After 10 successful years of luxury cruising through the waterways of Southeast Asia, Heritage Line is excited to announce the launching of our new luxury vessel, the Anouvong, along with a new route to exotic Laos in 2020! Named after the last ruler of the Kingdom of Vientiane, Chao Anouvong, who united his citizens with a neighboring Laotian realm to rebel against the dominion of the Siam empire. The Anouvong pays homage to this early 19th century king by embracing traditional Laotian artwork fused with French-colonial elegance. Sail the Upper Mekong in extravagance while staying in one of the ten intricately designed staterooms, including two spectacular Signature Suites equipped with in-room Jacuzzis and private balconies. Marvel at the panoramic views while lounging on the spacious terrace deck, indulge in full-body and mind relaxation at the spa, or satisfy your culinary cravings with tasty local and international flavors in the exquisite Luang Prabang temple-themed restaurant. The Upper Mekong River, known to the locals as the “Mae Nam Khong” or “Mother of Waters”, is a rarely travelled stretch of the world featuring magnificent views of the serene riverscape, splendid pagodas, and charming, unspoiled villages. The Anouvong offers two unforgettable journeys on the Laotian waterways: Golden Triangle Traverse: 3-nights from Luang Prabang to Huay Xai (or vice versa) Laotian Serendipity: 7-nights downstream from Huay Xai to Vientiane 9-nights upstream from Vientiane to Huay Xai Keep an eye out to our latest news, as we will keep you updated and announce when bookings are open for the Anouvong!