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Scenic Spirit Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Fascinating River Cruise on the Mykong

Scenic Spirit Cruise Review by stephendunk

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2017
  • Destination: Asia River

After a dodgy start caused by a cancelled flight and then a missed connection, once we finally got onto the ship everything was great.

The ship itself is very smart, cabins large, food excellent, great service from predominately Cambodian and Vietnamese staff.

The best part, however, was the quality of the excursions, - all included and really well thought out and put together. They were fascinating showing real life along the Mykong. The tour guides were all excellent - knowledgeable, witty and helpful. Examples of how cleverly they were put together were things like going to high tea at Raffles Hotel in Phnom Penh, but travelling on a tuk-tuk. Another trip included visiting villages on an ox cart. The Killing fields was very moving. But my highlight were a couple of trips to monasteries seeing both monks, nuns and trainee monks.

My only criticisms which are pretty minor are as follows. There is absolutely no let up - very little free time and early starts every day. If you want to relax there is little opportunity. And we finished our trip in Siem Reap, and were literally overnight. There was no mention at the time of booking of doing Angkor Wat or any of the other temples. So you're 15 minutes away from one of the wonders of the world and no opportunity to see it unless you made your own arrangements in a very tight window. We returned home via Dubai for 2 nights and we would have much rather stayed in Siem Reap.

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Cabin Deluxe 212

Large cabin, walk in closet, good shower, plenty of storage. Beds very comfortable, but the sofa was rather narrow and therefore not very comfortable.

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