Settle into the sleek contemporary chairs, modeled after southeast Asian colonial planters, in the ship’s air-conditioned Indoor Lounge. Sink into a plump couch angled to optimize the views of the ever-changing Vietnamese or Cambodian landscapes streaming in through the floor-to-ceiling wall of windows. At the back of the lounge, order a fresh tropical fruit cocktail from the fully stocked bar, or choose an Angkor beer or fine European wine. Guests gravitate to the Indoor Lounge in the mornings for Vietnamese iced coffee with sweet condensed milk, to swap travelers tales, and for daily lectures from expert local guides about topics relevant to upcoming excursions.
Choose to relax at either of the Aqua Mekong’s Outdoor Lounges located on the Observation Deck level. Both the bow and the stern lounges are outfitted with comfortable sun loungers, shaded canopies, and a fully stocked rooftop bar. Sip Sundowners by the river-facing plunge pool, or let its cool waters take the edge off the equatorial swelter after an excursion into the emerald-flooded forest or among the colorful melee of floating markets.
Sunlit indoors and out, the top level Observation Deck has been designed to seamlessly connect guests with the constantly shifting landscape of floating Vietnamese villages, French colonial church spires, and gilded Buddhist stupas along this mighty river, always in the utmost comfort. Whether one chooses to relax in the air-conditioned Indoor Lounge, or cool off with a plunge in the shimmering pool at the bow side, the Observation Deck ensures that the river always remains in full view.
Private Screening Room
Enhance any Mekong River journey with classic films about this exotic region, for which the cruise director will be happy to organize a private screening. Guests will also gather for private lectures, videos, and documentaries about the fascinating cultures along this Mekong River journey.
Enjoy a touch of traditional healing, be it the gentle stretching and deep knead of a Khmer massage, or Vietnamese aromatherapy incorporating local ingredients like energizing highland coffee or relaxing organic lemongrass. Spa treatments are available throughout the day and evening by appointment. The Aqua Mekong’s experienced, professionally-trained therapists perform a full range of holistic, restorative, and energizing treatments.