- Ship in Detail
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First amongst equals in the sphere of river cruising, Australian-owned Scenic has been offering unrivalled experiences for over 30 years. These are underpinned by the dedication of staff and crew – nowhere is this more evident than aboard Scenic Spirit which entered service in January 2016.
The most luxurious vessel sailing in Cambodia and Vietnam, the 68-passenger Scenic Spirit offers the largest suites on the Mekong in eight grades ranging from 24 spacious, 344 sq ft Deluxe Suites; to eight large, 430 sq ft Grand Deluxe Suites; to two Royal Promenade Suites at a staggering 861 sq ft. These beautifully-appointed suites are spread across three decks of this five-deck vessel. All include a Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’ balcony, or private outdoor terrace with Jacuzzi in the case of the Royal Promenade Suites. All suites boast a comfortable lounge area, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom with separate toilet and shower. There is butler service for every guest and an impressive passenger-to-crew ratio of 1:3.
On Emerald Deck there is a pool, while one deck above – Sun Deck – there’s the novelty of an open-air cinema and plenty of comfortable sun-loungers from which to enjoy the enchanting scenery. On Sapphire Deck there is an Observation Lounge and River Café as well as an air-conditioned Spirit Lounge. Other facilities include a library, gym, beauty salon, steam sauna and wellness centre. There is a lift between the four interior decks. Entertainment includes Khmer dancing, Vietnamese Lion Dances, Karaoke, quiz nights and dancing under the stars.
The open-seating Crystal Dining Room on Jewel Deck serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers exceptional Asian-inspired à la carte dining making great use of fresh local ingredients; however beef and lamb are imported from Australia. There is a good selection of Australian and international wines. The vibrant River Café is perfect for delicious casual meals.
Scenic offers 8-day ‘Luxury Mekong’ and 15-day ‘Treasures of the Mekong’ cruises allowing guests to experience thriving cities, rural communities, floating villages and thatched markets; while rice paddies, pagodas and temples add to the enchanting pastiche.
We highly recommend this company for several reasons but principally because Scenic have taken what you'd expect from an all-inclusive river cruise to a whole new level; meaning all meals, butler service, open bar with premium spirits, in-room mini-bars, entertainment, superbly-organised excursions, and gratuities are included.
Year Entered Service 2016-00-00
Total Passengers 68
Total Crew 50