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Mekong Princess

The RV Mekong Princess is an all-suite, luxurious river vessel with just 14 spacious suites. The friendly onboard staff of 27 will provide you with excellent service and do much to contribute to your enjoyment throughout your cruise.

 
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    Mekong Princess - Outdoor Lounge
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    Mekong Princess - Dining Room
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  • Angkor Suite
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  • Saigon Suite
    Saigon Suite
  • Tonle Suite
    Tonle Suite
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    Tonle Suite
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  • Fitness room
    Fitness room
  • Your Cabin / Suite

    The 14 spacious suites are attractively furnished and feature panoramic floor to ceiling French doors. The cabin’s décor combines the elegance of French-colonial style with the tranquillity, comfort, modern convenience and luxuries which would rival the finest hotels in Asia. Cabins feature individual climate control, premium mattresses, duvets and bed linens, choice of pillows, comfortable seating areas, generous storage, in room safe, ceiling fans and desks. Spa robes, slippers and specially selected, spa bath amenities are also provided for your comfort and convenience. A flat screen television with on-demand system in each suite offers popular, classic and destination-related movies and international printed news is delivered to your suite daily.

    Suite Categories

    Angkor Suite: Located on the upper Deck, 560 square feet Angkor suites offer the most spacious and luxurious accommodation aboard the Mekong Princess. In addition to French doors opening onto a private veranda with seating area, the suites floor to ceiling glass windows allow for breathtaking views of the passing scenery. The suites feature a fixed king sized bed with a premium mattress and linen, and a bathtub with a separate shower, and a fully stocked minibar. Guests choosing one of the Angkor suites enjoy an extra level of personal service, with complimentary laundry service, complimentary evening canapés and scented bath preparation on request.

    Tonle Suite: Located forward on the upper deck, the two Tonle suites provide guests with 323 square feet of living space featuring a fixed king sized bed, a bathtub with a separate shower and floor to ceiling sliding doors that open to a French balcony offering panoramic views of the passing landscape.

    Apsara Suite: The four Apsara suites are located mid-ship on the upper deck. With 256 square feet of living space, they feature floor-to –ceiling sliding doors with a French balcony and with an en-suite shower. Guests choosing an Apsara suite may request two twin beds or one queen bed.

    Saigon Suite: The four Saigon suites are located forward on the main deck and offer 256 square feet of living space with floor to ceiling sliding doors that open to a French balcony with an en-suite shower. Guests may request two twin beds or one queen bed.

    Junior Suite: The two Junior suites are located mid-ship on the main deck. With 216 square feet of living space, they feature floor-to-ceiling sliding doors with a French balcony and an en-suite shower. Guests may request two twin beds or one queen bed.

  • Your Space

    The RV Mekong Princess is elegantly furnished, intimate and spacious throughout the public areas. The indoor Ramvong Lounge and outdoor Observation Deck are ideal areas for relaxing with a good book or socializing with fellow guests whilst enjoying the passing scenery. The sumptuous furnishings of the Ramvong Lounge offer the opportunity to sink into a comfortable chair while listening to a local guides’ lecture, watching a movie or simply watching the world go by. The Observation Deck features chaise lounges and shade. Other facilities on board include the Princess Spa where each guest will receive a complimentary spa treatment, a boutique shop and a fitness centre which features amazing panoramic views of the landscape with floor to ceiling windows

  • Your Dining

    The Indochine Dining Room seats all passengers in one seating and is located on the Main Deck. Using locally-sourced, fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables, some of which are rarely seen elsewhere, the Chef and his culinary team will ensure each meal is an experience to delight all of your senses. Buffet style breakfasts and lunches offer a variety of Asian and western dishes featuring the freshest local ingredients. Elegant multi-course dinners are paired with wine and offer a selection of deliciously healthy traditional dishes as well as western favourites. Complimentary coffee, water, tea, soft drinks and local beer are offered throughout the cruise with complimentary wine served with dinner.

  • Ship Directory

    Click to download pdfPlease find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download. 

    We are delighted you have chosen the RV Mekong Princess for your upcoming voyage.

