Heritage Line to Launch New Ship to Sail Upper Mekong

Heritage Line to Launch New Ship to Sail Upper Mekong


Boutique cruise operator Heritage Line plans to launch the brand new, 10-berth ship Anouvong later this yr. What’s attention-grabbing? Heritage Line says it will likely be the primary luxurious boat to ply the upper-Mekong river in Laos.

The boat, with its eight staterooms and two suites, will wind its means from the Golden Triangle on the Thailand/Laos border within the northwest, via the royal metropolis of Luang Prabang and right down to the Lao capital, Vientiane. Two journeys will likely be obtainable: The shorter crusing travels from Luang Prabang to the city of Huay Xai on the Laos/Thailand border (or vice versa) over three days and an extended journey takes seven or 9 nights and charts a course between Huay Xai and Vientiane.

The shorter journey affords a visit to the village of Huay Palang to satisfy ethnic Khmu tribes and different highlights, corresponding to Pak Ou Caves, which is house to 4,000 sacred Buddhist statues. The longer various permits for extra sightseeing alongside distant river areas and such actions as kayaking via shallow stretches and a connoisseur banquet on a river sandbank. The longer journey can also be inclusive of a full discovery of Luang Prabang on the mid-point of the journey.

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On Anouvong, visitors can anticipate an aesthetic that “combines traditional Lao design with French colonial elegance.” The Deluxe and Deluxe Executive rooms (215 sq. ft) have French balconies and occupy each the primary and higher (terrace) decks, with 4 rooms on every degree. The two Signature Suites are situated on the entrance of the primary deck and every have 323 sq. ft of ground house. Both Signature Suites have their very own non-public balcony in addition to a rest room with a Jacuzzi.

The terrace deck is the spotlight of the vessel’s public areas and is related to the laid-back and air-conditioned café-bar lounge. From the shaded solar beds, passengers have widescreen views of the passing river landscapes and native life onshore. In Anouvong’s Bodhi Spa, remedies for singles and {couples} are provided all through the day. The De-Lagree Dining Hall, in the meantime, affords connoisseur eating with native and worldwide dishes.

Anouvong is predicted to start sailings on September 29, 2020. It is now open for bookings and any three-night bookings made earlier than March 31 will obtain a 10 p.c low cost.

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