In response to an ever-increasing demand for cruises on the Mekong, CroisiEurope has launched a new ship, the RV Indochine II, which will be inaugurated in September in Phnom Penh.
The RV Indochine II measures 63m long and 13m wide and has a 1.6m reduced draft that allows it to cruise further than other ships on the Tonle Sap Lake. The ship can accommodate 62 guests in 31 spacious cabins measuring 22m 2with 4m2 private balconies. Its 120m2 restaurant is located at the stern while the 110m2 panoramic lounge bar is at the bow. Both have large windows and lead to an atrium. An outside bar and lounge sit alongside the pool on the upper deck. On the main deck is a treatment room where guests can enjoy massages. There is a multi-lingual crew of 29. The interior of the ship is full of charm and elegance, reflecting the French colonial era while touching on contemporary trends.
The RV Indochine II was inspired by the style of the rich commercial fleets cruising on the Mekong – curved, wide, low vessels with outside decks covered in exotic wood and the wheelhouse at the top of the bow of the ship.
As with CroisiEurope’s four other ships on the Mekong, the RV Indochine II will cruise in both directions between Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City on nine-day itineraries from August to April. Highlights include:
- Tour of the temples of Angkor
- The colonial charm of Phnom Penh
- Discover the floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake
- A cruise along the Cho Gao Canal
- The RV Indochine II is the only cruise ship that can dock in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City
- A good choice of international and local cuisine onboard
- All tours included in the cost of the cruise
Vietnamese shipyards worked in partnership with SDI in Nantes, directed by Thibaut Tincelin under the leadership of Patrick Schmitter.
The RV Indochine II was certiﬁed by the internationally renowned safety consultant, Bureau Veritas, as a passenger ship.
It was designed entirely by Stirling Design International, based in Nantes, France, who were assisted by Ship-ST on the structure design.
Its latest generation, low-emission engine ensures propulsion, while a bow thruster guarantees perfect manoeuvrability in the narrow canals connecting Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong.
The ship has two large water treatment units, each with a seven-ton daily capacity. Fresh water production is carried out by two osmosis units at a rate of 848 cubic feet per day.
The latest state-of-the-art technology has been used for onboard climate control and ventilation.
Cruise only prices for the nine-day cruise start from £2,076 per person.
For reservations and further information call CroisiEurope on 020 8328 1281 or visit www.croisieurope.co.uk