APT has added to its award-winning river cruise fleet with its most spacious five-star river ship yet, the Mekong Serenity, which is currently sailing itineraries through Vietnam and Cambodia’s major waterways.
Aboard the custom-styled Mekong Serenity, APT’s Asia river cruising experience amps up the sophistication.
This stylish new river ship embodies modern river cruising with an air-conditioned design, feature-filled accommodation options, fine dining and contemporary styling to reflect the lush surroundings.
Room to Indulge
Designed for no more than 88 guests, the Mekong Serenity’s intimate size ensures more room to relax. It offers more space to indulge in thoughtfully configured public areas, such as the Horizon Pool Bar & Grill, Serenity Spa & Wellness Centre and the cool refinement of the air-conditioned Harmony Lounge & Bar. Floor-to-ceiling windows open to river views and invite the outside in for you to bask in light-filled onboard spaces. Up on the ship’s Sun Deck, the warm embrace of Asia’s climate can be enjoyed at leisure, along with the views, as daily life gently passes by.
A Suite View
With just 44 suites on board the Mekong Serenity, the ship’s space-to-guest ratio is almost unrivalled along the Mekong. Featuring entry-level suites at a generous 28 square metres, the Mekong Serenity blends contemporary chic with every consideration and comfort. All suites are decked out with a discrete private balcony, so guests can sit back and soak up the views whenever they choose.
Onboard Butler Service
Here’s where the five-star service for which APT is known truly comes into its own. The Mekong Serenity offers a highly personalised experience enhanced by wonderfully welcoming and attentive staff. Impeccable service and turndowns are a given, but the onboard Gold or Silver butler service offers additional personalised attention and room service par excellence, from garment pressing to packing and a complimentary spa treatment.
Glorious fusion food, Asian specialties and European cuisine are all celebrated in a variety of onboard dining experiences. Guests can start the day with a champagne breakfast then immerse in the fresh delta flavours of Asia’s most famous ‘rice bowl’ – the Mekong. Enjoy a familiar taste from home on a whim. Throughout the day and into the evening, head to the Lemongrass restaurant where, thanks to our expert chefs, dining plays a delicious part on board the Mekong Serenity. Early riser and night owls are well catered for too.
When it comes to that sundowner or a la carte wine pairing, a range of beverages is served at your discretion. These include international house wine, local beer, local spirits and soft drinks – all part of APT’s fully-inclusive ethos. Relax in luxury and toast another tropical sunset or enjoy a light snack at the Poolside Bar without a care in the world.
Cruising the Mekong means more than an effortless getaway. Along this arterial waterway opportunities to explore Southeast Asia’s culture, cuisine and spirituality seem to cluster at every river bend. Market tours, cooking classes or a moving Buddhist blessing are a mere taste of the activities and encounters guests can choose to explore in depth. The journey is made all the more meaningful and flexible with our Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice options.
Health and Wellbeing
Back aboard, the ship’s wellness spa, salon and fitness centre are at hand to soothe away the day, revitalise body and mind or work up an appetite for the next culinary adventure.
Guests can also take a dip in the resort-style pool or take the afternoon to curl up on a Sun Deck lounger with a good book or chatting to fellow guests (cocktail optional). On the contrary, if your client is keen to burn off some of the calories they’ll undoubtedly be consuming while onboard, Mekong Serenity has a modern fitness centre with a view to die for!
Travel Weekly’s highlight itinerary:
APT’s most popular key itinerary on the new Mekong Serenity is the 13-day Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights which includes an in-depth exploration of Siem Reap and the incredible ancient city of Angkor, where a sunrise viewing and tour of Angkor Wat stirs the senses and provides a glimpse into the region’s fascinating past.
Guests then join the brand-new ship for the eight-day cruise featuring lesser-known riverside gems including Koh Pen, Angkor Ban and Oknha Tey provide an insight into regional Cambodia and contrast beautifully with the bustling atmosphere of Phnom Penh, while a special Buddhist Blessing Ceremony in Oudong is among the highlights.
After disembarking the Mekong Serenity in My Tho, guests continue to Ho Chi Minh City to discover the city’s rich history and culture during a two night stay at the Park Hyatt Saigon.
Book now and clients receive a free cabin upgrade. Hurry, offer ends 30 November 2023.
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