    Launched in September 2015 the RV Mekong Princess is a luxurious river vessel perfect for exploring the Mekong in comfort. The vessel features 14 elegant and spacious suites, the inviting Ramvong Lounge and an outdoor Observation Lounge with comfortable deck furniture, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the passing scenery. Other facilities include the Princess Spa, offering a selection of rejuvenating treatments and massages, a boutique shop and a fitness centre with panoramic views. The 28 friendly staff provide excellent service and will do their utmost to ensure you have an enjoyable experience.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    VESSEL TECHNICAL DETAILS

    Passengers: 28
    Length: 201.78 feet/61.50 metres
    Beam: 31.17 feet/9.50 metres
    Draft: 5.25 feet/1.60 metres
    Registered: Vietnam
    Crew/Staff: 28
    Year built: 2015
    Language: English

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    All public rooms and suites on board are air-conditioned. Adjustable climate control allows you to regulate the temperature in your own suite. For maximum efficiency, keep windows and doors closed whenever the air-conditioning is switched on.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of an emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do in the event of an emergency.

    ALL ABOARD

    The daily programme specifies the ship’s arrival and departure times in the various ports visited each day. When participating in shore excursions, our tour guides will ensure that you return to the ship in time for departure. Should you decide to explore on your own, please return to the ship no later than the ALL ABOARD TIME indicated on that day’s daily programme.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    The ship is equipped with a PA system. Announcements will be made during an emergency situation.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    Complimentary tea, coffee, select soft drinks, and local spirits and beer are available throughout the day. Premium drinks are available for purchase. Bar service is also provided on the Observation Deck. Please check that your name and suite number are correctly indicated on all receipts when signing for purchases made.

    SUITE FACILITIES

    All suites feature luxury cotton, spa quality robe, slippers and bath amenities, pillow menu, electronic safe, individual climate control, luxury cotton linens with duvet, premium mattresses, bottled water replenished daily, multi-configuration plugs, generous closet space and under-bed storage, hairdryer and flat-screen television with satellite TV channels. Please note that TV channels may not be available in some areas where the satellite signal is weak.

    The Apsara Suites, Junior Suites and Saigon Suites have a convertible bed configuration and can be made up as twin or double beds. The Angkor and Tonle Suites feature a fixed king sized bed.

    SUITE SIZES

    • Category 5 Junior Suite with French Balcony measures 216 square feet • Category 4 Saigon Suite with French Balcony measures 256 square feet • Category 3 Apsara Suite with French Balcony measures 256 square feet • Category 2 Tonle Suite with French Balcony measures 323 square feet • Category 1 Angkor Suite with Private Veranda measures 560 square feet

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    The ship’s professional, English-speaking Cruise Director will look after your comfort and answer any questions. A Noble Caledonia Tour Manager will also accompany you on your voyage. Please do not hesitate to contact them at any time.

    CURRENCY

    The official currency on board the RV Mekong Princess is the US Dollar. During the cruise, the ship operates a cashless system, with all purchases billed to your onboard account. At the end of the cruise, bills may be settled in cash with US Dollars or by credit card with Visa or MasterCard in Vietnamese Dong. The RV Mekong Princess does not provide a currency exchange service, nor is there an ATM on board. It is advisable to bring crisp, new, undamaged bills, as tears and obvious wear may cause banks and local businesses to refuse them. In Phnom Penh, about halfway through the cruise, you will find multiple options for obtaining US dollars at both Cambodian and international banks, ATMs, and wire services. ATMs are widely available in Vietnam, as well, but will only provide Vietnamese Dong.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    The daily programme is printed on board and delivered to your suite each evening during dinner. It provides details of the following day’s programme, meal times and other activities, as well as interesting and helpful information about your next port of call.

    DRESS CODE

    The dress code on board is casual and comfortable by day and smart casual for dinner. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes for shore excursions. Please note that many places on this itinerary require that knees and shoulders are covered and that shoes be removed. Reminders of these instances will be noted in your evening briefings and in the daily programmes.

    DRINKS

    Bottled water is available in your suite and is replenished daily. Complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, local beer, local spirits and house wine are included with lunch and dinner on board (wine with dinner only).

