RV Mekong Navigator Review and Specifications
Specifications of RV Mekong Navigator
|Year built||2014 / Age : 6|
|Builder||Damen Song Cam Shipyard (Haiphong, Vietnam)|
|Class||Mekong river cruiser|
|Owner||Lotus Cruises (Vietnam)|
|Operator||Uniworld River Cruises Asia, Lueftner Cruises Asia, Lotus Cruises|
|Speed||11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph|
|Length (LOA)||70 m / 230 ft|
|Beam (width)||13 m / 43 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||950 gt|
|Decks with cabins||3|
Review of RV Mekong Navigator
RV Mekong Navigator ship cruises on Mekong River, with itinerary program visiting ports in Vietnam and Cambodia. The 7-day itineraries offer departures from Kampong Cham and My Tho, with optional hotel stays in Bangkok, Hanoi, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and Halong Bay.
This 2014-built premium riverboat is owned by Lotus Cruises Co Ltd (Halong Bay Vietnam-based family business) and operated under charter by Uniworld (officially "Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection", subsidiary of TTC-The Travel Corporation). The ship is also often charted by other large European river cruise companies, including Lueftner Cruises, Emerald Waterways, Haimark Travel, Vantage Deluxe World Travel, Saga.
The Mekong Navigator ship features gorgeous designs together with an authentic approach to expedition cruising in luxury ambience. RV Mekong Navigator has 34 suites with private French balconies, man-made furniture and contemporary facilities. She creates unforgettable experiences for passengers as the finest luxurious 5-star floating hotel.
The Lotus Cruises riverboat Mekong Navigator features a premium Dining Hall (indoor restaurant Le Marche), Alfresco Restaurant (Upper Deck), two spacious Lounges (outdoor and indoor / Le Salong), spacious Sundeck with comfortable seating. Modern navigation technologies, highest service standards and professionally-trained and experienced crew ensure customers' pre premium cruising travel vacation experience.
Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style, while for dinner is waiter-served. The ship's menus are based on traditional Western and Asian cuisine specialties, with vegan and vegetarian dishes also on offer. Meals are always fresh-cooked and of mainly locally produced and fresh-purchased products - like organic vegetables, exotic fruits, fish, prawns. Breakfasts may be also alternatively served on the cabin balcony if the passengers fill-up a menu form the day before.
Complimentary Internet is available in all ship's public areas (free-of-charge, but connections could be slow - depending on ship's current location). Opal Library is fitted with Internet-connected computer stations. The wellness complex La Vie Spa (massage rooms and lounge) provide a range of treatments from professional staff. Suite passengers enjoy complimentary 1-hour spa service (your-choice massage) during the voyage.
RV Mekong Navigator also has La Vie Fitness Center - large-windowed gym room equipped with latest training machines and free weights. Other onboard facilities include an outdoor swimming pool (aft on Sun Deck), Beauty Parlor (Nail Bar and Hair Salon / hairdresser-barber services), Gift Shop, spacious Foyer (Lobby area with Reception Desk, 24-hour coffee station / self-service), Lift (passenger elevator connecting all decks), Sauna Room (infra-red), Steam Room, Laundry Room (self-service).
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The following table shows a classic 7 nights / 8 days Mekong River cruise itinerary (between My Tho and Kampong Cham). Prices start from around USD 6500 per cabin (double occupancy suite stateroom).
|Date / Time||Port|
|29 Mar||Departing from My Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam|
|30 Mar||Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam|
|31 Mar||Chau Doc, Mekong Delta, Vietnam|
|01 Apr||Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
|02 Apr||Kampong Cham, Cambodia|
|03 Apr||Chong Koh, Cambodia|
|04-05 Apr||Kampong Cham, Cambodia (overnight)|
Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.
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