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Scenic Aura

Scenic Aura knows exactly how to make your river cruise more personal - with a 1:1 ratio of staff to guests, it’s safe to say your every need will be catered to in a flash. Only launching in 2016, she’s nothing short of glamorous – with facilities including an open air cinema and a shimmering swimming pool. Plus, she’s specially designed to sail the Irrawaddy River.

About Scenic Aura

She may be small but that’s what makes her all the more special – enabling her to get to places that no other river cruise line can. With an intimate capacity of 44 guests, you can be assured that the staff will not only know your drink, but your name whilst onboard, too.

Bursting with modern luxury, all 22 spacious suites feature a balcony and en-suite bathroom – with the Royal Panorama and Grand Deluxe cabins even have a separate lounge and dining area. Enjoy breakfast in bed with 24-hour room service and be waited on hand and foot throughout your entire stay.

Offering something unique to this Space-Ship, she has an Open Air Cinema located on the Sun Deck, meaning you can snuggle up with that special someone under the moonlit sky. Watch a selection of new blockbuster movies or catch an old favourite, all while you’re taking in the beautiful scenery surrounding you.

There’s plenty of activities to partake in onboard – from reading a good book in the library, to having a cocktail or two at the pool bar and enjoying the most relaxing massages in the Wellness Centre. Spanning over five decks, there’s so many hidden gems to discover with this ship.

Indulge in the culinary delights on offer, too. With truly opulent dining spots for you to feast at, you’ll be spoilt for choice. And as Scenic sailings are All Inclusive, you won’t need to worry about a thing! Tempt yourself with tasty treats as often as you like and enjoy all kinds of amazing spirits and fine wines. You truly have the freedom to customise your cruise like never before onboard Scenic Aura.

See What's Inside

Introducing the first 'all-balcony suite' ship on the Mekong river. 100% of the Deluxe Suites include a separate bedroom, living room, en-suite bathroom, and balcony so you can enjoy the sights and unwind on your own terms. The superior queen-size Scenic ‘Slumber Beds’ with fresh, crisp Egyptian cotton linen are a dream, while individual climate control and a pillow menu offer absolute comfort. Your suite or stateroom includes a flat-screen HDTV and Mac mini system, plus complimentary mini-bar and WiFi internet access. There’s also a personal safe for your valuables and a nightly turndown service.

Royal Panorama Suite

At 70m²/753ft², this is the largest suite on the ship. Being up forward on the Diamond Deck, both suites enjoy fantastic views of the passing scenery from your private terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi and day bed. Each Suite has a separate lounge and dining area, walk-in wardrobe and a luxurious oversized bathroom offering a separate toilet and shower.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 753 Square Feet

Grand Deluxe Suite

These two suites are on the Diamond Deck and are the ultimate in luxury at 40m²/430ft² with more space, impeccable service and thoughtful touches.

Enjoy an outdoor balcony, separate lounge and dining area, walk in wardrobe plus a luxurious oversized bathroom with separate toilet and shower.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 430 Square Feet

Deluxe Suite

These 16 spacious Suites are 32m²/344ft², located on the Jewel, Sapphire and Diamond Decks. Each has a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and separate toilet and shower.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 344 Square Feet

Balcony Suite

Located on the Jewel Deck both suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive ‘Sun Lounge’ system.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 258 Square Feet

Sun Deck

  • Sun Deck
  • Open Air Cinema

Diamond Deck

  • Vitality Pool & Bar
  • Royal Panorama Suites
  • Grand Deluxe Suite
  • Deluxe Suites

Sapphire Deck

  • Outdoor Lounge
  • Mandalay Lounge
  • River Cafe
  • Deluxe Suites

Jewel Deck

  • Galley
  • Bamar Dining
  • Gift Shop
  • Reception
  • Library
  • Deluxe Suites
  • Balcony Suites

Gem Deck

  • Guest Laundry
  • Gym
  • Wellness Centre

Southeast Asia is renowned for its fresh and flavoursome cuisines, and the Scenic Spirit gastronomic experience is designed to give you a taste of what this exciting region has to offer. 