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage in both Vietnam and Cambodia is officially 220/50Hz. To use any electrical product from the US that is not dual voltage, you will need an electrical converter. The ship has multi-configuration outlets, which accommodate most western plugs.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation is approximately 4.00 pm, unless advised otherwise. The official embarkation time will be advised in your final documentation. The official disembarkation time is between 07.30-08.00am, however your Cruise Director will provide detailed information prior to the end of the cruise. This will include departure transfer information.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    A safety evacuation plan is posted on your suite door. Please take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with your closest emergency exit and indicated routes to all Muster Stations. Please speak to your Cruise Director if you miss the safety briefing or if you are unclear of the emergency procedure.

    FIRE SAFETY

    On your suite door is a deck plan displaying your closest (and all other) emergency exits. Emergency exits are marked in green and fire extinguishers fitted in all corridors. An alarm button is fitted in your suite should an emergency arise. Should you detect fire or smoke please alert the reception desk immediately and await instructions from the crew.

    FIRST AID

    A number of crew are fully trained and certified to provide First Aid. Further medical assistance can be sought from one of the hospitals along the river in the event of emergency. Please note there is no doctor on board.

    FITNESS ROOM

    The small fitness room offers modern equipment in a comfortable atmosphere, with floor-to-ceiling windows so guests may exercise without missing a moment of the beautiful Mekong River scenery. The fitness room is open from 6.00 am to 8.00 pm daily.

    GIFT SHOP

    There is a boutique gift shop on board selling a selection of local handicrafts. Kindly note that the ship is prohibited to sell or supply any prescription medications on board.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    HAIRDRYER

    Each suite is equipped with a hairdryer.

    HYGIENE

    In the interest of your health, a strict sanitisation protocol is enforced on board the ship. To assist the ship in this important matter, we kindly ask all guests to consistently use the hand sanitiser when entering the dining room at all meal times, the lounge and every time you come back aboard the ship.

    HOT TUB/SWIMMING POOL

    There is no hot tub or pool on board.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    Your suite will be serviced twice-daily: a morning service and an evening turndown service.

    KEYS TO SUITE

    Each suite will receive their own key. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to swap the suite key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship, please exchange your shore pass for your suite key at reception.

    LAUNDRY

    A laundry bag and price list is available in your closet. Please leave the laundry bag and completed list on your bed and the housekeeping attendant will collect it during the morning or evening service. Generally, laundry service requires a 24-hour turnaround time. Please note that there is no dry cleaning service available on board and that the laundry service is not available the day before disembarkation.

    LOUNGE/LIBRARY

    The Ramvong Lounge on the Upper Deck provides a full-service cocktail bar with 'mixologist' bartenders as well as tea and coffee. There is also an open library in the lounge with a selection of fiction and non-fiction books including literature about the Mekong River and its surrounding countries.

    LIFT

    There is no lift on board.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Lost property should be handed to the ship’s reception. Please ensure you have all of your belongings with you before you return home. Should you leave items on board the ship we are only able to return them at your own cost.

    MEALS

    Using locally-sourced, fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables, some of which are rarely seen elsewhere, the Chef and his team will ensure each meal is an experience to delight all of your senses. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style, with a variety of Asian and western dishes. The multi-course dinners are paired with wine, and offer a selection of healthy, local dishes, as well as western favourites. If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, low salt, gluten free or low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department at Noble Caledonia. We regret that not all dietary requests can be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although we will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Once on board please speak to the Chef or the Maitre D’ at dinner on your first night to reconfirm your requirements.

    MOSQUITOES/INSECT PRECAUTIONS

    While you can expect to encounter insects during your trip, most are relatively harmless. Switching off lights when exiting your suite, and ensuring that glass or screen doors or windows are closed at all times will minimise the number of insects allowed into your room. On the fast-moving river, mosquitoes are rarely seen while sailing. If planning to be outside in the early morning or evening hours, applying an insect repellent to exposed skin is recommended.

    NEWSPAPERS

    Daily news bulletins are available on board.

