The sleek new boutique cruiser, Aqua Mekong leaves a stylish wake in the waters between Vietnam and Cambodia. Stretch out on a comfy day bed, throw back the curtains and get set for a spectacular show of life on the mighty Mekong while cocooned in the 62-metre cruiser that has all the style of a five-star hotel.
Dining is an adventure with award-winning Executive Chef David Thompson, of Bangkok’s Nahm fame, designing exotic menus. Days are filled visiting colourful markets with neat piles of fresh fruit, wandering through small villages and visits to silk weavers, silversmiths, bamboo mat makers and temples.
It accommodates 40 passengers in 20 suites, some with balconies, has 40 crew and there’s a great sense of space from the chic lounge to the observation deck with plunge pool.
It’s a dream come true for Francesco Galli Zugaro, CEO of Aqua Expeditions, who has carved his name in the world of luxury and adventure with Aqua Amazon and Aria Amazon that cruise the South American waterways. aquaexpeditions.com