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Uniworld / DINING Le Salon Lounge with full-service bar, Le Marché Restaurant. / ACCOMMODATION Mekong Navigator has 34 suites, from 21.5 square metres, with ensuite, individual climate control, pillow menu and French doors to the exterior.

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niworld operates 21 river ships across the world, but in 2019 only Mekong Navigator will ply the waters of Southeast Asia. This 68-passenger handcrafted, colonial-style ship was built in 2015 and sails on 13 to 15-night itineraries along the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers, between My Tho, Vietnam and Kampong Cham, Cambodia. From 2020, the Mekong Navigator will be replaced by the new all-suite Mekong Jewel. Shore excursions include visits to Phnom Penh, the fish farms and local markets in Chau Doc as well as visits to the Cheoung Ek Killing Fields.

/ FACT FILE Vessels: 21 Passengers: 56–398 Destinations: Europe, Russia, China, India, Egypt, Vietnam and Cambodia. / CONTACT Uniworld W: uniworld.com

/ FACILITIES Le Salon Lounge, La Bibliothèque Library & Internet Lounge, Observation Lounge, La Vie Spa and Fitness Center.

Aqua Expeditions / DINING There is one dining room with meals designed by award-winning chefs. On the Mekong, Australian chef David Thompson uses local ingredients such as river prawns and betel leaves in his dishes. / ACCOMMODATION Aqua Mekong has 20 airconditioned suites, which are 30 square metres and styled with local materials. All suites have panoramic windows and eight have balconies.

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ive-star luxury river cruise company Aqua Expeditions runs two ships – Aria Amazon on the Amazon and Aqua Mekong on the Mekong. Aqua Expeditions is renowned for its service, modern vessels and exhilarating shore excursions. On the Mekong, the line provides bicycles so guests can explore the riverbank on their own, while guides lead tours through the jungles of Cambodia and Vietnam to visit ancient Buddhist temples and monasteries. Cruise departures depend on the seasons, and itineraries are between three and seven nights. 68

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/ FACILITIES Gift shop, pool (only on Aqua Mekong), Jacuzzi, spa, games room, gym, library, indoor and outdoor bars, and an outdoor cinema.

/ FACT FILE Vessels: 2 Passengers: 32–40 Destinations: Peru, Cambodia and Vietnam. / CONTACT Aqua Expeditions W: aquaexpeditions.com

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Asia Cruise Directory 2019  

Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Asia Cruise Directory - everything the industry needs to inspire new passengers and increase the populari...

Asia Cruise Directory 2019  

Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Asia Cruise Directory - everything the industry needs to inspire new passengers and increase the populari...