    OBSERVATION AREA

    The observation area is comfortably outfitted with chairs, loungers and sun beds. This area may be closed in the evenings and/or overnight to ensure your safety.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Sometimes it is necessary to make amendments to the itinerary, both for logistical and safety reasons. The Master of the vessel will decide if necessary.

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

    The currency used on board is the US Dollar. At the end of the cruise you will be presented with your final bill for onboard purchases. This can be settled in cash in US Dollars or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). All credit card payments will be charged in Vietnamese Dong based on the exchange rate of the day. Travellers’ Cheques and personal cheques are not accepted.

    POST

    Please note that although the reception staff may be happy to post letters and postcards on your behalf, they may not be able to do so straightaway or indeed at the port of call at which you make such a request. Please also note that some postal services are unreliable and that any letters or postcards that you ask to be delivered on your behalf may be delayed or even lost en-route. Staff cannot be held liable for such occurrences and we would recommend that you post your own letters or postcards to be more certain of their prompt delivery.

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    We are always looking for ways to improve our holidays and the services provided and in order to do this we welcome feedback from our guests. Your comments are important to us therefore we request that you complete the questionnaire that will be provided to you by your Tour Manager.

    QUIETVOX/AUDIO SYSTEM

    You will be provided with individual audio devices to use on shore excursions for the duration of the cruise. This device enables you to clearly hear the guide’s commentary so you can enjoy each tour to the fullest. The audio device can be found in your suite in a charger unit on the desk. Please make sure to always re-insert the device once you return to your room to ensure it is fully charged for the next day.

    RECEPTION

    The reception office can be contacted 24 hours a day.

    SPA SALON

    The Princess Spa is an oasis where relaxation and pampering are offered. Located on the Main Deck, the Princess Spa is every spa-lover’s dream. With the most extensive spa menu of any ship on the Mekong River, guests can rejuvenate both mind and body. The highly-trained spa therapists offer several types of massages, facials, scrubs, and body wraps, and will customise a treatment to fit each guest’s specific needs. Each guest aboard the RV Mekong Princess receives one free, one-hour spa treatment during the cruise.

    SPA & MASSAGE

    Please ask the Cruise Director or Purser to set up an appointment for a massage or spa treatment. A menu of available spa treatments can be found in your suite.

    SAFE

    Your suite is equipped with a small safe for your personal use. We recommend placing valuables in the safe whenever you are away from your room. Please remember to remove all items from the safe and leave the safe open before disembarking.

    SAFETY

    In accordance with international law, the Captain has full control over the ship and every person on board must obey his lawful commands. Captains have the authority to take any action deemed necessary to manage situations where guests are verbally or physically disruptive towards any other person on board or otherwise causing problems during the cruise. There is a zero tolerance policy regarding such disruptions as the safety of our guests, crew and the ship remains our first priority.

    SMOKING

    The ship enjoys a non-smoking environment in all public areas and suites, including balconies. Smoking is only allowed on the aft section of the Sun Deck, behind the bar. When smoking on the Sun Deck, please use the ashtrays provided to discard the cigarette butts and do not throw them overboard. Every suite and public area on board is equipped with an automatic heat and smoke detector.

    SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS

    If you are celebratinga birthday or anniversary, during your time on board, we will be happy to honour the event. Please advise the Cruise Director or Restaurant Manager.

    TELEPHONE

    To make an internal call please dial the corresponding suite number.

    TOILETRIES

    Spa quality bath amenities are supplied in all suites.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are not permitted aboard the vessel without the prior consent of the Cruise Director. Please provide as much notice as possible to the Cruise Director so that the necessary arrangements can be made. The ship’s operator reserves the right to deny boarding to any visitors.

    WATER

    Please do not drink the tap water while on board or ashore. The ship’s water supply comes from the river after passing through a sterilization process. This water is sufficient for bathing, but should not be consumed. Complimentary water is provided for consumption, and additional bottled water will be made available free of charge on excursions. To save water and reduce detergent use, the ship will only change towels daily if they are placed on the bathroom floor.

