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Luxury Mekong Sun Cruiser

The river vessel Mekong Sun Cruise is a very comfortable ship capable of mastering the wild sections of the upper Mekong. Accommodation and service is top level and guests enjoy a very exclusive yet casual travelling experience, while they reside in comfortable cabins or enjoy the services of the reataurant or bar . A selection of Asian and continental food is provided throughout the cruise. Special requirements can be catered for and wine, beer as well as spirituous beverages are available.

On the Mekong Sun Cruise there will be neither captain’s dinner nor any entertaining games like bingo. Rather than that, guests will go on exciting offshore excursions and enjoy a programme with profound travel information in form of presentations, speeches and films on relevant topics. Among many others, the French Mekong Expedition of the 1860s, the daily life of a Buddhist novice or the plants and fruits of the Mekong region will be the subjects.
The exclusive river vessel Mekong Sun Cruise (built in 2006) enables you to go on a comfortable journey, which seemed impossible for ages: over 450 miles of traveling along fantastic river landscapes, passing by World Heritage Sites and aboriginal villages. Safe and comfortable travelling with only 28 guests on board is guaranteed, while you watch the incredible landscapes of this partly untamed river pass by.
The upper Mekong is one of the most difficult rivers in the world to navigate. Your comfortable cruise ship Mekong Sun Cruise masters tight gorges, labyrinths of sandbanks and mounts violent chutes. Water levels are prone to drop or rise about 2 m overnight on this part of the Mekong and quiet and calm parts of the river alternate with most dramatic and exciting shore sceneries: Tropical lush green mountains, impressive rock formations and secluded villages along the river banks.
Your journey includes visits to the lovely UNESCO World Heritage Site Luang Prabang, one of the most beautiful towns in South-East Asia, travelling along the secluded and impressive landscapes in northern Laos and into the once notorious region of the Golden Triangle. As of today, the Mekong Sun Cruise and Mekong Explorer are the only cabin cruisers sailing between Thai Chiang Saen and the Laotian capital Vientiane. Guests can lean back and indulge themselves unworried during this extraordinary trip. With 14 exclusive passenger cabins and high quality full board service, the Mekong Sun Cruise is perfectly suited for traveling in small groups with a most unique character.
Kindly note: Every river cruise on the upper Mekong is a pioneering experience and is subject to ever changing river conditions, e.g. flood waters or shallows. Therefore, changes to the itinerary or schedule are not unusual and each journey will be individually adapted to ensure that all highlights are included.
Mekong Sun Cruise - Technical information

Built in Laos in 2006
2 decks with 11 classic cabins on the main deck (12 m²), all facing out onto the water and with wide sliding windows with a French balcony providing a fantastic view of the passing landscapes
3 superior cabins, one in the bow of the main deck (20 m²), two on the upper deck (21 m²). The two cabins on the upper deck have their own small private balcony; the one in the bow has a superb panoramic view to the front
All cabins with en-suite shower/WC and air-conditioning
Large sun deck with bar service and restaurant/bar area
All guided offshore excursions and meals are included
Catamaran, two steel hulls, two decks, with teak and mahogany superstructure
Weight: approx. 100 tons
Length: 40 m
Width: 7,5 m (at its widest part)
Depth: approx. 0,9 m
Two diesel motors with 550 hp each
Fire alarm
Crew: 16
Construction completed in 2006

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Superior Cabin

Superior Cabin

 

The Mekong Sun has three luxury Superior Cabins, two at the rear of the the Upper Deck and one at bow of the Main Deck. The Upper Deck Superior Cabins are 18 m² and benefit from a small private balcony, whereas the Main Deck Superior Cabin is 16 m² and has a superb panoramic view out to the front of the ship. All cabins have air-conditioning and en suite facilities.

Facilities:

• En Suite Bathroom with Shower and WC
• Air Conditioning
• Small Balcony (Upper Deck Superior Cabins Only)
• Panoramic Windows (Main Deck Superior Cabin Only)

 

 

Classic Cabins

Classic Cabins

The Mekong Sun has 11 Classic Cabins located on Main Deck. These cabins are 12 m² in size and benefit from sliding windows with a French balcony providing a fantastic view of the passing landscapes. All Classic cabins are fully air-conditioned and have private en suite bathrooms.

Facilities:

• En Suite Bathroom with Shower and WC
• Air Conditioning
• French Balcony

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fromUS$748 / (per person)