Specifications of RV Toum Tiou II
|Year built||2008 / Age: 14|
|Class||Mekong river cruiser|
|Operator||Compagnie Fluviale du Mekong|
|Speed||12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph|
|Length (LOA)||38 m / 125 ft|
|Beam (width)||8 m / 26 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||200 gt|
|Passengers||14 - 28|
|Decks with cabins||2|
RV Toum Tiou II Review
Review of RV Toum Tiou II
RV Toum Tiou II cruises allow international travellers to discover Indochina along Mekong River. The riverboat differs from other Mekong river cruise ships as she is able to provide an authentic cruising experience with departures from homeports Siem Reap to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh). Besides CroisiEurope (via its subsidiary company Compagnie Fluviale du Mekong), the riverboat is also operated under charter by G Adventures (USA).
Not only can travellers sail the entire trip on the river, but they also do cruising in close proximity to the river line. This way they are allowed to see an unobstructed view of the rustic existence of the local people. Most Mekong cruise ships are large and not custom-built for such intimate navigation. Toum Tiou 2 offers spectacular views of the river's flora and fauna and diverse day-to-day life of the inhabitants and cultures of Vietnam and Cambodia.
The 14 cabins on Toum Tiou II are all sized 12 m2 (129 ft2). All staterooms are fitted with elegant, colonial style furniture with wood finishes and with large windows (non-opening). All cruise cabins face the river and have two beds that can be joined to form one. Stateroom amenities include air-conditioning, private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safe, dresser, hi-fi system, bathrobes, towels, complimentary tea, and coffee.
Onboard public areas include a panoramic, open restaurant that is matchless on the Mekong River. A spacious sun deck adds to the facilities. The ship's kitchen is famous for the variety of Asian food and its smiley cooks. The vessel's equipment contains a filtration/chlorination system for water safety.
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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