    WI-FI

    You may use your Wi-Fi compatible devices in all public areas to send and receive emails. Internet service is generally not available due to the remote locations of our destinations, but can be available when close to larger cities.

    PLEASE NOTE: These details should be used as a guideline only. Information is subject to change.

    V.5 October 2019

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  • Your Cabin / Suite

    The 14 spacious suites are attractively furnished and feature panoramic floor to ceiling French doors. The cabin’s décor combines the elegance of French-colonial style with the tranquillity, comfort, modern convenience and luxuries which would rival the finest hotels in Asia. Cabins feature individual climate control, premium mattresses, duvets and bed linens, choice of pillows, comfortable seating areas, generous storage, in room safe, ceiling fans and desks. Spa robes, slippers and specially selected, spa bath amenities are also provided for your comfort and convenience. A flat screen television with on-demand system in each suite offers popular, classic and destination-related movies and international printed news is delivered to your suite daily.

    Suite Categories

    Angkor Suite: Located on the upper Deck, 560 square feet Angkor suites offer the most spacious and luxurious accommodation aboard the Mekong Princess. In addition to French doors opening onto a private veranda with seating area, the suites floor to ceiling glass windows allow for breathtaking views of the passing scenery. The suites feature a fixed king sized bed with a premium mattress and linen, and a bathtub with a separate shower, and a fully stocked minibar. Guests choosing one of the Angkor suites enjoy an extra level of personal service, with complimentary laundry service, complimentary evening canapés and scented bath preparation on request.

    Tonle Suite: Located forward on the upper deck, the two Tonle suites provide guests with 323 square feet of living space featuring a fixed king sized bed, a bathtub with a separate shower and floor to ceiling sliding doors that open to a French balcony offering panoramic views of the passing landscape.

    Apsara Suite: The four Apsara suites are located mid-ship on the upper deck. With 256 square feet of living space, they feature floor-to –ceiling sliding doors with a French balcony and with an en-suite shower. Guests choosing an Apsara suite may request two twin beds or one queen bed.

    Saigon Suite: The four Saigon suites are located forward on the main deck and offer 256 square feet of living space with floor to ceiling sliding doors that open to a French balcony with an en-suite shower. Guests may request two twin beds or one queen bed.

    Junior Suite: The two Junior suites are located mid-ship on the main deck. With 216 square feet of living space, they feature floor-to-ceiling sliding doors with a French balcony and an en-suite shower. Guests may request two twin beds or one queen bed.

  • Your Space

    The RV Mekong Princess is elegantly furnished, intimate and spacious throughout the public areas. The indoor Ramvong Lounge and outdoor Observation Deck are ideal areas for relaxing with a good book or socializing with fellow guests whilst enjoying the passing scenery. The sumptuous furnishings of the Ramvong Lounge offer the opportunity to sink into a comfortable chair while listening to a local guides’ lecture, watching a movie or simply watching the world go by. The Observation Deck features chaise lounges and shade. Other facilities on board include the Princess Spa where each guest will receive a complimentary spa treatment, a boutique shop and a fitness centre which features amazing panoramic views of the landscape with floor to ceiling windows

  • Your Dining

    The Indochine Dining Room seats all passengers in one seating and is located on the Main Deck. Using locally-sourced, fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables, some of which are rarely seen elsewhere, the Chef and his culinary team will ensure each meal is an experience to delight all of your senses. Buffet style breakfasts and lunches offer a variety of Asian and western dishes featuring the freshest local ingredients. Elegant multi-course dinners are paired with wine and offer a selection of deliciously healthy traditional dishes as well as western favourites. Complimentary coffee, water, tea, soft drinks and local beer are offered throughout the cruise with complimentary wine served with dinner.

  • Ship Directory

    Click to download pdfPlease find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download. 

    We are delighted you have chosen the RV Mekong Princess for your upcoming voyage.

