LAOS – Upper Mekong – Heritage Line Anouvong

Passengers aboard this exclusive vessel discover the most beautiful, remote areas of Laos along the meandering river in utmost luxury.

Theme

Classic, Cruise & River Cruise, Family, Honeymoon, Wellness

Country - City

Laos - Luang Prabang - Vientiane - Houei Xai

Market segment

Thematic Leisure

Total number of cabins

10

Price Level

$$$$

Description

As imposing as the upper Mekong River in Laos, Anouvong enchants as a small boutique luxury ship that seamlessly blends traditional Laotian ambiance and artwork with French-Colonial finesse. Passengers aboard this exclusive vessel discover the most beautiful, remote areas of Laos along the meandering river in utmost luxury.

The large staterooms and lavish suites welcome guests with an inventive room layout while emphasizing laid-back coziness. The intimate restaurant, the tucked-away spa, the cozy and light-flooded Café-Bar & Lounge with its adjacent wooden terrace deck have all have a stake in the singular savoir-vivre lifestyle aboard Heritage Line’s latest marvel Anouvong. The ship sails the river on different itineraries between the Thai-Lao border, Luang Prabang and Vientiane (vice versa).

Itineraries:

  • 3 Nights: Houei Xay – Luang Prabang or Luang Prabang to Houei Xay
  • 7 Nights: Houei Xay – Vientiane
  • 9 Nights: Vientiane – Houei Xay

Number of cabins

10

Cabin type and Surface

There are a total of 10 cabins on Heritage Line’s Anouvong:

  • 4 Deluxe Staterooms – 20m²
    • 3 twin
    • 1 double
  • 4 Deluxe Executive Rooms – 20m²
    • 2 twin
    • 2 double
  • 2 Signature Suites – 30m²
    • 2 double

A bit more information about each room type:

“Anouvong’s Deluxe Staterooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto a French balcony. French-colonial charms paired with the spirituality of Laos unfold through the immaculate furniture and décor. The separate marble-tiled bathroom is complete with a spacious walk-in shower, vanity and luxury toiletries”

  • Comfortable bed (Twin Bed 100 x 200 cm, Double Bed 180 x 200 cm), French balcony, individually controlled air conditioner, cabinet, mini bar, safety box, writing desk and chair, bathroom with vanity, walk-in shower, bathrobe, luxury bathroom toiletries, sandals, sun hat, umbrella, hair dryer, tea and coffee facility, Bluetooth music station with loudspeaker, Wi-Fi, in-house phone, international power sockets, luggage rack.

“The Deluxe Executive Staterooms are designed and equipped equally to the Deluxe Staterooms while offering views from one floor higher, on the terrace deck. These staterooms are also decorated with handpicked Laotian artwork and furniture inspired by the French-colonial epoch”

  • Comfortable bed (Twin Bed 100 x 200 cm, Double Bed 180 x 200 cm), French balcony, individually controlled air conditioner, cabinet, mini bar, safety box, writing desk and chair, bathroom with vanity, walk-in shower, bathrobe, luxury bathroom toiletries, sandals, sun hat, umbrella, hair dryer, tea and coffee facility, Bluetooth music station with loudspeaker, Wi-Fi, in-house phone, international power sockets, luggage rack.

“The Signature Suites, large and light-flooded and set at the front of the main deck have their own seating area in addition to a private balcony. the outsized bathroom features a double antique vanity, large walk-in shower, and jacuzzi with fantastic views of the passing scenery. Each of the suites has its own particular design theme composed of Laotian patterns and unique artwork”

  • Comfortable bed (Double Bed 200 x 200 cm), private balcony (3 sqm) with chairs and small table, individually controlled air conditioner, separate seating area with table and two chairs, cabinet, mini bar, safety box, writing desk and chair, bathroom with vanity, walk-in shower, bathrobe, luxury bathroom toiletries, sandals, sun hat, umbrella, hair dryer, tea and coffee facility, LCD screen, movie and music system, Bluetooth music station with loudspeaker, Wi-Fi, in-house phone, international power sockets, luggage rack.

Selling points

  • Excellent way to explore the main waterway of northern Laos in style and comfort.
  • 3 day, 7 day and 9 day downstream and upstream itineraries are possible.
  • The most high-end and luxurious cruise boat with cabins on the upper Mekong.
  • Itineraries are interesting and have varied activities, including the highlights to ensure that travelers get to experience everything that makes Laos special.
  • The cabins are comfortable and have panoramic windows to provide the best views from the room.
  • An excellent range of services and amenities are provided for guests to ensure their comfort.

Notes

3 NIGHTS: Houei Xay – Luang Prabang (downstream) / 3 NIGHTS: Luang Prabang – Houei Xai (upstream)

Known in Laos as the “Mae Nam Khong” (“Mother of Water”), the upper Mekong meanders through fascinating riverine scenes, filled with scenes of captivating and unchanged local life in various settings.

