Need to know
Earliest check-in for cruises departing from Phnom Penh or Siem Reap is 3.30pm; for cruises departing from My Tho, 3pm. Latest check-out for cruises arriving at Phnom Penh or Siem Reap is 11.30am; for those arriving at My Tho, 8am.
Double rooms from $1890.00.
Rates include all meals; select fine wines and beers; non-alcoholic drinks; daily excursions; onboard lectures; evening entertainment; transfers to and from the boat.
Don't forget that inspect repellant if you want to sit outside at night.
The boat docks for several weeks of maintenance each year, usually around June.
At the hotel
Indoor and outdoor lounge areas; observation deck; spa; gym; library; games room; screening room; free WiFi in communal areas; laundry. In rooms: air-conditioning; Nespresso coffee machine; tea-making kit; free bottled water; bath products by Siam Botanicals.
Our favourite rooms
All suites have the same elegant interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows, so picking one comes down to whether you’d prefer a furnished balcony or a slightly larger living area with a day-bed.
The pool takes pride of place at the front of the upper deck, giving bathers a 180-degree view of the river and the life on its banks. It’s heated and has submerged seating running along the sides, making it a fine place to sit with a drink in the evenings.
The onboard spa offers a range of massages, drawing from traditional Khmer, Asian and Swedish techniques. Manicures, pedicures and reflexology treatments are available too.
You’ll want light, comfy clothing for the day trips, some of which are done on bikes. Bear in mind you’ll need to cover your legs and shoulders for temple visits.
There are steps between each deck and no specially adapted rooms, so the boat isn't particularly suited to wheelchair users.
Children over seven are welcome onboard.
Aqua Mekong is a bit of an eco-warrior, harnessing the latest technology to minimise noise and water pollution. There’s also a water filtration system onboard, the bath products are all environmentally friendly and the restaurant sources its fruit, vegetables and seafood from local farmers and fishermen.