    Launched in September 2015 the RV Mekong Princess is a luxurious river vessel perfect for exploring the Mekong in comfort. The vessel features 14 elegant and spacious suites, the inviting Ramvong Lounge and an outdoor Observation Lounge with comfortable deck furniture, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the passing scenery. Other facilities include the Princess Spa, offering a selection of rejuvenating treatments and massages, a boutique shop and a fitness centre with panoramic views. The 28 friendly staff provide excellent service and will do their utmost to ensure you have an enjoyable experience.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    VESSEL TECHNICAL DETAILS

    Passengers: 28
    Length: 201.78 feet/61.50 metres
    Beam: 31.17 feet/9.50 metres
    Draft: 5.25 feet/1.60 metres
    Registered: Vietnam
    Crew/Staff: 28
    Year built: 2015
    Language: English

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    All public rooms and suites on board are air-conditioned. Adjustable climate control allows you to regulate the temperature in your own suite. For maximum efficiency, keep windows and doors closed whenever the air-conditioning is switched on.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of an emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do in the event of an emergency.

    ALL ABOARD

    The daily programme specifies the ship’s arrival and departure times in the various ports visited each day. When participating in shore excursions, our tour guides will ensure that you return to the ship in time for departure. Should you decide to explore on your own, please return to the ship no later than the ALL ABOARD TIME indicated on that day’s daily programme.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    The ship is equipped with a PA system. Announcements will be made during an emergency situation.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    Complimentary tea, coffee, select soft drinks, and local spirits and beer are available throughout the day. Premium drinks are available for purchase. Bar service is also provided on the Observation Deck. Please check that your name and suite number are correctly indicated on all receipts when signing for purchases made.

    SUITE FACILITIES

    All suites feature luxury cotton, spa quality robe, slippers and bath amenities, pillow menu, electronic safe, individual climate control, luxury cotton linens with duvet, premium mattresses, bottled water replenished daily, multi-configuration plugs, generous closet space and under-bed storage, hairdryer and flat-screen television with satellite TV channels. Please note that TV channels may not be available in some areas where the satellite signal is weak.

    The Apsara Suites, Junior Suites and Saigon Suites have a convertible bed configuration and can be made up as twin or double beds. The Angkor and Tonle Suites feature a fixed king sized bed.

    SUITE SIZES

    • Category 5 Junior Suite with French Balcony measures 216 square feet • Category 4 Saigon Suite with French Balcony measures 256 square feet • Category 3 Apsara Suite with French Balcony measures 256 square feet • Category 2 Tonle Suite with French Balcony measures 323 square feet • Category 1 Angkor Suite with Private Veranda measures 560 square feet

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    The ship’s professional, English-speaking Cruise Director will look after your comfort and answer any questions. A Noble Caledonia Tour Manager will also accompany you on your voyage. Please do not hesitate to contact them at any time.

    CURRENCY

    The official currency on board the RV Mekong Princess is the US Dollar. During the cruise, the ship operates a cashless system, with all purchases billed to your onboard account. At the end of the cruise, bills may be settled in cash with US Dollars or by credit card with Visa or MasterCard in Vietnamese Dong. The RV Mekong Princess does not provide a currency exchange service, nor is there an ATM on board. It is advisable to bring crisp, new, undamaged bills, as tears and obvious wear may cause banks and local businesses to refuse them. In Phnom Penh, about halfway through the cruise, you will find multiple options for obtaining US dollars at both Cambodian and international banks, ATMs, and wire services. ATMs are widely available in Vietnam, as well, but will only provide Vietnamese Dong.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    The daily programme is printed on board and delivered to your suite each evening during dinner. It provides details of the following day’s programme, meal times and other activities, as well as interesting and helpful information about your next port of call.

    DRESS CODE

    The dress code on board is casual and comfortable by day and smart casual for dinner. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes for shore excursions. Please note that many places on this itinerary require that knees and shoulders are covered and that shoes be removed. Reminders of these instances will be noted in your evening briefings and in the daily programmes.

    DRINKS

    Bottled water is available in your suite and is replenished daily. Complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, local beer, local spirits and house wine are included with lunch and dinner on board (wine with dinner only).