Savour this four day and three-night river voyage between Luang Prabang and the Lao-Thai border, known as the famous Golden Triangle (or vice versa). The journey offers insights into Laos’ most captivating landscapes and remote local life and culture paired with interesting and delightful onboard activities – all while sailing gently on the Heritage Line’s luxury ship Anouvong.

7 NIGHTS: Huay Xai – Vientiane (downstream) / 9 NIGHTS: Vientiane – Houei Xay (upstream)

Known in Laos as the “Mae Nam Khong” (“Mother of Water”), the upper Mekong meanders through fascinating riverine scenes, filled with scenes of captivating and unchanged local life in various settings.

This 7-Night itinerary named “Laotian Serendipity” offering enjoyable and leisure sailing southbound through secluded areas. See isolated local riverside villages and witness how the residents’ daily life unfolds, experience long-standing cultures and traditions, and enjoy active adventures as well as the enchanting laid-back life on board vibe – all while indulging in luxury aboard Heritage Line’s Anouvong. A full sightseeing of Luang Prabang is included in this cruise.

Facilities

Air Conditioning

Bar

coffee and tea making facilities

Full Board - B/L/D

Hair Dryer

Internet

Mini Bar

Safety Box

Shower With Hot Water

Umbrella

Complimentary bottle of water

Complimentary fresh towel

Laundry services

Disabled Facilities

No disable access

Restaurant information

Restaurant on Heritage Line’s Anouvong

  • Capacity: 20pax
  • Opening hours: scheduled meal times.
  • Type of cuisine: Asian and western cuisine.

Pros

  • Excellent way to explore the main waterway of northern Laos in style and comfort.
  • 3 day, 7 day and 9 day downstream and upstream itineraries are possible.
  • The most high-end and luxurious cruise boat with cabins on the upper Mekong.
  • Itineraries are interesting and have varied activities.
  • The cabins are comfortable and have panoramic windows to provide the best views from the room.
  • An excellent range of services and amenities are provided for guests to ensure their comfort.
  • Easy to organize as the supplier takes care of everything.

Cons

  • Fixed itineraries and schedules.
  • Non-refundable 20% deposit to be paid upon booking.
  • Local Easia guide cannot join.
  • English-speaking Pandaw guide only.
  • Only the 7/9 day cruises have visits of Luang Prabang as the 3 day cruises start/finish in Luang Prabang.

Notes

Rates are for per person in double sharing occupancy (2 persons/room) and don’t include other surcharge fees such as entrance/port fee, gala dinner, extra bed, etc. Single supplements and other surcharge fees are indicated on the website Terms and Conditions section (Terms 7) https://heritage-line.com/terms-conditions/. Notable additional charges for this cruise are:

  • A mandatory surcharge on Christmas Eve (24 December) & New Year’s Eve (31 December) of 100 USD per adult and 50 USD per child
  • Child Rate (for cruise-only): A child from 5 to 11,99-years-old pays 30% of the cruise rate per person (adult sharing) if staying in a cabin with two adults (sharing existing bed or on extra bed), or 75% of the cruise rate per adult (sharing) if staying in a cabin with one adult (using existing bed) . Children below 5 years are not allowed on board
  • A solo traveler surcharge of 45% on cruise rate per adult (sharing) applies for cruise-only bookings in a Deluxe & Deluxe Executive cabin. A solo traveler surcharge of 70% on cruise rate per adult (sharing) applies for cruise bookings in a Signature Suite.

For more information concerning the rack rates, cruise inclusions/exclusions, programs, embarkation guide, deck plans, etc. please see:

OVERVIEW OF INCLUSIONS (but check the links above for up to date information)

  • Accommodation
  • Daily (group) shore-excursions & entrance fees
  • Sightseeing and transfers during the cruise
  • Transfers from/to Heritage Line’s meeting point to/from the ship
  • English speaking tour guiding on-and offshore
  • Entertainment/activities during the cruise as mentioned in the program
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Welcome drink, brewed coffee, tea and mineral water
  • Passenger liability insurance
  • Internet on the ship (subject to cellular network signal)
  • Complimentary usage of ship facilities (exclusive of spa treatments)
  • Port or anchorage fees, river pilots, fuel, taxes.

OVERVIEW OF EXCLUSIONS (but check the links above for up to date information)

  • Crew and guide gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Private transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages other than those stated under inclusions
  • Medical services
  • Spa treatments
  • All other services or items not listed under inclusions.

COMPLIMENTARY ROOM BENEFITS (• All itineraries / •1 Available on 3-Night itinerary / •2 Available on 7&9-Night itineraries)

HONEYMOON BENEFITS (Free room upgrades are subject to availability upon check-in)

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