They have a selection of complimentary on-board dining venues, including the Crystal Dining Room which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Early risers can enjoy an alternative breakfast in the River Café, which also serves Asian-inspired fare and snacks throughout the day. For something different, the Teppanyaki Bar opens on select evenings for al-fresco dining. All of the ingredients used on-board are sourced from local suppliers, so you'll enjoy fresh seasonal produce and the finest regional specialties, created by an expert team of culinary craftsmen.

Crystal Dining Restaurant

The Crystal Dining Room offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Buffet or À la carte, you can look forward to flexible seating arrangements and meals prepared by award-winning chefs, accompanied by a generous selection of complimentary drinks.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Classic

River Cafe

If you're an early riser, you might choose to east at the River Café, which opens early for breakfast and serves casual Asian-inspired fare and snacks throughout the day. 

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Casual

In-Suite Dining

If you're in a more relaxed mood, or simply want a little time to yourself, the inclusive room service ensures that you can also eat in the comfort of your own suite.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Room

With championed contemporary comfort onboard, the spirit of Southeast Asia is engrained in every design decision, even within the ships lounge and bar, making the Scenic Spirit unrivalled on the Mekong river...

Lounge and Bar

During your cruise, visit the Aura Lounge and Bar and choose from a selection of wines, beers, soft drinks, cocktails and spirits or help yourself to teas and coffee, all at no extra cost. It’s worth noting that they store their wines in special EuroCave storage cabinets to ensure that your wine is matured and served at the perfect temperature.

The Scenic Aura is akin to a 5-star floating hotel, offering unrivalled health and fitness amenities featuring an Onboard Swimming Pool, Gym, Beauty Salon, Steam Sauna and Wellness Centre.

Health & Fitness

The Scenic Aura is akin to a 5-star floating hotel, offering unrivalled health and fitness amenities featuring an Onboard Swimming Pool, Gym, Beauty Salon, Steam Sauna and Wellness Centre.

Cruising the Mekong will lead you to the heart of South East Asia’s vibrant communities, rich culture and timeless history. The region offers an incredible array of sights and experiences and the exclusive Scenic Freechoice and Scenic Enrich activities allow you to personalise your tour to your liking. Visit a local market in Siem Reap and take part in an authentic Khmer cooking class or take a journey through the countryside to the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh.

As the sun sets partake in the tradition of ‘oil lamp lighting’ around Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon or witness the sunrise over the magnificent 12th century Angkor Wat temple complex. Take a trek in the areas surrounding Inle Lake and visit a hill tribe village or discover the art of Vietnamese art of water puppetry. With a wonderful variety of relaxed, moderate and active paced options, you can soak up the serene beauty and discover the remarkable stories of this region.

Scenic Enrich

Scenic Enrich experiences are once-in-a-lifetime immersion into local cultural and culinary wealth. Most are unique and exclusive to Scenic and you will walk away with treasured memories. Indulge in high tea before being treated to an exclusive private shadow puppet performance recounting ancient Khmer folk tales at the iconic Raffles, Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh, experience life at a village monastery in Bagan, take a tour of the village, meet the locals, before enjoying a spread of traditional Burmese sweets; or receive a traditional monk’s blessing at Cambodia’s 11th century Angkor-period complex, Wat Nokor.

Scenic Freechoice

Scenic Freechoice is a collection of activities in key destinations with a wonderful variety of pace options covering many passions and interests. Personalise your tour to your liking, at no extra cost. Discover the tastes of Laos at a produce market before learning the art of its popular local dishes, tour the streets of Hanoi for its vibrant emerging art scene, or breathe in the beauty of Luang Prabang’s Kuang Si Waterfalls and admire the numerous turquoise blue pools.

Ship Specifications

65m (213ft)
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