarded for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral and the 19th-century Central Post Office. Reflect on Vietnam's history during a visit to the nearby War Memorial and Reunification Palace and take to the streets on a Vespa foodie tour.

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