Treasures of the Mekong - Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 02 Oct 2021
  • Sails from My Tho, Vietnam
  • Ship Scenic Spirit
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1533263‍
  • Voyage code ‍DVMS021021.1‍

Your Itinerary

Fly from London to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Sat 02 Oct 2021

Regional and premium class flights may be available on request.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Sun 03 Oct 2021

Upon arrival, transfer to a luxury hotel for a two night stay. (D)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Mon 04 Oct 2021

Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. (B,L,D)

Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night, enjoy a meal in an old French colonial house or a restaurant specialising in Saigon street food. Alternatively, try Italian at Basilico or international fare at Nineteen Restaurant.

My Tho, Vietnam Tue 05 Oct 2021

Discover Vietnam’s modern history through a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Museum.

Later transfer to My Tho to board the luxurious Scenic Spirit for your seven night all-inclusive luxury river cruise. (B,L,D)

Sa Dec, Vietnam

Cai Be - Sa Dec, Vietnam Wed 06 Oct 2021

Sa Dec, Vietnam

Freechoice: Board a sampan to visit Cai Be, local cottage industries and a traditional Vietnamese house. Alternatively, savour morning tea at the colonial French home, Le Longanier or stay on board for a special activity.

Back on board make use of the ship’s luxury and take the time to sip on included cocktails by the pool or enjoy some solitude on your private balcony. Later, immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and interact with the sellers in the lively market. Also visit the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant. (B,L,D)

Tan Chau, Vietnam Thu 07 Oct 2021

Freechoice: Stay in Tan Chau to visit Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi to a silk dye factory. In Chau Doc visit Vinh Te Canal and a family-operated fish farm, followed by Tây An Temple at Sam Mountain or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

The afternoon is at leisure to take advantage of the facilities of the most luxurious ship on the Mekong. Enjoy a themed dinner to say farewell to Vietnam. (B,L,D)

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia Fri 08 Oct 2021

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Arrive early this morning into the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.

Freechoice: Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, the former school that was converted to the main prison of the Khmer Rouge, or take a guided tour of the local food market before joining a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings by tuk tuk and visit the Central Market before stopping for lunch at a local NGO restaurant teaching street kids hospitality skills.

This afternoon time is yours for shopping or exploring on your own. (B,L,D)

Enrich: Later this evening revel in our Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving you an insight to the nightlife of the capital before stopping at a distillery for an exclusive tour and tasting behind closed doors.

Phnom Penh - Oudong, Cambodia Sat 09 Oct 2021

Journey to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery. This afternoon marvel at the Royal Palace, featuring the famous Silver Pagoda, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. (B,L,D)

Sundowners: Enjoy a cocktail reception on the Sun Deck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh’s lights as the ship sails from the capital at sunset.

Koh Dach - Angkor Ban, Cambodia Sun 10 Oct 2021

At Koh Dach Island, learn all about the art of silk weaving. Further upstream in Angkor Ban, explore its historical rural wooden houses, which survived the Khmer Rouge and visit a local teacher who teaches English to the local school children. (B,L,D)

Wat Hanchey – Kampong Cham, Cambodia Mon 11 Oct 2021

Meet the novice monks at Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery. Walk (or drive) to the top and soak in some of the best elevated views of the cruise.

Enrich: Receive a blessing from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda before partaking in a ceremony, which contributes to the daily meal of the resident monks.

Return downstream to Kampong Cham, the quaint but largest city in the north and home to most of Cambodia’s Muslim population. (B,L,D)

Freechoice: Learn the history of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor, an 11th-century temple that has a modern pagoda built within. Alternatively, explore the traditional village of Koh Pen or visit a rubber plantation factory and betel nut village.

Mekong River Cruise

Siem Reap, Cambodia - Three night hotel stay Tue 12 Oct 2021

Mekong River Cruise

Disembark and transfer to a luxury hotel for a three night stay. Discover the rural side of Cambodia on your drive to Siem Reap, with stops at the Khmer bridge at Kampong Kdei, Kampong Thom and a stone cutters village along the way.

Upon arrival in Siem Reap, check in to your hotel for your stylish three night Special Stay. (B,L)

Enrich: Take your Premium Reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare. Phare transforms the lives of Cambodian youth, where its artists use theatre, music, dance and circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories.

Siem Reap, Cambodia Wed 13 Oct 2021

Freechoice: Discover Banteay Srei, dedicated to Shiva and known as the ‘citadel of women’ and visit the Landmine Museum or admire the skills on display at Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal), take a remork (Tuk Tuk) ride to the markets or take a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent).

