Heritage Line's 'Anouvong' to Chart New Waters
Anouvong is expected to begin sailings on 29 September 2020. Renowned as one of Asia’s most singular operators, Heritage Line has become legendary among cruise connoisseurs
ONE OF Southeast Asia’s leading boutique cruise operators Heritage Line, is making progress on its sumptuous new ten-berth ship Anouvong, which will be the first luxury boat to ply the upper Mekong River in Laos upon its launch later this year.
“We are well on course to complete Anouvong in good time,” said Andreas Schroetter, Director of Sales and Marketing, Heritage Line. “It’s always a really exciting feeling watching the team at the shipyard guiding our boats to completion, and this is no exception. It makes it even more thrilling when you know that this particular ship will be such a game-changer when it comes to cruise journeys on the upper reaches of the Mekong River,” he further added.
Winding its way from the mysterious Golden Triangle at the Thailand/Laos border in the northwest, through the royal city of Luang Prabang and down to the Lao capital, Vientiane, the boat with its eight spacious staterooms and two luxurious suites, will plot a course through some of the planet’s most spectacular riverine territory.
The longer alternative embraces sight-seeing along remote river areas and various activities such as kayaking through calm, shallow stretches and a gourmet banquet on a river sandbank. The longer journey is also inclusive of a full discovery of Luang Prabang at the mid-point of the journey.
The use of small vessels offers a sense of intimacy unmatched by operators who use bigger boats. This exclusivity, meanwhile, is enhanced by an array of enticing extras. Each of Heritage Line’s boats has been crafted to the very highest specifications, with inimitable décor and outfitting ensuring the ultimate in onboard luxury for guests.
Anouvong stays true to this philosophy. Its design aesthetic combines traditional Lao design with French colonial elegance. The Deluxe and Deluxe Executive rooms (20sqm) feature French balconies and occupy both the main and upper (terrace) decks, with four rooms on each level. The two signature suites are located at the front of the main deck and each boast 30sqm of floor space. Both Signature Suites have their own private balcony as well as a spacious bathroom with Jacuzzi.
Anouvong is expected to begin sailings on 29 September 2020. Renowned as one of Asia’s most singular operators, Heritage Line has become legendary among cruise connoisseurs. Its reputation is founded on a range of factors. Whereas many other operators utilize bigger boats, Heritage Line’s collection of distinctive vessels are smaller in scale, ensuring an intimacy that helps to forge bonds, nourish friendships and create unforgettable moments.
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