Built in 2017, Indochine II is a French-colonial-style ship, characterized by exotic wood paneling and outfitted with 31 cabins, an onboard swimming pool, and a spa. This 213ft riverboat promises charm, comfort, and elegance as well as authentic adventures while cruising the Mekong River between classified sites, witnessing centuries-old traditions, and enjoying the culinary delights of Vietnam and Cambodia.
Life On Board
The boat’s sleek exterior is low and wide with large windows throughout. Oozing style, her outer decks and interior floors feature rich, local hardwoods and a graceful, curved staircase rises from the center of the ship.
The panoramic lounge on the Sun Deck provides expansive views, as well as nooks for quiet conversation. A bar is tucked into one corner, where cocktails, beer, wine, and espresso drinks are served. Elsewhere, a mix of built-in sofas and comfy armchairs face the windows on either side of the ship. Outside on the adjoining Sun Deck, there’s a second small bar, and conversational groupings of tables, chairs and sofas, including some sheltered by a sunshade.
There are plenty of loungers including some double beach beds and swinging basket chairs. The swimming pool measures 10ft x 56ft and provides a cool respite from the tropical heat. For a little more indulgence, there is a small spa room on the Upper Deck with a pair of massage tables where two onboard therapists offer traditional Thai and Khmer massage, foot massages, and facials.
The restaurant is an airy light-filled space on the Main Deck, with large picture windows that allow you to fully enjoy the passing views whilst dining. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style while dinner presents soup and an appetizer, and an order-off-the-menu choice of three entrees featuring Western, Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisines. Dietary preferences can be accommodated with advance notice.
Entertainment & Excursions
Awaken the senses with a morning tai chi session conducted on the Sun Deck, before you begin the day’s activities. Shore excursions range from a tour of Angkor Wat to a tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Off-the-beaten-track excursions include visiting a Vietnamese bee farm, a Cambodian pottery village, and a local school. Bicycles are also available for you to explore and gently exercise.
Your informative guides are local, and an English-speaking interpreter is guaranteed, regardless of the number of English-speaking passengers onboard. Whilst navigating, some of them will deliver onboard talks about the past and present of Vietnam and Cambodia, while classic Khmer dance performances are featured when the boat is in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.
Perfect for couples and groups of friends, the RV Indochine II cruises the Mekong River between Siem Reap, Cambodia, and Ho Chi Minh City on 11-day itineraries from August to April.
Suites & Cabins
Main Deck Cabin
There are eight cabins located on the Main Deck, each measuring 242 square feet, each having a 4 sq. m. / 43 sq. ft. balcony furnished with a small table and two chairs. All cabins are exterior-facing and fitted with two low beds that can be joined together. There's generous overhead lighting, plus two built-in bedside lights and a desk lamp, ample storage space, a TV, desk, and a private bathroom with a shower. Other amenities include air-conditioning, a safe, bathrobes, a hairdryer, toiletries, and onboard Wi-Fi.
Upper Deck Cabin
Of the 23 Upper Deck cabins, 19 are the same as those on the Main Deck, but have the privilege of an elevated view. As such, each still measure 242 square feet, and also have a 4 sq. m. / 43 sq. ft. balcony furnished with a small table and two chairs. Again cabins are exterior-facing and fitted with two low beds that can be joined together to form a Queen, and have comparable amenities and furniture therein.
The remaining four cabins on the Upper Deck are the aptly named Terrace Cabins. Positioned at either end of the vessel, they have exclusive access to their own private terraces, larger than the other cabins' balconies at 6 sq. m. / 65 sq. ft., overlooking the bow or the stern. Similarly beds can be arranged as twin or queen configurations, and the facilities are equal to the other cabins.