New Level of Luxury on the Mekong

Scenic Spirit launches in January 2016

Scenic has unveiled its latest luxury river cruise ship, Scenic Spirit, which will launch on the Mekong River in January 2016 – travelling over eight days between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap. Continuing to push boundaries with cutting edge design and enhanced safety and sustainability features, Scenic Spirit will be the most luxurious ship to sail the Mekong.

The ship has been designed to deliver a truly exceptional experience for only 68 guests and features the largest all-balcony one-bedroom suites on the river. All 34 suites feature separate bedroom, living room and balcony and range in size from the generous 32sqm Deluxe Suite complete with Scenic Sun Lounge up to the impressive 80sqm Royal Panorama Suite; the largest suite on any river cruise ship in the world. This premier suite features four separate zones – bathroom with extra-large bathtub, rainfall shower and walk-in dressing room; bedroom; living room and outdoor forward facing deck complete with daybed, jacuzzi and al fresco dining table.


The 5-star Scenic Spirit also boasts four dining venues offering a la carte to casual dining made from the freshest local produce, a lavish resort style pool deck and bar, full spa with sauna and steam room, spacious bar and lounge, Sun Deck with open air cinema, complimentary beverages, butler service for all guests plus a guest laundry and elevator between decks, which no other ships on the river have. As with all Scenic river cruises, guests will also enjoy included tips and gratuities, expert local guides, all Scenic FreeChoice activities to personalise their experience plus Scenic Enrich special events. With the most public space per guest and an almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio, this ship really does take luxury to a whole new level.


There are a wide variety of ways to relax on board Scenic Spirit. The Sun Deck is open all day for an ideal vantage point from which to watch the Mekong come to life, and at night it becomes a floating open-air cinema blanketed by stars. While the full service resort style pool and bar area is an ideal place to gather with friends or to cool off after your day’s sightseeing.

Exclusive to the Scenic Spirit you will have complimentary access to the guest laundry, whilst the elevator takes you effortlessly to all service decks.royal-suite

For the ultimate indulgence, why not treat yourself to an upgrade to one of Scenic Spirit’s Grand Deluxe Suites or Royal Panorama Suites. These extra special one-bedroom private balcony suites are located on the Diamond Deck and are the most spacious on offer, with additional inclusions and unique touches that provide you with a one-of-a-kind experience of waking up on the Mekong.