A rather quaint ship, the Mekong is a beautifully
traditional ship that, as one would guess, traverses the famous Mekong River. It’s
extremely small capacity of only 56 guests allows Viking to provide a close and
personal service like none other before.
There is only one dining area on board, the small and
comfortable Restaurant. The casual elegance of the Restaurant is a defining
point of Viking’s river cruises, providing outstanding views of the scenery
with its panoramic windows and specially prepared regional specialties on fine
The Viking ships are designed more for the culturally
invested and traditional travellers. As such, there are a number of
demonstrations, cooking classes and dance performances on board.
talks and lectures regarding the history of places you visit, from the Dutch
Masters or French impressionists to the life and works of Wolfgang Amadeus
Included in these talks are tastes of the local wines and cuisines as
well as lessons in key words and phrases of different languages. All of which
are enhanced by the exemplary excursions on land.
Unlike the other Asian ship, the Mandalay, the Mekong does
have a small massage parlour on board.
In the times where you are just looking to sit back and
relax, there is a complete wraparound promenade on both decks that provide
wonderful views of the various and no doubt stunning sights along the Irrawaddy