    ELECTRICITY

    The voltage in both Vietnam and Cambodia is officially 220/50Hz. To use any electrical product from the US that is not dual voltage, you will need an electrical converter. The ship has multi-configuration outlets, which accommodate most western plugs.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation is approximately 4.00 pm, unless advised otherwise. The official embarkation time will be advised in your final documentation. The official disembarkation time is between 07.30-08.00am, however your Cruise Director will provide detailed information prior to the end of the cruise. This will include departure transfer information.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    A safety evacuation plan is posted on your suite door. Please take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with your closest emergency exit and indicated routes to all Muster Stations. Please speak to your Cruise Director if you miss the safety briefing or if you are unclear of the emergency procedure.

    FIRE SAFETY

    On your suite door is a deck plan displaying your closest (and all other) emergency exits. Emergency exits are marked in green and fire extinguishers fitted in all corridors. An alarm button is fitted in your suite should an emergency arise. Should you detect fire or smoke please alert the reception desk immediately and await instructions from the crew.

    FIRST AID

    A number of crew are fully trained and certified to provide First Aid. Further medical assistance can be sought from one of the hospitals along the river in the event of emergency. Please note there is no doctor on board.

    FITNESS ROOM

    The small fitness room offers modern equipment in a comfortable atmosphere, with floor-to-ceiling windows so guests may exercise without missing a moment of the beautiful Mekong River scenery. The fitness room is open from 6.00 am to 8.00 pm daily.

    GIFT SHOP

    There is a boutique gift shop on board selling a selection of local handicrafts. Kindly note that the ship is prohibited to sell or supply any prescription medications on board.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    HAIRDRYER

    Each suite is equipped with a hairdryer.

    HYGIENE

    In the interest of your health, a strict sanitisation protocol is enforced on board the ship. To assist the ship in this important matter, we kindly ask all guests to consistently use the hand sanitiser when entering the dining room at all meal times, the lounge and every time you come back aboard the ship.

    HOT TUB/SWIMMING POOL

    There is no hot tub or pool on board.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    Your suite will be serviced twice-daily: a morning service and an evening turndown service.

    KEYS TO SUITE

    Each suite will receive their own key. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to swap the suite key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship, please exchange your shore pass for your suite key at reception.

    LAUNDRY

    A laundry bag and price list is available in your closet. Please leave the laundry bag and completed list on your bed and the housekeeping attendant will collect it during the morning or evening service. Generally, laundry service requires a 24-hour turnaround time. Please note that there is no dry cleaning service available on board and that the laundry service is not available the day before disembarkation.

    LOUNGE/LIBRARY

    The Ramvong Lounge on the Upper Deck provides a full-service cocktail bar with 'mixologist' bartenders as well as tea and coffee. There is also an open library in the lounge with a selection of fiction and non-fiction books including literature about the Mekong River and its surrounding countries.

    LIFT

    There is no lift on board.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Lost property should be handed to the ship’s reception. Please ensure you have all of your belongings with you before you return home. Should you leave items on board the ship we are only able to return them at your own cost.

    MEALS

    Using locally-sourced, fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables, some of which are rarely seen elsewhere, the Chef and his team will ensure each meal is an experience to delight all of your senses. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style, with a variety of Asian and western dishes. The multi-course dinners are paired with wine, and offer a selection of healthy, local dishes, as well as western favourites. If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, low salt, gluten free or low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department at Noble Caledonia. We regret that not all dietary requests can be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although we will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Once on board please speak to the Chef or the Maitre D’ at dinner on your first night to reconfirm your requirements.

    MOSQUITOES/INSECT PRECAUTIONS

    While you can expect to encounter insects during your trip, most are relatively harmless. Switching off lights when exiting your suite, and ensuring that glass or screen doors or windows are closed at all times will minimise the number of insects allowed into your room. On the fast-moving river, mosquitoes are rarely seen while sailing. If planning to be outside in the early morning or evening hours, applying an insect repellent to exposed skin is recommended.

    NEWSPAPERS

    Daily news bulletins are available on board.

    OBSERVATION AREA

    The observation area is comfortably outfitted with chairs, loungers and sun beds. This area may be closed in the evenings and/or overnight to ensure your safety.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Sometimes it is necessary to make amendments to the itinerary, both for logistical and safety reasons. The Master of the vessel will decide if necessary.

