Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort has unveiled plans to roll out a second luxury cruise vessel, Manohra River Song, by end this year to capitalise on the high-end travel market in Thailand.
Mark O’Sullivan, complex general manager, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort and Avani+ Riverside Hotel, said: “The vessel will be the most luxurious in the destination, helping us to activate the Chao Phraya River waterfront and hopefully drawing increased economic activity to the area.”
The new US$1.5 million boat will complement Manohra Dream, which currently offers cruises along the Chao Phraya River.
The 30m-long Manohra River Song will boost three decks, including an open-air deck, and four cabins that can accommodate up to eight guests. It will feature round-the-clock butler service onboard as well as a design inspired by traditional Thai architecture.
Manohra River Song will initially provide overnight cruise journeys from Bangkok to Ayutthaya.
“Another option that we may introduce is a downstream cruise from Bangkok to Pattaya. The cruise boat is designed to a standard that allows it to sail out into the ocean, hence a four-day, three-night cruise to Pattaya is possible,” O’Sullivan said.
These features make Manohra River Song a unique and exceptional cruise experience that combines an exotic itinerary comprising views of land, river and ocean with world-class dining, luxurious accommodation and an elite butler service, he added.
The new cruise boat will be available for special events and private charters. Charter fees will be priced approximately 230,000 baht or US$1,787 per private charter during high season.