Luxury cruise company Loy Pela Voyages’ newest ship, Loy River Song, officially launched on the Chao Phraya River, charting a route from modern day Bangkok to Siam’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya.
Guests can choose from a collection of itineraries ranging from two days/one night to four days/three nights for the river cruise expedition.
The four-cabin Loy River Song offers a mix of King and Queen cabins, ranging in size from 20 to 30m2. Comfortable sitting areas make for perfect reading nooks, while communal areas are designed to host sunrise yoga, Muay Thai demonstrations, traditional dance performances and other activities promoting cultural immersion. The open and airy main salon opens into the elegant dining room that seats up to eight people.
Guests on board Loy Pela are promised round-the-clock butler attention, exquisite meals prepared by a private chef and in-depth local knowledge courtesy of a resident tour guide.
Offshore itineraries include cycling excursions on Bang Kachao island and exploration of some of the region’s most spectacular temples. Guided excursions, some on foot, others by car or a traditional long-tail boat, place travellers in the very heart of old Siam.
The daily-changing menu features Royal Thai cuisine, European dishes, and Michelin-starred menu by Thai chef Thitid Tassanakajohn of Bangkok’s famed Le Du restaurant. Offerings include afternoon tea and sunset cocktails, as well as decadent brunch featuring Canadian lobsters, oyster bar and caviar paired with fine wines.
Loy River Song joins Loy Dream, a two-berth, century-old teak rice barge, as part of Loy Pela Voyages.
Prices for Loy River Song start at 208,250++ baht (US$6,690) per cabin for a three-day, two-night trip.