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Mekong Navigator Review

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Great Cruise but Avoid Cabins VS 201 & 202

Review for Mekong Navigator to Asia
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Pskonie
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Apr 2016
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Mekong Navigator
Practicing English with Cambodian school kids
The famous Bamboo Bridge in Kampong Cham

This cruise on the Mekong Navigator was through Evergreen (Emerald) tours

Great modern ship with very good facilities, fantastic dining and service.

While cabins were roomy and clean, there were issues with the cabins we stayed in (VS201 & 202) due to poor design of the ship's anchor system. We unfortunately were put into cabin VS201 (our friends in VS202) at the nose of the ship, which was hopeless for trying to sleep in due to the anchor chain constantly rubbing and clunking against the metal chute that it passes through. This was not an issue when tied up dockside, however there were about 5 nights where we anchored in the river which was when we had to put up with the loud metal on metal noise as the ship swung about the anchor, due to wind and river currents.

Cabin Review

Cabin Vista Suite

We unfortunately were put into cabin VS201 (our friends in VS202) at the nose of the ship, which was hopeless for trying to sleep in due to the anchor chain constantly rubbing and clunking against the metal chute that it passes through. This was not an issue when tied up dockside, however there were about 5 nights where we anchored in the river which was when we had to put up with the loud metal on metal noise as the ship swung about the anchor, due to wind and river currents.

The chute needs to be lined with hemp rope or similar to prevent the noise.

Port Reviews

Phnom Penh

With the exception of the Royal Palace, the city is a bit grotty with lots of trash littering the streets and roadworks causing complete traffic mayhem.

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