Scenic Spirit

Scenic Spirit Review and Specifications

Specifications of Scenic Spirit

Year built2016  /  Age : 3
BuilderUpland Shipyard Rangoon (Yangon, Myanmar)
ClassMekong river cruiser
Building costUSD 7,5 million
OwnerScenic Tours (Australia) and Pandaw Expeditions
OperatorScenic Cruises Asia
Speed9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
Length (LOA)85 m / 279 ft
Gross Tonnage900 gt
Passengers34 - 68
Decks with cabins3

Review of Scenic Spirit

The Scenic Spirit boat cruises on Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (Southeast Asia). Scenic Spirit itinerary program offers Irrawaddy cruises departing from Siem ReapHanoi and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). This riverboat is the 1st of two ships in the Scenic's fleet operating in Asia - the second being the sister-ship Scenic Aura (on Mekong River, in Vietnam and Cambodia).

Scenic Spirit cruise ship on Mekong river


The Scenic Spirit ship offers 34 staterooms in 8 grades and 5 passenger decks. All staterooms are Suite accommodations, each with a private balcony for all-weather use.

Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low

  • Suites - RS (x2, deck4), RD (x8, deck4), A, B, BA, BB, C, CA (x24, deck2,3,4).

Shipboard facilities

The ship boasts two restaurants, gourmet dining options (Crystal Dining, Portobellos /Italian, Riverview Terrace /al fresco, Table la Rive /Diamond Deck, for Suite passengers only), spacious top-deck with served terrace and shaded sitting area, Panorama Lounge, River Cafe, Gym & Spa facilities, swimming pool, one elevator (connecting all cabin decks). On all (price-inclusive) Scenic cruise tours and excursions ashore, guests receive GPS tracking devices (called ScenicTailorMade) with uploaded digital maps. They also double as listening devices for the live narration by the line's local expert tour guides provided on all group travel excursions. Binoculars and bicycles are also provided complimentary to fully enjoy the scenery everywhere along the itinerary route.

Follows the list of Scenic Spirit Mekong cruise itineraries as officially announced by the Scenic line:

  • The 22-days "Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong Cruise" itinerary offers Mekong Delta cruises from Hanoi to Siem Reap, and the reverse from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Hanoi. Deals are price inclusive of all tours/excursions, Hanoi and Saigon luxury hotel packages, Halong Bay boat cruise and flights. The sailing part is 7 days.
  • The 17-day "Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Mekong Cruise" itinerary is from hanoi to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), with embarkation in Siem Reap.
  • The 7-day "Luxury Mekong Cruise" itinerary covers the sailing route from Vietnam to Cambodia (Saigon) to Siem Reap) and the reverse. There are 6 complimentary tours/excursions and all flights included in the price. Hotel packages are optional and not included in these fares.

Scenic river cruise deals are among the industry's most all-inclusive. All meals, drinks (except the French Champagne and highest-end liquors), excursions, butler service and Internet are included in the fares. Even the drinks in cabins' mini-bars are complimentary. Scenic Tours cruises traditionally attract travelers from Australia and the UK, with a constantly growing number of Americans, Canadians and Germans. Passengers are 55+, financially comfortable and well traveled.

Scenic Spirit's Mekong cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Scenic Cruises Asia rates. They might be different when you book your Scenic Tours Mekong river cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. Scenic Asia river cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia offer only one-way itineraries (operated year-round).

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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Scenic Tours has invested USD 7.5 million into the 22-suite new river cruise ship Scenic Spirit, built in Burma's Upland Shipyard Rangoon.

Scenic Spirit cruise deals are inclusive of Internet (Wi-Fi), all tours/excursions, ground transfers, hotel stays, gratuities, port taxes, all beverages consumed on the ship (coffee, tea, bottled water, soft drinks). River cruise fares are also inclusive of alcohol - wine and beer at lunch/dinner, but also of cocktails and liquor offered at the boat's bars.

Be sure to join the Scenic Cruises loyalty program named "Scenic Club". The Scenic Club membership is free and offers numerous benefits, including exclusive deals, booking discount vouchers, members-only river cruise and tour itineraries, complimentary hotel packages and limousine services, unlimited laundry, Scenic-logoed merchandise, gift cards, special (exclusive) onboard events and competitions.

Depending on departure dates, itineraries and special offers/promotions, sometimes, Scenic river cruise prices may include the airfare.

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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