Later in the afternoon, a perfect time in the day for photography, visit the colossal Angkor Wat. Take advantage of your free night to visit the night markets, within walking distance to your hotel. (B,L)

Siem Reap, Cambodia Thu 14 Oct 2021

Enrich: Marvel at sunrise over magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by an NGO supported local bakery school.

Visit the atmospheric, jungle covered Ta Prohm Temple, before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. (B,D)

Enrich: Be wowed by a mystical themed Gala Dinner at an Angkor temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candlelit temple ruins.

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London Fri 15 Oct 2021

Regional and premium class flights may be available on request

Arrive in London Sat 16 Oct 2021

What's included *

  • Scenic Freechoice – a choice of sightseeing activities throughout your journey
  • Scenic Enrich experiences – unforgettable and exclusive events
  • Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted cocktails in a stunning location (on selected sailings)
  • Fly from a selection of UK airports
  • All-inclusive luxury river cruising on board a 5 star Scenic Space-Ship
  • Butler service for all guests (excludes Russia)
  • Complimentary premium branded beverages all day, everyday (excludes Russia)
  • The freedom of e-bikes (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Expert local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Up to six dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary wi-fi (excludes Asia)
  • Overseas transfers
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Flexible terms: For new 2021 or 2022 Europe river cruise bookings, guests can defer their travel plans by transferring to an alternate departure date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to departure
  • Do you have a Scenic Cruise Future Cruise Credit? Why not call us to see how you can use this towards this featured cruise?

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Deluxe Suite

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These spacious Suites at 32m²/344ft² are located on the Jewel, Sapphire and Diamond Decks. Each have a private full-length balcony, walk in wardrobe and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin with a separate toilet and shower.

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Grand Deluxe Suite

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These eight suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury at 40m²/430ft² with more space, impeccable service and thoughtful touches. Enjoy an outdoor balcony, separate lounge and dining area, extra-large walk in wardrobe and a luxurious oversized bathroom.

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Royal Panorama Suite

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At 80m²/861ft², this is the largest suite on the Mekong river. Being up forward on the Diamond Deck, enjoy fantastic views of the passing scenery from your private terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi and day bed. Both Suites have a separate lounge and dining area, walk-in dressing room and a luxurious oversized bathroom offering a separate bathtub, toilet and shower.

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The Ship - Scenic Spirit

  • Occupancy68
  • Length279 ft (85.04 m)
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Scenic’s Mekong River cruises take place aboard Scenic Spirit, a 279-foot vessel that was launched in 2016 and can accommodate 68 passengers in 34 one-bedroom balcony suites. The Scenic Spirit, offers an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio and is equipped with a sleek swimming pool, a steam sauna, and an open-air cinema. The brand new, custom-built 5-Star ships are the most spacious, luxurious and indulgent vessels on the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers. With an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, the largest suites available on the waters on South East Asia, and an opulent collection of decadent amenities at your disposal, guests on board will enjoy the ultimate river cruise experience. Scenic Spirit represents a connection between tradition and innovation. The resort-style pool, relaxing steam sauna and open-air cinema are the sort of facilities you would expect to find in a world-class hotel, while our quiet library, beauty salon and tranquil wellness center offer an abundance of places to escape for a little privacy – or even an indulgent treatment. The journeys to South East Asia combine the best of all-inclusive river cruising. While on board our 5-star fleet almost everything you can think of is included, from unlimited complimentary drinks and diverse dining to near-daily sightseeing excursions, butler service and even a minibar that’s replenished daily. If you choose to extend your journey, you’ll stay in exceptional hotels where breakfast is included every day. With so much to see, you’ll continue to explore with your Freechoice and Enrich programs, while also enjoying the freedom to discover your destination independently.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Scenic River Cruises

Does Scenic have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Scenic Cruises does have a flexible cancellation policy. Scenic is allowing you to either defer your travel plans or transfer to an alternative Scenic sailing up to 60 days prior to departure, up until 31 December 2021.

Scenic cancellation fees will be waived and you will receive a refund of monies paid in form of a Future Cruise Credit to use on a future Scenic cruise.

This policy is applicable across all Scenic’s European and Southeast Asia river cruises (excludes Russia sailings).

Please note third party cancellation fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply.


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Scenic cruise ship?

Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations with the last administered date at least 14 days prior to departure.


Last updated: 22.01.21

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We advise customers to keep up to date with the cruise lines COVID policies for insurance, life on board, shore excursions, vaccinations and testing prior to boarding.

Cruise Line Future Cruise Credit Terms & Conditions will apply. 

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