The Mekong River winds through some of the most compelling landscapes and cultural centres in Cambodia, from the ruins of ancient Angkor and former colonial capitals such as Phnom Penh, to the vibrant market towns of the Delta.
Travelling by luxury cruiser, it’s possible to savour this extraordinary richness in a style not seen since the colonial era. All of the vessels we use have observation decks and sun terraces, where you can savour the views from the comfort of a Jacuzzi or plunge pool.
You also have plenty of opportunity step off the boat and engage with local life. Varied programmes of excursions to pagodas, markets, craft villages and monasteries are laid on for guests during the day; and music and dance recitals, or lectures by experts on the region, are offered as after-dinner entertainment.
Hoh Chi Minh City (HCMC), in neighbouring Vietnam, is the most common point of departure for Mekong cruises, which typically run northwards for around a week, crossing the Cambodian border and continuing on to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, springboard for the ruins of Angkor. You can also opt for shorter trips just in Cambodia, from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, or the same stretch in reverse, depending on your desired itinerary.