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We have just returned from our 22 night Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia and Luxury Mekong tour. Have to say that we were a bit apprehensive as we are both 49 and reading reviews, most people are 60+. Don’t know why we wasted time worrying! All of the 22 people in our group (2 Canadians, 4 British and the rest Australian) were fantastic and up for a laugh! Nghia, our tour leader was with us from day 1 until we departed Cambodia, 22 days later! He was exceptional, knowledgeable, personable, great sense of humour, great stories, kept the group together, adapted schedules to suit our needs etc. We gave Nghia 20/10 on our review as he was the best tour leader EVER! Thank you for making our trip Nghia. He is passionate about what he does and does it superbly. All of the hotels we stayed in were exceptional, 5 stars the whole way. There wasn’t one thing in any of them that we can give any constructive feedback on. And they were so well chosen by Scenic as they were all in the centre of everywhere and short walks to restaurants and shops etc. The Au Co ship on Halong bay was the best on the Bay! Beautiful ship, great staff, great food and great excursions. All of the side trips, Scenic Freechoice, wherever we went, were educational, fun and well paced. The Scenic Spirit ship was out of this world. Amazing food, thank you “King” Solomon and team! Service from bar staff, Rasmey etc was exceptional. Cleanliness of the ship was exemplar and our room was always clean and inviting. Chantal, our cruise director, was amazing, personable, approachable, accommodating and has a great sense of humour. We did so much, both on and off the ship, but never felt rushed or compelled to partake. If you want to experience off the beaten track Vietnam and Cambodia, in style, go Scenic! We have so many great memories (and thousands of photos to still sort through) of this trip, will definitely travel with Scenic again. There is no way that we would have experienced and seen all that we did if we had organised this trip independently. Outstanding service, exceptional staff and worth every cent. Keep up the great work Scenic team. Will be recommending Scenic to all our family and friends, wherever they want to go in the world!

Exceptional from start to finish

Scenic Spirit Cruise Review by scenic2018

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2018
  • Destination: Asia River
We have just returned from our 22 night Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia and Luxury Mekong tour. Have to say that we were a bit apprehensive as we are both 49 and reading reviews, most people are 60+. Don’t know why we wasted time worrying! All of the 22 people in our group (2 Canadians, 4 British and the rest Australian) were fantastic and up for a laugh!

Nghia, our tour leader was with us from day 1 until we departed Cambodia, 22 days later! He was exceptional, knowledgeable, personable, great sense of humour, great stories, kept the group together, adapted schedules to suit our needs etc. We gave Nghia 20/10 on our review as he was the best tour leader EVER! Thank you for making our trip Nghia. He is passionate about what he does and does it superbly.

All of the hotels we stayed in were exceptional, 5 stars the whole way. There wasn’t one thing in any of them that we can give any constructive feedback on. And they were so well chosen by Scenic as they were all in the centre of everywhere and short walks to restaurants and shops etc.

The Au Co ship on Halong bay was the best on the Bay! Beautiful ship, great staff, great food and great excursions.

All of the side trips, Scenic Freechoice, wherever we went, were educational, fun and well paced.

The Scenic Spirit ship was out of this world. Amazing food, thank you “King” Solomon and team! Service from bar staff, Rasmey etc was exceptional. Cleanliness of the ship was exemplar and our room was always clean and inviting. Chantal, our cruise director, was amazing, personable, approachable, accommodating and has a great sense of humour. We did so much, both on and off the ship, but never felt rushed or compelled to partake.

If you want to experience off the beaten track Vietnam and Cambodia, in style, go Scenic! We have so many great memories (and thousands of photos to still sort through) of this trip, will definitely travel with Scenic again. There is no way that we would have experienced and seen all that we did if we had organised this trip independently.

Outstanding service, exceptional staff and worth every cent.

Keep up the great work Scenic team. Will be recommending Scenic to all our family and friends, wherever they want to go in the world!
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