Welcome to a world of cruising where luxury, boutique hospitality and breathtaking travel experiences go hand in hand. 

For the past 14 years, Heritage Line, which is landmarked in southeast Asia, has been renowned for their seven luxury vessels that were built to highlight memorable experiences for guests both on- and off-shore. Today, in just a mere three months’ time, Australians will have the opportunity to set sail on their newest liner, Anouvong,

Reputable for their five-star ships, this new luxury cruise will be embarking on her maiden voyage through less-discovered villages along the Upper Mekong River in Laos.

Fit with just 10 elegant cabins – four deluxe staterooms, four deluxe executive staterooms and two suites with jacuzzis – Anouvong by Heritage Line embraces spacious accommodation to ensure that personalisation is at their forefront. But, despite their small size, Anouvong certainly does not lack when it comes to style. Think traditional Laotian handicrafts, textiles and artworks blended with French-inspired accents.

On board guests will also find plenty of boutique experiences including spa treatments, an open-air cinema, Laotian cooking classes, spiritual ceremonies and, our personal favourite, sunrise yoga and Tai Chi on the rooftop.

Of course, as your tailored itinerary progresses, guests will have the opportunity to venture off-board to experience the local culture through private temple meditation sessions, visiting an elephant conservation sanctuary, paddling through the famed caves of Pak Ou, exploring villages on foot, chasing the cascading Kuang Si waterfall and, not to forget the many refreshment stops for a cold drink and a mouthwatering meal.

With a choice of three-, seven- and nine-night itineraries, guests invited onboard Anouvong by Heritage Line will truly be able to immerse themselves in the diverse sights, sounds, culture and cuisine of the region’s most remarkable travel destinations. Here you’ll be able to enjoy your morning coffee with sights of the nearby dramatic mountainous landscapes and even tuck in at night with the sounds of the relaxing waterways.

Unforgettable, life changing and truly refined, if you’re in need of a distinctive itinerary, one-of-a-kind scenery, a chance to truly embrace the surrounding culture, this luxury expedition is for you.

“Heritage Line Anouvong has been thoughtfully designed in the ideal size to navigate the fluctuating water levels and winding curves of Laos’ Upper Mekong, without compromising on guests’ desire for plenty of personal space on board,” explained Heritage Line’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Andreas Schroetter.

For more information on Heritage Line Anouvong, see here.

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