New luxury vessel brings colonial flavour to the Mekong river

In September 2020, the cruise company Heritage Line launches its first ever vessel Anouvong along the majestic Mekong River in Laos.

This lesser-travelled stretch of one of the world’s most spectacular waterways is home to serene nature, quaint villages and stunning temples.

Anouvong has only eight spacious staterooms and two luxurious suites. All cabins feature floor-to-ceiling windows and open onto elegant French balconies or private terraces overlooking the verdant shores of the Mekong River.

What makes Anouvong unique is the blend of traditional Laotian artwork with French-colonial accents. From the intimate onboard restaurant to the refined setting of the lounge which opens onto the expansive terrace deck with panoramic views, this design theme creates an atmosphere of luxury and savoir-vivre. Onboard amenities also include a bar, lounge area and a dining hall offering a sophisticated cuisine.

Set at the stern of the ship, Anouvong’s spa adds a distinctive lifestyle element for endless hours of blissful relaxation.

The slow journey along the timeless upper Mekong River will let passengers explore scenic riverscapes, ancient Buddhist holy sites and the rich cultural heritage of Laos starting from the Thai-Lao border to the enchanting former royal capital of Luang Prabang.

Photo: Near Bagan, Mandalay, Myanmar