Cruise Asia Ltd.
Cruise Asia ShipsRV River Kwai
- Excursions to Khmer ruins, temples, waterfalls, hot springs
- Cruise the River Kwai in Thailand
- Personalized service
- Only 10 cabins
OnboardThis is a simple vessel with elegant but basic accommodations and public spaces. The teak-lined cabins include air conditioning, safes and in-suite bathrooms with showers. All cabins are outside with outside entries, and all have twin-bed configurations. Dining is al fresco for all meals; the dining room is on the upper deck, which is covered with a collapsible awning (so the vessel can go under low bridges). The ship was built to resemble a colonial river cruiser in the style of the Irrawaddi Flotilla; by the 1920's, this Burmese company operated the largest fleet of privately-owned ships worldwide.
Meals are served buffet-style. All excursions and lectures are included in the fare, with the exception of the new "elephant driving" program, which has a surcharge of 1,900 Thai Baht ($55 USD, £37).
About Cruise Asia Ltd.Bangkok-based Cruise Asia Ltd. was created in 2003 for the sole purpose of providing upscale river cruise options on the inland waterways of Thailand.
Although the company operates one vessel at this time -- the 20-passenger RV River Kwai, which sails the Kwai Noi River west of Bangkok -- its plans are to introduce larger boats that will explore the Mekong River from Chiang Sien, Thailand to Laos and China.