Likened to a luxury boutique hotel, Scenic Spirit sets a bold new benchmark in luxury Asian river cruising. Inspiring utter amazement at every turn, this magnificent vessel espouses technological innovation with eternal luxury and elegance — creating an incomparable travel experience you’ll never forget.
One of the newest additions to the fleet, Scenic Spirit sails the Mekong River in Vietnam – accommodating an intimate 68 passengers, this ship offers an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio and is equipped with a sleek swimming pool, a steam sauna, and an open-air cinema.
85m in length, this ship is perfectly balanced for negotiating the winding course of the Mekong. And despite its seemingly petite size, held within is a collection of 34 generous guest suites, each larger and better appointed than any other river cruise cabin on this Asian river.
The ship features a handful of exquisitely appointed lounges and dining areas, as well wellness amenities including a Vitality Pool, steam sauna, beauty salon, gym and even an open air cinema. No matter where you choose to stay within this splendid floating hotel, you can easily enjoy all of its luxury amenities, services and facilities.
Tuck into the exotic flavours of Southeast Asia, prepared with excellent care and the freshest ingredients – or stick with some traditional Western options, it’s all up to you. Enjoy buffet or a la carte dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Crystal Dining. A selection of snacks and light dishes are available at the River Cafe, along with barista coffee and a gelato bar. For first-rate dining, the Teppanyaki Bar is also on offer with an al-fresco menu and even a barbeque with a live wok cooking station.
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.
This is the largest suite on the Mekong river. Being up forward on the Diamond Deck, enjoy fantastic views of the passing scenery from your private terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi and day bed. Suites have a separate lounge and dining area, walk-in dressing room and a luxurious oversized bathroom offering a separate bathtub, toilet and shower.
These eight suites on the Diamond Deck are the ultimate in luxury. With more space, impeccable service and thoughtful touches, you can enjoy an outdoor balcony, separate lounge and dining area, extra-large walk in wardrobe and a luxurious oversized bathroom.
These spacious Suites are located on the Jewel, Sapphire and Diamond Decks. Each have a private full-length balcony, walk in wardrobe and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin with a separate toilet and shower.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
During your cruise, visit the Spirit 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.
Whilst aboard the ship, guests are provided with a Fitness centre and a Wellbeing centre where luxurious treatments such as a one-hour aroma therapy full-body massage are available.
The Scenic Spirit 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 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 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.