Heritage Line to float out new Mekong vessel in Laos next year

Boutique luxury cruise company Heritage Line is expanding its portfolio next year with its new small ship, Anouvong, which will ply the Upper Mekong River.

Anouvong has two passenger decks for accommodation and public facilities, hosting a total of 10 cabins – eight staterooms and two suites.

The Deluxe and Deluxe Executive rooms are 20m2 in size, featuring French balconies and occupying both the main and upper terrace decks, with four rooms on each level. The two Signature Suites are located at the front of the main deck and boast 30m2 of floor space. Both Signature Suites comprise a private balcony and large bathroom with Jacuzzi.

The terrace deck offers shaded sun beds for guests to watch the passing river landscapes, and is connected to the air-conditioned café-bar lounge. Other facilities onboard include the Bodhi Spa and a dining hall.

The luxurious overnight vessel will start sailings on September 29, 2020 with two itineraries, one short and one long, along the upper Mekong River.

The shorter trip, the Golden Triangle Traverse, will sail guests from Huay Xai on the Thai/Lao border, to Luang Prabang in central Laos. This journey can be booked in both directions, with a stay of three nights.

The longer alternative, Laotian Serendipity, will connect Vientiane with Huay Xai, with a Luang Prabang stop. The cruise can also be booked in both directions (nine-nights upstream, seven nights downstream).

Anouvong is now open for bookings. Over the next few months, Heritage Line is offering a special opening rate with a 20 per cent discount on any sailing. Rates start from US$1,044 per person for the three-night Golden Triangle Traverse, and US$2,368 on the seven-night Laotian Serendipity cruise (or US$3,045 for nine-night upstream).

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