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

    The currency used on board is the US Dollar. At the end of the cruise you will be presented with your final bill for onboard purchases. This can be settled in cash in US Dollars or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). All credit card payments will be charged in Vietnamese Dong based on the exchange rate of the day. Travellers’ Cheques and personal cheques are not accepted.

    POST

    Please note that although the reception staff may be happy to post letters and postcards on your behalf, they may not be able to do so straightaway or indeed at the port of call at which you make such a request. Please also note that some postal services are unreliable and that any letters or postcards that you ask to be delivered on your behalf may be delayed or even lost en-route. Staff cannot be held liable for such occurrences and we would recommend that you post your own letters or postcards to be more certain of their prompt delivery.

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    We are always looking for ways to improve our holidays and the services provided and in order to do this we welcome feedback from our guests. Your comments are important to us therefore we request that you complete the questionnaire that will be provided to you by your Tour Manager.

    QUIETVOX/AUDIO SYSTEM

    You will be provided with individual audio devices to use on shore excursions for the duration of the cruise. This device enables you to clearly hear the guide’s commentary so you can enjoy each tour to the fullest. The audio device can be found in your suite in a charger unit on the desk. Please make sure to always re-insert the device once you return to your room to ensure it is fully charged for the next day.

    RECEPTION

    The reception office can be contacted 24 hours a day.

    SPA SALON

    The Princess Spa is an oasis where relaxation and pampering are offered. Located on the Main Deck, the Princess Spa is every spa-lover’s dream. With the most extensive spa menu of any ship on the Mekong River, guests can rejuvenate both mind and body. The highly-trained spa therapists offer several types of massages, facials, scrubs, and body wraps, and will customise a treatment to fit each guest’s specific needs. Each guest aboard the RV Mekong Princess receives one free, one-hour spa treatment during the cruise.

    SPA & MASSAGE

    Please ask the Cruise Director or Purser to set up an appointment for a massage or spa treatment. A menu of available spa treatments can be found in your suite.

    SAFE

    Your suite is equipped with a small safe for your personal use. We recommend placing valuables in the safe whenever you are away from your room. Please remember to remove all items from the safe and leave the safe open before disembarking.

    SAFETY

    In accordance with international law, the Captain has full control over the ship and every person on board must obey his lawful commands. Captains have the authority to take any action deemed necessary to manage situations where guests are verbally or physically disruptive towards any other person on board or otherwise causing problems during the cruise. There is a zero tolerance policy regarding such disruptions as the safety of our guests, crew and the ship remains our first priority.

    SMOKING

    The ship enjoys a non-smoking environment in all public areas and suites, including balconies. Smoking is only allowed on the aft section of the Sun Deck, behind the bar. When smoking on the Sun Deck, please use the ashtrays provided to discard the cigarette butts and do not throw them overboard. Every suite and public area on board is equipped with an automatic heat and smoke detector.

    SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS

    If you are celebratinga birthday or anniversary, during your time on board, we will be happy to honour the event. Please advise the Cruise Director or Restaurant Manager.

    TELEPHONE

    To make an internal call please dial the corresponding suite number.

    TOILETRIES

    Spa quality bath amenities are supplied in all suites.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are not permitted aboard the vessel without the prior consent of the Cruise Director. Please provide as much notice as possible to the Cruise Director so that the necessary arrangements can be made. The ship’s operator reserves the right to deny boarding to any visitors.

    WATER

    Please do not drink the tap water while on board or ashore. The ship’s water supply comes from the river after passing through a sterilization process. This water is sufficient for bathing, but should not be consumed. Complimentary water is provided for consumption, and additional bottled water will be made available free of charge on excursions. To save water and reduce detergent use, the ship will only change towels daily if they are placed on the bathroom floor.

    WI-FI

    You may use your Wi-Fi compatible devices in all public areas to send and receive emails. Internet service is generally not available due to the remote locations of our destinations, but can be available when close to larger cities.

    PLEASE NOTE: These details should be used as a guideline only. Information is subject to change.

    V.5 October 2019

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