Mekong Eyes Cruise Information
Cruise boat design
The Mekong Eyes combines regional boat-building traditions with modern comforts to become the perfect holiday vessel to cruise the Mekong Delta in style. At 39 m long and 8.5 m wide, the Mekong Eyes river cruiser was built out of an old, traditional rice barge with the finest quality wood, and artfully decorated by skilled craftsmen of the Mekong Delta.
Why Mekong Eyes? - One of the traditional ceremonies performed on a newly constructed Mekong boat is the “eye opening”. The eyes are painted on the bow for good luck, a wide-awake crew and fast and safe journeys.
The river cruise boat can comfortably accommodate up to 30 passengers on a large area of approx. 250 m2, it’s like a floating hotel:
There are 15 lavishly furnished twin and double rooms, each with a private bathroom with shower and hot water, wardrobe, air-conditioning and fan. The rooms are well insulated against climate and sound, and all offer a fantastic panoramic view of the Mekong river.
There is a large dining room in the lower deck, where you can enjoy culinary specialities of Vietnam or a sundowner in the cosy bar.
A stylish upper-deck inside panorma lounge invites you to sit back and take in the impressions of the fantastic scenery and the busy every day life on the river.
On the top deck you will find an open sitting area and sun deck with breathtaking views. While you are basking on the sun deck our friendly staff will pamper you with cool drinks and freshly cooked delicacies.
Our crew will do their utmost to provide you with all the services and comfort you need during your Mekong Delta cruise. The captain and his deck hand as well as the engineer are in charge of the technical details and the routing. An experienced chef and sevice staff will take you on a culinary journey through Vietnam. A local guide will explain the life and culture of the Mekong Delta to you and answer any questions you might have. Our staff also get regular safety trainings.
Technical specifications Mekong Eyes:
Class: River Cruiser
Max. length: 39 m (125 ft.)
Max. beam: 8.5 m (27 ft.)
Draft: 1.8 m
Load: 400 tpns
Number of cabins: 15 (9 twins and 6 doubles). All are deluxe standard with private bathrooms
1 air-conditioned indoor restaurant with bar
1 indoor panorama lounge with air-condition
1 outside sitting area
1 sun deck
Main engine: Cummins 450 hp
2 electrical generators: Yanmar 100 kVA, 24h hour electricity supply
Toshiba central-controlled air-conditioning and ventilation
Heat and smoke detectors
Fire fighting system
Additional services (on request only)
Bicycle tours: This is a great way to discover the fascinating Mekong Delta life off the beaten track. You can stop on the way to explore the small paths along the canals or the river islands. Our sampan will pick you up at the end of the tour to bring you back to the Mekong Eyes. This is a perfect combination: a relaxing river cruise as well as active exploring of the Mekong Delta by bike.
Sampan rides: During your Mekong Delta river cruise, you can do side trips with our sampan to explore the small Mekong side canals - a unique perspective on life on the water and the scenery.
Cooking classes on board the cruise vessel: To learn the secrets of real Vietnamese cuisine, we give you the possibility to take cooking classes from our chef. You will also have the option to buy the fresh ingredients for your own meal direclty at the local floating markets.
Tai Chi, Yoga and Massage services: Those services are available upon request - please enquire before your Mekong tour to ensure that they are available.